Kryo's Mini Nano

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by Kryofrozen, 12 Dec 2007.

  1. Kryofrozen

    Kryofrozen My fish have names!

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    Hi Guys Well this Nano Competition gave me the kick up the toosh I needed to start my mini nano project for my son, Miki. Photo's to follow next week, but here's the specs so far: 22cm cube (+-10litres) DIY Box lighting +-1Kg Fiji LR with some 'shrooms and Zoa's (From my existing Nano) Live Sand (from my main reef) Filtration: The cube tank has a built in sump effort with 3 separate partitions. A 50l/h return pump will be plumbed and a little activated carbon will be added to keep the water clean, since no skimmer will be attached. I am a bit worried about the little tank getting hot so it will be positioned in my office/fish room where I have an aircon installed and moved to my sons room in winter. 10% water changes will be done daily. Critters: I haven't decided yet, but I'm thinking along the lines of a couple of small hermits and a shrimp of sorts... Maybe a baby nennie, if I can find a teeny one... That's it for now... Cher
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sounds cool,waiting for the pics.you did say your sons name is Mekaeel isnt?and i see you call him Miki,same as what everyone calls me.
     
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    Wow, sounds like a very nano nano :p Can't wait for pics :p
     
  5. Kryofrozen

    Kryofrozen Thread Starter My fish have names!

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    Yup, we just spell it differently - Mikhaeel, apparently that is the "proper" way of spelling it???? I originally wanted to spell it Mikhail, but I got gunned down badly by my hubby's familia!
     
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    we didnt realise so many ways of spelling your name...hey husband
     
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    It's spelt Michael in England.:) most folk call me Mick or Mike (amongst other things)
     
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    Sounds good, waiting for the pics.
     
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    i beleive the correct spelling is Michaaeel
     
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    Pic's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
     
  11. Kryofrozen

    Kryofrozen Thread Starter My fish have names!

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    Photo's!!!!

    Hi Guys

    I managed to take some photo's of my mini nano... It needed a lot of cleaning which is why the delay in posting.

    Here it is, I placed a teaspoon in front of it to give you guys a size idea. It is seriously a very small tank!

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    And for all you sump filter enthusiasts here is a close-up of the filter section!

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    As you can see it is seriously in it's infancy, infact it's still just an embryo!

    It will be up and running shortly... Tomorrow I will be painting a black back and bottom with epoxy meant for aquariums.

    I went hunting for a small 50l/h pump today but didn't have much luck, I'm starting to think I may end up using an airpump type method. However I have to go buy a few things for the other animals in my household on Monday so I may find something then...

    I managed to find a new globe for the DIY light fitting, a normal 11w 4000k cool white. I'll see how that goes, and how the 'shrooms and zoa's react to it... I may have to try and hunt down a lower wattage at a later stage...

    So what do you all think? It's not set-up yet, but I think this little nano is going to be a very interesting project, since it will be very low tech!

    Kryo
     
  12. viper357

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    That is a seriously small tank, but looks good so far, I am sure with a woman's touch you can make it a stunning little gem, good luck with it.
     
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    Looks interesting, their will be no arguments about it been a Nano.
     
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    i love it, train em into the hobby young.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that looks really cool.my sister in law has a little tank around that size and is waiting for me to help her set it up,must get down to it!
     
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    Geez that is small, looking nice tho good luck.
     
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    The nanoest of them all. When i saw the spoon a spontaneous cute fell out my mouth.
    A rising air bubble would cause some serious chaotic flow. Which leaves me thinking.... what are you going to use as circulation. And what will that sump be used for?
     
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    Looking good Kryo, my lfs has some 100L and hour pumps with flow restrictor for something like R35, I will check the name and let you know
     
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    Ahhh!!! Nice mini sump :) who made the tank?
     
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    Nice Kryo.

    Would this not fall under the pico category? I would go with a 100 to 500l/h pump. T the return and direct the flow from the T into each other over the front glass to get some nice hectic random flow.
     
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    Then she will have swimming hermits.
     
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