looking at starting up again

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by CarlosF, 27 May 2013.

  1. CarlosF

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    Hi guys, some of you might remember that i went through a bad patch with my tank and that made me sell all of stuff, but now i am starting to miss my sps and looking at starting up a nano again...

    have got 2 ideas either a a 45cube or a 60x60x45 type cube, this tank will be all sps and it wont have ay fish. as i have bad luck with fish. i already have a few sps pieces that are being kept for me in my brothers tank..

    heres my question would a fishless system work and is it worth starting up such a small sps tank..

    thinking of going led again for lighting a maybe just a biggish skimmer any advice is apreciated thanks
    @Visser @dallasg @jacquesb @Adee and anyone else thats doing the sps

    Thanks Carlos
     
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    En die ring :whistling::thumbup:
     
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    CarlosF

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    haha hys kla beplan als sal bietjie later die jaar gebeur :thumbup:
     
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    Without fish you will have to manually add nutrients/ food for the corals.

    But a 60cm cube will be much better than a 45.
     
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    CarlosF

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    @mariusmeyer hope you well long time... there will be shrimps in and maybe in 6months or so i will add 2 clowns but nothing more. as i suck with fish
     
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    Lol, i told you so...:lol:
    Glad to see you back!
    Yes, a fishless nano can definitely work. Ive been running my display nano as fishless LNS with sps for almost 2 months now & its going great!!!
    Fishless systems makes nutrient control a breeze!
    I moved my 2 clowns into the system this weekend & i think im going to stop with them...

    I also started up my new (larger) frag system & that one will stay a fishless system! You just have to remember to to target feed the corals at least once a week.

    As for the tank size, why dont you consider an in between size like 550x500x 450 deep. My display nano is that size & i like it a LOT more than my 600x600x450 frag tank as the width sometimes make it difficult to see the corals at the back of the tank!!!

    You are more than welcome to visit sometime to help you make up your mind... (And perhaps pick up one of those frags i got from you...). I have both sizes of the tanks you mentioned so its easy to compare!!!
     
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    If you want to go sps go for 5 cromis` small and easy fish and wil swim in a school
     
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    CarlosF

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    haha you said i wont be gone for long, whole point of going smaller is i dont want to spend all my time on the tank should nearly be able to look after it self, i will just do the nitty gritty stuff lol... yeah im also thinking of the size you said now.. yay frags lol thanks alot i will def have to pop in and come have a look one weekend somer.

    mmmmm @Express Reef chromis and i dont go well together all i have bought have died the next day so im staying away from them lol..

    i love the snowflake clowns though
     
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    CarlosF

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    Haha @carlosdeandrade yes you too lol have been away so long cant even remember all the people this old age is getting to me bad now
     
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    You are welcome to pop in this weekend.. Otherwise just give me a call...
    Yeah, nano cubes are very easy to take care of. Only thing that is a must in my nanos is to keep my cal, alk & mag stable especially with a densely stocked lps&sps nano! Just get yourself a 3 head doser & it will be a breeze!!!

    Oh, i must say, i also LOVE the snowflake clowns!
     
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    HUH? You haven't been gone long!!!
     
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    thanks will let you knw as soon as i can pop by...

    yes thats the plan get a marine magic and bobs you uncle..

    yeah really really love those snowflakes
     
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    @MistaOrange think i have been tankless for close to 3 months now
     
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    Still that's not long bud...;)
     
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    Speak to Bryan at Jungle Aquatics. I saw an awesome cube there on Saturday with LED lights and sump.
    I think it was 600x600 cube. Really awesome!
     
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    Jap i am hes brother...

    Must say that he got the insparation from me lol...
    He comes to my room atleast 20 times a day just to look at my sexy SPS...

    Its my pleasure Bro..
     
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    are there any okes on here that have decent sps nano
     
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    CarlosF

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    ok so i have decided on rather going a different route and it will be a shallow reef 90x90x35 and i will be using leds on it
     
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