Mandarinmans Nano

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  1. mandarinman

    mandarinman

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    here is my starting point, 50 l no sump. been collecting STUFF for a year now, been focussing on water perameters, so now is time to start focusing on making pretty. if anyone has small frags that will brighten up the place, give me a shout i will beg borrow or pay for them thanks[​IMG]
     
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  3. Tridan

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    Looking nice mandarinman, how about some more info, esp lighting.
    these nanos are really starting to look good.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lovely
     
  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nice little tank, a bit of work and it will look top notch.
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Looking nice Glen. Would rrplace that pump with something like a seio/boyu wavemaker and move the powerhead to behind the rocks, or put another seio behind tose rocks.
     
  7. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

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    my mandarin and bi colour

    mandarin checking out my bicolour(which happens to like tetra plecomin tab once a day)
     
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    oops ![​IMG]
     
  9. mandarinman

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    thanks for the encouragement guys, thanks for the suggestions ivan, will rob the bank as soon as i can find my balaclave lol
     
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    lighting,
    3 24 wat t5(one actinic) plus 15 watt altman actinic plus 15 watt white altman. skimmer weipro sa 2016 running at approx 1800 litres per hour(running with inline pump). also running 30 meter denitrification coil and a five litre external wet filter filled with ceramics,charcoal and filter wool
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I'm keen to see how the de-nitrification coil works out.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Very nice looking tank.
     
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    awsome little tank!
     
  14. mandarinman

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    would like to take it one step further, creating sealed box with bioballs in near future,im sure it will up the nitrate usage
     
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    thanks alan and mikeel?
     
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    oops mekaeel
     
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    mandarinman Thread Starter

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    denitrator

    upgrading from 30 metre denitrification coil to proper diy denitrator, 50 cm by 160 mm plumbing pipe with 2 end caps and perspex base plate. 10 m of 6 mm plastic tubing, approx 5 kgs of ceramics and used four 10 mm right angle irrigation tubes to plumb it onto a minute powerhead to get that slow piddle type of flow
     
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    pics of denitrator

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    mandarinman Thread Starter

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    tank pic update

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    herkie R.I.P.

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    I did not know what your tank looks like- dont worry, it will be supalekka once you added the pieces coming in the new year. Will post some picks with some of yours included in my tank thread.
     
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    thanks , will chat again
     
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