Matt's New Nano

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  1. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

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    Just picked up this beauty today ;)

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    Nano-Cube 24 DX
    7kg Kenyan LR (I want to buy another 5kg of another type so as to get the best diversity - anyone know where I can get in the JHB area? I'm in Randburg)
    Stock filter and pumps etc - Will look into upgrading these as soon as i'm introducing livestock and corals etc.

    As requested, pictures of the pea soup!

    Full tank shot
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    Closeup of tank (Please excuse the lack of imagination with the LR, using these pieces as a base and am going to build upward from there)
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    What the heck are these things?
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  3. Kanga

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    Fear not the Pea soup will subside.

    How about a pic with the lid open?

    Looking good:thumbup:
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks for the comment ;) More pics as requested:

    Lights - 4 lamps, 2 10k purified white daylight side by side with two 7100k blue actinic on the outsides. Plus two Nite-vu LED moonlights ;)
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    Lamps off
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    Lamps on
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    Nite-vu LED Moonlights
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    Back filter compartments - 3 stage filtration
    Chamber 1 - Mechanical sponge
    Chamber 2 - Bio-Balls, 2 bags activated carbon, 1 bag ceramic rings
    Chamber 3 - Pump

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    Those things look like zooanthids I think. Seven kg's of LR doesn't really got that far does it. Another 5 will definitely be better, perhaps even slightly more.

    Look forward to seeing this tanks progression.
     
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    looking good.agree with Clinton,things do look like zoas
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Very very nice.

    Just one thing, Those are actually 2 lamps not 4, they are called Power Compacts, Basically a T5 bent back onto itself. There are ones wit 2 colours in one lamp as well:thumbup:


    You will need some flow in there, something.


    Maybe a bit More live rock as well than just the 7kg rextra
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    yeah 7kg's was just to start the tank off, plus I read it's good to get a bit of variation (is good for the biological filter) so I thought i'd only get 7kg (as they didn't have any other type of LR) and buy another type when I could find some.
     
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    Good thinking
     
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    Nice start Matt.
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Woohoo my zooanthids are definitely alive! :)
    Little guy on the left hand side has extended and is now twice as tall! (compared to the photo I posted previously)
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    Cool, they should open up in a day or two.
     
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    Bought a SEIO M620 today to improve water flow. I think i've positioned it correctly. Was wondering if the bare impeller could possibly be a problem with the fish in the future?

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    Put the cover (round piece) back over the impellor. It's not a sub woofer
     
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    :rofl: funny, but he is right, put it back
     
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    mmmmmmmmm..... the Jebo tanks (they are exactly the same dimentions, lighting etc) comes with a skimmer and UV built in... if i may ask - what would this tank retail for?
     
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    Nice going Matt! A great start!
     
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    Matt, I see the bug has bitten. I like this nano, very sweet, are you entering the competition ?
     
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    Yep, not too late to start Matt:thumbup: looking good so far, you asked about positioning of the powerhead - until you have all the rock you want, it is tricky to tell, but basically you want good movement all around your rock work - so when you 'scape build in plenty of holes, then watch the flow, if you get lots of detritus falling out of the water column and settling, this will possibly cause nitrate build up later, so
    redirect your ph to keep the crap moving until your skimmer removes it
     
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    why did you remove the front off the seio?
     
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    Definitely put the screw on cover back, it is there to hold the impellor in place.
     
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