My boyu 12 gal

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by Franske, 27 Mar 2010.

  1. Franske

    Franske

    Joined:
    3 May 2008
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Hi guys,got myself a new nano this week,its a boyu 12 gal
    For filtration:
    Chamber 1: Heater,cheato
    Chamber 2: liverock
    Chamber 3: return pump,filter floss and purigen
    Used playsand as substrate and also added a seio m250 for flow.

    Some qeustions:
    -Will that one lstandard light be good enough to keep any softie and some lps?
    -The temp outside is currently 26 and inside its 29,the lights are off and its night time,what could be the cause of this high temp and could it possibly be the heat from the seio and return pump?
    -Will 10 % water change every two weeks be sufficient

    Built this light unit for back of tank for cheato
    [​IMG]

    Upgraded the return to a 900l/h boyu
    [​IMG]

    Here is some tank pics
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Annoying

    Annoying

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    Wow looking good:thumbup:! What lighting do you have in the tank? It could be the pumps because the tank is small and any heat will change the water temp, and the tank is closed ontop so no air can escape colling down the tank.It depends on the amount of live stock you are planning to keep. In such a small tank the inpurities can become sky high in a week. If it's going to be a big bioload then I would sugest 20% a week.
     
  4. Atilla

    Atilla Sponsor

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    23
    looking good, but looks as if theres too much liverock?
     
  5. ReefMaster_SA

    ReefMaster_SA

    Joined:
    22 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Witbank
    Wow looking good dude, How much LR do you have in side
     
  6. Franske

    Franske Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 May 2008
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Had quite alot in there,removed one of the bigger pieces now,could the heat be caused by the seio m250 and what can be done to cool things down,what is the max heat softies and fish can tolereate
     
  7. Franske

    Franske Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 May 2008
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Livestock wil be:
    2 small fish
    1 Snail
    1 Hermit
    1 cleaner shrimp
    1 britle star

    Would that be too much?
     
  8. Annoying

    Annoying

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    No that won't be to big of a bioload, youd be able to get away with 10-20% water change every 2 weeks. Softies and lps can tolerate allot but the problem is the day the outside temp is 35+ your tank is going to suffer. Have you tried ventelation holes in the hood?
     
  9. Franske

    Franske Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 May 2008
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Im keeping the front part of the hood open now,the temp is up to 30 now whilst the outside temp in the house is 26,what could this be
     
  10. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Franske - very nice looking nano, mate!

    BUT, perhaps have your thermometer checked out. Something is "fishy" in there! ;)
     
  11. ReefMaster_SA

    ReefMaster_SA

    Joined:
    22 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Witbank
    Thats actually pefect Franske :thumbup: We need pics of that to when you get them
     
  12. Franske

    Franske Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 May 2008
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Pretoria
    jacques im thinking it might be the seio,or dont any of you guys think it could generate that much heat,the thermometer is correct but it might also be the heater,bought a brand new elite heater yesterday,are there known isues with these heaters,the other thing is my heater is in the chamber of the cheato and the energy savers light is shining directly on it,could this mabey in some strange way have a effect,wil post pics of livestock as soon as i get,was thinking of a clarky clown(love these) and a bicolour blenny for the two fish
     
  13. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Franske - I don't think that the M520 would make that much of a difference, heat wise. It's a really small pump..... not a huge one..... So - I would not blame the SEIO for your "heat issues". Perhaps it might rather be the enclosed energy saver light that is causing the heat......
     
  14. clown

    clown

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    463
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    CAPE GATE - Cape Town
    Hi :wave2:,

    I got a Boyu 120lt tank.

    I got in the tank:

    1 peppermint shrimp (west coast water)
    2 cleaner shrimps
    3 dwarf Hermit crabs (blue)
    lot of bristle worms (small -med)
    4 Prinkle wrinkles snails
    lot of dwarf fan worms
    1 x Fiji Chromes
    1 x Midas Blenny
    4 x zoas frag (Pink, orange, green, orange/green)
    1 x Xenia frag (growing)

    I'm still planning to add 2 clowns , six liner wrasse & 1 x permit shrimp & 3 Prinkle wrinkles snails .
    I'm still going to add 4 Mushie (different colours) & Pink leather finger.


    So You can still add a bit and a lot of snails still .
    I do every week NSW change (25lt drum).
    In summer I put my heater off and the heat of the water stay round about 26 -30.

    I also keep the lid open to help. I'm going to DIY with a heater and connect a fan with it.
    If you turn a heaters wires around it give you the opposite affect.
    The heat is caused by the lights and even when the boyu fans come on when light come on it still is not enough. I put my lights on from 8-10am, 1 - 3pm , 5-8pm (9hours).

    I am going to add a 3rd boyu light in the lid so that I can even host anemone if I want to. Better light better colours.

    My advise to you is to add things in the tank slowly so that the tank can get used to the bio load.

    hope this help a bit with stress levels.

    Clown :lol:
     
  15. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    I would say the heat comes from the energy saver at the back as it is heating up the glass. What are the heater set at? Sometimes their little built in thermostats aren't working too accurate. You set it at 24deg and it will still be on at say 26 :p - lower the setting or switch it off completely and check what happens.
     
  16. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    You are confusing your corals :whistling: - the sun doesn't rise and set, rise and set, etc in one day. Rather leave the light on for a straight 6 hrs or so later in the day, say from 2-8pm or 4-10, then you won't have heat issues during the day and better viewing at night. And I counted 7 hrs on your times :p
     
  17. clown

    clown

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    463
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    CAPE GATE - Cape Town
    Hi Tobes,

    Typing error - Sorry.

    I dont have a issue with the corals as they grow well like that. I will try you're way and see how the act to it. I will set it 1 pm to 9 pm.
    In the nano tank the heat issue is not when light go on or off - yes it help the increase but it still goes high.

    Because the heater are so close to the back of the tank and the head stays in the front hotter longer then in the back. When the heat in the back is cooler the heater goes on and dont give the temp in the front to go down and so it adds more heat with the room temp. That is way I set the tank heater in winter on 22/23C so that the tank reads 25 - 26C.
    That is how I picked it up - Had 3 temp readers all over the tank.
     
  18. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    They might take time to adjust.

    Where actually discussing your tank in Franske's thread now, let's rather take it further in your thread if needed ;)
     
  19. clown

    clown

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    463
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    CAPE GATE - Cape Town
    It is cool - I was just using my tank as a example to help Franske's - because I hade the same proplems in the beginning.
     
  20. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    No probs :)
     
  21. Franske

    Franske Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 May 2008
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Jip guys seemed like the problem was with the heater,did a little experiment,and saw that the heater turns on at the right temp but then stays on for too long and heats the tank up too fast since its such a small tank,now i set it to 22 deg and the tank is currently on 27 so wil fiddle with it a bit more to get the tanks temp to 26,what is the lowest temp the corals and fish wil tolerate?
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - boyu Forum Date
[wtd] Spraybar for boyu tl550 Wanted 31 Oct 2016
Boyu tl550 hood fans Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 18 Oct 2016
[wtd] Boyu xq500 nitrate reactor Wanted 18 Sep 2016
Boyu TL550 Setup and advice Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 29 Aug 2016
Our Nano Tank is 1 year old - Boyu TL450 New Members 28 Aug 2016
Boyu TL550 - New setup New Members 8 Aug 2016
Automatic fish feeder that fits the boyu tl550 Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 19 Jun 2016