My first marine (nano)

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  1. ReefStudent

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    Hay guys

    As for the last 6 weeks i have been building and struggling to get this project finished, everything that could go wrong did, but I won in the end.

    This is effectively 200L of water.
    This tank has a TS2 skimmer, Orca Nitra guard, Orca Phospha Guard, some liverock in the sump for biological filtration, some 20 odd kg of liverock in the main display. Its lights are 4x24w t5's and im cooling it with a cooling unit i build myself, keeping it stable @ 26. Running a Sicce return pump, 2000L/h and one seio prop530 for flow.

    As soon as i can figure out how to upload photos, they will follow.

    Very excited about this little tank
     
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    Good job! Interested in pics of your chiller.
     
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    Will be taking pics of that today and uploading as soon as i find out how
     
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    Lets try this

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    There's a paperclip icon at the top of the post editor that you can use to attach images. Jump to it! :)
     
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    Hey I can see pics! Looking nice!

    That sump is going to make your life a lot easier.
     
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    Nice one @ReefStudent.
    What do you plan on keeping in there?
     
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    The fish list isnt by far finished so any recommendations will be much appreciated, so far the only must for this tank would be a nice nennie in the far future...

    I think starting off with a nice clean up crew, maybe a cucumber, shrimp, sandsifter, or someting like that... looking at a blue starfish and a tuxedo aswell
     
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    The tank might be a bit new for a sandsifter, and being a small(ish) system, It might die a slow death due to starvation later on as you cannot monitor it properly due to it being under the substrate most of the time...
    Tuxedo will work nicely, but again, you need to settle your system first, so there is sufficient food for it.
    Shrimps will work well. And a few hermits / yellow ring cowries / Neritas.

    What do you plan for fish?
     
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    Looking good there:)
     
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    first complete your cycle. Anyway any algae eating critter will suffer the next couple of weeks to find food. Also no substrate filter critters either until cycle is over and there is at least something for them to eat.

    First get yourself a background, Black or blue. I prefer black.
     
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    I would also lift that TS2 a couple of centimeters. External water level should be about 3cm above the top of the inlet pipe.
     
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    outlet pipe?

    I run my TS2 even lower than yours. The outlet pipe just sticks out by about 10mm.
     
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    Inlet. The pump will be sucking air if it's just above the outlet.
     
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    Yeah for the next 4 to 6 weeks nothing is going into this tank... After that ill look @ some small fish, bengai, clowns, midas and fire gobies...
     
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    Ok so here is what happened... The nano didn't complete its cycle when my urge to go bigger got the better of me... so i transferred all the goodies in the nano over to a 300L tank... redesigned the sump and bought all the extras i needed. This is now a 450L system... Do you think i should start a new thread for it?
     
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    Yeah
     
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