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  1. Quinysmith

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    Hi all

    I'm new to MASA. Really amped on setting up a small starter nano tank,got my eye on the Aquarius 37l nano tank. Super excited to get set up. Any usefull hints?

    Thanks
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...:1:...and yes...PATIENCE..rushing you'r initial start-up is just asking for trouble later down the line...:blush:
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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    Howzit bud. There is lots of great advice and helpful people on this site
     
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    Welcome
    The best advice is to start slow, understand the processes and all will be fine
     
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    Hello and welcome.

    On such a small tank, your water parameters can go totally out of whack very very fast. One dead snail, and you ammonia will shoot up. Key is to do water test almost every day, especially at the beginning while you still learn to understand your tank. As your understanding grows and you can see the health of your tank by just looking at it. Small tanks are a lot more difficult to maintain than a bigger tank. Your learning curve a lot steeper. But it can be done.

    And do not overstock. On that size, maybe 2 small hermits, one snail and a clown goby. Problem would be that you overfeed easily.
     
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    Not the work part. Water changes are simple, 2 * 2L cold drink bottles, glass surface to clean is nothing compared to a 1.5m system.

    More difficult as in your husbandry routine must be a lot more diligent. On my tank, one dead snail somewhere behind the rockwork got no impact on my system. A small Blue Green Chromis goes missing, I never find him, nor see any impact on the water parameters. On your system it could be disastrous.

    You need to check everyday if everything is still OK. At least until you get comfortable and understands your tank.
     
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    Wecome to MASA and like Riaanp said it can be done but a bigger tank is more stable.
     
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