Resun DMS-400 tank

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  1. Raven

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    Hi guys,
    Not sure if this thread is in the correct forum, so mods please move it if needed.
    When i've started my hobby in marines the LFS owner suggested that I must start with something small like the Resun DMS 400. (I which I knew more then)
    This is a 48l tank, with 2 15W lights, and a small pump.
    Back then I had 2 clowns and one nemmy in the tank - all were great!
    Later I've moved all of these too my 300 l tank, and the Resun is not in use any more.

    The wife now wants me to set this little tank up again in her salon.
    I must say, back then it actually looked very cool, small, but cool...:thumbup:


    Now for the questions:
    1. What fish, and how many fish do you recommend for a tank of this size?
    2. What filter can/must be used. It came with bio balls and ceramic rings, but i don't want to use this again...
    3. Do any of you know where i can find a blue globe for this tank?
    4. I know that regular water maint must be done, but what do you recommend?
     
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    Would it perhaps be possible fitting it with a sump? IMO I would then reccomend tossing the rings and bioballs putting in a cheap skimmer or purpose made nano skimmer, with a small DSB. Otherwise you could just remove the bio rings and bioballs, put in some LR rubble, a little PO4 remover if there are space in there and do regular waterchanges.

    I would stock it with a mated pair of firefish, a cleaner shrimp or two and maybe a bristlestar. Then I would add some Zoo's, Mushrooms and maybe a leather or a open brain.

    I know somebody makes tops for Nanos with 1x 150w MH and 2x 20000K T5's, contact your LFS or you could always go diy...
     
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    I won't be able to fit a sump...No space.:(
    doesn't the open brain needs extensive light?

    The Firefish and shrimps sounds cool...Will look into it.

    Holy crap! MH on a 48l nano...
    I don't want to make to many changes.
    Thanks
     
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    Hi,
    This little Nano lost a globe - the blue one....Do any of you know where i can get of these?
    I've asked the lfs where I bought the tank, and they can't help me....
    Can I install any 15W blue spectrum globe or is that not recommended?
     
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    Hi Raven if it is another globe of the same type(eg. T8) and voltage there should be no problem. The brand of globe doesn't matter as long as the connectors and length is the same. Could you perhaps post a pic of the globe?
     
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    Hi Raven, forgot to answer your question regarding the open brain, here is a link with all the care requirements. IMO they are of the most beautiful lower maintenance corals available!
    Trachyphlliidae
     
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