- 6 May 2007
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I started my nano in October 2006. I lost interest in it for about 6 months after constantly loosing fish and livestock during load shedding and one 5 day stint without power that killed almost everything. I basically kept the reef alive but did not put the attention into it that I should have. Recently I have been bitten by the bug again and thought I would share my tank with the gang. (These pictures show the tank as it is at the moment)
The tank started out as a fresh water tank and was eventually turned into a marine with a few modifications. I started with a canister filter but added a sump soon after I got into it.
The tank is 800x325x470 which gives me about 100 liters of display.
The DIY sump is 800x275x285 giving me about 45 liters.
The sump has 3 chamber, the Reeftek TS-1 protein skimmer is in chamber one along with the heater where the two overflows enter. The second and biggest chamber is my fuge with about 1 kg of live rock and calerpa (and what ever else goes into it). The third chamber is the return chamber hosting a ASP-2000 return pump.
Circulation in the main display is provided by 2 Seio M620 pumps and a spray bar from the return. I have about 18 kg of Malaysian live rock and a crushed coral sand bed.
Lighting is provided by 5 24 watt T5s. 3 white and 2 blue on a 12 hour cycle. The sump is lit by a standard fish tank fluorescent that is on 24/7.
Topup is via a DIY float switch and a bucket of RO next to the tank. I am using about 5 liters every 10 days or so.
I do a 25 liter water change every 10 days. I recently started dripping Kalk in the last two weeks but other than that, no other additives are added.
1 Long Nose Hawk
1 Sand Sifter Goby
4 Fire Gobies
1 Serpent Star
1 Red Star
A number of Turbo Snails
Some Blue Legged, Brown and some other type of Hermits
Blue, Purple, Brown and Orange Mushrooms
Green Elephant Ear Mushrooms
White Star Polips
Green Flat Brain
Finger Leather Frag (From a huge finger removed from tank)
Clam (no idea the make and model)
Here is a pic of my little Long Nose Hawk in the Leather just after the lights came on.
Here is a pic of the tank before I had all the problems with the power. This is march 2007.