Shans nano

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  1. shan

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    Hi all,

    new to this site - was on google and some how got here

    anyway, i got myself a 24g nano cube in Nov07. I do not have any recent pics but will get some this weekend. so far my inhabitants include a whole bunch of zoa's (got from Durbs on Dec holiday with my invert permit), 7 hermits, 1 crocea (got him last thursday), 2 clowns, 3 tube worms, 2 walking anemones, 2 urchins, star fish and 2 brain corals.

    i am stocking very slowly. feeding the fish omega pellets with garlic and the corals with marine snow. yesterday was the first day i decided to target feed - (i normally just put in 5ml into my seio) - and WOW was i suprised at how they all reacted - the walking anemone almost doubled in size - the brains all woke up and this morning my crocea is fully open - never seen him so open before.

    well anyway will keep you updated - and will post pics on monday

    regards

    shan
     
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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Shan! A very WARM welcome to MASA! I hope you enjoy our company. Yes, we would love to see some pics of your tank.... And life-stock!

    BTW: I have a wee bit of experience with nemmies (I have 4 of them in my 2 metre tank) - and just want to suggest something:
    - nemmies "walk" because they are not too happy - they cannot find a spot to "stay"....
    - I use lighting and water flow to make my nemmies happy - of which they usually require A LOT OF....
    - I also feed my nemmies once a week, pink shrimp (raw - what you get from Pick-n-Pay ie in Seafood mix)....

    What lighting do you have - what total amount of water flow do you have in your nano? You mention a Seio? What size Seio? Also, what other pumps do you have in your tank?

    Looking forward to some pics and more information.
     
  4. Warr7207

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    Yeah, Yeah Pics :slayer: :slayer: :slayer:
     
  5. shan

    shan Thread Starter

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    Hi jacquesb

    thanks. With the questions - the seio is the M620 and then i have the stock pump in the sump that comes with the jbj nano cube. with upgrade the stock sump pump to a maxijet 720 as soon as i can get my hands on one. lights are stock nano cube compacts -2 white and 2 blue.

    with the nennie - i know your concern - these are not the normal nennies that you get at the LFS - they are from durbs rock pools. they are actually called a walking or wondering nennie (common name) i do not know a scientific - when i post the pics maybe someone can tell me. I will not put a normal LFS nennie into my 24g as i know the difficulty in keeping them. With the 2 i have, i feed them omega pellets and marine snow - will get some coral frenzy as well. since i got them, they have grown. if they did not walk, then i would be worried.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    masahello Shan
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Shan
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum shan, your tank sounds interesting, looking forward to the pics :)
     
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    Show us them pics!
     
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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome shan! Are you entering our nano competition?
     
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    Welcome to MASA Shan.
     
  12. shan

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    Hi all

    thanks for the warm welcome.

    as promised, here are the pics

    corcea
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    GSP
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    walking nennies - as you can see, they are not the normal LFS variety. the green one glows green in the led night lights
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    top down view
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    my water is:
    PH: 8.4, temp: 25, Sg:1.025, Ammonia: 0, NO2: 0, NO3: +/- 25, Kh: 10, PO4: too low to detect, Ca: 400.

    current inhabitants: 2 clowns, 6 hermits, 1 crocea, 3 tube worms and 1 unidentified fish

    thats all

    regards

    shan
     
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    Looking good :thumbup::thumbup:

    Hardness abit high ?
     
  14. shan

    shan Thread Starter

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    Warr - why you say that - everything i read says beween 8-11. Please i am only trying to understand as i am new to this and do not know much as this stage - what would you suggest
     
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    2nd to last picture looks like a majano nenny. Just watch out for that. The other nenny is a beadlet. Clowns will generally not go near them either.
     
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    Normally keep mine at 8. But if it works for you, stay with it :thumbup:. The sea is normally measured at 6-7
     
  17. shan

    shan Thread Starter

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    nennies were not obtained for the clowns - i just like these - but will keep an eye on the one in the 2nd last pic - thanks
     
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    Welcome to MASA Shan, now how about a full front pick?
     
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    Unusual specimens
     
  20. shan

    shan Thread Starter

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    cool - 6-7 would mean less dosing and more money saved - will do more reading - thanks for the heads up
     
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    Hey Shan - Warr - I won't worry about having a dKh of 10 - mine (and many other reefers) keep theirs between 10 and 12.....
     
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