Skimz Nano Tank Build

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  1. Roydv

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    Hi All,

    ive been in the reef game for about 4 years now and after my selling of my Tank,i waited about 4 months and the bug bit me again, so i decided to buy a nano tank and try it out till i get my Monster tank build under way.

    so i have just a few questions to ask:

    • does anyone have threads that i can go on and check out mods etc. that where made to these tanks ?
    • How often would you say you need to do a water change?
    • are the lights sufficient to house zoa's etc.?
    • about how many fish would you suggest to keep in it ( if any )? -i was thinking one mandorin.
    ** tank will only be setup after the 21st September 2012**

    but please any info would be greatly appriciated :thumbup:

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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi, mandarin fish are only suited for well established larger aquariums. Consider something else like a yellow clown goby perhaps?
     
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    any other types of fish i can keep beside a yellow clown Goby?
     
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    How many litres does the tank hold?
     
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    2.7 Gallons so around 10.2 Litres
     
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    Wow, that's tiny, the only other fish I can think of right now are the Neon dottyback or a firefish.
     
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    Too small for a firefish imo. Clown goby and a cleaner shrimp perhaps?
     
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    i was thinking then maybe one of these ?

    a dottyback
    a basslet
    a sixlin wrasses
    a goby
     
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    Sorry, yes you're right, just checked my book and they're recommended for a minimum of 20 litres.
     
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    If you have the stomach to feed these guys live starfish or pieces of starfish, a pair of Harlequin shrimp would look beautiful in such a small tank!
     
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    What is the dimensions of this little tank?
     
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    Dimensions : W180 x D225 x H245 mm
     
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    Don't think I can do that shame poor starfish
     
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    My thoughts also. Its a shame they only eat starfish, they are such delicate little shrimps. Would be perfect for that tank
     
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    How much would that beauty set you back, saw a thread by @flappy that is selling a blue dot jaw fish for R2900, this thing looks like a dancing geisha, very, very pretty! Never seen one in SA.

    Great info on PICO's @belindamotion, as always you are the queen of the web.:1:
     
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    I would say the only thing that really gonna be happpy in this tank is a goby, there are a few nice small ones. Like the neon gobies, clown gobies, eviota goby, red spotted trimma goby, red striped trimma gobby and masked goby.

    As for water changes I would say 20% once a week.

    I don't think that light is really sufficient for corals.

    Its a bit hard to do mods on such a small tank, but there are a few things you could do.
    I would build an auto top up unit, I think they are the most important on the small tank as the evaporation affects the salinity really quickly.
    I would put some good cemical filteration in the back, such as chemi-pure elite.
    Also modifying the lighting is a good idea if you want to keep any coral.
     
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    That flaming drawn goby is stunning! I have never seen one in SA though.
     
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    @mc i have been reading up and found out on a Australian site that most members have picos and they have successfully housed zoa's and xenia etc. in a tank like mine and they responded quite well
     
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    @ Belinda thank you ill have a look at the links
     
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