Smithers Nano !

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by Smithers, 21 Dec 2007.

  1. Smithers

    Smithers

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    I have been wanting to set up a nano tank at home for a bit. I am going to do this more for my son than for anyone else. Trying to get him interested at a young age !

    He currently has a fairly neglected FW Jebo tank round about 40 to 50 litres.

    I am not going to use a sump but rather modify the current overhead filter into some more useful.
    I am also going to go skimmer-less or try and create something that sits on the back of the tank something like a mini external skimmer.

    Lighting is a swine ! I am going to use the current tiny t5's and add some LED's, I think that would create less heat, add extra light and you would be able to highlight certain area's.

    I want to use a DSB inside the tank. I am not sure how effective it will be but I want to go with as much natural filtration as possible.

    Rocks will be a combination of LR and porcelain.

    Corals -
    Softy's with the odd LPS.

    Fish,
    Have to have a fire goby and a decora.
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Cool, good stuff - now get on with it and post some piccies:lol:
     
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    Sounds good Smithers :)

    Good luck with the setup.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sounding good there smithers, Of course just to let you know, ANGRY is definately winning this thing :D:D

    Like the idea of your fish too
     
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    Good luck with the venture Smithers! How about's some updated pics on it's own thread of YOUR tank as well? ;-)

    Looking forward to seeing this one materialize (as it materializes ;-)
     
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    I am not liking the way my main tank is looking. I re-did it the other day and I am not happy with it. I think I should post some pics and get the hexperts to elp out ere.
     
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    Hey Smithers sound cool , good luck.
     
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    sounds interesting Gavin!as for the filter on the hood,when i had my 200L jebo i remove all those ceramic rings that it came with and added small pieces of LR,carbon in sock and some filterwool.just a thought
     
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    Dartfish choice: decora OR magnifica

    Experience has repeatedly shown me

    Nemateleotris decora, is hardier, pricier, noticeably more territirially aggressive to conspecifics ,AND towards N magnifica.

    I'd go with the showier N decora.

    It's a nano, and we all want the boytjie to learn by SUCCESS and PROMOTE FURTHER INTEREST..right?

    Note: I have kept these in relatively poor conditions, and they DO SO MUCH BETTER, than the 'flimsier', yet by NO MEANS UNATTRACTIVE N magnifica ''FIREgoby''

     
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