Something i have been hiding!

Discussion in 'Nano Tanks' started by Furbz, 5 Dec 2009.

  1. Furbz

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    so,
    in the last few months i have slowly been putting together, modifying and changing tobes old tank..
    after the cycling process we began the slow process of stocking.
    and here now for all to see it my new little nano starfire nano!
    Enjoy...



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  3. crispin

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    thats just...........NOT fair....you can get banned for hiding things like that!

    it looks simply incredible, great great job furbs.

    thats a top nano! :)
     
  4. Annoying

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    WOW thats amazing, isn't there a masa police . Can't we give him a ticket(maybe a 1000 for keeping it from us), that tank is amazing.:thumbup:
     
  5. Tobes

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    Wow Furbs, that looks awesome man, well done!!!!

    It looks so clean, very nice indeed ;)


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  6. charlv

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    That's one fine looking nano furbs:thumbup:
     
  7. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Now that is a little gem, well done.
     
  8. Seabass

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    Detail and a snot klap

    Nice, what filtration are you running, pics of lights and the build, some details pls. O and a snot klap :p for keeping what is truly a sweet set up. How many l's does it hold?
     
  9. Gawiedj

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    Cant wait to see this one grow up.
    Well done Furbz, that is one fantastic nano:thumbup:
     
  10. Seabass

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    Yes I know I just posted, but man wow wow wow. That is a NANO. Had to have a 2nd look, just hope my nano does not see my posts.
     
  11. toppdogg

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    very nice dude
    i with the others how can you hide this gem from the rest of us
    just not right brew
    well done looks good:thumbup:
     
  12. Kunhardt

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    Very nice looking tank Furbz, and some very cool corals you have there too! :thumbup:
     
  13. Neil H

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    GREAT Nano.....

    snot klap motion seconded

    MORE details Please !
     
  14. Atilla

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    it looks great dude. what lights you got on there? very nice indeed
     
  15. mandarinman

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    STUNNING TANK!!!! it is crip clean, give us details? lighting , flow , filtration.?

    OK OK OK ,im jealous sulk sulk lol
     
  16. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    must have been difficult to keep it a secret, awsome..
     
  17. Furbz

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    thanx guys,
    some work has gone into this setup.

    so just a quick few stats..

    the tank was bought off tobes..
    so it is 120L including the sump.

    we did a few modifications in that we turned his old tank into a CLS.
    some clever plumbing allows us to use the return pump to power the CLS and the return without ever worrying about it siphoning the tank dry..

    i then got lucky and came across a 150w halide unit with 2x 24w T5's to supplement.
    ( need to change the halide to a 14000. the current 10000K is dulling the corals badly.. however, growth rates are astounding!)

    in the sump we a have an old TS1 and a return that has been backed off to around 1500lph maybe 2000lph..

    a DSB in the middle and cheato growing above that.

    i recently connected a pho's reactor, which i have used to place the carbon, pho's media, and purigen! works like a bomb!
    a small top up tank was added and a Auto top up. and bobs your uncle, 1 times working system!

    we do a 25L water change every second week and at the same time change carbon and harvest cheato.
    the cheato grows like stink under a 50W halogen globe.

    right, time for the inhabitants!

    FISH:

    2x true percula clowns
    1x purple fire goby
    2x bangai cardinals
    2x cleaner shimp
    1x very small( 3-4cm) mantis shrimp
    2x red hermits
    1x turbo snail
    1x brittle starfish

    CORALS:

    1x magnificent green and red brain coral
    1x red donut coral
    1x orange fungia
    1x green bubble coral
    1x blue pulsing xenia
    1x green trumpet coral
    1x green torch coral (lost most of it colour but is growing at an insane rate!)


    the following SPS i am unsure on..
    i am new into keeping them so excuse me if i ID them wrongly...

    2x blue birds nest coral
    1x pink/red millipora
    1x blue tiped something... lol
    1x brown green montipora (also growing like stink!)

    i also have an arrangement of marco algae that has sprouted from the rocks.
    it really gives the tank some more life and colour!


    there is around 10kg of LR in the tank.

    no i think most of you must be thinking that we have overstocked our tank.
    but in running a test i did not perform a water change in over a months.
    we got a slight GHA problem that grew on the glass and a flim would appear on the glass within a day.

    however with all of the the tank water stayed pristine.

    0 nitrates
    0 nitrites
    0 ammonia
    salinity 1.025
    water temp is a little high at 28. but it is constant.

    we do not add anything to the water..

    the only things that i occasionally dose are bioclean and stability
    i use these generally ever month or 2.
    and the stability every time i do a water change.
     
  18. JD167

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    Wow this is such a great looking Nano! Makes me want to build one also!!
     
  19. Atilla

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    can you please shed some light on the plumbing that you refer to to with regards to the cls and returnpump
     
  20. Cryp

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    That is a totaly stunning set up you have there, well done.
     
  21. Sentari

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    Nice one Furbz! Keep the pics and information coming :)
     
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