Trad's Nano (New)

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hi Guys

    I bought the old shop Nano from Idol Marine this weekend. I just wanted something small and simple for my son who wanted a tank. 500x500x500 (125l) + sump probably 80L (200l total) without LR etc

    I've had plenty of marine tanks in the past but have been out of the game for a while. I've never had anything this small.

    What equipment do you guys recommend to run that system with some softies but still keep it simple? I was thinking a small amount of fine gravel as well, for firefish etc.

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    There is an auqasun 24x3w light fitting for sale, is that a good option or are they not a great brand?

    How much LR do you recommend?

    Skimmer or Pellet reactor or just water changes? 25% every two weeks (and does that quantity that sound about right?

    Thanks for help.
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  3. Morak

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    I'd say around 15kg live rock, purigen, skimmer and 20l water change every 2 weeks. Not sure about the led unit, check out the smaller zetlight units zt6500.
     
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    Hi Trad

    Aquasun is a cool led setup, I have a Zetlight ZT6600 awesome lights you can't go wrong, I would go Zetlight all the way
     
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    Would be capable to run your tank of 500x500x500

    Can set the sump up the way they had it. Was working for up to now, why not keep to the same sump setup?
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking... and they had if very minimal.

    Can't remember what it looked like though.... @RiaanP
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Can I bounce some idea's about stocking the tank? (FO for first 6 months), can someone post current prices these go for, been out of it for so long I have no clue.

    15kg Live rock

    Perc Clown
    Flame Angel
    Purple firefish
    Midas blenny

    2x cleaner shrimps

    How many hermits and snails?
     
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    As far as I recall that i an open top tank. Will give that firefish a miss as they are very prone to jumping.
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    True, that is a good point. I actual lost a firefish before like that and my previous tank had a lip around the edge.

    Two angels is a bad idea, think it's too small for even a small tang... maybe a cardinal to replace the firefish.
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    So I have some equipment and yes, this thread is useless without picture and I will take some this weekend when I do the setup.

    Bubble Magus Curve 5 - Skimmer
    Jeboa RW4 - Flow pump
    Aquamedic 2600 - return pump
    Aquamedic 300w - heater
    Aquasun 24x3w -LED light unit.
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    How long can you store RO water? 2 weeks?
     
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    As long as its in a clean, sealed container, there isnt really a time limit
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Seachem Meridian 9kg this stuff any good?
     
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    Waiting for thoes ic's
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    I'll post thoes ic's this weekend. :tt2:
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Testing out the lights over the sump, looks very nice. The pictures look more blue than in real life.

    Default setting (30% B and 30% W) cause of the time I was testing them.

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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Seems like the Jeboa RW4 does 800l - 4000l per/h. That should in theory work like a bomb in my 115L setup.

    I just hope that the RW4 plus the OR2600 return pump isn't too much. Cause I think the OR @ 1.2m is still 10x tank volume per/h add the RW4 at a minimum setting that's another 7x per hour.

    With potential for 45x at max.
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Bubble Magus Curve 5 arrived at the office today. Thanks Aquariumworld

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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    When I'm back from Kruger (on the 18th) I want to fill this sucker up with water but Idol Marine say they don't have drums I can use and bring back. Does anyone (near the South of Joburg) have drums I can borrow to collect the salt water?

    I'll buy one 25L and 2x 5L for RO but I don't want to buy 6 25L drums or do the 40km round trip 5 times...
     
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    All the wiring done and ready for water. Only concern is the return pump make no sound when I turn the switch on.
     
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