Warren's 24G JBJ Nano on Steroids

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  1. WarrenElvis

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    Hi Guys

    Thought I would start my own thread for my tank, which had already been on MASA before i bought it and was quite amazed to come across it and see it here from scratch before it got wet. Here's the link to the thread Extreme Nano - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Unfortunately never new about MASA when i bought it and had to start from scratch without any knowledge, so unfortunately don't have pics from when it started to cycle and adding some livestock. The system was established from a mate of mine who had downsized his tank to run a nano tank, so used all previously owned equipment

    DT - 24G/ 91 litres

    Sump - 50 litres

    Filtration - Tunze Turbelle 240.02 Skimmer filtration Pump
    connected to two tunze hang on cannister boxes filled with crushed live
    rock and live sand with a trickle system

    - Tunze Turbelle 235.02 Skimmer

    - at the back of display tank Live rock with filter sponges and a Tunze outlet
    installed

    All in all Rated for 1000 Litres hence the title 24JBJ on Steroids:thumbup:

    Water Flow - Eheim 1250 Return Pump
    - Tunze Nanostream 6025

    Lighting - 2 X Standard JBJ PL 36W Combo ( Looking at upgrading to LED in future)

    Temp Control - Hailea Chiller HC150A

    Also using Tunze Auto top up unit. Water Changes 20 Litres every 2 weeks and at the moment been experimenting with the new Red Sea test Kits and supplements

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  3. 2balive

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    Welcome. Gee, that anemone is so big it looks unreal.
     
  4. mandarinman

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    wow totally different and looking good too!
     
  5. WarrenElvis

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    Hey All, been busy with my new Red Sea tank, but did not want to neglect this one of mine. Am looking into modifying the hood on this and putting some LED's in rather than going with the existing compact PL tubes. Could anyone have some advice, as to what to do as far as upgrade goes. How many LED's would do, colour choice. Also do you think i should build it into the hood or just take hood off and put custom fitting
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    very cool!
     
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    Wow, awesome tank!!! Love the anemone!!!
    Is that a heteractis magnifica anemone?
    How long have you had it?
    How old was the tank when you/your friend added the anemone?
    What do you feed it? & how often?
    Sorry for asking all the questions - Looking to keep a magnifica anemone in my refugium nano in a couple of months & your tank is a perfect example that it can be done!!!
     
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    Same
    Want to upgrade exactly the same tank. Leds instead of the PL tubes. But I cannot justify more than 2000 for a lightning unit on a Nano. And would rather go for multi colours as well.

    Let me know if you stumble upon a suitable unit.

    And I would rather keep the hood, or build a replacement hood. Lost a couple of clowns due to jumping.
     
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  10. WarrenElvis

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    Hey Visser, Thanks man, its a bubble tip anenome, when i bought it, it was in a small 200 ml glass cup, the lfs said i could take it in the cup and then leave it in my tank and it should come out, and boy did it come out, found a spot by itself and took over most of the tank, had it for 6 months but then had to give back to a lfs as was outgrowing the tank at a rapid rate due to its eating habits LOL. It chowed my coral beauty , a fairy wrasse and the wierdest meal for him was a juvenile maroon clownfish that i managed to pair off with my bigger maroon, Saw him dive into the mouth of the nennie. Just felt he was growing too big for the tank. Was feeding it frozen krill twice a week.
    My suggestion to you make sure your system has been running for at least a year before you put in an anenome. My system is very stable so had no issues there. It just grew to big for the system

    Will do RiaanP will start to look around also not wanting to spend ridiculous amounts of money, most of it at the moment has gone into my Red Sea tank LOL

    Hey Belindamotion, yes i normally buy my PL compacts from them, only bugger is that if i look at upgrading my hood have to add the ballast in as well because mine is of the 2007 version therefore outdated in their books. SO its like Riaan says well over R2000. I can get it for $380

    Anyway will see what i can do
     
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    Thanks @WarrenElvis, wow, thats the largest bubble tip ive ever seen in an aquarium!!!
    I have 2 bubble tips in my nano & i sure hope they never get as big as that beauty!!! Lol
    Well, at least you cant doubt if the bta ever had expensive food taste eating all those nice fish!!!
    The biggest loss ive ever had to my bta was a rainfordi goby... Poor guy didnt even stand a chance!!!
    Keep up the beautiful aquariums!!!
     
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    This nano looks great.
     
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    Very nice. Different:thumbup:
     
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    very cool, i still remember the days you were looking for help on the sump, come a long way since... nice
     
  15. WarrenElvis

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    Yeah thanks @devesh.r and @mornewill . @Wes , thanks bud that sump gave me a few headaches:lol: but all going well just concentrating on my new RSM650 and going to be modifying the hood on the nano probably beginning next year to have LED's. All the bucks going into stocking the big tank, so trying to juggle between the two. Cheers for now
     
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    Now thats a nano reef!!:thumbup:
     
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