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madmark

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Jun 23, 2004
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I thought I would show a pic of my new nano. It is a 19 gal bullet with 96w custom sea life pc, and an old sea clone skimmer on back. 10 lbs of live sand, and 20lbs of live rock. Took water from my 50 gal reef, and sand + most of my rock and livestock from Coral Beauty (props to phil and shelly). I have a bunch of zo's (coral beauty has best selection by far), a breeding pair of black clowns, one fridmani, two fire shrimp, assorting hermits and snails, and a rose bubble that I hope is getting ready to split. One power head (600) and skimmer runoff for flow. I am only a couple of weeks into it so I will know how wrong or right my plans were in a bit. I am dosing reef complete, iodide, phyto plankton and coral vital. I am a bit worried about temp. swings but seems to be good so far. I have to confess to really digging the one pic of the black clown in the rose, great color contrast :rolleyes:
 

NaH2O

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madmark - that pic is really really nice! Glad you made it your avatar. Tank looks great! How often are you planning on doing water changes, and what is your evaporation/water replacement like?
 

madmark

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kirkland
Thanks! Well I have to confess to still using tap water, the water here on the eastside of Seattle isn't bad (I actually read the chemical breakdown that the utilities send out every year). The evaporation is pretty minimal on a normal day, but it has been in the 90's lately so I have to add 1/3 of a gallon a day, give or take. I plan on doing water changes about once a month like I do on my 50, I might have to step it up, but my rock is pretty porous and the bio-load relatively low. I am hoping that the term "nano" is not synonymous with "high maintenance"
 

reiple

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manila
That's the way to go! Establish the regular (sump+main tank) setup then add a nano! Good work madmark!
 

plumber_bob

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Jan 22, 2004
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Federal Way
Mark,
You might want to add some more water movement, by the looks of the pictures it seems you could use a little more water movement down lower? Anyways the tank is looking great.

Bobby
 

madmark

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kirkland
Bobby
what would you suggest for horsepower on a second maxijet? I have the one 600, should I do another one down low opposite side, opposite direction, or maybe just a 400? by the way you should post some pics of your tank, I havent got to see it yet.
Mark
 

plumber_bob

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Mark,
I would just use a maxi jet 400 down low. You could even go to saltwater city and pick up one of those mini-jet 404's, I know they have tons of those and usually they will give them away. I posted some pictures awhile back. I'm due for some more, just haven't had the time. I will post some soon.
 
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