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Make nano tanks great again

mejia.j

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Since this wensite hasn’t really had much activity on the nano/pico section.i was thinking why not start a thread about nano tanks. So share your equipment and picture of your nano tanks here.
I have an Aquatop 24G AIO. Everything is stock. An a current usa pump for circulation.

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Thank you guys. Looking forward to see what you guys are hiding at home.
 

sneezebeetle

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Just repurposed my hubby's Nuvo 10 after upsizing him to a Nuvo 20 for Christmas. He used it for a planted tank, I'm using it to fatten up a wrasse I discovered in my fuge that I thought died a month ago....go figure!

Grabbed a rock out of the fuge, some established substrate and raided the parts closet for the Kessil A80 and nano powerhead. Keeping it simple while the wrasse fattens back up for now, but will probably make this an eventual mushroom tank.


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mejia.j

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Just repurposed my hubby's Nuvo 10 after upsizing him to a Nuvo 20 for Christmas. He used it for a planted tank, I'm using it to fatten up a wrasse I discovered in my fuge that I thought died a month ago....go figure!

Grabbed a rock out of the fuge, some established substrate and raided the parts closet for the Kessil A80 and nano powerhead. Keeping it simple while the wrasse fattens back up for now, but will probably make this an eventual mushroom tank.


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Lol it looks like the main tank had an little offspring! That’s pretty cool it would be a nice show piece as a pico reef with some high end shrooms! Keep me updated i will love to see how it progresses!
 
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mejia.j

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My 20 long that I built into an all in one tank. Fed exclusively with Kalk in the top off water. This tank is catching my eye more than my main tank these days.


That is amazing cody! Are those3 different color monti’s intertwined?!? That looks amazing! I wish i could be able to keep SPS. They usually bleach out after a month or so for some strange reason! Keep showing me pictures of your progression i want to see how this master piece grows!
 

Cody

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Yep. Here it is from a month ago when I was doing a water change. The corals are above the water level for the picture. It's grown a bit since then and will have grown to the surface within a month or two.



Your sps are probably bleaching because your nutrients are low or your lights are too bright. Judging by your pics, your lights probably aren't too bright. Just an uneducated guess though. I don't know where your tank parameters are.
 
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mejia.j

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Yep. Here it is from a month ago when I was doing a water change. The corals are above the water level for the picture. It's grown a bit since then and will have grown to the surface within a month or two.



Your sps are probably bleaching because your nutrients are low or your lights are too bright. Judging by your pics, your lights probably aren't too bright. Just an uneducated guess though. I don't know where your tank parameters are.

That’s a very impressive colony of montis! I love the color how they intertwined together! And you might have a point i will look more into it. I recently just got a birdsnest and it’s been doing fine so far full polyp extension it looks very fluffy. Hopefully I’m going the right way. That’s one amazing reef you got there!
 

sneezebeetle

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Looks great! I think lps is the way to go with these smaller tanks :) I know Im on the lookout for some!

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sneezebeetle

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Yeah i agree!
Started making my stock list. Decided to go with mostly NPS softies, primarily because I am not using a full spectrum light at this time. Aside from some snails and a shrimp though, I can't decide on fish since I'm really limited to one or two in this small of a tank. Debating on (2) sm black clowns, (2) Helfrichi's, or (2) clown gobies.

Leaning away from the clowns because even if I get them small, they will eventually outgrow the tank and I would have to rehome them. I have other plans for the bigger tank and don't want to put 2 pairs of clowns in there.

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NEWBISH

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Started making my stock list. Decided to go with mostly NPS softies, primarily because I am not using a full spectrum light at this time. Aside from some snails and a shrimp though, I can't decide on fish since I'm really limited to one or two in this small of a tank. Debating on (2) sm black clowns, (2) Helfrichi's, or (2) clown gobies.

Leaning away from the clowns because even if I get them small, they will eventually outgrow the tank and I would have to rehome them. I have other plans for the bigger tank and don't want to put 2 pairs of clowns in there.

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Yeah makes sense Clowns have always been my favorite other "nano" fish are so hard t decide on thinking about some type of goby.
 

sneezebeetle

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Yeah makes sense Clowns have always been my favorite other "nano" fish are so hard t decide on thinking about some type of goby.
Yep! Kinda leaning towards a couple of clown gobys. Just need to look into whether or not I can house 2 together in that size tank peacefully. If not then it looks like it will be a couple Helfrichi's.

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Bigfishy

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I have seen on live aquaria a pair with a pistol shrimp if I recall correctly.


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sneezebeetle

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Well, got my little IM10 up and going. Couple LR, Cactus coral, Colt coral, Toadstool, LOTS of mushrooms, a Gorg, and a finger leather and this place is a nice and comfy home for a little clownfish and her itty bitty 1 1/4 Powder blue tang bestie. (Shhhh! Dont tell the tang police! Its just temporary until I get my Purple tang out of the DT and she is fully on frozen and nori). Going to start looking for new zoas to go in for just a little bit of added color.


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Tstew32

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Spring
Just repurposed my hubby's Nuvo 10 after upsizing him to a Nuvo 20 for Christmas. He used it for a planted tank, I'm using it to fatten up a wrasse I discovered in my fuge that I thought died a month ago....go figure!

Grabbed a rock out of the fuge, some established substrate and raided the parts closet for the Kessil A80 and nano powerhead. Keeping it simple while the wrasse fattens back up for now, but will probably make this an eventual mushroom tank.


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Love the long shallow reef, how many gallons?


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