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Old 11-25-2004, 03:51 PM
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Default The Nano Itch....

Welp, I am officially getting the Nano tank itch! Want one in my bedroom. I am looking at the JBJ 12 gallon Nano pictured here
http://www.jbjlighting.com/sys_12g_nanocube.html

I have seen this one at my LFS and it looks really nice. It has everything, pump, lights 2 24 watt compacts, wetdry, fans, etc. Just no skimmer...

Does anyone have any experience with this product or others like it?

Would firefish be OK in a small tank like this?
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Old 11-25-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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Sue,

That's very similar to the tank I have for the seahorses. My tank works really well as long as the filter medium is cleaned regularly.

I can't see why you can't have a couple or three of those firefish, seems big enough to me :-)

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Default Re: The Nano Itch....

Unfortunately unpaired firefish would dimish each other until only one dominant individual remain. So if you plan to put a firefish, it is safer (cheaper!) to just add one. Other dartfish might be more hospitable to community tank settings.
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: The Nano Itch....

Thanks guys, ...there is no real way to discern a "pair", is there?

How about the Nano tank? Anyone with experience?
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Old 11-26-2004, 04:55 AM   #5
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Default Re: The Nano Itch....

I had one for a while. It did quite well. But unfortunately they require more time than a big tank. I found water changes messy and all the cool toys I had for the big tank were too big to use for the Nano. Xenia ruled and I couldn't keep up with the fragging. So I got ride of the weed
In other words I was too lazy for the demands of a Nano. But I still have everything alive and well now in the 40G or the 75G.

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Default Re: The Nano Itch....

I've seen that JBJ a few times. In addition to the skimmer, the other thing that kinda bugged me was that it didn't skim the surface of the water. Still a nice setup for the price.

More here:
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Default Re: The Nano Itch....

Thanks Matt....checked out that thread. The new one is supposed to address the surface skimming situation..It also now has 2 - 24 watt CF bulbs and 2 fans.

It is now, for the deluxe anyway, $159.00

Jason, thanks for the input...I was planning to do water changes right from my main tank...??? I have read about people doing that....
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Wow. Cool. Glad they listen to the people at 3reef.

I like the improvements. And the 'S' stand.

Not sure I follow the bit about using tank water from the main tank. Won't that water be kinda dirty?
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Well, it would be better than the tank with no skimmer! Right? Plus, if all bad things are zero, and the water in the large tank is right where I want it, why not?
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:15 PM   #10
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hmm when u say the new nano do u mean the one that is like 20 or 30 gal? i heard they r coming out with a new bigger one...that was like 1 day after i set up the 12...i am so pissed off lol...o well...
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