Do you have a nano tank?

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Do you have a nano tank?

  1. Yes

    57.8%
  2. No

    42.2%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I have to say ... my 20 long is the hardest tank I've had - and the smallest!

    Keeping acros, fish, etc.. in such a small tank is a challenge for me. I'm always realizing what I did wrong last week. For instance tonight I was marveling at some new red algae and wondering what could have spiked it.. I think it was because I noticed that my pH had been low and cranked the effluent on my calcium reactor... which raised pH but lowered alk... could this be, or is it from all the food I've been throwing since I've overstocked the tank with fish I shouldn't have? :-X Or is it my relatively new halide/T5 light and all of the above? ::) :tongue4:

    Either way... this is a challenge. Do you have a nano aquarium going? :ears:
     
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  3. gkw

    gkw Peppermint Shrimp

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    Matt, I am going to have a nano - a 20 gal long w/ ~20 gal fuge and 10 gal sump(also a 20 gal long tank) = 50 gal. Is it still consider a nano?

    I am setting it up next week. I can't wait!!! I love it when I get to build/setup something! It's not gonna look all that good, but it's going to be a frag tank. :)


    O, yeah, I want to keep acros, montipora digitatas, soft corals, and a clam. Is 175watts of PC enough? How about 72watts of T5-HO?

    Thanks!
     
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  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Yup, I have a 12 gal nano ^^
     
  5. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    20gal high for me... 10gal sump is in the works

    Marc.
     
  6. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    12gal nano cube DX with zoa's, mushrooms, BTA and 2 clowns. great looking little world of it's own.
     
  7. jonathan

    jonathan Aiptasia Anemone

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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    2.5 gallon nano here. It once held a mantis that died during a molt then a pair of harlequin shrimp which have been moved to my new-ish 46 gallon hex. Now it's just a temporary holding tank for a serpent star that will eventually go into my 180 gallon once it's set up and cycled.
     
  10. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    20 long, If that is considered to be one and a 10 gal.
    They are the hardest tanks to take care of.'


    Jim
     
  11. EPIC LOKI

    EPIC LOKI Astrea Snail

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    24 gal nano dx its my first tank ...its given me some headaches but it will def. not be the last...i plan on doing a 150 next ... big jump but my brother has one so he can help me out
     
  12. Salty

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    10 gallon here. Right now I am having a ph problem. Lost most of my pulsating xenia as a result. I am finding it a challenge, but I enjoy it. I have to learn to leave it alone except for water changes, addition of chemicals & testing. I have been one who loves to rearrange the coral & I know that is a no, no. I'm going to sit back, enjoy & let nature take its course.