The Nano Itch....

Discussion in 'General Reef Topics' started by Birdlady, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    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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  3. JohnO

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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 :)

    John
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    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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    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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    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.

    J
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  9. Birdlady

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    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. ;D

    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?
  12. Bruce

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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...