02-18-2009, 03:26 AM
| || | I was given a nano reef aquarium a while ago ... just a small 12 gallon one and it came with everything for an instant ocean!! ... and I’ve been hooked on them since. A year ago I set up a 55 gallon tank with live rock (for natural biological filtration), sump mounted protein skimmer, several jets to keep the water relatively turbulent (really important ... basically the stronger the better), 4 x 48” 40 watt bulbs (for the corals to photosynthesize) and aragonite to keep the tank buffered at the correct pH. After “cycling” the tank for a couple of weeks, I introduced a couple of fromia stars and then a couple of weeks later added some cardinals, clownfish and damsels. Nano reefs aren’t really difficult to maintain however they do require plenty of initial planning. Definitely can recommend getting into it ... even if you start small like I did.
Originally Posted by onefish2fish
welcome to the forum eddie.
care to share more about your saltwater setup? size, lights, flow, filtration, livestock and anything and everything in between?