need info and Q&A before starting nano reef - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Advanced Saltwater Discussion » Nano Reef » need info and Q&A before starting nano reef

need info and Q&A before starting nano reef

This is a discussion on need info and Q&A before starting nano reef within the Nano Reef forums, part of the Advanced Saltwater Discussion category; --> Thank you Reefing :) I was thinking about a DIY HOB Refugium (with a little LR and chaeto) for a little extra filtration, and ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
need info and Q&A before starting nano reef
Old 01-24-2013, 04:29 AM   #11
 
Thank you Reefing :)

I was thinking about a DIY HOB Refugium (with a little LR and chaeto) for a little extra filtration, and ive heard its a good way to administer meds etc?

Is this do-able? or recommended?
jakwob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #12
 
Yup, sure can.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #13
 
so i've been doing a lot of researching on what I'll need to buy to get this up and running asap, just wanted you to have a look at this light fitting,

would this be suitable to corals to be successful?

24"T5 Aquarium Light Hood Four tube System | eBay

Package includes:

1 x 24" Quad fixture
2 x 24W T5 lamps 10000k (Free item)
2 x 24W T5 lamps Actinic Blue (Free item)
4 x LED
jakwob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 10:14 AM   #14
 
Yup, fixture will do ya. Might want to change the lights, if they allow it, get like 3 True Blues and one 10 or 12k.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 10:54 AM   #15
 
I'll send the guy a message to see if i can get 3x true blue, hopefully he will agree, whats the difference between true blue lamps and 10k lamps? and why do i need more true blue?
jakwob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #16
 
The blue penetrates the water more than white light does. Your tanks needs more of that wave length than the white light. I use 22k halides in my tank.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:08 AM   #17
 
what sort of timing cycle would i need to set up for the different type of lights?

im guessing the LED's come on during the night (9pm - 9am for example) but what about the true blue and 10k?
jakwob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #18
 
thoughts on these two components?

Hang On External Filter Aquarium Fish Tank All Pond Solutions HO Range NEW | eBay

Hydor Koralia Nano Wavemaker 1000 LPH 12v - Surrey Pet Supplies
jakwob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:29 AM   #19
 
Koralia is good, ditch the filter.
As for lighting times, having them on depending on the tank, Reef or Fish, you should have them on anywheres from 8-12 hours. Like blue lights on 2 hours before and 2 hours after the rest of the lighting. But its up to you really.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:37 AM   #20
 
thank-you for your help reefing, you the man!

what about the moon led's, they on during the night? or they the ones 2 hours before and after?
jakwob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nano reef tommaso889 Saltwater Fish 1 07-15-2012 09:57 AM
Starting a nano reef tank fishboi Nano Reef 11 06-15-2010 02:40 PM
Starting a nano-reef system! 55bldparrot30 Coral and Reef Creatures 3 09-17-2009 09:57 PM
Ultra Nano Reef project (or semi reef) ...my new project SuperFishFan Nano Reef 23 08-08-2009 01:52 PM
What should I put in my nano reef? Help Please! NemoFan Coral and Reef Creatures 20 03-12-2009 05:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.