11-18-2013, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bunnysaur
Could I get a little more background info on this tank (filter, lighting, etc)? If there's a thread about reef tanks this tiny, could someone direct me to it? I'm about to have an open 10gal aquarium and I've always thought about doing something like this.
Dang, i just saw this! Here's the deal with this tank: i started with 9.5lbs of live rock, 20lbs of live sand, have a hob skimmer, use t5ho lighting with some LED accents ( all my corals are growing nicely under these), have 3 powerheads ( i started with 2 but noticed a dead spot that started getting cyano so i place another ph, prolly overkill but so what), and use a cobalt heater. I used fluval salt mix and mix my own salt up using ro/di water. I do a 1-2 gallon water change weekly. Still end up dosing calcium and sometimes alk because my corals use soooo much. My duncan seems to grow a new head daily. I also use a jbj auto topoff. The thing with nanos is that if u arent religious and meticulous with ur tank care, it can quickly crash on u. U wouldnt believe how much evaporation takes place daily! That's why i ended up buying the ato. Even small amounts of evap can cause dangerous salinity shifts. I love my nano tank tho. I will warn u, smaller does not equal cheaper.