teddys 10gal nano reef build - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 89 Old 03-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Skip the canister filter it's a nitrite producer.

Lights maybe a little much, wait for Pasfur, wake, or OnefishTwofish.
fishesfriend is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 89 Old 03-21-2010, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
teddyzaper's Avatar
 
the canister is for my FRESHWATER tank....... i just posted here as to not start yet another thread cause im pretty sure its a good one, but if one of u say no then i wont get it for my FRESHWATER tank.

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
post #13 of 89 Old 03-21-2010, 08:51 PM
Oo I thought you ment marine. I have no experence with canister filters in freshwater.
fishesfriend is offline  
post #14 of 89 Old 03-21-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
teddyzaper's Avatar
 
ok np thanks for replying, im trying to have someone give me some decent info so i can get my order in before tonight so it will come next week. yay free shipping!

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
post #15 of 89 Old 03-21-2010, 10:21 PM
Member
 
wake49's Avatar
 
The watts per gallon rule is kind of archaic. There are a lot of determining factors when it comes to light. For example, 70 watts of Metal Halide is superior to 140 watts of Fluorescent. The gas burn bulbs give off far more UVs than Fluorescent bulbs.

If you want a 70 watt metal halide, just hang it high on the tank. That clamp light looks like it can be placed about 7" above the tank. This would be a good fit. You might want to add a fluorescent bulb to pick up more blue light, and I would say to leave that MH on for only 5 hours a day max. The Fluorescents can stay on for longer, maybe ten-eleven hours.

I have never tried 14,000k bulbs, but I think that Kells or Onefish have. I would probably go with a 10000k myself



Nothing good happens fast in an Aquarium

My 30 Gallon Long Marine Tank
My son's 20 gallon FW Community

Last edited by wake49; 03-21-2010 at 10:24 PM.
wake49 is offline  
post #16 of 89 Old 03-21-2010, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
teddyzaper's Avatar
 
well if i dont like the bulb i can change it out. are u saying i should get a small attinic aftermarket or something? i think im gonna go ahead and order them! exciting. i also got a nice test kit coming with the order!

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
post #17 of 89 Old 03-22-2010, 09:42 AM
Member
 
wake49's Avatar
 
Halides are very warm. You will need to be adding a fan to cool them. They can be responsible for a lot of evaporation over the course of a day. In a ten gallon tank, a half gallon of water is 5% of the total volume! That could throw off the salinity and create big temperature swings.

In this case, Power Compacts (PC) are a good alternative. Considering the tank size, keeping corals alive even with PC shouldn't be a problem...



Nothing good happens fast in an Aquarium

My 30 Gallon Long Marine Tank
My son's 20 gallon FW Community
wake49 is offline  
post #18 of 89 Old 03-22-2010, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
teddyzaper's Avatar
 
I went ahead and got all the stuff. conisdering that it is high off the tank and my room is usualy cold, i dont think it will get to hot. if it does i will just end up getting a small fan, which is ok with me. Hopefully i can get some nicer corals that arent to hard to keep. how hard are hard corals to keep if i could keep them with a 70watt metal halide 14000k light?

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
post #19 of 89 Old 03-22-2010, 08:30 PM
Member
 
wake49's Avatar
 
The lights are just the beginning. Just a good piece in the puzzle that is reefkeeping. As important as strong lighting is for hard corals, oldtimers will tell you that they "kept Acro under two T8s!" How true this reaaally is is beyond me, but I understand the premise of the statement.

Water Quality is by far the most important method of keeping hard corals. If you have fluctuating Alkalinity and Calcium and high Nitrates, all the sunlight in the world won't help. Alkalinity 8-12 dKH. Calcium between 400-450 ppm. Nitrates need to be ~0ppm and temperature and salinity need to stay constant.

I would try my hand at keeping the water as stable as possible (you will find it challenging in a 10 nano) and make sure you know the tank's needs before adding any sensitive lifeforms.



Nothing good happens fast in an Aquarium

My 30 Gallon Long Marine Tank
My son's 20 gallon FW Community
wake49 is offline  
post #20 of 89 Old 03-22-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
teddyzaper's Avatar
 
i understand, i am taking it slow. i will probably start up with a fish and invert then move into adding corals. i really like gobys but i have no clue what i really want. i like fish that dont just hover around the tank, you know, ones with personalities. i like ones that hide, play peek-a-boo and stuff like gobys that walk around. any sugestions would be nice.

also could someone help me out with CUC. i know it stands up for clean up crew, but im still confused, does it stay in the tank forever, what should mine consist of, is there a way to have interesting snails and whatever else is in it? i am willing to pay a bit more if the CUC has some nice inverts in it.

im think im having some sort of bloom. my sand is turning brown on top and the LR is kind of purple. if someone could explain that would be awsome!

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15 nano build - Picture heavy willieturnip Saltwater Journals 28 05-23-2010 10:12 AM
55 to 90 gallon Reef Build xsputnikx Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 5 03-06-2010 10:40 PM
Cody's 10G Nano Reef Build Cody Saltwater Journals 207 12-28-2008 01:01 AM
Tm's 10g nano build thread - PICTURE WARNING tmfreak Saltwater Journals 6 10-22-2006 07:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome