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Featured My Nano display QT/observation tank - Scape done!

Discussion in 'Nano Tanks (11-30gal)' started by Wilson, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Wilson

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    Well I picked up a little RiverReef 48 today from Jrob3rts, always been gutted about closing my nano down so looking forward to a new bedroom tank.

    The tank will contain Zoas, Rics and some LPS. It will also be home to one fish at a time, it will be a type of QT in a sense as any new fish will go in here for a month or two before being added to my main tank. Hopefully any diseases etc. that the fish may have will come within this time. I'm doing this to try and prevent any new additions killing off some of my fish (happened twice so far :().

    The tank is in position now so need to find some reef bone (NO MORE AIPS Big Thumbs Up) and will be getting it wet tomorrow if nothing else comes up in the meantime.

    Will get pics up when things start going in, I'm sure you all know what an empty tank looks like.

    Cheers.
     
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  2. Matt88

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    Re: My Nano display QT

    Sounds good. Good idea to use it to observe new fish as well :thumbup1:
     
  3. Wilson

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    Cheers mate. The observation idea was from my missus, she asked what I was putting in it and I said maybe just a couple of cheapish nano fish then she said why not use it to observe new fish. I have put fish in my tank a couple of times for them to not look right after a few days, then it's really difficult to catch them to treat. I'm hoping to make this tank not have many hiding places so if they are to come out with a disease, it can then be easily moved to a QT and I won't need to leave my main display fallow, just the little one in the bedroom.

    Just hope everything goes to plan now :D
     
  4. Wilson

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    Re: My Nano display QT/observation tank.

    Here's a pic of the tank before I picked it up today.
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  5. Wilson

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    Well the little tank is wet, sadly just with fresh water whilst it has a good clean, need to find a pump for it too and some pipe to connect it so the back filter can work.
     
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    Re: My Nano display QT/observation tank.

    Lol, from closing down to 2 tanks. I like it Big Thumbs Up
     
  7. Wilson

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    haha I know mate, hopefully won't cost too much money though to set up and last time I had one of these they were pretty easy to maintain, although some of my corals were made from plastic back then :rolleyes:. Money seems to be better at the moment and all is good, so why not treat myself :clap:..... She seems to be taking too much of an interest in this one though, next she will be wanting to come into fish shops with me - polite notice to all LFS's, please remove your prices if you see her come in with me Hysterical
     
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    Cleaning took too long, so I shamelessly gave up because I got bored. So here is the tank with sand in looking no cleaner.... If anything a little dirtier with a water lone running around the middle now :whistling:. Anyone got a big clump of LR i can chuck in it that will sit nicely in the middle?

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  9. jrob3rts

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    I didn't try to clean the back, but glad it's wet :)
    livingjewels had some rock when I popped over the other day. Not sure if he has any left.
     
  10. Wilson

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    I started trying to clean it but was taking ages so I gave up, will have another go today now its been soaking for a bit.

    I've wired the lights so I can use individual timers for each light and filled with water. Added a heater (which is too big so need a smaller one) and put in an old pump I had for the back. Not the most powerful pump but think it will do the job.

    Gonna stay on the lookout for some rock to use and a small powerhead.
     
  11. Mr Dave

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    They are a cracking little tank mate
    Looking forward to seeing this develop
     
  12. Wilson

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    It's also green!
    Would be an easy option though if it were clean.
     
  14. Mr Dave

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    Im sure that was marine madness's
     
  15. Wilson

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    Yeah I know it's green, but I think a blast with the jet wash then run a decent amount of phos remover it could be a nice easy piece of rock to use. I don't want something with loads of hiding places because I want to be able to easily remove any fish that go in there.
     
  16. Wilson

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    I think I recognise the shape too Dave so you could be right.
     
  17. Mr Dave

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    Was the GHA that made me recognise it smiley-sex020
    Lol no i have seen his tank well that one when he had it
     
  18. Wilson

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    Lol you reckon these are just a pita for the green stuff then mate? Should I just go with lr and try and emulate that type of look?
     
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    I think up could be right Dave. Hope he will see and confirm.

    I would suggest a dremel if you have one. Not sure how fragile this stuff is but ceramic makes me think it's brittle.
     
  20. Mr Dave

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    I have ceramics in my tank mate dont you remember looking at it .
    IMO its not the ceramics mate I have had no problems with it other than a cyno outbreak when i switched tanks over
     
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