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Naptalene
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Nano tank

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Hello,

Just thought I'd share my nano with you guys. Total volume is 80L and the display is 460x380x390.
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(Sorry for the crappy pic quality. It's a special ability I have)

Livestock is 1 Anthias, 2x clowns and a six line wrasse. My fire shrimp recently decided to.... Die after 2.5 years so I need to get two more.

My RA is currently used more for fail safe and emergency control than total integration.

Before getting the RA I had a doser, DIY Led's (on a typhoon) and a Tunze osmolater so those functions are still handled by these units but they are run off the relay box. I will eventually migrate the lighting to the RA.

Return is a sicce syncra, and flow is via wp10 and an rw4. It's a zeo tank that uses my really dodgey DIY reactor :p

Coolest thing I've got running is the power fail mode I stole from Lee's code.
I have a little relay hooked up that triggers a power out mode in a power failure. This turns off everything except the return pump but turns the zeo reactor and skimmer on for about a minute every half hour to keep things oxygenated and stop the zeo stones from going all stinky and gross. This has literally saved my tank on many occasions.

Sump.....
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lnevo
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Re: Nano tank

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Very nice! Love how good the SPS is doing in the nano. How old is the tank?
Naptalene
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Re: Nano tank

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Thanks :)
Coming up for about 18months.
All of the corals are grown from tiny frags which I'm quite chuffed with

This is July 2014
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And the frags the corals came from lol.
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The birdsnests were added later and so were the Mille's. I thought I had tons of space but Apparantly I was wrong[FLUSHED FACE]

Not brown nosing, this tank wouldn't have survived without the RA when we had scheduled power outs multiple times a week for a minimum of 4 hours each time. It was nerve-racking.
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Naptalene
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Re: Nano tank

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Pics are backwards... Oops
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cosmith71
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Re: Nano tank

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Awesome growth!
Naptalene
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Re: Nano tank

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Yeah it was kinda weird...
Nothing was happening. Then I did a test for our local forum by swooping to and running 4x t5's for about 3 months.
Things started going and I was convinced it was the t5's. So to prove that's what it was I went back to my DIY leds. Nothing changed....

I started feeding the tank with a sludge I make up of ocean nutrition
Cyclops,rotifers, oyster eggs and some Seachem flakes. Thaw it, mix it and re-freeze. That gets fed every evening for the fish and corals and I swear that was the turning point....

Are you guys ok if I link the t5 thread on here?
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Naptalene
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Re: Nano tank

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Thought I'd share my little led mod.

Built this out of drafting paper

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Which changed the light spill from this

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To this....

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And the tank looks like this after about a month iirc

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So far it's awesome and your eyes hurt less when viewing the tank lol
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lnevo
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Re: Nano tank

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Looking sharp!!!
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