Andy's 85L Nano

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Reply #90

Spoken to Tunze and they are sending out a new motor block and cable,  result.

I think though that the cable coming out of the bottom is a bit of a design flaw.  If anybody buys a 6040 or 6020,  you might want to wrap some zip ties around the cable to prevent it getting turned at too tight of an angle.  Strangely it has strain relief at the controller end of the cable, but not at the powerhead end.

Well that annoying I was going to pick up 2x 6025's with the Nanostream Rocks.
How was it positioned in the tank?

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Reply #91

Well that annoying I was going to pick up 2x 6025's with the Nanostream Rocks.
How was it positioned in the tank?

Not sure if the 6025 will have the same problem unless you run it pointing down.

If you look at the 6020/6040,  the wire comes out of the bottom of the powerhead, so it has to do a 180 degree turn unless you want it on its side or upside down:



Tunze's own pictures have it up that way,  so it's not like they could say I was using it wrong!


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Reply #92

That makes no sense whatsoever lol. Dont think I have seen that model before its definately interesting

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Reply #93

Tunze have been good to their word and sent a replacement motor FOC. Interesting to see the new one has strain relief fitted at both ends of the cable. Should be much more durable 👍


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Reply #94

The day I've been dreading came on Saturday.  I'm moving out while my house is taken apart and put back together so the tank is being moved to my mum's house. 
I roped my brother in and picked up a couple of these from Screwfix to help with the carrying:


I could only catch two of the fish, so I left about 6 inches of water in the tank for the other 3 + shrimps etc.   Then I soaked some filter floss with tank water and laid it on the top (to try and keep the exposed corals damp for the journey and prevent any fish jumping out due to my brother's rally driving).


Even with most of the water out, carrying the tank was a total git!  Luckily my bro has a B-MAX with doors like a van that slide open, and it juuuust about fitted.
The cabinet also just about made it into the boot with about 5mm to spare:


Then it was just 40 minutes of hell down the A127, A130 and through the worlds bumpiest countryside roads to my mum's house.

Anyway, long story short,  I did away with the sump to reduce the flood risk, it's now using a Tunze 9004 skimmer in the display and a Seachem Tidal 35 hang-on filter for mechanical/chemical filtration.   


The only real problem was that the new heater I bought to go in the tank failed meaning I had to drive home and get my Inkbird + titanium heater. The tank therefore dropped to about 20c, so I expect some corals will suffer.

Other than that everything seems to be alive although I haven't seen the urchin yet - and I snapped a few acros due to my fat fingeredness.  Stuck them back on so hopefully they'll re-grow. 👍

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Reply #95

Glad everything went well for the move. I been on those roads and am really happy I not had to move a tank through that!

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Reply #96

Glad everything went well for the move. I been on those roads and am really happy I not had to move a tank through that!

Thanks @Ratvan

So far all good with the tank.  Have to say I'm loving the Seachem Tidal filter.  It's a really well made (by Sicce) and thought out bit of kit.  It's absolutely silent in use and also the first HOB filter I've seen that will recover after a power outage with no manual intervention.   

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Thanks @Ratvan

So far all good with the tank.  Have to say I'm loving the Seachem Tidal filter.  It's a really well made (by Sicce) and thought out bit of kit.  It's absolutely silent in use and also the first HOB filter I've seen that will recover after a power outage with no manual intervention.

I was eyeing up the 55 to go on the Pico, but went cheap instead. Really nice filters have used them before.

Love the maintenance alert function on these filters, great idea that they implemented well

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Reply #98

Woohoo! Just had a text to say my urchin has turned up,  god knows where he was hiding away. I was worried he'd escaped the tank during the drive and was rolling about in the car footwells  lol

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Reply #99

Cracking piece of work there mate! Despite the obstacles in your path!


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Cracking piece of work there mate! Despite the obstacles in your path!


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Thanks mate,  I've lost one red planet acro, so far everything else survived.  One problem though,  I made a mistake with my doser and put in a lot of calcium  >:( nothing's died since that happened but I've got loads of like limescale type stuff on the glass that won't scrape off.  👌

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Reply #101

I got that from a similar product to purple up. It should reabsorb and be utilised given a bit of time. What’s the Mg read? As that will speed it up.


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