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HI well it's been a while since the red sea max nano has been updated on the forum.
Back in April this year all went well with the cycle and all through the summer and the last 7 months the nano is now complete .
I decided to have a mix of lps and zoas with maybe one or 2 sps .All has gone to plan with all the various corals settled in well.
The only one glitch I had was I introduced some aphasia which I removed with aptasia x and only get the occasional one .
The tank has been stable for some time now and I dose every other day or when required and keep my water at

St 1025
Temp25c
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0.5
Ammonia 0
Calcium 450
Magnesium 1350
Kh  9

So hopefully this first attempt  of a nano will live up to my expectations So far so good .
Hope you like the picture

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Reply #1

Looks great, well done! 

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Reply #2

Thanks let's hope I can keep it going

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Hi - great looking tank. I’m really interested in the Red Sea Max Nano. Did you stick with the original kit or have you upgraded it?

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Hi sorry for the delay in answering
The only things I have added to the nano is 2 circulation pumps at right angles apart from that as out of the box.
Having it now running for just under one year the only fault in design I can find is the slightly noisy skimmer pump apart from that it is a great peice of kit and easy to maintain
Let me know if you decide to get one

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Reply #5

That’s ok! Thanks for getting back to me.

 I’m seriously tempted... I’ve had a little freshwater 40 litre tank for a while now and I’ve spent months browsing reef forums and watching the BRS 52 week series. I love the look of the RSM and the ‘plug and play’ aspect is really appealing. I’d plan to start super slow and probably stick to soft corals to make life easier on myself. I may bite the bullet and go for it!

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Reply #6

@Duncindevon it looks fantastic! Great job  :kiss:
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Reply #7

First of all thanks Fuey appreciated
Yes seriously I would go for it  Just one word of warning don't go mad on corals as I have as they grow like mad and as you have restricted space you might find like I have they start invading each other's space
I went for lps as the growth rate is slower than soft corals and filled it the gaps with zoas and a couple of acans
The a1 prime lighting will give you opportunity to keep soft/lps/and some hardy sps  .
If you need any advice on the setup then feel free to message me and will give you any help I can
And of course there are some great nano tank refers on here who have helped me and will certainly help you
Good luck and let me know how it goes

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Here is a picture just taken to show you the tank now 
If you compare it to my first picture at the begining of this thread you can see in only a few weeks the growth and that some corals have had to be moved

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Reply #9

It's a shame the colours are washed out but you get the idea

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Reply #10

This Is a better picture

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Reply #11

It looks absolutely amazing! It’s such a beautiful tank.

Thanks for the advice and will definitely let you know if I take the plunge - and thanks so much for answering my questions, I really appreciate it.

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Reply #12

Thanks and yep go for it You won't be disappointed
Keep in touch
Cheers

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Reply #13

looks fantastic that does : )

out of interest... what are you dosing with?

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Reply #14

Hi
I don't dose much and then it is normally magnesium and kh as I do 2 water charges a week using coral plus pro and as the salt mix has an elivated calcium magnesium and kh I find that it stays mainly stable Sometimes I do get a slight drop in kh and magnesium and dose by hand just enough to bring it up. T dose with red sea liquid calcium and magnesium and kh Cheers

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