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Hello all
I have just started a new nano reef
34l in size and all parameters are good
I'm in Warrington and wondering if anyone's local ish that can help with beginner lps
I've done a bit off diy with my wife and made our own micro skimmer
So far we got one huge clown
A green mushroom drag and a tiny anemone which is wondering around the tank trying to find itself a good spot
Also loving it so much I've acquired a huge tank with sump
Toatl 350l with lighting and extras but it was well minging and we are on the middle of stripping it all down to the basic shell scrubbing and cleaning taking our time and learning the basics via forum's etc
So any help is welcome
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Hello all
I have just started a new nano reef
34l in size and all parameters are good
I'm in Warrington and wondering if anyone's local ish that can help with beginner lps
I've done a bit off diy with my wife and made our own micro skimmer
So far we got one huge clown
A green mushroom drag and a tiny anemone which is wondering around the tank trying to find itself a good spot
Also loving it so much I've acquired a huge tank with sump
Toatl 350l with lighting and extras but it was well minging and we are on the middle of stripping it all down to the basic shell scrubbing and cleaning taking our time and learning the basics via forum's etc
So any help is welcome
Regards
Pete

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Hi and welcome, sounds like you've got your hands full.  Do you plan to have both tanks up and running simultaneously?  Remember a marine tank takes a while to establish and mature.  Firstly, make sure you know how you want to run the tank.  For instance, are you prepared to keep things simple, create rock scrapes that are easily accessible?  What do you plan on keeping specifically?

I've got a nano tank, and enjoy having control over it simply by doing weekly water changes and a little husbandry!  Remind me when you've had algae settle in, as it does during the maturation stage and I will let you know why I love the hands on approach and how I keep control.


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I used atm colony on the nano tank and it's been running fine for over a week so far
The big tank is a project my wife and I are doing
It's gonna be a basic reef tank with Lps and sps with hardy easy fish
Once up and running the nano is going to be our quarantine tank

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I used atm colony on the nano tank and it's been running fine for over a week so far
The big tank is a project my wife and I are doing
It's gonna be a basic reef tank with Lps and sps with hardy easy fish
Once up and running the nano is going to be our quarantine tank

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Great.  I'm guessing you used dead rock in the nano tank?  Did you use sand too, was it dead sand?  I've never cycled a tank using bottler bacteria, so it's follow the instructions ha ha.  What test kits are you using? What are you currently testing for?
Any pictures?
Quarantine will always be a good idea.


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I got the clown,anemone and leather from a really poor quality bristleworm,algae infested tank for free
Quarantined them then added them to there new home where they are thriving
The anemone was starved almost to death and was the size of my little finger nail
But as you can see from them pics it's picking up after 5days
Same as for the leather
Overall improvement all around
As for the huge project 350l tank
We've decided to stick to my old tropical tank 180l and convert that
As for the big tank would take up too much room and care etc


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Hi welcome to the forum


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Looking good bud:)

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Hi mate, welcome to ReefBase.

Are you going to drill the 180 and add a sump?

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I've acquired a eheim pro 3 with a vectron 600
So easy less messy option
However still stuck with bigger tank3×2×2 and sump

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I've acquired a eheim pro 3 with a vectron 600
So easy less messy option
However still stuck with bigger tank3×2×2 and sump

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Before you get too far into it,  check if the tank can be drilled (i.e. it's not tempered glass) and consider adding an overflow and sumping it.  I went the external filter route and regretted it because it means you have to have the skimmer, doser etc all running into the display.
I bodged a sump on mine afterwards using a hang-on overflow box and it works, but I'd much rather have drilled.

Just a thought that might save you some arse ache down the line.  lol

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