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Jumping back in with another nano

After my last nano tank lasted for a year and a half, with 0 water changes and exceptional beauty and diversity. I have decided to jump back in with a different perspective, after gaining a little experience in my ongoing 20 gallon planted project. I have seen many videos and pictures of fluval spec aquariums made into marine tanks. My plan is to get one of those, not sure of size. Use my now dry base rocks that we're live rocks and pick up some actual live rock. New sand, an old heater. And start a refugium style tank if you will. Pile of live rock in the middle, macro algaes growing on the rock or near it, need to find out the species I've been seeing in videos. Anyway have a bit of macro algae and a few inverts, blue legs, margaritas the usual for me. Let it sit a few months like that. Maybe visit my coral guy and pick up some zoas, mushrooms, and I think an organ pipe coral that did great for me and he threw in extra cheap. Maybe one small clown, or a goby of some sort. Will be doing frequent water changes for this tank as I want this to be even more amazing and healthy than the last. Still gotta do research on this plan of course. Anyway any comments are appreciated, as always sorry for the rant.

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Re: Jumping back in with another nano

I have actually been trying to figure out what to do with my spec (5g) since my CPO died.The nano reef sounds like a good idea ,but I think you will need a different light as the one that comes with it is 6500K and in the low par range.It grow some easy freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image plants but nothing overwhelming.It is a small enough tank that a decent light is not too expensive.



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I've seen some videos on them and the light looks generic I'm not sure but the tanks look great. Im a fan of the ones mixed with vegetation too. But it's just a sleek look, a decent price, and a good size so you don't blow too much on livestock plus it fits on a desk. Tell me what you come up with for replacement light or if you end up going through with it!
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Re: Jumping back in with another nano

I'll end using a current true lumen pro led 12" strip since I have a bunch.They are kind of pricey but their is a very comparable light for much cheaper now.

TrueLumen Pro LED: Fish & Aquariums | eBay
These are not currents but look identical and have all good info on bottom of page.The price is right as the currents are 3x as much and their transformers suck!



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Display fuge's are great... such amazing colors if you get the reds and blue macros.


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Re: Jumping back in with another nano

Hey,congrats for jumping back into the nano reef community!I'm a new hobbiest,and I have a 10 gallon nano and do a 20% water changes and water tests and this is giving me great results so far with my only losses being a Austria snails eaten by my blue legged type errorhermits.
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