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Old 12/28/2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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Nano Cube for Reef

I currently have a 125 FOWLR with PC lights and want to add "Reef" to my hobby / obsession. I didnt' want to deal with upgrading the lights, chiller and other equipments required for reef. So, I thought of starting of a Nano Cube for Reef.

Firstly, is it a good idea to get a nano cube for reef?

Secondly, what do you guy / gals think of this system:

JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube HQI Aquarium

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...ct~JB7141.html


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Old 12/29/2007, 01:29 AM   #2
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My buddy has that tank and you can put about anytype of coral in there its got everything you need... good choice if you want to stick with Cubes. i have a 24 aquapod and it works good but if you want SPS then go with that tank


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Old 12/29/2007, 05:46 AM   #3
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I have a 24 gallon AquaPod and SPS are not a problem if you get the Current-USA SunPod 150w HQI hood for it. you can definitely do a reef tank with a nano cube - check out the Nano tank forum here on RC for inspiration.


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Old 12/29/2007, 10:41 AM   #4
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What are the challenges of running a Nano?

What do you guys think about the one I posted on top? Is the price good?


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Old 12/29/2007, 11:02 AM   #5
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Nanos are challenging because you've got less water to dilute your mistakes. You have to be diligent about salinity, water changes, and over stocking, because it's hard to add a sump to most "all in one" nano packages like the AquaPod or the cubes. Te JBJ cube you posted about is nice. They are all roughly about the same in terms of performance.


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Old 12/29/2007, 11:03 AM   #6
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Oh, I suggest that you resist the urge to buy corals like you'd normally do for a regular reef. You need to hold out for the special ones, and resist the urge to stock it with fast growing specimens that will make you do a LOT of work. There's not a lot of room in a nano - go slowly.


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Old 12/29/2007, 03:46 PM   #7
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are you could get alot and frag them a lot lol... but i agree i dont have a MH i just bought the curent usa tank 34g and i've got the MH for sps but the jbj is a great tank i almost got that one but decided with a little bit bigger of a tank. thats an ok price ive seen them for 450 at a store by my work. the nice thing with that tank is it comes with everything you would need and it has a bilt in skimmer in the back. i would go for it.


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Old 12/29/2007, 09:02 PM   #8
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I have a ran a 20 gallon for 2 years now with just a biowheel filter and compact flouresent lights and have had great luck with mushrooms and zoo's, even got some lps in their too doing just fine. With that said the nano tanks should be perfect for you, just me on top of salinity and water changes.


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Old 12/29/2007, 10:16 PM   #9
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Much better improvement on this model than the old NC. With this one you can put the LEDs and Daylights on two different timers. One surefire way to make your tank more stable in between water changes is to convert the overflow compartment in the back into a fuge to help with nutrient export. I have some pics of the DIY fuge I made on my NC DX on my website.


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