11g Nano setup

…and everything smaller!

Postby Sam » 2005-12-13 17:44

dementedlullaby wrote: I'm going to just have inverts, no fishies to start^^

Isn't that how all reefs start? :P
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-18 09:01

pretty much, but personally, being an invert lover myself, wouldnt have anything apart from inverts :D
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-12-18 21:28

Actually - I'm very very tempted to set up one myself. I saw a full start kit at my LFS (1foot by 1 by 1.5high tank) complete with bits for £145...
Ooh, another tip for you, my LFS also has cured Liverock for £11.95 per kilo!
(If Dad asks me again what I want for my birthday, I'll tell him that!)
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-18 22:52

I wouldn't want to buy a full setup. Do you not think it would be alot more fun doing it all yourself, at your own pace, and designing and planning it all. As a sort of project.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-12-18 23:20

Lol - that's true, but they have one of their own kits up and running in the shop - it holds two types of clown fish (1 of each) a red shrimpy thing with white bits, a pipefish thing (it has a circly tail, all rainbowy) and lots of different "mushrooms" and polyps and things with fronds... it's fascinating.
It comes with the double light thing, a blue one and a white - you can switch one/the other/both on - I think that's a very good price for all that and filter and everything else. It's like one of those Luminaire Kat was on about.
It's a good size tank, I can see all the stuff works (because they have one) and I don't think I could set it up for less to be honest. That and I'm a newbie to Salties. Freshwater setups no problems... but I'm more nervous about this one. Oh, and it doesn't need a sump apparantly, the big filter thingie does all that - so no more room/stands needed.
He showed me how to use a salinity tester too - that was quite cool!
(I'll get a photo of it in the new year)
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-18 23:24

Sounds like an interesting setup to me, would love to see what it looks like. If you can get any pics that would be awesome :D
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-12-18 23:28

Sure thing - well he said I can in new year as I said (Haven't got time before then - work is demanding me all hours - I have 9-8pm tomorrow)
So I should bring in some nice photo's of my fave LFS (Sixhills).
They are practical and efficient, even if they do call Hillstreams "Hong Kong Algae Eaters". They have a round version this time.

But yes - if Dad asks me again - I'll do a "Little Britain" - "Want that one."
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-18 23:30

lol :lol: Just remember, need any help setting up or choosing equipment then PM me :D
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-12-19 09:06

Or Sam of course! Thanks, I will do. Like I say, it's just an idea I'm purring over at the moment - I don't even know if I have the room for one yet, never mind the means...
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Postby dementedlullaby » 2005-12-28 16:19

Sam wrote:
dementedlullaby wrote: I'm going to just have inverts, no fishies to start^^

Isn't that how all reefs start? :P

LOL I would suppose you are correct! :)

Well I'mma picking up the tank tommorow so IT STARTS lol. I'll keep ya all updated on my progress.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-28 16:35

don't forget to take LOTS of pics!

what equipment are you using?
what corals will you keep?
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-28 17:43

Quirlys wrote: Or Sam of course! Thanks, I will do. Like I say, it's just an idea I'm purring over at the moment - I don't even know if I have the room for one yet, never mind the means...

ME!? Alright, if you ask me I could always ask Kev for the answer. :P
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Postby Innes » 2005-12-28 19:21

dementedlullaby wrote: Hi guys,

my LFS has a special on a 5g tank with live rock and 2 clown fish. I was talking to the guy and he said he'd bump it up to a 11g for the same price for me(I have 2 of the same 11g's in different colours, I really like 'em, they are tall instead of wide.

I'm not sure about the clown fish so I may ask to take something else. I think clown fish would probably take the whole bio-load? I'd like some of those cool colourful shrimp and they have those tube worm things at the LFS also. What kind of fish could be added? I'd prefer something smaller so I could have a bit of variety. Also peaceful of course. Also I'd like to get a star fish if at all possible. Which kind would be suggested for a tank of this size?

Thanks for the help, my parents are also getting the same kit but are keeping the clown fish so I'll be able to watch those sometimes too LOL. It'll be my first attempt at salt water so hardy fish are appreciated.

5g is too small for clownfish, 11g is also too small really, you should really look for at least 15g.

your LFS should not be selling 5g tanks on special with live rock and clownfish.

you might get away with a shrimp and a goby or something if your really lucky in a 5g

small tanks are not really stabel enough for marines, the workload needed to run such a tank would be stupid and prolly not worth it.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-28 19:32

Innes wrote:
small tanks are not really stabel enough for marines, the workload needed to run such a tank would be stupid and prolly not worth it.

thay are suitable if you keep JUST corals... sometimes a few shrimp or crabs as well...

but if you want fish, you need a much bigger tank!
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-28 20:29

KittyKat wrote:
thay are suitable if you keep JUST corals... sometimes a few shrimp or crabs as well...

Not even that.
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