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  1. Default Give me some deets!!

    0 Not allowed!
    I recently set up my first reef tank and I want to open up a discussion of what to watch out for based on the set up I have. Keep in mind I'm not trying to create an extremely technical set up, I just want to have a nice looking nano...

    Here is my setup...

    20 Gallon tank (about 14-18 inches deep, haven't measured)
    Aqua Clear 30 HOB filter
    24" - 130W PC lighting, 2 dual moonlight
    1 - Hydor Koralia Nano 425
    1 inch deep sand bed


    How often will I need to change the water?

    Do I have enough flow?

    What type of corals can I keep?

    What pitfalls will I most likely experience?

    I appreciate the help! This is my first saltwater setup and I just want to know what I might face in getting this going. I've done a lot of reading about this but I feel more comfortable with input from experienced hobbyist here on AC! Thanks!
    Good Tankin' & Take Care!


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    0 Not allowed!
    ALSO: I don't have any live rock in the tank yet. It's just the sand bed, saltwater, prime and stability to get things kicking.
    Good Tankin' & Take Care!


  3. #3


    0 Not allowed!
    Congrats on dipping your toes in the salty side!


    No need for water changes until you are cycled.

    You do not have enough flow. I would recommend at least another koralia nano.

    I have pc lighting, and I am keeping zoas, mushrooms, frogspawn, bubble coral, candy cane coral, encrusting gorgonian, green star polyps, and sun corals.

    As far as pitfalls go, if you take your time cycling and plan/research your stocking, you really shouldn't come across anything unexpected.
    Expect algae - three different waves of it (diatoms, green hair, cyano). You may not get them in that order, or just once, or at all - but expect to see some, lol.
    Without live rock, you won't have any hitch hiker action going on to watch out for. When you start adding live stuff is when things can get hairy...
    20gal long planted community

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