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Thread: Nano Cube 14
01-02-2011, 07:11 AM #1
Nano Cube 14
Hi everyone this is my first post on this forum so here I go. For christmas I got a 12 Gallon Nano Cube for a reef tank. So over the past few days I have been researching and working on it nonstop because this is my first saltwater though I have done a huge amount of studying because I was planning one anyway. So I want to make it a reef tank. And I have a few questions but first, the stocking and equipment list (The coral is coming from Live Aquaria in a special nano softie pack).
Black Sailfin Blenny
Dwarf Blue-Leg Hermit Crab
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
3x Turbo Snails
5x Nassarius Snails
2x Super Tongan Nassarius Snails
Random Mushroom Coral
Random Polyp Coral
Random Soft Coral
One random coral from one of those categories
12 Gallon Nano-Cube with modified chambers
(First Chamber:Sera filter wool, and Purigen)
(Second Chamber:Stock Carbon, and LR rubble
(Third Chamber:Maxi-Jet 900 Pump, Heater and Aquatic Life Internal Mini Skimmer 115)
Hydor Koralia Nano 240 Pump
Kent Essential Elements
Kent Iron and Manganese
Kent Liquid Calcium
Kent Strontium and Molybdendum
I have test kits for all those as well as for copper,alkalinity,phospate,ammonia,nitrite,nitrate ,ph,and silica
I am planning on using one and only nitrifying bacteria
Now for my questions:
Some people say I shouldn't use a protein skimmer for such a small tank. What do you think?
I don't know how I am going to be able to get the cords out of the aquarium. Anyone with experience, please help!
Thats all for now!