Nano attempt round 1

Discussion in 'Connecticut Area Reef Society' started by Peter Dietz, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. MermaidTail

    MermaidTail Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    334
    I can't really think of a reason why that would be the case...
     

  2. MermaidTail

    MermaidTail Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    334
    I can't really think of a reason why that would be the case...
     
  3. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I looked at the fluval nano light today. Was thinking that for Acans, zoas, torch, mushrooms, and maybe a bubble tip. It has a 9000k heat
     
    MermaidTail likes this.
  4. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Is that a good light or do I need something stronger? Was either gonna do that or a par38 bulb bust just don't like how the bulb focus alot in one area
     
  5. Ari21

    Ari21 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    CT
  6. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Was talking about this one.

    Screenshot_20160708-183505.png
     
  7. Chrisfish

    Chrisfish Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,565
    Likes Received:
    6,802
    Location:
    Virginia
    very nice nano! I started out with an 8 gal. I had the Hydor 240 power head and they have wave maker attachment that's really nice to. Amazon prime is great for stuff like that. I also used a wave point nano light and then when to the Sanrise both on Amazon for under 100.00 and they were fine for soft corals. Looking forward to seeing more of your tank.:)
     
  8. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Thanks for the advice and the follow. I'm hoping it starts it's cycle soon so I can get it going.
     
    MermaidTail and Chrisfish like this.
  9. Ari21

    Ari21 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    CT
    That should do it for low light coral.
     
  10. Hunter S Thompson

    Hunter S Thompson Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Cedar Park, TX
    I think this is a cool nano tank.
    To those posted wondering what tank this is... It appears to me to be the Petco Arc 6.25 gallon. It also goes by another name (imaginasomething?). Both are identical. I researched them a couple of years ago. From what I remember about them...
    Beware of deadspots to the lower left and right of the filter (no water movement in these areas).
    I understand the filter needs to be modified to make the water properly skim. I think there is a hole that needs to be plugged and the vertical slots need the be sawed up to the top.
    Obviously you would want to take out the filter cartridge once you do this and create a media tray, unless water changes are your bag.

    Here is what the filter area looks like from the back. Peter let us know if I'm wrong.

    IMG_0005_zpsgix1ubi0.jpg
     
  11. Hunter S Thompson

    Hunter S Thompson Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Cedar Park, TX
    To Peter's question about Amonia/cycling, you need bacteria. Ammonia that high will kill anything. There is no sense leaving that dead shrimp in the water. You said you used non-live rock and non-live sand. The bacteria that facilitates the nitrogen cycle has to come from somewhere. You are not going to create new life in this tank (unless a lot of things go right and you wait a few billion years). You need to buy a bacteria starter or a piece of live rock (or get some gravel/shells from your LFS or friends).
     
  12. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I added a piece or raw shrimp to start the cycle. My ammonia is through the the roof and the shrimp has since been removed. I have cope pods swimming around but haventhe seen a drop in ammonia yet. Gonna test again today and see. If it doesn't drop I'm gonna get some bacteria in a bottle
     
  13. MermaidTail

    MermaidTail Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    334
    Any updates?
     
  14. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I don't think I actually got ammonia from the raw shrimp when I added it for 36 hrs. So I but a new piece in and plan on leaving it in till it's completely gone.
     
  15. MermaidTail

    MermaidTail Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    334
    How's your tank?
     
  16. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Good question. I havent seen a bacteria bloom or nothing and the tank has no ammonia, no nitrate, and very little nitrite about 20ppm. Yet no bacteria bloom I'm quite confused. I don't see any tiny sea stars or anything swimming around that I know of. I might shut the pump off for a few hours and come back and check it out. But he is an updated pic since I decided I don't like my aqua scape from earlier.
    20161016_100414.jpg
     
    MermaidTail likes this.
  17. DustyXB9Reefer

    DustyXB9Reefer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    143
    I would go ahead and add a fish and some clean up crew.
     
  18. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I figured out the problem of me not growing anything. It's my light it's a basic light most likely for freshwater aquariums.
     
    FishWrangler likes this.
  19. kgstei

    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    138
    Location:
    Griswold
    Hi Peter just curious where you're located in Connecticut If you're interested I have some Kenya tree Coral you can throw in there
     
  20. Peter Dietz

    Peter Dietz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I live in up in Danielson in the Northeast corner
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...