New member here, wanted to share my college dorm nano reef

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by TyroAquaria, Feb 5, 2018.

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  2. No, do the responsible thing and wait until you settle down in life

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  1. TyroAquaria

    TyroAquaria Member

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    Hi guys, I've been a spectator on the forums for a while now and I finally decided to join the community. I wanted to share my nano reef that I keep in my dorm at school. I'm hoping to upgrade to a bigger tank once I move back home and figure out what my plans are, however, I'm afraid of being tied down to one location and not wanting to move because of a reef tank.... but I want one soooo bad!


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  2. Crabs Mcjones

    Crabs Mcjones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    Welcome to R2R!!! welcome12_af875eaa887ed91c39e4c81c7d4fd966-0ed06ab93ea565647147c6beddbca4eb.gif giphy.gif
    It's alot of work but a reef tank is movable when you move to a new home ;)
     
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  3. Dsnakes

    Dsnakes Knight Reefer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    Welcome to R2R! That's a good looking little tank.
     
  4. zachxlutz

    zachxlutz 120 Gallons of FUN R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I have the same tank setup next to my big tank! Good looking system! If I were you, I'd wait until you've settled down a bit before upgrading. The nuvo is easily moved... I've moved it around my house almost effortlessly with just draining the water and pulling the live rock... the 120, on the other hand, is going to be a real PITA to move one day.
     
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    Welcome! That almost looks therapeutic.
     
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    K. Steven Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Definitely wait to be settled. I recently graduated and it's not fun having to move a tank while you look for a permanent location.
     
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    Love your tank! Welcome a
     
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    It is really nice to take a break from studying and just stare into the tank. I call it my private Discovery Channel
     
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    cycled123 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I would wait. I moved 6 times in 2.5 yrs before buying a house. And I would assume living with parents is short term. Most rental places won't let you have a larger volume tank anyway.
     
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    What would you guys say is the largest "easy to move" tank size/type? I'm assuming an AIO would probably be best? Maybe an IM 40 Nuvo Fusion?

    I really love the idea of having a sump... but I definitely see how it could complicate a move
     
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    SuperHaze57 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R ! Looking good!
     
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    Dodgersfan Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Why does it have to be all or nothing? Move up to something in the 20-40 gallon range. Having moved a few tanks I can say that no tank move is fun, but anything under 40 is fairly manageable. And wait till you settle down to get a big tank. 40 breeders are always popular as economy mid sized tanks. If you have a little more of a budget the sky’s the limit, you can get any size you want custom made. The IM fusion 25 lagoon is a super popular large Nano right now. If you don’t want an aio check out some of the custom builders, they can build you any thing you can imagine, some build sumps too, and there’s also the somatic line of sumps that are more geared towards cubes/large nanos
     
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    K. Steven Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I think 20 gallons would be easy with a few 5-gallon buckets. It's when you need to move trash cans filled with rock and water that it becomes difficult.
     
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    NS Mike D Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    a lot of rentals have no pet clauses. you could probably get away with a nano in a rental, but if a 75 gal overflows, you could be in for a lot of legal problems.
     
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    Welcome to R2R.
     
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    That is very true... I didn't really think of that
     
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