Okay, so some of you may have seen my previous thread http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=284763, about my 3 gallon pico that was in shambles for unknown reasons. So I decided to donate that tank to my Betta fish at home that lives in a little bubble so that he can live out the rest of his years in a nice home. He's going on 4 years old, and for a betta that's about 150 in human years.
Went to the LFS today, started looking at tanks and left with a bunch of new stuff.
Starting with an 8 gallon Innovative Marine Nuvo:
It's pretty rad, it's an all in one system with a media rack, a total of 12 watts of LED light with actinics/whites and a neat little stand that goes along with it. It also comes with a glass lid, which is nice to help prevent too much evap. The media rack that it came with is pretty cool, it had three different sponge elements in it, one is for mechanical filtration, one is an activated carbon sponge and the last one is a phosphate reducer (basically a sponge with phosban intertwined). I replaced the activated carbon sponge with a Chemi-Pure mini and lef the Phosphate reducer in there, we'll see how it works. There's a nice little room for a mini-115 nano-skimmer in the back chamber too which is pretty solid.
I also picked up some other stuff, heater, Koralia Nano, sand, rock and some chemi-pure.
Here's the tank as it sits next to the old disgusting one:
Hoping this tank won't crap out as the other one did, no matter what I did the algae would just come back so.. betta tank it was.
Here's the scape I went with, it's kinda minimal, only two rocks joined by some putty with plenty of caves for the YWG and Hermit that will be living in here. I plan to add corals and whatnot eventually, but for now it will just be the fish and hermit. The rock is that man made stuff, so it's not really coraline covered just yet, hopefully that will change in a matter of months.
Here's how it sits full and settling:
So that's all for now, I'll keep updating this as time goes on!
Edited by sanchez, 14 November 2011 - 12:49 PM.