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Been Doing Planted Nano's for a bit Now Need to move on to Reef

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Well let me start this off with my latest endeavor IMG_0015.thumb.JPG.6bfcf16ca0639de90c715f86f7cc7558.JPGIt is a standard 5.5

Just started this tank 2 weeks ago it is one of many of my nano planted tanks(had to do something with the plants i trimmed back in the others right}


It Is dirted which is whyu it has all the tannins in the water


Equipment is a s follows

5.5 Gallon tanbk form Big Box store

AQ 20 on back

     Foam sponge

     Bio balls

     Crushed Coral to buffer for adding Shrimp later down the road

Nicrew Classic light

Some lace rock

mopani wood

Magi Float

Filter sponge for AQ intake

Hydor 50 watt heater


Livestock as follows

Guppy breed in one of my other tanks

Ramhorns snails form same tank

2 nerite snails


plannned live stock after plants grow dense

6 Corydoras Pygmaeus

And as many Freshwater shrimp as i can breed in my other tanks


SO that is my Tank Keeping so far , I want to get a Nano reef going was thinking of the following setup after many moons of debate

10 Gallon tank from big box store

Hipargero Light: https://amzn.to/2JHA8E5

Aqua Clear 70 HOB Filter : https://amzn.to/2Nx9DDA

Hydor 50w Heater: https://amzn.to/2LFH4Dd

Tropic Eden MiniFlake Sand: https://amzn.to/2QhYV5e

Smart ATO Micro: https://amzn.to/2SE0iwJ

inTank AquaClear & Oceanbox Surface skimmer https://oceanboxdesigns.com/product/aquaclear-ac70-ultimate-filtration-kit/

Have i missed anything?

     Besides live rock from local Fish store

New to reef so let me know please and thank you!






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Salt and refractometer 

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25 minutes ago, xM3THODx said:

Salt and refractometer 

oops do have refractometer from Beer brewing forgot about salt though Oops that is sorta basic need huh!?


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Will the AQ70 be enough flow or will i need to amp it up with a powerhead in the 10 gallon?!

Also i heard i could amp my AQ70 by adding a AQ110 impeller is this the case ? Anyone out there doing this?

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What corals are you planning to keep?


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Make sure to inspect the live rock.

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