10g Nano

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by FloridaMan, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. FloridaMan

    FloridaMan Guest

    Jul 7, 2016
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    Alrighty all, finally time for a tank journal! The set up has been up and running over a year but I never put too much into time or money wise. I want to change that. My last build was 62 Gallon and I'm starting to miss the size and possibilities but I want this tank to be full an flourishing before any upgrades.

    Tank is a basic 10 gallon
    Filter is a Aqueon Quietflow 20 HOB
    Powerhead is a Hydor PIco 180
    Light is an generic 165w LED from ebay
    Heater is Aqueon as well
    And thats it!

    Pretty utilitarian right? I don't mean to come off cheap or frugal. Its just a bare bones system which is perfect for a nano IMO.

    Live stock is:
    2 little ocellaris clowns
    1 bicolor blenny
    1 Hi-fin Banded goby and pistol shrimp pair.

    Coral is a mix of softies and some LPS
    mostly zoas, mushrooms, a colt, pipe organ
    Lps are a few Acan colonies, a golden torch, and a "Jack O'Lantern" Leptoseris which I just added a couple weeks ago and would like anyones opinion on because I feel its less colorful than when I got it.
    Any feed back is much appreciated!

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  2. denzil

    denzil Past President

    Aug 1, 2012
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    With the current livestock that you have, I would suggest moving up to a 20 gallon at least, 40 breeder if you can swing it. The fish will start to feel crammed once they get bigger. Other than that, everything else looks good!
  3. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2011
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    40 breeder would be great if you have the space. 10 is really to small for what you have. if you can do a 40 get a protein skimmer to go with it
  4. Prince Shah

    Prince Shah Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2016
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    As other have said above Bigger is Better.... I would checkout local pet store for $ a gallon deal and craiglist to get a bigger tank. I would also recommend to get 50 gallon Rubbermaid tub and use it as a sump.

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