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Boyman
02/12/2009, 07:56 PM
Here are some pics of my 10g nano

The specs:

10g (Estimated) Tank
EST 10 LBs of LR from my bigger tank
Hydor Koralia 1
Aquaclear 70 HOB turned fuge
150w Sun pod
150W Heater
Sand from the bigger tank



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erichatesmice
02/12/2009, 09:17 PM
Nice. That is a TON of lighting for that size of a tank.

vegita51
02/12/2009, 09:32 PM
Wow! A good beginning. How is evaporation on that sucker?

magnoliarichj
02/12/2009, 10:02 PM
whats the tank temp at

Boyman
02/12/2009, 10:12 PM
Temp is @ 79; Come summer time.. I am going to have to devise a plan. I will see how a fan + Ac will work (This sucker is right next to my ac)

I add about 1g of water a day ! I guess pritty high regarding evaporation

Boyman
02/12/2009, 10:13 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14383070#post14383070 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by erichatesmice
Nice. That is a TON of lighting for that size of a tank.

I figured, I did a lot of reading through our forums and decided 150 will be fine so long as I place my corals carefully.

mischief nite
02/15/2009, 09:00 AM
Nice cap frags!! Small fan controlled by my ACjr does it for me in the summertime.....79.5 steady

Boyman
02/16/2009, 09:51 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14399308#post14399308 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by mischief nite
Nice cap frags!! Small fan controlled by my ACjr does it for me in the summertime.....79.5 steady

I was hoping a fan would do the trick! Thanks for the tip :D

DannyUFKC
02/16/2009, 11:29 AM
Damn....1 gallon a day!?? That is how much water I had to replace a day on my 72g tank I had. Tank looks good though so far!

Boyman
02/16/2009, 11:31 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14407215#post14407215 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by DannyUFKC
Damn....1 gallon a day!?? That is how much water I had to replace a day on my 72g tank I had. Tank looks good though so far!


Thank you for the kind words!

Yea the 1 gallon almost rivals the amount that I have to top off for my 55g.

MustangCaleb
02/17/2009, 03:29 PM
1 gallon a day? in a tank that small, that will cause seriously flucuations in the salinity. can you figure out how to get a ATO onto it somehow? im sure your corals will love you for it.

but overall, looking good! i want your light!

Boyman
02/17/2009, 05:43 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14417277#post14417277 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by MustangCaleb
1 gallon a day? in a tank that small, that will cause seriously flucuations in the salinity. can you figure out how to get a ATO onto it somehow? im sure your corals will love you for it.

but overall, looking good! i want your light!

I don't think I can get an ato onto it. I don't add 1 gallon in one shot. About 1/3rd of a gallon 3 times a day

decent37
02/17/2009, 06:52 PM
yea cool tank I had the same problem with my 10 until I got a glass top from petco or mart and it really helped a ton I dont loose half as much water anymore

Boyman
02/18/2009, 03:41 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14418832#post14418832 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by decent37
yea cool tank I had the same problem with my 10 until I got a glass top from petco or mart and it really helped a ton I dont loose half as much water anymore


Did it heat up your tank?

reeftrinh
02/20/2009, 11:02 AM
i run a similar set up a 10g nano reef tank with a 150 watt mh viper k2 clip. i do not run a heater in the tank and i only top off maybe 2 cups of water each day. the temperature is a bit cooler than 79 degrees. it runs between 74 and 76. all my corals in the tank are happy and growing. i had a heater in there and i had a lot of problems with it when the mh lights came on. it caused a couple of fish to poop out and 2 mushrooms. everything else survived.

Boyman
02/23/2009, 08:28 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14440640#post14440640 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by richtrinh82
i run a similar set up a 10g nano reef tank with a 150 watt mh viper k2 clip. i do not run a heater in the tank and i only top off maybe 2 cups of water each day. the temperature is a bit cooler than 79 degrees. it runs between 74 and 76. all my corals in the tank are happy and growing. i had a heater in there and i had a lot of problems with it when the mh lights came on. it caused a couple of fish to poop out and 2 mushrooms. everything else survived.

Where do you live? I had the same problem til I adjusted my heater to 72 degrees. The tank stays at 79 now. Prior to doing so, the temp would swing form 79 to 72 at night. I think the amount of evaporation comes from the halides and the halogen lamp that I run over my chaeto.