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Thread: Super Nano 6.5 Gallon LSW Fishtank With Real Stone Background & Custom made Light

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    Super Nano 6.5 Gallon LSW Fishtank With Real Stone Background & Custom made Light

    Super Nano 6.5 Gallon LSW Fishtank With Real Stone Background & Custom made Light Hood

    just got all of the gear i need to set it up Tank stone and light hood for a 50/50 X2 ...

    i am going to use local saltwater from a beach near my house.

    ill post pics tomorrow of my progress .... still thinking on what stone to use for my back ground i got a few slections to choose from


    after a month or so ill be adding some bengai Card's 2 of them just going to make sure things are setup and running well before i add fish



    ill keep you guys posted with pics and lots of them Click here to enlarge
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    cant wait to see it

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    Very neat :) Looking forward to updates and pics :)

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    ok here are a few pics

    tank 6.4 gallon cube made by me and TY
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    stone for the back ground ill be using is called sidney yellow (quartz)
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    my light shade still needs a bit of work and it will be hung over the top of the tank
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    full shot

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    that is going to look awesome when done

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    Cool project, what are your plans for filtration?
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    well i plan on using a skimmer found here http://www.bigalspets.com/fish/prote...n-skimmer.html

    and well ill just let the live rock do its thing
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    Have you ever set up a tank using reguar ol seawater?

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    I really hate to be the fish police; as I sometimes break rules myself...

    But I think you should rethink your fish choice; I would not even consider banggai cardinals a "nano fish". Unless you were planning on purchasing them small and eventually upgrading them to a larger home.

    6.5 gallons really doesn't leave a lot of real estate especially once you get your rock in there. It will be lucky to hold 3 or 4 gallons.

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    Interesting project. I love nano tanks, but a nano salt would scare the pants off me! I would probably go inverts in such a small space, but then that is my comfort zone. I can't wait to see how it works!



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    local seawater is fine to use, Friend of the family has been using local seawater for the past 30 years in his reef tank...
    (Retired Marine Biologist)

    and as for Bangaii Cards well common misconception everon one makes : clownfish always gets put in nano tanks The largest can reach a length of 18 centimetres (7.1 in), while the smallest barely can reach 10 centimetres (3.9 in).

    now the cards Max size: 3 in / 7.5 cm

    so why is it ok for clown's to be housed in a nano tank
    and not a card? Honestly its personal preference....
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    Sure, it's personal preference, people put goldfish in bowls too...

    I don't want to start anything - but I just hope you do your research and maybe think about using it as an invert tank or even a mini-reef. It's totally nothing personal at all; I'm just thinking of the fish. What about something like a sexy shrimp? They're very neat.

    However if you're bound and bent on putting in a fish, what about a clown goby or something that stays smaller and doesn't require as much swimming room?

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    We'll be helping renoracer out with his nano...which I am sure will get an upgrade in the long run.
    I am sure he'll find something interesting and appropriate for the tank.

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    I love that background :)

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    Thank you
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    love the color

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    That background looks amazing! This project already looks awesome Click here to enlarge



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    Those rock backgrounds would look amazing with fw moss or some kind of sw alage growing on them. Click here to enlarge

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    this stone has fossils in it leaves or some kinda looking fern thingy lol


    i am going to be doing a ledgestone build on the superman tank for my GF she picked out an awsome stone so keep an eye out for that
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