Introducing the Nano/Pico subforum!

Discussion in 'Nano and Pico reef systems' started by Mike Bennett, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Mike Bennett

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    Hey all,
    TCMAS is proud to introduce a new subforum dedicated to helping you setup, maintain, and enjoy your own tiny piece of the ocean. As picos and nanos are such a fast growing section of the hobby and we see a lot of people with limited space or cash starting these up, we figure we should have a place to talk about them. I'll be posting an extensive pico/nano guide within the week on this forum.
    Enjoy!
    ~Mike

    Feel free to PM me if you need any threads moved to this forum.
     
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  2. Lurch

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    Is that where we should be posting nano tank builds?
     
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    Might as well. Anything nano/pico aquarium is welcome (except for sale, trade or WTB)
     
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    I did a forum search for nano and pico threads and moved all that I thought were appropriate to move. If someone sees another, PM Bemi0701, he has volunteered to head this forum for the immediate future. He can move appropriate threads here.
     
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    Can you post here if your selling a Nano?
     
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    No, sale threads belong only in their own forum(s).
     
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    Sweet add my threads in my sig. I'm all about the nano /picos
     
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    Why is it in te advance topic instead of being out on the main forum page? Some people may not check the advance too often and will probably meet see it. I would not have seen it if it wasn't the first post for the advance forum on the main page.
     
  10. wkjames

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    Because successful nano/pico keeping is without question an "advanced topic"

    It is a topic too often tried and destined for failure by the new reefer. I wanted to be sure to be clear for anyone new that when they search, that this is a difficult way into our hobby.
     
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    haha, you said it...
     
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    My first reef tank was my 2.5. I'd say I had pretty good luck with it.
     
  13. Matt D.

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    What is considered a nano and pico tank?
     
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    Nano Reef:
    A small reef aquarium, generally 20 gallons or less. Also known as nanoreef or nano-reef.

    Pico Reef:
    A small reef aquarium, generally 5 gallons or less. Also known as picoreef or pico-reef.
     
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    :micro:
     
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    I started with a nano too, as a matter of fact all I had were nanos, besides my one 40B that I downgrade back to a nano. IMHO, a nano is easier to keep than a larger aquarium. I guess that's why I wondered why it is listed here instead of by itself.

    Anyways according to the majority and people on nano-reef.com, a 5-30g aquarium is consider a nano and anything under 5g are consider picos.
     
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    Haha it's not all luck. Research helps as well as having the right equipment. Oh, and changing water 2 times a week. I've had the pico up for almost a year with no issues. I never lost any livestock. I ended up taking it down in its prime because I was upgrading. I think the majority of picos fail because of laziness and I think the pics of mine speak for themselves.
     
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    I've got my Nuvo 16 nano up and running with a couple of true percs and some soft corals. Can someone tell me how to post pics. Not the brightest bulb on the tree with all things computer: (
     
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    Upload pic to photobucket --> copy link from pic on photobucket --> go to TCMAS --> click on the icon with the picture of the mountains on it in the posting or quick reply area --> paste link --> post message

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    So does a biocube 29g count as a nano?
     
  20. RyanTurner

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    I'm counting my 46 drop off as a nano.
     

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