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Old 11/18/2018, 09:38 AM   #1
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Tank and equipment help

Been out of the hobby for a while and getting back in. This time I am going as small as possible - mini or even pico and could use some help with a tank.
Plan on doing weekly water changes so equipment should be minimal.

Need help with - tank, lights (assume SPS corals), heater, air pump (battery backup)

Tank - Looking at Waterbox nano cube - Positive side - looks like nice clear glass, has a section in the back to hide a heater and small circle pump. Negative - larger than I wanted...was shooting for 2 to 3 gal

Light - Nano Box Reef Mini Tide Plus M LED Light or Kessil Tuna Blue A80 LED Light w/ mini gooseneck

Heater - ??? (need good controller due to water volume and be able to fit in the back

Airpump -???

Any help is appreciated


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Old 11/18/2018, 11:00 PM   #2
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How about the Fluval Evo 5 gallon? I had the Fluval spec 5 with up graded pump, lights, wavemaker and temp controller connected to a fan. Never needed a heater as the pumps acts as a constant heaters. Why do you want an air pump?


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Old 11/19/2018, 06:34 PM   #3
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I like the Fluval but was looking for smaller.
"Why air pump" - was reading up on Pico and find lots of people with good success with air pump, light and heater. Wanted to give it a try


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Old 11/19/2018, 10:57 PM   #4
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I don't like air pump in a salt water tank because it just makes a huge mess with salt that goes everywhere around the outside of the tank.


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Old 11/20/2018, 11:34 AM   #5
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I like the Fluval but was looking for smaller.
"Why air pump" - was reading up on Pico and find lots of people with good success with air pump, light and heater. Wanted to give it a try
I wasn't even aware they made many tanks under 5 gallons! Good luck with the build


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Old 11/20/2018, 06:06 PM   #6
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This is what I want to try

https://www.nano-reef.com/gallery/im...the-vase-reef/


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Old 11/20/2018, 11:13 PM   #7
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There's no way that's real. Believe me.


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Old 11/21/2018, 12:19 PM   #8
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Are you sure?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_-wHNr07Zg&t=6s


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