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Old 04-10-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hi Fellow friends !

Have been a arofanatics member for years, but left the scene for a long time due to work commitment as well.

Gave up all aquarium hobbies , but I have decided to start a Marine Tank !

As I am restricted by my OC, I have no choice but to have a small tank for this marine setup.

All the pros and experts, is a 2x1x1.5 suitable ? I am intending to run it with a sump. Will not have too much reefs inside (mabbie 1 or 2 hardy ones), but will have fishes and LR.

For such a tank setup, are there ready-made ones available ? Any recommendations ? Have also seen the RSM130, seems pretty impressive to have everything ready, but pricing is extremely high.

Would definitely appreciate discussions and comments
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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Hi Bro, welcome to marine.
Any size is possible so long you are diligent in the maintenance.
As you should know from your previous experience, small tank is subjected to larger water parameter fluctuations, eg. temp.
Marine will have the salinity fluctuations too due to evaporation if you are using fan to cool the water.
Chiller is recommended if keeping corals. Not a must for FOWLR.
Frequent water change is the key..
I would say, skimmer is a must.

So far not many ready made marine tanks, except for RedSea RSM version or JBJ tanks.
But you will be limited by the equipments if you want to upgrade in future.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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You can consider Ocean Free Nano Space or Dymax IQ5, google online and you can see what amazing things can be done with such a small tank.

Of cause like what bro limsc said, you've to be diligent in changing water every other or alternate days, depending on the tank size a 20-30% water change is good enough.

I DIYed my "Nano Skimmer" not a difficult thing to do, I can teach you if you want or can do what I did, go YouTube and search for DIY nano skimmer. Of course if you don't have a budget and your Nano tank can fit a skimmer that's commercially available I would advise you to buy 1 instead.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:50 PM   #4
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Thanks bro for your response

Am in the midst for unting for a right tank . Am actually looking at 1.5ft cube tank or 2x1x1.5. Or 2x1.5x1.5 ... Brand new tanksets seems rather expensive! so, sourcing around for used 1.

Am actually very interested in the jbj or rsm too!

Looking forward to marine!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:52 AM   #5
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Well I saw a RSM130 being sold for only $150 on another forum so I'm sure u can hunt down a good deal somewhere
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:42 PM   #6
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yea ! saw that too ! and i'm waiting and camping for more deals.. haha
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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Oh you're on that forum too?

Good I'm sure you can find a good deal! Then maybe we can chiong farms together
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:00 AM   #8
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Haha!!! Got the urge to buy the cube80 leh.... But price seems very exp ....
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:17 AM   #9
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Nano Cube?
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:33 AM   #10
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You can go and serch for delighing's cube mini80... Very nice set, but pricey...
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