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why is a protien skimmer not advised on a nano? I do want some fish in this tank.
after the tank is cycled what should the regular maintance be,I understand this is very important.
As far as lighting goes does any body make 75-100 watt mh bulbs that work for reefs and as far as compacs is the more watt the best.
Is a cubed or tall tank better than a long or flat tank for a nano?
any advice is greatly appreciated.thanks mike
 

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Welcome to TRT I dont know but cube tanks are great looking:)
 

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A skimmer is not needed because of the frequent water changes....and people do make a 70 watt MH.....
 

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1st things 1st ---- You need to decide what your trying to keep in the Nano and let the type of equipment be controlled by that decision. That goes for dimensions of tank also.

Examples:

SPS and Clams --- Long or flat tank w/ MH lighting

LPS and Softies --- most any tank will do (not to high though) and decent amount of PC's will sufice. Will also not give you heat issues like MH

A nice resonably priced setup that offer a high degree of flexibility would be:
Standard 10 gal tank.
CSL 96 watt Powerquad hood
300 GPH HOB filter
100 watt heater
optional power head
all the necessary extras

That setup would allow you to keep a wide range of corals (most softies and LPS and some types of SPS). You could probably get the complete setup mail order for around $300 depending on your extras.
 
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