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To nano or not to nano...

  • Yes...Go for it!

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  • Nah...better not..you don't work enough already..

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  • I would hold off a bit..

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  • Sure, and I will even buy it for you! ;)

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Crazed Fish Whisperer
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Okay...I REALLY want to set up a 2.5 nano at work for me to stare..er..umm...occasionally look at. Think I should do it? It will be a 2.5 nano, with a 10W PC light. I will just keep mushrooms, zoos, snails, 1 hermit. Should I do it? :)
 

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Nanos are very cool!! You get to see a lot of stuff that you miss with a larger reed system! They are very very cool!!!
 

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Oh I see tons in my large reef. Ask the Smiths. I am one of the few around that could tell you the count of my fauna. heh heh My first tank was a 10gal, then a 20gal, now a 75gal. But yes, I love the fauna... I just re-set up my 20gal again as a self-standing refugium. Maybe shrooms in it..but.. ;) I am so addicted!
 

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Don't go smaller than 2.5 gal though. I have a 1.5 gal and I am having some serious problems with it, even though It has like 3 brown polyps and a hermit crab. I am retrofitting a 3 gal eclipse as we speak.
 

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I thought of the eclipse..but they were wanting $15 more for .5 gallons. Plus, it didn't have a very good bulb. I am still thinking on it though. :) Thus the poll. heh heh
 
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NANO!!!!!! i just bought a eclipse 29 gal, i know not a nao but close!!!!1 if you do keep us updated with plenty of pics
 

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i say go for it. you've already had a 10g so you already know the husbandry required for a smaller tank.

plus maybe some hot single chicks in the office will start coming to stare at your tank.. besure to include hermies :D

curious... why 2.5 and not 10?
 

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I would try to find 5 or 7 gallon bow front. Still small enough to fit on a desk but easier to keep the params right. JMO :D

-Big Dave
 

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Way! Jay, you mean that if I had a nano here at the library, I'd get some young guys ?? ;)

Jeremy...you're smart about what the smaller tanks need.. I trust ya, man!
 

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i would definately do the 2.5 i have one that is a bow front i got from walmartspent an extra 5 for a screw in 6500k 10 watt pc bulb and built a canopy and retro fitted a dual 9 watt pc bulb fixture for a total of 28 watts. the cost for the whole thing was about a hundred bucks because i already had LR and LS from the 150g i'm just trying to figure what to put in the tank now.
 

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go fer it!:dance:
 

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Jeremey who are the three that said they would buy it for you! I would be checking that out!:D
 

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I know..I was about to ask... the store will accept credit cards over the phone. ;)

And who thought I don't work hard enough at work!? heh heh
 

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I would say get the largest tank that you can fit.

Brooke used to have a nano at her work, it takes a lot more regular stuff like adding water every day
 

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It is AC'd..he keeps the temp at 75 or so. Already considered that I would need a small heater probably.
 
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