Nano Reef Aquarium Part II: Aquascaping

Welcome to part II of Tidal Gardens' nano reef video series. Nano reef tanks are a popular fixture in the saltwater aquarium hobby. This three-part series will cover some of the issues regarding this form of reefkeeping. In part I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpJPWjMuGjo), we will be talking about refurbishing a used acrylic tank to be converted to a nano reef. Here in part II, we will discuss equipment choices and thoughts on aquascaping small aquariums. In part III, it's time to have some fun and dream up different concepts for stocking the reef tank. Check out http://www.tidalgardens.com for information or if you want to buy corals for your reef tank. Follow us on Facebook if you can't get enough reef-related shenanigans: http://www.facebook.com/tidalgardens Follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/tidalgardens) @tidalgardens We tweet up-to-the-minute updates on new corals we upload to tidalgardens.com #TGlive Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all copyrights to this content. Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"

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Welcome to part II of Tidal Gardens' nano reef video series. Nano reef tanks are a popular fixture in the saltwater aquarium hobby. This three-part series will cover some of the issues regarding this form of reefkeeping. In part I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpJPWjMuGjo), we will be talking about refurbishing a used acrylic tank to be converted to a nano reef. Here in part II, we will discuss equipment choices and thoughts on aquascaping small aquariums. In part III, it's time to have some fun and dream up different concepts for stocking the reef tank. Check out http://www.tidalgardens.com for information or if you want to buy corals for your reef tank. Follow us on Facebook if you can't get enough reef-related shenanigans: http://www.facebook.com/tidalgardens Follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/tidalgardens) @tidalgardens We tweet up-to-the-minute updates on new corals we upload to tidalgardens.com #TGlive Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all copyrights to this content. Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"

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tas impor
tas impor - 3 years ago
may I know what kind of subtract do you used?
DigniTy
DigniTy - 3 years ago
Tip: Choose rocks that aren't too flat. Flat rocks are hard to place and usually don't look good.
polpterusdelhezi
polpterusdelhezi - 4 years ago
can you tell me what kind of proteinskimmer you use in this vid ?
Keagan Wilson
Keagan Wilson - 3 years ago
polpterusdelhezi cpr in sump skimmer
Christian Mendoza
Christian Mendoza - 5 years ago
Hey. I was wondering what kind of sand did you use and what do you prefer. starting a tank with live sand and live rock or just live sand or just live rock or just start with everything dead? This will help me decide what to use to start my tank. i just dont want to get hitch hiker in my tank just cuz i used something live in there. Thank you 
Speedy
Speedy - 3 years ago
you should go with live sand and dead rock
sweatgenius
sweatgenius - 6 years ago
Hey dan. Why do my corals always die?
dustin mcdonald
dustin mcdonald - 6 years ago
pro tip. if you are going to put fish and inverts in your tank that imbed in the sand make sure you put the rock in first and then the sand so they dont get crushed or a base rock shifts and a top rock flops off and shatters your beauty. sand is second!!
dustin mcdonald
dustin mcdonald - 6 years ago
+dustin mcdonald then poor the mixed water over the rocks and over about 2 months your sandbed levels out. i also did mine from scratch. dead everything and a piece of raw tiger shrimp to start the ammonia cycle. 3-6 months you have a well established beginner for the basics like soft corals and damsils are a hearty fish to start off with until your tank cycles a few times
dustin mcdonald
dustin mcdonald - 6 years ago
safety and strong base is first
Nick Scott
Nick Scott - 6 years ago
Skimmers are not necessary, but their ability to "trap" nitrates and other nutrients is extremely useful, as you know in the real reefs, nitrates are literally unmeasurable. Many corals will grow best when there are no nitrates in the water, which is why just having a filter (which holds beneficial bacteria), merely helps to convert toxic ammonia from waste into less toxic nitrates, but does not remove them. So having a skimmer will make maintenance much easier, but isn't absolutely needed. Refugiums can also be helpful in tank maintenance, because macro algae utilizes nitrates, phosphates and other undesirables into fuel for their growth, effectively reducing the nitrate count in the water. However, they are not perfect, and require a close eye to make sure nothing goes sexual and spreads to your display tank (although this is rare). Also, refuges can release nutrients back into the tank if the macro algae starts to die off for any reason.
Mansa Musa
Mansa Musa - 7 years ago
No, skimmers are not needed, I prefer fuges because they aren't ugly.
Constantino kokkinidis
Constantino kokkinidis - 7 years ago
do i need a protein skimmer for my 15gallon with only 2 clowns and how long does the nitrogen cycle take when starting with base rock??

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Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 7 years ago
It's all shot, but I've been sick. Hopefully it'll be up this weekend.
Christian Fowler
Christian Fowler - 7 years ago
Than what happened to part 3?!?! It's been 2weeks, hope all is well @tidalgardens
Jordan Shepard
Jordan Shepard - 7 years ago
Great videos, thanks for sharing. Excited for part 3!!!
coolcat8able
coolcat8able - 7 years ago
Do you have any experience with a deep sand bed, if so, what is your opinion. Thanks, great videos, keep them coming. :)
johnVidBozo
johnVidBozo - 7 years ago
Than, Thanks for these videos. You do great work both in the tanks and with the videos. The most professional on YouTube! Thanks also for spelling your name! I've watched all your videos and every time you said your name I started wondering what it actually was. :) Now we all know!
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 7 years ago
You definitely still want to clean them first in case there is something on them.
hockeycrazy165
hockeycrazy165 - 7 years ago
It might have been a sea clear 'system' tank from the looks from it. But who knows how old it is because it was bought used
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 7 years ago
That mic issue was bothering me for ages. I think I have it fixed for the next video. It's a software thing. The hardware is practically professional.
TooManyPotions
TooManyPotions - 7 years ago
Could you tell me what company made this tank? thanks!
valdezorbust
valdezorbust - 7 years ago
Love your vids. Keep it up and be top 5 reefer chanel for sure. One thing. There seems to be a lot of "noise" when you speak. Maybe invest in a new mic or something.

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Richard Flatt
Richard Flatt - 7 years ago
Thanks Than!
AquaStudent
AquaStudent - 7 years ago
Excellent!
915Mang
915Mang - 7 years ago
Nice Series, you really did a good job cleaning that tank up.
sounduser
sounduser - 7 years ago
How random.
sounduser
sounduser - 7 years ago
Lol, I thought you were saying Stan :)
MrBAchompBAchomp
MrBAchompBAchomp - 7 years ago
longer videos pplox
pininalove23
pininalove23 - 7 years ago
You are so gay lol
MrTurritos
MrTurritos - 7 years ago
Thank you got taking the time to make these videos!
TooManyPotions
TooManyPotions - 7 years ago
Looking good! i made the mistake of resting some rock on the back wall of my biocube, and i am suffering from it with some dead spots. another powerhead will fix it though, because i do not want to move the rocks around since i have tons of caves for my fish. check out my videos on my channel and tell me what you think!

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