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Old 19-06-2019, 09:34 PM
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Hi all,

Not been on here for years, maybe 7 in fact. We've still got the 2x Musk turtles that got us here in the first place.

But im tempted at giving a marine tank a try! Ideally i wont spend £1000+ to then decide its not for me, so i'd seen a cheap nano tank a Fluval Sea Evo with heater and skimmer. Has anyone ever tried one of these?

Are they ok?

Any experiances welcome

Thanks
Lee
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Old 20-06-2019, 10:09 AM
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things have changed a lot over the years
since I had a marine tank which was 4ft bow front tank
took a lot to look after
but now days it what they call plug and play systems
just had water and fish and away you go
there is a lot of info on the web youtube how to set the nano tanks up
so it is like must thing do your research and ask a lot of thing before diving into thing
they are also a lot cheaper now days just look on ebay
best of luck with this
look at this link look good
https://charterhouse-aquatics.com/sh...hoCyogQAvD_BwE
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Old 21-06-2019, 09:28 AM
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Hi all,

Not been on here for years, maybe 7 in fact. We've still got the 2x Musk turtles that got us here in the first place.

But im tempted at giving a marine tank a try! Ideally i wont spend £1000+ to then decide its not for me, so i'd seen a cheap nano tank a Fluval Sea Evo with heater and skimmer. Has anyone ever tried one of these?

Are they ok?

Any experiances welcome

Thanks
Lee
I have one & it's pretty good, but better with some upgrades:
Don't use the recommended skimmer, it's crap & there are far better ones.
Ditch the lid & light, & add a net cover & a better light.

Add a 1000 LPH wavemaker.
Paint whichever side you want as the back with black acrylic paint.
Any questions, just ask.
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Old 21-06-2019, 01:47 PM
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You never did comment on these fish Wilks !!??




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You never did comment on these fish Wilks !!??

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I just love clown fish
when I had my marine fish tank
I had a pair of tomato clown which bread a few times
must clown fish bread easy in the right setup
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I just love clown fish
when I had my marine fish tank
I had a pair of tomato clown which bread a few times
must clown fish bread easy in the right setup


What do you think of the long fins ?

Presumably hybrids ??


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Presumably hybrids ??


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I am not of fan of hybrids they look a bit fin ragged
like they been bitten or have a bit of fin rot
so I like them as nature intended
also the price is a bit higher for some hybrids
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They're awful.
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I have one & it's pretty good, but better with some upgrades:
Don't use the recommended skimmer, it's crap & there are far better ones.
Ditch the lid & light, & add a net cover & a better light.

Add a 1000 LPH wavemaker.
Paint whichever side you want as the back with black acrylic paint.
Any questions, just ask.
Thanks for the comments.

Whats the issue with the skimmer?

Unfortunately due to a curious cat i'll need a lid! I had noticed alot of marine tanks didnt use lids!

Why is it people paint a marine tank as opposed to a traditional background like a tropical tank?

Thanks
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Old 21-06-2019, 10:11 PM
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Whats the issue with the skimmer?



Unfortunately due to a curious cat i'll need a lid! I had noticed alot of marine tanks didnt use lids!



Why is it people paint a marine tank as opposed to a traditional background like a tropical tank?



Thanks

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I actually prefer clear glass .... then place plastic plants / foliage outside behind the tank and it gives a fabulous illusion of depth ..


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