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Talk me out of it please


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    Default Talk me out of it please

    Hey everyone! I have not been on the site for some time. I had a 75gal reef set up with a sump. 300w metal halide and flourescent lamps. 200+ lbs. of live rock etc. I kept mostly soft corals, but was making some headway into acro's when I had a massive out break of the bubble algae. Long story short I completely dis mantled the setup and reconsidered the whole hobby. I was so bummed and ****ed I also got rid of my 10 gal nano. as well. Since the I built a koi/water garden pond in the backyard. Multi tiered waterfall 11x23 ft in dimesions. Avg depth less than 3ft. It's doing great but somethings missing. I am starting to feel like maybe I want to build a nano. again. So would you please talk me out of it. And if not would you make suggestions about getting started again. Be gentle..

    Thanks

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    CableGuy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Talk you out of what? Starting a nano? Screw the nano, restart the 75!!! :D

    Good luck with your decision. Nothing like keeping a reef.

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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    That's great you built the koi/water garden but the question is......are you going to be outside in the winter when it's 20 below admiring it? Or will you be in your nice warm house enjoying your reef?

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Welcome back. There are some great nano sized all in one systems on the market these days...

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Nanos can be great if you are trying to save some coin. However you are limited with what you can keep. The 75 is the way to go due to you already having everything. Bigger is better!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    mallorieGgator - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I say re-start a 75 or 90 gallon. :D
    Mallorie Gaughran- U.F. Animal Bio Undergrad
    55 Gallon SPS and Zoanthid Dominant Tank with a few LPS and NPS here and there.

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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    Don't do it You you have the 75? Set that up, there will be no regretting bigger... but they say you always want a bigger tank so I am thinking that a nano isn't gonna cut it for you.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I'm a nano keeper and I say.....SET UP THE 75!!!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    AJ :) - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Bubble algae can be fixed. If you are ready now is the time to get started.

    BTW great Paul Stanley avatar!

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    I love my pond and reef tank- they both bring me great happiness. I say set up a new tank if ya got the itch. Once a reefer, always a reefer I say.

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