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Old 04-08-2019, 02:35 AM
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Flow and lighting in a nano tank

Hello there was hoping someone could give some advice.

I have a 5 gallon evo spec and just started adding some zoas, gsp, and xenia. Im only putting softies in the tank, mostly zoas.

I dont think the flow from the stock return pump is giving enough flow and the stock light is good enough for softies. I could be wrong though

The light is 11,000k is that good enough for the atuff i want to keep ? Should i upgrade ? I heard some light might be too string for zoas.

Also i stuck an 80gph powerhead in there and pit it on its lowest setting. The zoas are cool but the xenia looks like its getting blown around.

Any suggestions ?

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Old 04-09-2019, 11:04 AM
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I had the same tank but upgraded the stock pump and also went with an upgraded led light. I don’t think the company is around anymore though.

For the pump I believe it was a hydro pico 180 but needed to remove the back plate so it would fit in the tank. I also used a Koralia rotating return to help with flow throughout the tank.

I kept softies and even sps for a while.


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Old 04-09-2019, 12:38 PM
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Thank you

I wound up going with the fluval nano 25000k light. Its blue tooth i love it and its strong enouugh for some other softies that i like . I upgraded the flow with a little 80gph powerhead for surface movement.

I got some nice zoas in there, some gsp, xenia, and a neon toadstool in there at the moment.

Thanks for the advice
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