As standard, the Kent Nano Reef comes with the usual assortment of media: plastic ‘bio’ balls, ceramics, activated carbon and two filter sponges. All of which should be put into the sump chambers with the protein skimmer finishing the process.
[header 1]Nano Reef Filtration[/header]
I had a variety of pieces and you can see from the top piece that its quite large, so I think I’m going to break down the rubble and go for more surface area in a week or two. In doing so I will need probably get another kilo and that should do the job nicely. I’m possibly going to use a piece of filter sponge to top it off and stop any large particles from getting near the protein skimmer – although I do not envisage this happening I think it will be worth it.
[header 1]Nano Reef Sump Weir[/header]
This is quite a nice touch and useful but (call me stupid) I didn’t even consider the noise of the trickle through effect from the water entering the protein skimmer chamber! So obvious and yet easy to overlook. Check out the video to see it working and you can also hear the noise it makes against a backdrop of the tv being on.
[header 1]Nano Reef Protein Skimmer[/header]
The skimmer seems to work well although it’s not really doing much at the moment. Having said that did need to empty it this morning and I’m quite pleased as this seems to tie in with my use of live rock and sand. I can see the rock starting to come to life and I think this caused the skimmer to kick in.