A FEW TASKS TO ENSURE THE ANIMALS IN YOUR NANO MARINUS CUBE ALWAYS DO WELL.
- Look over the technical equipment (pump, surface extractor, lamps, heating, timer switch)
- Is the temperature correct? Target: 25 °C
- Replace evaporated water up to the mark on the water level indicator (reverse osmosis water, distilled water or tap water free from harmful substances)
- Look at your animals: Are their appearances and behaviour normal?
- Feed the animals
- Carry out a partial water change of 10–15% with water at the correct temperature. Important: Use Nano Marinus Reef Salt special sea salt!
- Clean the glass, ideally with a blade-type cleaner. The "round corners" can be cleaned with Dennerle filter cotton, for example. If lots of detritus is scraped off, manually remove this from the tank (e.g. suck up with a pipette) or filter it out with the Bio-Circulator. Clean the bio-circulator filter sponge, to do this ideally squeeze it out in a container with saltwater you have removed during the water change, in order to protect the filter bacteria
- The cover pane should also always be clean so the whole light spectrum can get into the aquarium
- Add essential trace elements with Nano Marinus Reef Elements
- Check the density. Recommended value: 1,023
Monthly or as needed
- Reducing or thinning out macro-algae
- Thinning out corals
WHAT DO I DO DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
Need to leave your Nano Marinus Cube alone for a week? No problem, provided you use the cover pane supplied, which dramatically reduces water evaporation, and the room in which the aquarium is situated does not get any warmer than 26 °C throughout the day.
3–4 days without food is no problem for a biologically stable Cube. For longer holidays it is best to ask friends or neighbours to feed and carry out partial water changes and prepare the saltwater for this.
IF IT GETS TOO WARM...
The optimum temperature for tropical saltwater animals is approx. 25 °C. In summer, during hot periods, a higher temperature of 26–27 °C is not a problem for most animals. However the temperature should never exceed 28 °C!
Retailers offer appropriate aquarium ventilators which can be used to reduce the temperature using the resulting evaporative cooling by 2-4 °C (replace evaporated water regularly!). Or the Nano Cube can be moved to a cooler location during hot periods.