Nano Days on March, 2022: Nano Aquarium Coral Care?
Nano Days 2022. ABOUT US ABOUT US
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
The skunk cleaner will die in a 5 gallon. They are super sensitive shrimp! Also, "cleaner" refers to their cleaning of fish, not of their tank cleaning abilities. It is not a good nano shrimp at all.
Get a smaller and hardier species of shrimp instead. Sexy shrimp are small and just adorable.
What coral do you want? What light? To give recommendations on coral types and information on the best foods for it, more information is needed. Candy coral is a good beginner LPS coral if you are looking for some recommendations.
With any coral, spot feeding is best. Reef Nutrition has some great liquid foods, and SFB and Hikari make some nice frozen foods for the corals with larger mouths. So for filter feeding coral get the Reef Nutrition, for LPS corals, feed thawed frozen foods like reef plankton, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, etc. You feed most coral in the evening as they feed at night.
Coral keeps growing. It is a colony animal and will continue to expand the colony and populate. The polyp itself might be very small, but the colony of polyps can grow very large in number.
In a 5 gallon nano, there won't be many tankmates you can keep in with the coral. Fish will produce too much waste and need more swimming room. Most inverts can damage the coral in cramped conditions. One or two dwarf hermit crab like a dwarf scarlet hermit crab or blue zebra dwarf can work. Again sexy shrimp are small and adorable and can work. Some small species of snail might work, but avoid larger snail as snail can knock over coral.
Most nano tanks stick to mushroom corals which are still nice coral and pretty hardy.
Before you do anything, you have a lot of research to do!
what is the uses of nano technology in day to day life?
One nanometer (nm) is one billionth, or 10-9 of a meter. For comparison purposes, the width of an average hair is 100,000 nanometers. Human blood cells are 2,000 to 5,000 nm long, a strand of DNA has a diameter of 2.5 nm, and a line of ten hydrogen atoms is one nm.
Some uses today are:
Sunscreen - Many sunscreens contain nanoparticles of zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Oldersunscreen formulas use larger particles, which is what gives most sunscreens their whitish color. Smaller particles are less visible, meaning that when you rub the sunscreen into your skin, it doesn't give you a whitish tinge.
Self-Cleaning Glass - Is a pyrolytic coated glass product, meaning the chemical
composition that gives the glass its qualities is applied to one surface of the base clear glass while it is in a molten state.
The self-cleaning properties are achieved two ways:
First, the sun’s ultraviolet rays cause the integrated coating to chemically react with unwanted organic dirt to gradually and continuously break down its adherence to the glass surface. This is called the photocatalytic effect. After installation, the integrated coating of Self-Cleaning Glass must be exposed to the sun’s UV rays for several days to become active.
Secondly, the integrated coating reduces the surface tension of water on the glass surface. Known as the hydrophilic effect, this causes water to “sheet” on the glass surface, preventing the formation of separate droplets and ensuring that loose dirt and other particles can be washed away during normal rainy weather.
Clothing - Scientists are using nanoparticles to enhance your clothing. By coating fabrics with a thin layer of zinc oxide nanoparticles, manufacturers can create clothes that give better protection from UV radiation. Some clothes have nanoparticles in the form of little hairs or whiskers that help repel water and other materials, making the clothing stain- resistant.
Scratch-resistant coatings - Engineers discovered that adding aluminum silicate nanoparticles to scratch-resistant polymer coatings made the coatings more effective, increasing resistance to chipping and scratching. Scratch-resistant coatings are common on everything from cars to eyeglass lenses.
Antimicrobial bandages - Scientist Robert Burrell created a process to manufacture antibacterial bandages using nanoparticles of silver. Silver ions block microbes' cellular respiration [source: Burnsurgery.org]. In other words, silver smothers harmful cells, killing them.
Swimming pool cleaners and disinfectants - EnviroSystems, Inc. developed a mixture (called a nanoemulsion) of nano-sized oil drops mixed with a bactericide. The oil particles adhere to bacteria, making the delivery of the bactericide more efficient and effective.
what is NANO?
"Nano" is a prefix meaning 10^-9.
So in nanotechnology, things are made extreamly small, on the scale of nanometers (1 billionth of a meter).
Recently, a lot of interest has been paid to nanotechnology in which there is an effor to make things very very small and close together.
There is a great potential for the use of nanotechnology to make smaller, faster integrated circuits.