1 Pico TO RULE THEM ALL ( >0.5g )

Discussion in 'Nano and Pico reef systems' started by BadOmen, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. BadOmen

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    I must say......... it does absolutely nothing for me. I could grab some stuff my sump get a libby glassware out of the kitchen and do just as good if not better.
     
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    If you're gonna be an :censor: about it, then prove it.
     
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    Reefer Sutherland Too Muddy...

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    Looks like a fun little project. Haters are gonna hate, post it on nano reef I'm sure you'll get a lot more useful feedback.
     
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    Thanks for the kind and helpful advice Sutherland.
     
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    What are you using as a tank!?! I hate you always coming up with cool idea's... I might have to "challenge" you to a pico contest. What are you using to heat it/ Light it?
     
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    It's kinda cute;) Flow? Filtration?
     
  8. SmnParish

    SmnParish CEO of my frag tank

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    Plumb it to a 10 gallon sump hehe, that would make it a lot easier
     
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    No heater, No Flow, No filtration, I have been a member on ThePlantedTank forum for a while and everyone on there(including me) has created a "Shrimp Bowl" which is No Heater, No flow, No filtration, No nothing. So....I am challenging myself to come up with a Saltwater version.


    Thanks! I really enjoy these kinds of things and I will accept your challenge and am using no heater (my rooms hot enough as is) and the lighting is a 6" 10w Coralife Colormax.
    Can't wait to see what my competition is gonna be :beerchug:
    The Tank was originally used for Bulb plants so I would assume something form a gardening store. It it literally a glass cube with 2 large sides and then 2 smaller sides the stick to the larger ones.


    There's no way I'd be able to make it concealed enough considering how small the tank is the intake and return would take up half the tank. It may be a future upgrade to a 2.5g I have but for now probably not.


    I'm thinking I might try out like a frogspawn or something in here and then like 2 sexy shrimp. I'm not sure at the moment I'm mostly just experimenting at this point.
     
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    you could always use really small tubing for you're plumbing :) EX. Air tubing I think that the only problem would be...... Flow, having no way to transport nutrients in the water/oxygen exchange... Also corals are going to absorb any nutrients they can get their polyps on and in that small of water ur going to have to change the water like once every 20 hours or so.
     
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    Easy, drill the bottom, attach pvc so the overflow is at the top of the water.

    For the return, get an adjustable flow rate pump, put it on its lowest setting, and convert the tubing to 1/4" somehow.

    lol jk, this would probably not work. However, if you do find you need to heat it more, perhaps one of those reptile heating pads placed underneath it?
     
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    I thought you weren't suppose to use reptile heaters on fish tanks? The idea isn't bad but then I'd have to put this on a genuine stand would just make it seem weird considering it's only a .5g tank.

    Well this is a work in progress and I'm determined to figure out a way to make this work. I might use a small pump for now to get some surface agitation but my eventual goal is for the Macro Algae to take care of that on its own. Also I probably won't add any corals except for my Orange Ric and whatever babies it will reproduce. Along with that there is one thing I didn't mention which was that I'm using Tap Water so my water has a lot more nutrients in it than most other people's water.
     
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    Oh jeez, I like ur logic from using tap water, however it's false... It has alot more negative "nutrients". for example chlorine and flouride. I'd still use RODI.
     
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    Well considering I still don't have an RO/DI filter and we only buy RO water for the 55g, I'm still gonna be using tap.
     
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    Interesting.... I want a pico now:biggthumpup:
     
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    I love the comment that it needs a tang!
     
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    IMO RO/DI filter has to be the next purchase if you are not determined right now to get RO/DI water for all of your tanks.
     
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    I apologize. I didn't know it was yours. I just thought it was some thread you linked.

    However, It's completely impractical, nothing that could ever sustain long term.
     
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    Step 1: Open Mouth
    Step 2: Insert Foot
    Step 3: Chew!
     
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    >.5 or <.5gal.... because >.5 leaves it pretty open ended.
     

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