New Pico

Discussion in 'Nano and Pico reef systems' started by reef junkie, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. reef junkie

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    Traded in the 5 gallon and bought this 3 gallon today. Thanks fritz. I love saltwater empire. But theirs a jerk that works there that will harass you if you come strutting in with your Yankees jersey and hat on. Nothing like pouring a little salt on the wounds. :gay1:

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    This after adding the live stock. You wouldn't know it but theirs a clown goby, a shrimp, and 1 snail in there.
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    Now I will have to make a post wanting to buy zoas,and mushrooms.
     
  2. mrbeachbum2

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    Looking nice. So you're only going to have biological filtration? How often do you plan to top off and do water changes?
     
  3. OP
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    I was doing water changes about twice a week. 5 gallons was way easier then doing the 90 I used to have. I suppose I will keep the same routine.
     
  4. Mike Bennett

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    Great Arch! Liking the scape.

    Moved to the pico/nano subforum.
     
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    I really do hate you because, I'm waiting to set up my nano and this just made it itch that much more
    Nice looking tank!
     
  6. JimmyOrangeSeed

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    What is the light on that thing?
     
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    wanna hear more about my new one? ;) :gay1:
     
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    picotopes have a little PC bulb in them, 2 tubes, one side is actinic, one side is white. 9W bulb
     
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  9. OP
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    thanks everyone. Im really digging this thing.
     
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    Nice setup! I was at SWE yesterday and I believe saw you leaving as I came in (when Fritz was giving you a hard time about the Twins).

    Cheers,
    Glenn
     
  11. redeclipse6049

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    do you know if that pico that they had on display was bigger than the 3g picotopes they were selling? I thought it looked abnormally large... Lol
     
  12. OP
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    It is the same one.

    it was Scott giving me a hard time. Good thing I love that store, Don't know If I would take that abuse from anyone else. :biggrin:
     
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  13. lottie_pufferfish

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    i think you might want to upgrade the light to a higher wattage
     
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    The box says Freshwater. You better make sure the salt won't eat through that glass ;)

    JK of course.
     
  15. redeclipse6049

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    Lol, i got a little worried when I saw that on my brother's (since i ordered it online as a gift for him) but if i remember correctly, it says saltwater on the back.

    BTW, i'm not sure you'd really need to upgrade the lighting for what you're planning on doing. Sounds like those lights are just fine for softies
     
  16. OP
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    I like this light. And so do my coals. Im only doing softies.

    The back side of the box says freshwater. Its good for both.

    Agreed

    Thank You.
     
  17. OP
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    Just wanted to show some new pics. Fighting a little hair algae. But for the most part going well. Had some cold temp, so added a heater. Did not want to go out and by one so I pulled out my controller and added a heater. Now I have a controller that is worth more then my hole tank. :gay1: I guess that is the way it goes. Starting to do water changes three times a week to rid of the algae. I over feed, so that doesn't help.

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  18. OP
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    Wanted to share my new lighting for my little piece of heaven...

    Started with the standard bulb but after a few months it started to act up. Then I added this

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    But felt like it was not enough light. More then I had before but some of the newer corals seemed to be reaching for light. So I added another. And I still had alot of the equipment from my 90gallon. So I grabbed my blue led moonlights from the old tank and added it to my hood.

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    Also built a stand and canopy for the new lights.
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    Only real plans I have for the tank is to stock it to the gills with softies and lps. Thought of doing a ato but I dont like that idea with out having a sump. Also considered drilling and adding a sump. But I like this just the way it is. And not having a skimmer not thinking a sump is needed.
     
  19. OP
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    My wife seen this cruising around in my tank. Only ever get to just see there legs hanging out of different cranny's and nooks. Thought this was pretty cool.

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    Sorry for the dirty glass. It was cleaning day. lol
     
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    jellob0y 75gl, 20gl sump, THANKS AJ
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    Sorry for the dirty glass. It was cleaning day.
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