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i love pico tank :D
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Wanted to bump this and give a thanks for all the great information. I'm using the AC 110 in a 20 long and just learned I can reduce the flow by clipping that tab off, as shown in the AC70 mod section. Huge thanks!

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I tried to take a look at the power heads posted and the first link doesn't work & the second says discontinued. Anyone have any other suggestions for one??

I ordered this one
http://www.drsfoster...fm?pcatid=21414

When I am pretty sure this is the one I meant to order
http://www.drsfoster...fm?pcatid=23729

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I use this one, although I did see those Hydor's and almost got one.

 

http://premiumaquati...s/T5024_04.html



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When setting up a AC70 fuge can you use live sand at the bottom?

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Beautiful tank, I watched the video of your 3 gallon on youtube, as well. 

 

I have a new 3 gallon that is cycling. I've made a few mistakes already, but so far so good. One mistake was adding live rock from a fully seasoned aquarium before the cycle completed. There are creatures climbing out all over. I hope they live through the cycle, I don't like killing things... 

 

I'm torn on what type of corals, inverts, and fish to add, when the cycle finally completes. If I even do fish... 



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Great Thread.

 

Anyone know if a Micro-reefs tank is worth it or not?

 

I am looking at the JBJ 2-3 gal Pico. Also, El-Fabs, where did you get that PC?

 

I cant find it on Marine Depot, ebay, or any other weasite. The included light, might be too lite. I am looking at softies and the occasional SPS.

 

-Tim



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Quick question on ElFab's AC70 modification.

Is there an advantage to doing the mod vs getting the InTank Media Basket?
9 Gallon Cube, AC70 Filter, AquaticLife 115 Skimmer, Eheim 50W Heater, Koralia 240 Power Head, Eheim Aquastyle Lights

Livestock: 2 Small Ocelarris Clowns, Blood Red Fire Shrimp & One tank raised seahorse.

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no advantage. the refugium was for extra volume and for waste uptake via plants, and the media basket can be used with adsorbtion media to also remove wastes, either is ok.


one very old pico

 


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Maybe an updated pico writeup with fixed links could be added.


Reduce nitrate, phosphate, and nuisance algae: The Upflow Algae Scrubbers at Santa-Monica.cc 
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