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Hi,

I got the JBJ Picotope on May 27, 2009 and set it up June 5, 2009 .

Equipment
  • Tank: JBJ 3 Gallon Picotope
  • Lighting: 13" 24 watt Odessey Compact Flouresent Light
  • Fuge Light: JBJ 9watt Picotope Light
  • Filtration: AquaClear 50 with Fuge Mod and Filter FLoss
  • Heating: Marineland 15watt Stealth Heater
  • Other: Back Wall painted with Krylon Fusion Spray Paint
  • 5lbs of Live Rock
  • 8lbs of Live Sand

Livestock

Fish
  • 1 Blue and Yellow Damsel
  • 1 tailspot blenny

CUC
  • 1 Red-Legged Hermit Crab
  • 1 blue-legged crab
  • 1 Astrea Snail
  • 3 Nassasaurus Snails
  • 2 Bumblebee Snails
  • 1 Peppermint Shrimp

Inverts
  • 1GBTA (hitch hiker)
  • Ball Anemones
  • 1 feather duster

Corals
  • Ricordias
  • Mushrooms
  • Zoas
  • GSP
  • Kenya
  • Green Leather


6-5-09
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Edited by Nanobuds, 23 June 2010 - 10:38 AM.

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I have a bumble bee shrimp and he's rad. Everything I've read said they eat starfish and I'm sure they do but mine is a total pig for mysis. Hopefully, there won't be competition between him and the harley.

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yeah thats what i was thinking.


i got LR and LS today. heating up water as we speak. i have already found lots of brittle stars, mysis shrimp, and stomatellas that hitchhiked with the rock. pics when everything is setup

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Dont do the torch!
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
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yeah, i know i am risking my othe corals. however it will go in my nano once it gets too big

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Thats like saying "I got a tang in my X gallon but im putting it into my XXX gallon when I build it"

Might as well save the headache of LPS in picos with sweepers and keep it in your nano. I just dont see the point.
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
Reef shot by:Olympus SP-560UZ 8MP
-CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REEF TANK OF JOY-Thread to be continued at R2R :P

RISE OF THE GHOST BOX.... 6 GALLON AIO(In Video)
http://www.myspace.com/kraylen My Music.http://www.youtube.com/kraylen
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My new home is so funner.

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ok thanks. :) so no torch.

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well look at el fabs pico its got lots of lps and is doing great so i say go for it just place it in the right place. :)

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are you painting the back only? have you done your other AC mods yet then?

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i may not paint the back wall.

i did the mods, except the U-Tube pipe i messed up on.

water is in the tank woth LR and LS. Pics when it clears up

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sweet.

how are you doing the light? putting it on the side? I was wondering if the ac50 would let you still center the light on the back.

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i put it on the back of the AC and you can adjust its height and angle so it is over the center of the tank.

i will include pics of the set-up

Edited by Nanobuds, 29 May 2009 - 01:05 PM.

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well look at el fabs pico its got lots of lps and is doing great so i say go for it just place it in the right place. :)



half the reason why people fail in this hobby is by trying to emulate what an experienced reefer does when they lack said experience. If someone new to the hobby tried to emulate my tank I'd bet a a stack if would crash within a month.
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
Reef shot by:Olympus SP-560UZ 8MP
-CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REEF TANK OF JOY-Thread to be continued at R2R :P

RISE OF THE GHOST BOX.... 6 GALLON AIO(In Video)
http://www.myspace.com/kraylen My Music.http://www.youtube.com/kraylen
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with the stock arms I don't think it will reach the center of the tank. I ended up buying a second light, and using the arms from the second light to reach out, and up to do that with an AC70. I will be interested to see if it works with a 50 thought, :)

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FTS day 1
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and for Ldogg:
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soon to go in the tank in a week or two:
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Got enough HOB?
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
Reef shot by:Olympus SP-560UZ 8MP
-CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REEF TANK OF JOY-Thread to be continued at R2R :P

RISE OF THE GHOST BOX.... 6 GALLON AIO(In Video)
http://www.myspace.com/kraylen My Music.http://www.youtube.com/kraylen
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nice, let me give you this suggestion. Cut a notch in the lid of the 50, then you could make the arms go straight out and rest on the lid. Then your bulb will be closer to the water. Just a thought. Looks great!

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ok thanks. yeah i adjusted the light so it is closer thanks.

Kraylen-Whats HOB?

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Hang On Back

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oh yeah ha ha i kinda do lol

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half the reason why people fail in this hobby is by trying to emulate what an experienced reefer does when they lack said experience. If someone new to the hobby tried to emulate my tank I'd bet a a stack if would crash within a month.


I give Kraylen two cool points for that statement. one must know their level of exprience in order to suceed in this hobby.

Dang I havent been on in a minute, congrats on the new pico Nanobuds.
Its cool you stepped up to the pico club.

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thanks!!

going to test water tomorrow... and mabey more LR

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whats a good CUC for a 3 gallon pico? i was thinking 2-3 blue-legged hermits, 1 scarlet hermit, and 2 cerith snails...

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Nanobuds, PAINT IT! it looks so much better! :) You can see the before and after with mine tomorrow.

I've got 6 blue legs and one margarita snail and one nass. in mine. I could use another snail prolly, I might tank a few nerite snails from my 29gal to help clean my halimeda cleaned.

How do you like the AC50, I thought it was too much flow, I bumped back down to a off-brand HOB for a 10gallon tank, everyone seems happier.