Anyway, this thread will mostly be about my 3 gallon picotope build, but I will refer to my 90 gallon and use this as its home thread as well. In addition, my 90 gallon will be my tank while I'm at home, and my pico will be my tank while at college, so this thread will trade-off topics every few months.
JBJ 3 Gallon Picotope
Modded AquaClear 70 Filter
2x18w Current Satellite Lights
Live rock, sand, water, heater, fish, and corals will be added as necessary. I'm planning on just transferring most of the rock and sand from my 90. Any suggestions on other equipment I'll need. I am working on getting a refractometer and I'll just bring test kits with me when I go back to college. All of the items I listed above are currently shipping from MarineDepot, which gave me a GREAT deal. They price-matched all of the items, saving me almost $40. I can't say enough. I can't wait until Monday to open up the box of my new toys!
90 Gallon Specs
90 Gallon Glass Aquarium
Hand-built Stand and Canopy
Pondmaster 18 (1800gph)
2x250w Metal Halide on PFO ballast
20 Gallon Sump/Refugium
AquaC EV-180 Protein Skimmer w/ MagDrive 7
Phosphate Reactor (currently leaking and out of service)
Live Rock (its been way too long. i'm guessing 200 pounds. That memory is probably repressed due to how much i spent )
Coral Beauty Angelfish
About 15 Turbo Snails
Corals (I am horrible at names, please help if you can)
Yellow Cup Coral
GSP (currently dying, hopefully recovering though)
This tank is obviously not full, and needs a lot of work. I have a lot of great equipment, but my water parameters have been out of wack but only recently fixed themselves (thanks to chaeto mostly). So, I am intent on filling this tank with wonderful, cheap corals that can spread far and wide across my tank. This will hopefully make my tank look great while keeping costs down (I am only in college, after all). Pictures will be up soon.