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10/18/2010

This is tank number 3 for me. I traded the original Picotope I had for frags. But since I took down my Solana I decided to go ahead and order another Pico to play with. I'm planning on it being SPS dominated.
Equipment:
  • JBJ 3g Picotope
  • Aquaclear 20
  • 25w Stealth Pro Heater
  • Tunze Osmolator (ATO)
  • ReefKeeper Lite
  • Vortech MP10

FTS: 4/9/2011
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Livestock:
  • 1 tiny True Percula Clownfish
  • 3x Sexy Shrimp
  • Dwarf cerith and nassarius snails

Corals:
  • Purple Torch w/green tips
  • Duncans
  • Pink Bird's Nest
  • Pink Montipora Digitata
  • Red Montipora Capricornis

DOB: 10/23/2010

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Did you get this from marinedepot? I have been thinking about ordering one too..hmmm. Any ideas what direction you are going with it?

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hehe I have evil plans with this deal as well.
this is also a fantastic way to light them. That and a heatsink and you can diy fab something.
That's my plan anyway.

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Did you get this from marinedepot? I have been thinking about ordering one too..hmmm. Any ideas what direction you are going with it?

Yes, I got it for $38 shipped from Marine Depot. I'm going to put it next to my bed and I have a yellow clown goby that I'm planning on eventually putting in it. I'll probably wait on upgrading the lighting.

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also good choice for a clown goby ;)

heres the light i use for my pico http://shop.aquatrad...ure-p/51101.htm

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also good choice for a clown goby ;)

heres the light i use for my pico http://shop.aquatrad...ure-p/51101.htm

Wow, that light is cheap. Almost... too cheap. :mellow:

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Wow, that light is cheap. Almost... too cheap. :mellow:


My lfs had one on their 2g tank and it worked fine for over two yrs.
My 25g Solana
http://www.nano-reef...?...266004&st=0

My 7.2g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry3147903

My 18g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=233023

My 5g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry2608748

My 3g Pictotope (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=155452

My 24g AP (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...?...=140789&hl=

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My lfs had one on their 2g tank and it worked fine for over two yrs.


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Don't expect fantastic growth, but that brand is a decent barebones builder. replacing the bulb will show a big improvement too.
Decent fixture though, especially considering the price.

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I wish I could find a 12" Satellite...

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Do you want their number?

I wish I could find a 12" Satellite...


I'm selling my 12" 18w single satellite, it has about a month of use on it.
My 25g Solana
http://www.nano-reef...?...266004&st=0

My 7.2g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry3147903

My 18g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=233023

My 5g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry2608748

My 3g Pictotope (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=155452

My 24g AP (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...?...=140789&hl=

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Would an Aquaclear 50 be too much for the pico? The reason I ask is that I'm setting up another QT tank, a 20L, and I need to buy a filter for it. I'll use it on the QT tank until I'm done with it then put it on the pico. So I was thinking of going with either the Aquaclear 30 or 50. Any thoughts?

I'm selling my 12" 18w single satellite, it has about a month of use on it.

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Would an Aquaclear 50 be too much for the pico? The reason I ask is that I'm setting up another QT tank, a 20L, and I need to buy a filter for it. I'll use it on the QT tank until I'm done with it then put it on the pico. So I was thinking of going with either the Aquaclear 30 or 50. Any thoughts?


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I dont think the 50 will be too much. Sounds pretty common to even go with the bigger version on these picos

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Go with the AC70. ;)
My 25g Solana
http://www.nano-reef...?...266004&st=0

My 7.2g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry3147903

My 18g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=233023

My 5g ADA (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry2608748

My 3g Pictotope (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=155452

My 24g AP (No longer running)
http://www.nano-reef...?...=140789&hl=

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Would an Aquaclear 50 be too much for the pico? The reason I ask is that I'm setting up another QT tank, a 20L, and I need to buy a filter for it. I'll use it on the QT tank until I'm done with it then put it on the pico. So I was thinking of going with either the Aquaclear 30 or 50. Any thoughts?


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I've the AC70 on my 2month old Picotope, cut the tab and flow is perfect. Let the tank age long enough and you can increase the flow a bit without sandstorms. I did.

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^^^^ same here. i have the ac70 with the tab cut. dont need a power head. plus i like the added volume.

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Bought an AC50. But what is this talk about cutting a tab?

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there is a tab that keeps you from moving the tube all the way to the right to decrease flow. if you cut that tab off it gives you some more room. it is on the plastic piece just above the impeller.

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This tab
http://i140.photobuc...70/CIMG3965.jpghttp://i140.photobuc...70/CIMG3965.jpg

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This tab
http://i140.photobuc...70/CIMG3965.jpghttp://i140.photobuc...70/CIMG3965.jpg

Thanks for the image. But that must be unique to the AC70 as I don't see one like that on my AC50.

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huh

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huh

There isn't a tab like that on the Aquaclear 50 I just bought.

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It arrived! And in one piece! MarineDepot packagd it very well.

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brings back memories!!

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