Hey guys, this is my first post on nano reef in a long long time. About 5 years ago I started my first 15g nano reef and used this forum a lot. I moved onto bigger things with a 112 gallon reef as well as a 90 gallon cuttlefish tank.
My display has been meh for a while. RO malfunction, tank crashes ect. It's still going and many of my fish are 3 and 4 years old, but many of my corals have died for one reason or another. The 90 gallon cuttlefish tank keeps me busy watching the short lived creatures grow fast and die young. I have raised them from eggs and they are not just in the breeding stage and should begin to lay eggs soon. That tank is only lit by a couple of T5 bulbs so it's basically a softy tank.
I frequently buy ghost shrimp for the cuttlefish but haven't been shopping at my local reef shops much for some time. Instead just picking up the shrimp at a big box fish store. Well I noticed they had this pico and I just couldn't resist. The last thing I need is another tank, but given it's side and the fact it requires almost no electricity I was sold.
The tank is just over 2 gallons at 8.66" x 6.69" x 8.66". The LED's seem okay. they are about 12k. I just got the stock fixture but in a couple of weeks I'll pick up 2 more and triple the lighting. I'm probably going to stock with zoos and maybe some acan frags. Unsure about other live stock. The smallest of gobies, or a pair of sexy shrimp are likely. I can start buying stuff for the tank whenever, as I have my frag tank to use as a QT. I won't be able to weigh the rock I'm going to use but I'm going to guetimate about 2lbs.
This tank is very sleek. I've removed the sponge from the back filter and am unsure what I will replace it with. Maybe Cheato, maybe a mangrove or 2, maybe just more live rock and a bag of carbon on top.
Here are the pictures. Tank sites right beside me on a shelf by my desk. I have it at an angle so It's viewable from 2 sides.
empty tank, didn't adjust the white balance yet
LED's - i will add 2 more fixtures before corals
Going to grab some rock from my frag tank as well as a bit of rubble and try my tiniest aquascape yet.
Edited by andrewkw, 4 weeks ago.