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My little Pico was retired July 7, 2012, after being up and running for 9 months. I consolidated all its livestock into the fuge I installed.

FTS Nov 2, 11

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Livestock
Orange Bam Bam
Green Leopard Paly
Hidden Cup Corals
HH Bi-Valves
Spaghetti Worm
Bristle Worms
Red Titan Macro
Ulva Macro
Mangrove sprout
Red Flame Algae
Halimeda
5 dwarf ceriths
Stomatella
Micro Hermit Crab
Blasto Merletti
Plutonium Zoa
Tubbs Blue Zoa
Acans
Ked Reds

Alright, so I'm in! The Unofficial Walmart Pico Contest has begun. I had to carefully think out my plan for this 2 gallon Tom Deco Kit. Of course that is a polar opposite to the impulse with which I went online and bought the thing. As PBJelly says, now I'm a n00b with TWO tanks. Sheesh.

I finally put in some effort on this today and did a LOT of work and set it up. I'm travelling and did not want to miss the contest entry date. I'm done for now but wanted to share some pictures.
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I think the 'scape could grow on me. :)

Edited by metrokat, 07 July 2012 - 06:49 PM.

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oOoOo!! .... Love the choice in rock! Maybe add another one half of that one's size, also.

Edited by surgicalsense, 23 October 2011 - 07:44 AM.

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heh, you know me and 'scapes. I'm not done yet.


No doubt!

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It's the Pretty in Pink Pico! Very elegant...

(I think we need to practice 'Safe Reefing' from now on - they're propagating like bunnies :P )

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Nice starts im looking for lr that looks like,that my lfs dont sell anything good

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Wow I hope you didn't break a sweat setting that beast up! :P

I love the pink matt under it very HOT! Also so appropriate for Breast Cancer Month.

Looking forward to see these little monsters grow!

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The beast is getting set up in my room hence the pink overload. Wow it was tough to set up. Clearly I'm only halfway through.

@masternano: this is actually dry rock, and is a "real" tonga branch. It weighs one pound and I'm not sure if I will use it. If I don't I'll PM you.

@pbjelly: Safe Reefkeeping is not trying to steal those beautiful red/fuchsia mushrooms you just got!

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Uh oh. Re-did the 'scape already.....
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LOL

I like it! ;)

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scape looks like ####.

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Uh oh. Re-did the 'scape already.....
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omgomgomg omgomgomg omgomgomg

A women's work is never done!!!!!!!!!



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It is so clean...

Well job. One rock scapes can only be pulled off by the elite. :lol: Looks great girrr

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omgomgomg omgomgomg omgomgomg

A women's work is never done!!!!!!!!!

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The contest should have rules about how much time you can spend on your tank. This dedication is ridiculous.

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scape looks like ####.


And that is why the scape is showing you the bird D. Take another look. ROFL.

The contest should have rules about how much time you can spend on your tank. This dedication is ridiculous.


Seriously. I need to be pulled away from the empty box with the dry tonga branch.

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Are you planning to leave the pink placemat underneath the tank? If not, you should paint the back of the tank pink! That will set your tank apart from the rest. You could go with a pink theme. That's what I would do, anyways. It would be so cute :)

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SWEET! another cool kat tank scape coming to fruition.

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Are you planning to leave the pink placemat underneath the tank? If not, you should paint the back of the tank pink! That will set your tank apart from the rest. You could go with a pink theme. That's what I would do, anyways. It would be so cute :)

This! :D

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Ya a one color tank would be cool.Theres enough pink stuff out there.Pink sponges.....theres a pink yuma for sale in livestock right now.Pink mini maxis would be cool.Birdsnest.Pink coraline.I would never wear a pink shirt but corals that are pink are a exception i would allow in my tank.
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Tonga never seen them in lfs and I still want ur hermit crabs,lol ill pm u my info soon Im just waiting to get new bank card

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Wish neon gobies came in pink...

Well, if you did get one, it would stand out!

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one color theme tank is awesome. I would probably do a blue tank in the future :lol:

pink theme would work well with a black background...pr a dark blue one...or actually im not sure how pink will stand out most but black sounds about right. if you do a pink background, pink animals will just blend in =/

I kinda liked the first tonga configuration because 70% of the second one is going to be buried in sand...so you wont see much of the rock unless you place it on top of the sand...

Anyway pink zoa and palys are good choices. zoas are good if you are not keeping sexy shrimp.
I'll think of other suggestions later :)
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who says I'm getting sand.....? ;)
And no I'm not doing an all pink coral tank.
At least, I don't think I am.... am I?

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o ok, then what are you keeping in here :D
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hehe.
You know what would look pretty, a pink background and white pumping Xenias.

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