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This Thread is 50% just having fun and 60% tank talk. Yep thats 110%... so i guess you could say that it "goes to 11"
So, to see the big moments i will be posting them below... if you like occasional poop humor and random talk feel free to read on and
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Quick guide
Unboxing and first thoughts
DIY Dry Rock scape can be found here
Adding wet water. How exciting!





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Edited by Ezsharkman, 19 January 2012 - 09:46 AM.


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Unboxing my new EcoPico 5.1 gallon

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OMG..lets open this baby up

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It was nicely packaged and i have a feeling it could have taken some abuse in transit and still arrived in one piece.

here we got the little pump
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I upgraded the lights - not to 3 strips, but to 5!
4 Mixed whites and blue strips and 1 all blue strip

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As you can see from the above photo the led arm only has slots for 3 strips. I ended up moving the 2 additional strips back just enough to have them not sticking over the edge of the arm. The strips attach with a very strong tape and they even come with screws and holes if you wanted to go that route

Here is the arm with all 5 strips attached
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And here they are all on the led arm and powered up
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My first impression is this setup is very bright and the tank looks great. The rimless design really speaks to me and the size is perfect for my desk.

Not sure what my stocking plans are yet. I have to stare at the tank for a bit and get a feeling for what i want to do. The tank is very well built and has that modern feel i was after. The plugs for the lights are gonna bother me a little bit, but i will work on that. Even had thoughts of painting the back. Not sure yet

Here it is on my desk... screw the cycle, i added livestock already

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Dad... you didnt get another box of water to stare at did you? Did you ask mom? Shes gonna be mad at you!
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I like it dad.. it's pretty
thank you Maggie =)
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Edited by Ezsharkman, 29 November 2011 - 02:45 PM.


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Like ... I dig these sleek looking tanks.

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Like ... I dig these sleek looking tanks.



Thanks SS!
I am very impressed with it so far. I work from home and this is going to make my desk so much better! i get really excited when i get new toys, hopefully i will be able to sleep tonight

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Thanks SS!
I am very impressed with it so far. I work from home and this is going to make my desk so much better! i get really excited when i get new toys, hopefully i will be able to sleep tonight


Well if your unable to sleep, you can always fill the tank with warm water temporarely, place it next to your bed and place your hand and in it, in the meantime.

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Sweet new tank and cute pups :)

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Well if your unable to sleep, you can always fill the tank with warm water temporarely, place it next to your bed and place your hand and in it, in the meantime.

i think i will give it a shot and let you know what happens... i use plastic sheets already.. JK

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Sweet new tank and cute pups :)


Thanks Gena... My 3 dogs are my kids and my tanks are my pets/hobby
ps sorry i sometimes type Gina...i have a friend name Gina and its just a habit

Edited by Ezsharkman, 29 November 2011 - 01:56 PM.


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I kid, I kid .... sorry, I had such a bad day Sunday night ... I think I am compensating.

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Dogs can't talk

or type

You lie

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i think i will give it a shot and let you know what happens... i use plastic sheets already



Thanks Gena... My 3 dogs are my kids and my tanks are my pets/hobby
ps sorry i sometimes type Gina...i have a friend name Gina and its just a habit


I'm used to it :) It would have been a whole lot easier if my parents had gone with the typical spelling...but my dad is Eugene (Gene)...so that's why I'm Gena with an e :)

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According to Ez, his do ... "the voices"

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I thought Eric was a mind reader...or is it dog whisperer :P

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I kid, I kid .... sorry, I had such a bad day Sunday night ... I think I am compensating.

My Chargers lost... so i feel ya. Hang in there SS

Dogs can't talk

or type

You lie

LOL! got me!

I'm used to it :) It would have been a whole lot easier if my parents had gone with the typical spelling...but my dad is Eugene (Gene)...so that's why I'm Gena with an e :)

You should see my last name

According to Ez, his do ... "the voices"

i swear... i talk for my dogs. I'm a little nuts

I thought Eric was a mind reader...or is it dog whisperer :P


i hear dogs reading in a whispering voice! its a curse

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You should see my last name

You mean it's not Sharkman???? :lol:

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I confess ... I talk to Ella, my cat :)

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You mean it's not Sharkman???? :lol:

LOL! its actually Zsolczai

trust me... i know when telemarketers call
Hello
is Eric Zzsskkkolski-ski home
nobody here by that name. bye :D

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Oh geeze...that would be difficult!

Is that polish? and no polish jokes if not, because I'm polish :P

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LOL! its actually Zsolczai

trust me... i know when telemarketers call
Hello
is Eric Zzsskkkolski-ski home
nobody here by that name. bye :D


Ericmime Zsolczai

... nope the cheese stands alone.

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its Hungarian... its pronounced Like Bulls-eye but with a soul
souls-eye... the Z is almost silent. i was always last

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its Hungarian... its pronounced Like Bulls-eye but with a soul
souls-eye... the Z is almost silent. i was always last



Oh yes, when we had to stand in line at school and wait for our letter of our last to come up :angry:

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WOOT! I'll be following this......... omgomgomg

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Badass last name. Easily a bond villain name if I've ever heard it.

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Love the Labs! I also Love the tank and the MOD to the LED, More is better!

My pets talk to me... and I talk to them, keeps me sane! :P

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Thanks all

hey...anyone got a small heater recommendation for me? besides the hydor theo. I have read nothing but bad stuff about them. looking for one with a small footprint and thinking 50 watt