Can you come take pics for LEDTRiC? Awesome build, awesome corals, beautiful pictures!
Thanks man, I would be happy to take pics for you! All you have to do is fly me out to where you are, give me a par bulb and we are good to go
will that anemone grow too big for 2 gallons? something tells me yes and then you'll move it out?
You make a good point, but I've never seen tube nems get that big. I've never had experience with these guys, so only time will tell. Knowing that it may have to be moved, i can relocate him in my qt, frag tank, fuge or dt
Right now he fit in perfect. I won't be feeding him, unless I see decline, but I have had no problems keeping news without feeding for the last 6 years. I haven't tried under leds though.
So the tank has been doing very well. Glass is full of pods and no signs of a mini cycle. I didn't expect one since it's tied into my main display.
Unfortunately I lost my other goby and pistol shrimp. I found them both dried up on the floor, side by side
These guys were really devoted to each other and had a strong bond since they lived and died together lol RIP. Isn't it weird they both went hardwood surfing together??? Maybe my tank is too short for a goby/pistol pair?
Oh well. Looks like I'll have to make a top and an overflow cover if i want to keep gobies again. Since I've lost $120 in fish and shrimp in the last 3 week I might go another route for live stock. Not sure what though but I'm open to suggestions. Any ideas?
I've been playing around with the tank and I've come to the conclusion that I need more ZOAS! I also want to get some more SPS into this tank as well. I'm just worried the flow isn't enough at the moment, but I might have to take my chances since I have an abundant amount of frags that need new homes
The tank itself is very easy to work on and an absolute pleasure for viewing. The only problems I've encountered is my light spilling over the tank. I think the tank is a bit narrow and my next one is going to be 5 or 6 inch deep. I find that working in it is very hard without forceps, so I just want to open it up a bit and make it look a bit more airy with more sand bed for more... you guessed it ZOAS!
So with that said, I've got a new tank in the works. But for the mean time I'll deal with this one, I've made my mistakes with this second pico and it looks like my next one is going to be almost perfect!
I'm thinking the new tank is going to be 48x5x5 with and external overflow. IDK, i might go a bit longer. I love the long look. I'll be re-designing my led light as well. I have to find the right housing so that I don't get glare from the leds when I'm watching tv in the basement. I'll be running two dimmible drivers so I can dial in the colour perfectly.
Since the new tank will be a but deeper, I'll be incorporating a bulk head for the return on one side and I'll be pushing water from the other end with a mp10. I think a longer tank can handle it. So until I get the new tank, stay tuned for frequent update.
Summery for my new tank
Longer tank 48x5x5 Just under 5 gallons
New led light with dual dimmable drivers and moon lights.
Mp40 for flow
Thanks for stopping by folks!
Edited by deeznutz, 24 March 2012 - 09:28 AM.