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The Simple Pico


So I need something to keep me busy and what better than a contest...u know how much I <3 contests :lol:

My goal is to keep a simple pico with basic and affordable equipment...nothing fancy shmancy.
I use the K.I.S.F method, Keep it simple fool! :P


Natural sea water is used, I dose a few drops of Seachems Reef Plus every other day.


Equipment
3g JBJ picotope -$42
DF&S HOB w/surface skimmer running filter floss and Chemi Pure Elite $20
50w Heater -$20
Koralia nano -$20
BoostLED Par30 (4RB, 1CW) -$75
Desk clamp lamp from Office Depot - $17.50

Livestock
YCG
blue neon goby
5 blue legged hermits
4 nassarius snails
1 asterea snail
hitch hiker crab
Mini brittle stars
I've seen a few small bristle worms
Green Toadstool leather
Green Slimer Acropora
Setosa
Pavona maldivensis
Red Digitata
black/yellow/green cloves
Blasto Merletti
Zoanthids
Palyathoas
Superman mushrooms
Frogspawn
kryptonite trumpet coral

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5/30/12
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Sweet! I would be tempted to do a maxi-mini or mini-mini/sexy shrimp pico :)

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That sounds like a good idea! hmmm...

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Welcome to the contest, I was thinking of buying a par 30 or 38 bulb, not sure yet, what type of fixture are you going to use for it? Have you used them in the past and if so how do you like them. It's either the par bulb or a t5 fixture.

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Nope never used them..I am going to use a clip on gooseneck light fixture for it, gotta shop around :)
I wanted to try something different and LED is something I have never tried -_-

Thanks!

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Welcome to the contest, good to see you on the boards again Maria :)

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Wow...this contest is gaining fame quickly! Glad to have ya! The number of entries just keeps growing, I think we might break 50 before April 1st! With so many different builds, this should be quite an awesome event! Welcome, and Good Luck!

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For what it's worth, I have the Boost LED PAR 30 bulbs, I quite like them :) Only thing I wish I could do is control the colours more, but hey, for the price they are a good product!

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Thanks guys! :)

I am not to worried about color correction...maybe if it was my main display it would bother me...I got the 4RB and 1 CW...I am hoping it is a 20k look :unsure:

*runs to paige's thread*

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Maria!


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Still got any of those red zoas?

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Thanks guys! :)

I am not to worried about color correction...maybe if it was my main display it would bother me...I got the 4RB and 1 CW...I am hoping it is a 20k look :unsure:

*runs to paige's thread*


I'm thinking that 4RB would give you the 20K look... I have 3 RB, 1 CW and 1 NW and I almost wish it was a little bluer, but I went with the two different whites to try and achieve better growth as well (after much consulting with the helpful man from Boost LED :) )

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Maria!


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Still got any of those red zoas?


Kim!! omgomgomg omgomgomg
Nope :tears: I lost them a while back.

I'm thinking that 4RB would give you the 20K look... I have 3 RB, 1 CW and 1 NW and I almost wish it was a little bluer, but I went with the two different whites to try and achieve better growth as well (after much consulting with the helpful man from Boost LED :) )


well that is what I am hoping :)
Got my Par 30 with super duper fast shipping, I am impressed.
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Ok so it's not lit yet <_< still waiting for my tank, which should be here by Monday the latest and still have to buy a fixture for this light...hmmmm.

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Yay! Got my pico and filter today :)
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get it set up!

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I am at work :P
I am gonna try and paint the back tomorrow....I did get my water (I use natural sea water in my tanks) :)

Can't wait to get started!

Edited by got2envy, 17 March 2012 - 12:34 PM.


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An update! yay! :lol:
Pix taken with my Galaxy Nexus..will get better pix when my camera batteries are charged
Tank was empty
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tank is full
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This is not the scape yet...I just through the rock in however to start the cycle :mellow:

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Very pretty!

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Looking Good

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If I didn't know better, I'd say that's a killer scape itself. Love it! :wub:

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Thanks guys! This was a cinch to set up...took me 30 minutes.
This is my first bare bottom tank :unsure:

Really? maybe I should just leave it alone :lol:

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I dunno what is going in it yet...help a sistah out :mellow:

So I need something to keep me busy and what better than a contest...u know how much I <3 contests :lol:

Equipment-
3g JBJ picotope
DF&S HOB w/surface skimmer
50w Heater
small powerhead (don't know yet)
BoostLED Par30 (4RB, 1CW)

Everything is on order and should be here by the end of the week....Oh snap!

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Shhh...I am trying to stay on the down low muahahaha :ninja:

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How do you like the 4b 1w lamp? Is it too blue? I want to go with the boost led aslo.

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It is a 20k look...I like it :)
I was worried it would be too blue but it really is a nice, it also may look really blue since I painted my tank blue lol I like bluer tanks. It looks a lot bluer in the pix than what it really is.
Go for it! great bulb!

Also wanted to add that I will be adding sand...I can't do bare bottom -_-
The tank looks to sterile IMO I will be adding a very shallow sand bed..maybe 1-1.5"