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na temp isnt a problem my rooms rather cool.

its always at 79 and the tank fluctuates between 80 and 82.

i just pour in a shotglass of fw everynight before i go to sleep.

it replaces all the evaporated sw.

its effective for this little thing.

its a pain to test s.g. tho.

i have to shotglass the water into my hydrometer to test.

then just siphon via airline tubing back into the tank.

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fiction101

While these tiny little tanks always sound like fun, at the end of the day they seem to become too much work and the size really limits what you can do with it (you can only look at gsp for so long). Also If you leave for a weekend half of your water will be evaporated!

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3wordattribute

i know. thats one thing that worries me.

having to go out of town for some reason or other.

id come back to a half empty tank.

is half a gallon too small for a sexy shrimp?

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ddr_phish
na temp isnt a problem my rooms rather cool.

its always at 79 and the tank fluctuates between 80 and 82.

i just pour in a shotglass of fw everynight before i go to sleep.

it replaces all the evaporated sw.

its effective for this little thing.

its a pain to test s.g. tho.

i have to shotglass the water into my hydrometer to test.

then just siphon via airline tubing back into the tank.

 

Then I would go ahead and get a small lid on it, that should cut down on 90% of your evaporation, and you really should invest in a refractometer, they are highly accurate, you only need one drop of water to test SG and hydrometers can be off by .003 sometimes which can cause unhappy corals.

 

i know. thats one thing that worries me.

having to go out of town for some reason or other.

id come back to a half empty tank.

is half a gallon too small for a sexy shrimp?

 

I don't think its too small for a sexy, but remember that they like to be kept in groups, I'm not too sure if you could keep 2-3 in there, probably so, but ya better ask the Sexy Shrimp Club just to verify :P

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3wordattribute

haha. ill ask.

yea. ive been wanting to get a refractometer not as much hassle as a hydrometer.

after i get payed and buy my mac tho.

ive been trying to save up but keep spending on my addiction to saltwater.

so i gota start saving.

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rotarymagic
While these tiny little tanks always sound like fun, at the end of the day they seem to become too much work and the size really limits what you can do with it (you can only look at gsp for so long). Also If you leave for a weekend half of your water will be evaporated!

 

Oh please... just GSP? I had a decoart aquavase (also 0.5G) with the 7watt 7200k light

I had a branching hammer (fragged it many times), Zoas, rics. It was my first saltwater tank and I had it up for 18months before transferring everything into my 20long.

 

I had a scarlet hermit and two astrea snails in there... maintenence was a slight top off every night, scrub the walls with a hardbristled tooth brush twice a week, and change 1 cup of water every week. I dropped 1 drop of Kent microvert twice a week. Later on (8months into it) I started dosing nano reef part A&B. It was a pretty sweet setup for being ridiculously small. I even had an emerald crab in there that got too big so I traded him in for 2 bumble bee snails.

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3wordattribute

im getting some frags sometime next week and they are more than likely go into here rather than my picotope.

im wondering if a pair of sexies would do ok and be happy in half agallon.

any suggestions questions comments

are welcome :]

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constantocean

Despite the fact I have now sold off all my sexies cus I'm moving and needed to break my tank down, as a religious follower and believer in the sexy club, my permission is granted to keep a trio in your tank. They really make absolutely no waste, have you seen the size of the things?

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3wordattribute

ive seen pictures. ive never seen one in person though

ive always wanted a pair though.

but just never got around to setting up a small pico for them so that they would stand out.

but now i have this!!!

so a trio would be ok?

i need to do my research

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rotarymagic
ive seen pictures. ive never seen one in person though

ive always wanted a pair though.

but just never got around to setting up a small pico for them so that they would stand out.

but now i have this!!!

so a trio would be ok?

i need to do my research

 

I've heard from many that they do best in odd numbered groups.

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3wordattribute

a trio it is then :]

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FishFreak77

The tank looks really neat. B) I have been wanting a pico but did not want to pay $100 or more to start up a three gallon. I might do a little betta tank like you have. I know you have to do top-offs frequently, but the tank does not require as much attention as say a 20g would does it? I will deffinantly follow along.

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el fabuloso

A sexy trio looks nice. If you haven't seen them in person, you'll be surprise at how tiny they really are. But don't let their small size fool you, they're very tough, full of personality and not as fragile as you would think.

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3wordattribute

FishFreak77 i set this pico up for about um...i wana say less than 25$.

i bought the betta tank a few weeks ago and never opened it.

forgot about it really.

i had the filter already it cam with my picotope and i had the light already.

i originally boutgh a betta tank for a pico pictured in my first couple of posts but it sprung a leak and i didnt see it worth the money to fix it.

so i looked over onto my shelf and saw this in its box :]

it all cost around 26 dollars to setup.

its not much maintenance. just gota keep up with top offs.

usually a small shotglass of freshwater refills what evaporates during the day.

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3wordattribute

kk guys thought id just post up a quick update.

i went to petco today and bought 2 blue leg hermit crabs.

and i bought some red macro algea.

not sure what its called. its in the pics below.

i should be getting my frags from six tomorrow afternoon.

I cant wait!!!!!

ill post up pics later when it gets a little darker...

laterz

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3wordattribute

ok guys here are some updated pics...

new lid glued into the bottom side of the tanks rim(less evap!!! yes!!!!!)...

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FTS with new red macroalgea not sure what kind...

Picture012-1.jpgsorry pics are so crappy. im still trying to get the right settings.

it died halfway thru taking pictures so ill post some more pics up tomorrow after the corals are added.

thanks guys.

tell me what you think.

oh and if anyone could tell me the species of the red algea. it would really be appreciated.

thanks

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airman_verde04

dude, you tank is crazy! I love the smallness!! I love anything small!! haha.. keep it up

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3wordattribute

i finally got my camera to show my picos true colors.

hope you guys like...

new FTS:

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ddr_phish

CONGRATS on winning the battle against the evaporation! Can't wait to see this baby with some coral and sexies, god now your making me need a pico next to my computer... What type of macro is that?

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3wordattribute

im not sure exactly.

petco had it advertised as misc. sw plants.

it was 2 dollars for about half a sandwich size bag.

its a bright red color and i liked the look of it so i bought it.

im trying to find the species but cant seem to narrow it down.

haha ddr_phish i have 2 picos next to my computer.

my picotope and this little guy.

i think im going to take down my picotope and transfer everything into my 4 gallon starphire rimless cube project that im working on.

the link is in my sig.

my picotope hasnt been runing long and it just finished its cycle. i think for now im going to keep it runnign as a stocking tank for my 4 gallon.

as for my .5 gallon pico.

im getting some corals tomorrow afternoon from six here on nano-reef.

once i get them acclimated and hopefully if they open ill post pics up for you all to see.

:]

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ddr_phish

Yea that starphire tank looks awesome, I saw the thread on RC with that guys tank, absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see new pics!

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3wordattribute

yea ninjafish has become my inspiration for my 4 gallon cube.

i dont think it will be anything near his rimless cube but.

i can only hope :]

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FishFreak77

Can you get a comparison shot of this tank next to a coke can or something. That would be neat!

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3wordattribute

sure thing fishfreak77 . I'll post pics up later. My computer is having some problems so I'm trying to get that fixed. I'm using my itouch right now just to let you guys know that I got my corals from six today. I got a couple of frags of gsp and some really cool freebies. They're qcclimating right now so once I get them placed and I get my comp up and running. Thanks guys!

Joseph

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3wordattribute

kk. corals have been placed.

not sure if theyre going to stay where theyre at though.

oh well.

well see :]

have to tank six for the amazing job shipping

and for these awesome frags!!!

pics as follows...

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srry for this one. its a little dark...

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Huge GSP frag...

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Beautiful Zooanthids...

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and a FTS...

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i got a few more frags from six but i have them in a ghetto qt tank so they can attatch to some frag disks so i can place them in here.

hey fishfreak77 heres the soda can pic you asked for...

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and top down...Picture005-1.jpg

thanks guys.

leme know what you think :]

Joseph

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