KevinStan Posted October 29, 2009 Share Posted October 29, 2009 I have been doing reef tanks for over 6 years. I recently have started liking the pico reefs more and started into creating some.... My inspiration to start this was from Brandon who holds two of the smallest successful reef tanks I have ever seen. One is the mini tank, the other is the reef bowl (Both can be seen on Youtube) After many conversations with Brandon I have decided to start my own. Aside from my other projects which include breeding amphipods, copepods, mini starfish, bristleworms, feeder shrimp, Opae-Ula, Mysid shrimp, and Rotifers.. along with Live Phytoplankton and creating my own line of marine foods.. I have now decided I am starting my own Reef Vase. Though many have had their say and claimed it is impossible... it is actually very possible with the right care. I am starting this thread to officially announce and introduce myself, and create a place for everyone to follow my progress with this. This is the first of about 8 pico (Under 5 gallon) threads I will be posting on and allow people to follow along while answering as many questions as possible. The current setup I have it on is not permanent. This is more of a temporary home for it that I have created to get it started. I will soon have it more "out and open" to view from all directions. This setup was really just to start it. It has been running now for about a week... and since it is up and going, I figured I would start the thread. Current Specs: Regular Vase (About 2 gallons in size but off-set is only about a gallon after the sand and LR) Air pump running a limewood airstone (Oceanic) For water circulation About 3 lbs of LR 18" Coralife aqualight at 96w (May be too much but it keeps the temp. stable and seems to light it really well.) 1 snail and 1 crab to start taking care of some algae I will start dosing the calcium this weekend and will be doing weekly water changes. So far the top off seems to only be about once every 2 days. LiveStock that will be going in here after it ages well enough will include many types of coral, as well as a pom pom crab, and 1 shrimp (Either a coral banded or Cleaner.. haven't decided yet) Feel free to comment or ask questions. (I hope the photo attachment worked.. if not I will respond with some pictures.. ) Link to comment
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