kristoffer Posted December 13, 2009 Share Posted December 13, 2009 Hello! I've been lurking on the boards here researching tanks for the past year until finally purchasing my very own picotope (after seeing so many successful picos from many users here) this summer. I felt I'm at a point now where I can finally post my own tank. So, I guess this is my own personal tank thread. Everyone on here has been really helpful, and hopefully I'll be able to contribute in some capacity, too. History: My mother had a SW tank growing up, but this is the first time I've done it myself. I've mainly played in the FW realm. So, we'll see how I do. Tank pretty much follows the same formula as most everyone else's. Pardon the excessive detail. I'm OCD like that. Tank Set-Up Date: October 11, 2009 Initial Set-Up: Re-scaped (simple "island" theme): Current FTS: Current Side: Hardware 3 Gallon Picotope (used) 36 W Dual Satellite (used, plan to retrofit with LEDs) Modded AquaClear 70 Power Filter (OEM impellar, AC30 impellar as backup) 5w Alpine Submersible Fuge Light 25W Hydor Theo Heater DIY Battery-powered ATO with 1g glass carboy Micro-Jet MC 450 Adjustable Flow Pump (117gph) Maintenance/Testing/Food/Etc. Sabon Refractometer Saltwater Reef Master Test Kit Saltwater Master Test Kit Nimble Nano Frozen Mysis Frozen Cyclops Hermit Crab Pellets RO water from Wal-Mart (Culligan) Pre-mixed SW from LFS Filtration Filter Floss Chemi-Pure Elite Rock Rubble Cheatomorpha Photoperiod Daylight - 8:30a - 7:30p Actinics - 8:00a - 8:00p Moonlight - always on Fuge Light - reverse photo period Feeding Schedule Tuesday - Feed all crabs a crab pellet, target feed corals 1 hour after dark Thursday - Feed all crabs a crab pellet, drop mysis for Nass snail Saturday - Turn off Filter, drop frozen cyclo overnight Husbandry Monday - Check tank params Thursday - Check tank params Sunday - Clean tank glass, change filter floss, 10% water change Livestock 5 lbs LR 3 lbs Fiji-Pink Arag-Alive LS[*12 Blue-Legged Hermit Crabs 1 Red-Legged Hermit Crab 1 Pom-Pom Crab Lots of Stomatella Snails 1 Margarita Snail 2 Nassarius Snails 1 Oyster 2 Sexy Shrimp 1 Porcelain Crab 1 Yellow Watchman Goby (dead ) 1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp (dead ) 1 Scarlet Hermit (new - 06/12/10) 1 Serpent Star (new - 06/12/10) 1 Peppermint Shrimp (new - 06/12/10) Corals 2 small un-ID'd zoa polyps (came on LR) 1 small frag of hammer coral 1 small un-ID'd Euphyllias coral 1 small colony of GSP, uber green 1 colony of un-ID'd zoas, uber green (new - 05/12/10) 1 colony of Eagle Eye zoas (new - 05/12/10) 2 heads of Candy Cane (new - 05/12/10) 1 small frag of Torch coral (new - 05/12/10) 1 Ricordea (new - 05/12/10) Current Params (12/12/2009) SG: 1.025 pH: 8.0 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0 Phosphate: 0.5 Calcium: 400ppm kH: 8dkH / 143.2ppm Link to comment
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