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My 5g Ecoxotic "EcoPico" New Pics/Question!

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sogreedy23
heres a few pics of how it looks right now, i havent really had an algae bloom? :huh:

 

 

yes i am =) i got motivation from glazer, and i figured once its finished ill have the satisfaction knowing for once i did something DIY :happy:

 

another one...

wow, this is gunna be real nice i like that scape..and as for glazer, he's the man! but i stay away from diy lol..i'm one of the new age, hands-are-good-for-nothing-physical, kind of kids lol.

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malibukay
wow, this is gunna be real nice i like that scape..and as for glazer, he's the man! but i stay away from diy lol..i'm one of the new age, hands-are-good-for-nothing-physical, kind of kids lol.

haha same here! thats why i needed motivation! i almost gave up, im not good at anything like this -_-

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alfiefive

great job concealing the wires :D

 

scape looks great!

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malibukay
great job concealing the wires :D

 

scape looks great!

thanks =) i deff like your one rock, it makes everything easier!

 

its been 2 weeks, and still no diatom bloom? is it possible i only had a mini cycle? since all the rock was dry rock and only one piece was LR already cured from my dads tank?

 

i also used some of his water

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.Newman.

you will get the bloom eventually. definitely once you add the CUC if not now.

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sogreedy23
haha same here! thats why i needed motivation! i almost gave up, im not good at anything like this -_-

Oh sweet so you're gunna make my LED fixture next? Followed by Glazer's box and I put it all together by my self? That's what I call diy B)

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malibukay
Oh sweet so you're gunna make my LED fixture next? Followed by Glazer's box and I put it all together by my self? That's what I call diy B)

haha :happy:

 

so should i go ahead and add a CUC this week? or should i do a small water change first?

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.Newman.

do the water change on the day you get the CUC. so that you can change back in all the water used in acclimation plus more.

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Drift Monkey

I had to turn my head sideways to look are you FTSs. :haha: Looks good!

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.Newman.
I had to turn my head sideways to look are you FTSs. :haha: Looks good!

 

yes, I almost broke my monitor trying to take a better look >_<

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malibukay
yes, I almost broke my monitor trying to take a better look >_<

sorry guys haha, took them with my iphone i guess sideways or something, next time theyll be upright :happy:

 

do the water change on the day you get the CUC. so that you can change back in all the water used in acclimation plus more.

alright! so i found out the stupid guy from ebay just shipped out my white CREEs today and i paid literally 9 days ago, i said screw it im ordering the rest off rapidled :angry:

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Drift Monkey
sorry guys haha, took them with my iphone i guess sideways or something, next time theyll be upright :happy:

 

 

alright! so i found out the stupid guy from ebay just shipped out my white CREEs today and i paid literally 9 days ago, i said screw it im ordering the rest off rapidled :angry:

You coulda at least moved them back right side up! :P

 

More waiting...-_-

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jgpico

I really like your scape! I love the Eco Pico but I hate that the light has to be upgraded cause it's really not strong enough. I'm interested to see how your led build goes. As far as the diatom bloom I never really had one either. I used mostly base rock with a couple live rock pieces and I never really had an algae bloom. Newman could be right about you might getting your bloom once you add a cuc.

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malibukay
I really like your scape! I love the Eco Pico but I hate that the light has to be upgraded cause it's really not strong enough. I'm interested to see how your led build goes. As far as the diatom bloom I never really had one either. I used mostly base rock with a couple live rock pieces and I never really had an algae bloom. Newman could be right about you might getting your bloom once you add a cuc.

Thank you! Yeh of I knew I would have never bought it :/ I would have just bought a Ada cube and everything else separate. The filter it comes with sucks too :( lol

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jgpico

Yeah we have one set up at the lfs I work at and the light is pretty much worthless. It would be perfect with a par bulb above it. Oh well, looks like you're on the right track with doing a diy led setup.

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malibukay
Yeah we have one set up at the lfs I work at and the light is pretty much worthless. It would be perfect with a par bulb above it. Oh well, looks like you're on the right track with doing a diy led setup.

Yeh I can't wait to just get the rest of my lights haha

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malibukay

just checked my water parameters:

 

Temp: 76.0

Salinity: 1.026

Nitrate: 0

Nitrite: 0

Ammonia: 0

pH: 8.2

:happy:

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malibukay

think im gonna go ahead and buy a CUC tomorrow =)

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Drift Monkey
think im gonna go ahead and buy a CUC tomorrow =)

No ammonia = good to go! :D

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malibukay
No ammonia = good to go! :D

woot woot! :P

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malibukay

going to go pickup a CUC today =)

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Drift Monkey
going to go pickup a CUC today =)

pics! :)

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alfiefive
pics! :)

 

PICS!

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malibukay

ill post pics tonight!

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alfiefive
ill post pics tonight!

 

now with more bold

 

PICS!

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