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Gio's Picotope

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GioReef   

Latest Update: (Mar. 09, 2012)

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Keeping it simple, for now at least. So here is my setup...

 

Equipment:

JBJ 3g Picotope

Modded AC70 (Floss, Chaeto, and Heater)

Marineland Stealth 50 Watt Heater

DIY China GU10 LEDs (4 bulbs, each 4x1w) BoostLED Par30

DIY ATO (AquaHub Premium)

 

 

Livestock:

 

Fish

Talbot's Damsel - Chrysiptera talboti Nipped at my LPS and Anthelia

 

Coral

Zoanthids - Zoanthus sp.

Green Star Polyps - Pachyclavularia sp.

Superman Mushrooms - Actinodiscus sp.

Ricordeas - Ricordea florida

Blue Anthelia - Anthelia sp.

Blue Clove Polyps - Clavularia sp.

Acans - Acanthastrea lordhowensis

Bicolor Torch - Euphyllia glabrescens

Neon Green Candycane - Caulastrea furcata

Orange Plate - Fungia sp.

Red Monti Cap - Montipora capricornis

ORA Green Birdsnest - Seriatopora guttatus

Purple w/Green Polyp Montipora - Montipora sp.

Dendros - Dendrophyllia fistula

 

 

Inverts and CUC

2 Maxi Mini Anemones - Stichodactlya tapetum

1 Nerite Snail - Nerita sp.

2 Cerith Snails - Cerithium sp.

1 Hermit Crab - Clibanarius sp.

 

 

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Still gotta get my LEDs and paint the frame black

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...more to come

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JR!   

i like this already. diy stuff is always great

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castiel   

Looks great so far.

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Fugal edge sells a sponge filter that fits perfectly over the bottom of filters like your.I use it on mine and i just take off the filter sponge andsqueeze it out.It keeps stuff from getting sucked up in there to.Its like 3 dollars.Its just one of the things i find real handy for my tank.They last about three to four months.

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GioReef   

I received my GU10 sockets today that I had ordered from eBay. Not much excitement yet besides setting up various things such as electrical and other equipment... oh and I also got the light frame painted.

 

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Water Test

 

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Sexy black B)

 

Comments/Questions are always welcome

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JR!   

awesome B)

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GioReef   

...and the tank begins! :D

 

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and the obligatory sandstorm picture :happy:

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This was all dry rock I had from a previous tank. I will be seeding it with a couple pieces of LR when I get a chance to go to the LFS

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must say i like the sexy black what do u plan on using the pvc pipes for??

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JR!   

love this one some much. gonna follow this the end

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GioReef   
must say i like the sexy black what do u plan on using the pvc pipes for??

 

The pvc is actually my light frame. If you look on the first post there is a picture before I painted it.

 

Thanks everybody!

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GioReef   

Got my GU10 LEDs in the mail, finally! ha

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and a shot I thought was interesting

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GioReef   
Looks awesome man, those LEDs look promising!

thanks! and yes, hopefully those LEDs will work out well. time will tell

 

very nice build. Cant wait till it clears up.

 

haha i know right?!?

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JR!   

thats its. gonna have to steal this build. :P looks like there is gonna be sw on my desk at work

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GioReef   
thats its. gonna have to steal this build. :P looks like there is gonna be sw on my desk at work

 

go for it! ;) I've really enjoyed it thus far.

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The tank cleared up a lot so it was time for another photo shoot. haha

 

angled

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top-down

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and a quick video showing the shimmer :happy:

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enjoy

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JBM   

i hope those gu10 bulbs work.

 

it's a super cheap option compared to the par3X's & retro led fixtures.

 

Why didnt i think of that?

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JR!   

looks good man. what are the stocking plans?

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GioReef   
i hope those gu10 bulbs work.

 

it's a super cheap option compared to the par3X's & retro led fixtures.

 

Why didnt i think of that?

 

I hope they work too! ha, and my total for the whole fixture including the bulbs was a little under $40

 

looks good man. what are the stocking plans?

 

Well, im going with zoas and rics at first. Then i'll add a couple LPS. I'll see how my lights go, if they work well then I might try a couple monti frags

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GioReef   

I went to the LFS and picked out 2 pieces of LR. found some zoa hitchhikers, a sponge, and a couple brittle stars

 

some shots i took this morning

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DIstudio   

which GU10 bulbs did you get? 3x1w, 3x3w, 4x1w... I'm just curious. I like the build so far, going to be tagging along for the ride.

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GioReef   
which GU10 bulbs did you get? 3x1w, 3x3w, 4x1w... I'm just curious. I like the build so far, going to be tagging along for the ride.

 

I am using the 4x1w bulbs. 2 cool white and 2 blue

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castiel   

Nice LR you have there!

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