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Kat's Pico: Fashionably oops!

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I WANT that bambam!

I haz moar now! :happydance:

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That's a lot of livestock in 2 gallons :) but why not? Bristle worm? Would you not want to get that one out?

 

Albert

 

 

FTS Nov 2, 11

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Livestock

Orange Bam Bam

Green Leopard Paly

Hidden Cup Corals

HH Bi-Valves

Spaghetti Worm

Bristle Worms

Red Titan Macro

Ulva Macro

Mangrove sprout

Red Flame Algae

Halimeda

5 dwarf ceriths

Stomatella

Micro Hermit Crab

Blasto Merletti

Plutonium Zoa

Tubbs Blue Zoa

Acans

Ked Reds

 

Alright, so I'm in! The Unofficial Walmart Pico Contest has begun. I had to carefully think out my plan for this 2 gallon Tom Deco Kit. Of course that is a polar opposite to the impulse with which I went online and bought the thing. As PBJelly says, now I'm a n00b with TWO tanks. Sheesh.

 

I finally put in some effort on this today and did a LOT of work and set it up. I'm travelling and did not want to miss the contest entry date. I'm done for now but wanted to share some pictures.

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I think the 'scape could grow on me. :)

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That's a lot of livestock in 2 gallons :) but why not? Bristle worm? Would you not want to get that one out?

 

Albert

I overstock everything. This contest tank is now 8 months old.

 

Livestock:

Remington the pistol shrimp

Blue the micro hermit crab

3 polyps Tubbs blue zoas

3polyps plutonium zoas

3 polyps kedd reds

1 spotted mushroom

1 orange mushroom

1 poly orange bam bam zoanthid

3 mouth of blasto merletti

several polyps of green leopard palys

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FTS?

 

Love those LPS

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I overstock everything. This contest tank is now 8 months old.

 

Livestock:

Remington the pistol shrimp

Blue the micro hermit crab

3 polyps Tubbs blue zoas

3polyps plutonium zoas

3 polyps kedd reds

1 spotted mushroom

1 orange mushroom

1 poly orange bam bam zoanthid

3 mouth of blasto merletti

several polyps of green leopard palys

 

Just remember, if you feel it's overstocked, I can save you from a tank crash. :P

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This Pico is also home to Happy, a single enormous (for a pico) good kind of flat worm

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How many people love their flat worm. :rolleyes:

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Red Grape, came as HH on my LR, has a clear tunicate growing with it

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Top down shot

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i need some macros and bam bams :D

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i need some macros and bam bams :D

:lol:

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The Toms Deco Kit # 2 comes with a "bio-insert" for the filter. Which I wasn't sure of, did not know what it could do. Voila. Algae scrubber.

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I retired this little pico today. After running it pretty much on autopilot for 9 months, I really wanted to consolidate my tanks so I moved all the livestock over to the fuge in my Red Sea Max that I installed today.

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The size of the tank was really a good one and challenged me to keep it alive. I was pretty lax with water changes, never tested, never dosed and nothing ever died or smelled in here. The stock lighting is grossly inadequate for even low light corals like mushrooms and palys. But my macros did thrive in here.

 

A special thank you to Brandon429 who was meticulous about the data and advice he sent my way. He is always ready to answer a question or help out. Thank you Brandon.

 

Catch me on my RSM thread, link is in my signature.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I'll take the tank.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I'll take the tank.

Aww, I didn't toss it (well the outer plastic of the tank I did. But allt he contents are happy in my display fuge

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I had a spare tank, the exact same one. And Schmoopy the Betta got a sparkling new home too:

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It's still early, Schmoopy is sleeping

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Aww, I didn't toss it (well the outer plastic of the tank I did. But allt he contents are happy in my display fuge

IMG_20120707_201748.jpg

 

I had a spare tank, the exact same one. And Schmoopy the Betta got a sparkling new home too:

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It's still early, Schmoopy is sleeping

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I thought that was my pico :angry:

 

 

Aww, I didn't toss it (well the outer plastic of the tank I did. But allt he contents are happy in my display fuge

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I had a spare tank, the exact same one. And Schmoopy the Betta got a sparkling new home too:

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It's still early, Schmoopy is sleeping

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I thought that was my pico :angry:

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I thought that was my pico :angry:

Ya I thought so too.

 

Schmoopy needed a new home stat. Sorry.

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He needs bamboo!

He does! I have some but they are way to tall for his tank.

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RIP Pico.

 

Schmoopy?

The Betta fish. He's very old but still hanging in there.

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