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Brooks' 5.1g EYE-CANDY EcoPico!


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EcoBrooksPico

Hi there Nano-Reef!!

 

 

I have been out of the hobby for quite some time now. Things were coming up with college, etc. and I didn't think that I would find time for a tank. However, now that things have slowed down, and I've been accepted to the University of Texas at Austin, I can finally set up something that I can not only take to college, but that is easy to manage and doesn't require a ton of maintenance.

 

I went with the EcoPico for a few reasons:

A) I needed something that was allowed by my dorm rules (5g or less).

B) Something that had a clean look, and didn't have much noise-making stuff in it.

C) Easy to maintain.

D) Reliable.

 

All of these things factored in to my decision, and I can say with ease, that I am VERY happy with my decision!

 

Tank equipment:

 

5g EcoExotic EcoPico

5 x 3w EcoExotic LED Strips (1 x Pure Actinic [453nm], 4 x 12k with actinic [453nm])

Internal stock pump

SmartHeater

 

 

Coral (current):

 

-60+ Eye colony of Miami Hurricane

-15 eyes of Jada's Pink Watermelon

-5 polyp Candy Apple Red Palys

-3 polyp Red Hornet Zoanthids

-Small Strawberry Shortcake Acro (going to a friend's tank to color up and grow a little)

-Tyree Bird's Nest

-Bottlebrush Acro

-Banana Berry Acro (going to a friend's tank to color up and grow a little)

 

Coral (upcoming):

- 6+ eye BGM

- 5+ eye Original Mummy Eye

 

Fish & Inverts (current):

 

2 x Sexy Shrimp

3 x Dwarf Cerith Snails

1 x Nassarrius Snail

 

 

 

And of COURSE... PICTURES:

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EcoBrooksPico
Hey sup man. It's the male cheerleader...Tank looking good..

 

Oh lord, lets not get that started again. It is behind us.

 

Anyways, THANK YOU!! :)

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EcoBrooksPico
Ha had to throw it in there.... It looks good man..You can get away from me

 

 

All good, lmao.

 

Anyways, thanks again! I tried to find a build thread for your tank and couldn't... :mellow:

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All good, lmao.

 

Anyways, thanks again! I tried to find a build thread for your tank and couldn't... :mellow:

 

Man i got to get pics up, I started a 10 gallon DIY AIO, that is currently cycling, too lazy too post pics, but I have them ready

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looking good.

 

 

howd you get 5.1 gals into that? ive only got about three in my girls after displacement :/

 

howd you get 5.1 gals into that? ive only got about three in my girls after displacement :/

 

also you're going to find that little pump and sponge filter becomes worthless

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howd you get 5.1 gals into that? ive only got about three in my girls after displacement :/

 

 

 

also you're going to find that little pump and sponge filter becomes worthless

 

 

I'm going simply by what the dimensions are. It equates to about 5.1g. I'm not factoring in sand+rock+coral, etc. Too hard, lol.

 

 

And yeah, I'm actually thinking of switching around to a HOB filter of some sort that I can put carbon in. We'll see.

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Added a Koralia Nano to the tank today. Everything seems to be liking the additional flow. Also, I replaced the stock filter with an Azoo Aquatics HOB filter. This thing is TINY! Pictures to come tomorrow when the lights turn back on.

 

A couple of goodies coming this week, too!

 

Utter Chaos Palys

FragFarmer Watermelon Chalice

 

Some teaser pictures:

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