Tom@HaslettMI

Tom@HaslettMI pico

I've been reefing for a long time (almost 20 years) and been a member here for a while. I have not posted much... mostly because my tank was too big! But now I have a pico too!

 

I set it up for a nano contest (on a different forum) but thought I'd share my journey here as well.

 

It's an "Ocean Free" brand glass tank. The inside dimensions are 8.7x5.6x6.75 (LxWxH), which equals about 1.4 gallons.

 

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I'm running a small Aquaclear filter with mechanical filteration, a Tetra 50W heater, and a DIY Cree light.

 

It was started in Jan. 19, 2012, and here's the first livestock addition.

 

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First additions! A small piece of LR and a tiny bit of Xenia from my main tank.

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Thanks for looking,

Tom

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looking good, going to add anything else?

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Thanks!

 

Ha-ha. Yes, I already have. I'm going sequentially through the progress of the tank. At less than 2 months old I'll be able to catch up to present day in just a few posts.

 

Tom

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Looking good so far!

 

Where did you get the tank - I like the curved front corners.

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Looking good so far!

 

Where did you get the tank - I like the curved front corners.

 

Thanks!

 

My parents found two of them at a garage sale for $0.75 each! They thought of me and bought them both. I like the curved corners too... kinda reminds me of pint sized JBJ Picotope.

 

Tom

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Thanks!

 

My parents found two of them at a garage sale for $0.75 each! They thought of me and bought them both. I like the curved corners too... kinda reminds me of pint sized JBJ Picotope.

 

Tom

Awesome! Too bad for me - I was hoping one of the local Michigan fish stores carried them. I'm sure I can find it online, if the company still exists. Thanks for the reply!

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Here's the tank in late January. Sand bed and LR added.

 

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The sand bed is not really that yellow. It's a product of the temporary PC lighting.

 

Thanks for looking,

Tom

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Awesome! Too bad for me - I was hoping one of the local Michigan fish stores carried them. I'm sure I can find it online, if the company still exists. Thanks for the reply!

 

Check Meijer. I recently saw some tanks that were very similar there. I think there might of even been several sizes available.

 

Tom

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Check Meijer. I recently saw some tanks that were very similar there. I think there might of even been several sizes available.

 

Tom

Thanks - appreciate it!

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Love the LR you have put into the tank awesome shape to it...

 

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Thanks Just.Reef.

 

Here are a few updated pics...

 

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I'm having a bit of an issue with at the moment. I think it's time to increase the frequency of water changes.

 

Tom

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Thanks Just.Reef.

 

Here are a few updated pics...

 

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I'm having a bit of an issue with at the moment. I think it's time to increase the frequency of water changes.

 

Tom

 

 

Hey Tom,

 

As for the water changes, Don't want to be telling you what to do cause you have been in this hobby a heap longer than i have but. I have just started doing weekly water changes and added purigen and noticed my corals opening up more and more active so if you haven't already maybe try some purigen in your filter...

 

Once again I don't want to sound like I'm trying to tell you what to do just a suggestion :)

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Can we have a FTS from the front please? :wub:

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update?

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