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My brother was kind enough to give me a 3 gallon Picotope and a AC 70! :wub:

 

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This is right after everything was set up. Still super cloudy!

 

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Today when I woke up the tank was clear! I think I'd like a few more interesting rocks in the tank, but we will see what kinds I can find.

 

Now the waiting begins! :lol:

 

Equipment:

3 gallon JBJ Picotope

Nanobox Tide with storm controller

75 Watt Colbalt Heater (Thanks Groken!)

AC 70 for fuge

Aqualifter ATO

 

Current Inhabitants:

Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Astrea Snail x2

Picasso Clownfish x1

Trochus snail x1

Margarita snail x2

Hermit Crab x1

Emerald Crab

Candy cane

Duncan

Possibly Oregon Tort

GSP

Unnamed Rainbow Acan

Many Zoas

Couple various mushrooms

 

Planned inhabitants:

More mushrooms

Zoas

An acan or two

Green Banded Goby pair

 

Thoughts? :happy:

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My brother is super amazing! :wub:

That light is more in my current price range. Do you think it has any limitations as far as what corals it can grow?

I'm not an expert on LEDs by any stretch of the imagination LOL. I would send a note to the company and ask them. They are very helpful :). They are a sponsor here as well. You could ask them on their sponsor thread or contact them through their website.
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I'm not an expert on LEDs by any stretch of the imagination LOL. I would send a note to the company and ask them. They are very helpful :). They are a sponsor here as well. You could ask them on their sponsor thread or contact them through their website.

Thank you! Your Picotope is one of the inspirations for my little pico. I'm glad everyone is so helpful on here! :lol:

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I actually use the Coral Compulsion par 30 on my 4 gallon cube and its growing some zoas and palys and a green birdsnest and an encrusting monti pretty well. Ive had the bulb about 4-5 months and its definitely producing growth and some pretty nice color as well.

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I actually use the Coral Compulsion par 30 on my 4 gallon cube and its growing some zoas and palys and a green birdsnest and an encrusting monti pretty well. Ive had the bulb about 4-5 months and its definitely producing growth and some pretty nice color as well.

Awesome! Thank you! ;) I dont think I will be putting any sps into this tank, but if I change my mind down the road it is good to know I have the option to.

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Nice brother, and a good start.

 

You DEFINITELY need a light as suggested to get good growth and color...you will not regret it.

 

What are you doing with the AC70? Fuge? InTank media basket? Media choices?

 

Keep an eye on the Pico section. There are lots of nice tanks and you can really get some good ideas, feedback, and help there.

 

Good luck!

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Nice brother, and a good start.

 

You DEFINITELY need a light as suggested to get good growth and color...you will not regret it.

 

What are you doing with the AC70? Fuge? InTank media basket? Media choices?

 

Keep an eye on the Pico section. There are lots of nice tanks and you can really get some good ideas, feedback, and help there.

 

Good luck!

I've already done the mod that el fab made so popular! I love it so far.

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I've already done the mod that el fab made so popular! I love it so far.

Yup...done it myself. Fab is the master. What are you using for media/fuge/lights?

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Yup...done it myself. Fab is the master. What are you using for media/fuge/lights?

I only have filter floss in there right now since this is only the second day I've had it up and going. My plans are to use the stock light to grow chaeto in the fuge once I have upgraded my tank light. I'm also a big fan of Chemipure elite and filter floss. Do you have other suggestions?

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You can grow any thing with it. I had one over a 5.5g, you can grow higher light stuff in the center of the tank and lower light corals in the edges. It really colored up my sps and has a great overall color. I did a review on it, if you want to read more just visit product review section of the forum, it's still on the first page.

My brother is super amazing! :wub:

That light is more in my current price range. Do you think it has any limitations as far as what corals it can grow?

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You can grow any thing with it. I had one over a 5.5g, you can grow higher light stuff in the center of the tank and lower light corals in the edges. It really colored up my sps and has a great overall color. I did a review on it, if you want to read more just visit product review section of the forum, it's still on the first page.

Awesome! This is at the top of my to-buy list then! Thanks

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hmmm CPE then purigen... why not just CPE? i mean both products serve same purpose with

CPE slightly ahead because it has ferric oxide.

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Okay, for a short update. Two days ago all the parameters hit zero, one big water change later and I'm ready for life! Today happened to be my birthday. I moved two small mushrooms over to the tank and a tiny hermit crab. After going out to celebrate with my brother for the birthday, he shows up with a small treasure for my tank! A Skunk cleaner!

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