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Tank: Imagitarim 3.7 G , from petco

Equipments:

- Removed stock filters. Return pump changed to Rio+90. AquaClear 30 HOB filter (runs for half day).

- Lighting changed to Kessil A80.

- Aqueron 20W heater.

- Coralife digital thermometer.

Corals:

- GSP

- Acan (Red)

- 7 types of Zoas (5 are from my BC29)

- Several SPS (monti, acro, stylo) .. Orange montipora and green digitata from BC29.

- Green rico (from BC29)

- 1  purple death paly.

Maintenance:

- Weekly 100% water change.

Filtration:

- BRS carbon + filter floss on HOB. Back chember has additional LR.

 

I have a smallish hermit crab (Jack) and a snail (Metro) in it. No fish. I am thinking of adding a clown goby. Originally I didnt wanted to keep any fish, to keep the bioload low. But I am having so much pods now that zoas sometime stay close.

 

Other than that, the tank is doing very good, I find it more gorgeous than the BC29.

 

 

FTS:

May 2017

February, 2017

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Some more pics:

Tank and equipments, on the first date (Early September, 2016 )

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week through cycling.


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Diatom bloom after 1 month (cycling took almost 3 weeks).
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Lighting was upgraded 1 week after diatom bloom, ABI 12 W Tuna blue bulb.

Stocked after 3 months.

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Corals: 3 types of zoas, Green digitata, red monti, GSP. Rico. All from BC29. White Goniopora was bought.

It was not a healthy colony :-/. I lost it one by hyper salinity ...Pod population has not spiked yet.

 

 

 

 

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I had shared some older pics (taken with my cell phone earlier). Updating new pics , taken from my DSLR today.

FTS

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More pics :-)

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Paly, acro

 

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Old spa from bc29

 

Rainbow acan

New resident from coral farmers market

Top right side of the tank has some more sps drags

Red acan, soon after feeding

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Rico under blue light 

New addition , from coral farmers market

 

And the oldies in the tank

 

 

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I like it. It's good enough for a 5g Pico. I was expecting a bit more stronger light.  But even at 15w, it's good enough for my 3.7g tank. The light is bit too wide as well.

Other than that it has all the awesome of kessil, same spectrum goodness, same shimmer. I love the form factor. Controllability is same as other kessils as well. Overall, it's a good deal for 130$

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Today, FTS, just before wc.

 

All inhabitants are fine. I have spotted bubble algae. It's only a couple of nodules,   but I know its there. Adding emerald crab today. And another hermit. 

I got this zoa from coral farmers market. Not mounted it yet.

I like it. I think I'll move it to the other Pico. I don't want any new zoa, play in this one

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More pics

FTS 

Across on top:

Zoas under blue spectrum

 

 

Paly is growing faster than others. Dragging time..its almost 3 months..

 

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Zoa frag at the bottom (still in frag plug), will be moved to the fluval spec 3 pico. I want to have only zoa + paly there.. around a single blasto

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Hermit crab ...working hard

 

Don't know the name of this coral...lepto??

Purple death paly...with new heads

 

Another paly/zoa. ...i don't know the name...new heads are growing long. I think it has a veematid snail at bottom. Couple of feather dusters too

 

Mohawk, Dr gauntlet and red acan all are doing ok.

 

 

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It's Hermit crab ...working hard

 

Don't know the name of this coral...lepto??

Purple death paly...with new heads

 

Another paly/zoa. ...i don't know the name...new heads are growing long. I think it has a veematid snail at bottom. Couple of feather dusters too

 

Mohawk, Dr gauntlet and red acan all are doing ok.

 

 

Current Fts 

My alkalinity swinged, and lost couple of sps.  Moved couple other into my bc29. Rest is doing well.

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Current fts

 

Snail :-) . I like the fact that I can observe all the creatures more closely in a pico tank

 

New resident, sexy shrimp. 

 

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I like this. 

 

What made you decide to switch from the Tuna Blue bulb to a Kessil A80?

 

What are you doing to get good pics under LEDS that don't look all blue? I'm working on that, using a photo editor, but still struggling. 

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I lost a recordia due to high lighting with abi bulb. There's no easy way to control the intensity of abi bulb, which made acclamation hard. That was one reason. Other than that, I wanted to keep sps , so I just upgraded to a80. I like the form factor as well.

i adjust the color right before taking photo, generally. I also use image editors (the ones that come with phone, or gimp) to fix white balance or tweak the color curve. But that's rare, most of the photos shared here are unedited 

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what a nice little tank you have. well done 

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Got some to fix a sole vermatid snail. No changes , prepping up for makerfaire

Sexy shrimp is very active now

Acan, located at top left

 

 

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Since the beginning of this tank, I have a bristle worm . He was 3" long in the beginning, but now he has grown to a 6" long monster. I am not sure if he is bothering any coral, also removing him will be a onerous task. I got a close up shot of him during this weekend,

 

hanging around below monti cap

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You should name the worm. 

Something creative and ferocious. 

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Still running those acros in this one?  I figured it would be more a chore since salinity/ph swings would be less forgiving on Acros vs other corals.  Acan's are usually a bit on the tougher side as well as most paly's/zoas.  

On 4/10/2017 at 3:15 PM, Ranjib said:

He was 3" long in the beginning, but now he has grown to a 6" long monster. I am not sure if he is bothering any coral, also removing him will be a onerous task.

I never understood the huge fear of bristle worms.  Ever since I got in the hobby it was 'common' knowledge these things could be construed as pests.  Over the years I found them to be a benefit in the clean up crew of my tanks.  I've heard stories they will eat fish and corals once they get big(ger) but I've never directly experienced it over the years.  Unless I see one grab a fish or what have you from the water column I reserve judgement.  

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I moved the acros back to Bc29 after loosing one. Added another sexy shrimp. Corals are doing ok. They are not growing like the ones in other two tanks , but this is the youngest tank, and the only one with acans.

i had put this tank on display at maker faire for the reef-pi controller. Everyone loved it :-) . Sexy shrimp put a huge show :-)

i think the acans are bit stressed out due to the move /transport.

fts from maker faire 

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Sexy shrimp, putting on a show in maker faire

 

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Bozeman now has all the flowers from healdsburg, sexy shrimps were nipping at acans, and I almost lost the red acan, migrated them over to healdsburg.

here are some macro I took today, fts coming next week, Tank was cloudy for fts today, after the water change,

Reef tank june 2017

 

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Reef tank june 2017

 

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