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Sharbuckles Creative Container Pico Contest Tank

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Sharbuckle

Hi folks. 

 

Here is my entry and tank journal for the Creative Container Pico Contest!

 

Picked it up at a thrift store for $6. 

Measured the water volume and it comes it at 1.9 gallons.

 

No real plans as far as stocking goes.

 

Really excited.

 

Good Luck Everybody. 

 

 

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Lula_Mae

Nice find! Tagging along. :happy:

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Orangutran

Oh I like the shape of that!

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Coral_chef

Following 

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Sharbuckle

Well this rock is too big. Time to bust it up and aquascape this pico.

 

 

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Sharbuckle

Alright now it’s more pico sized! 

 

 

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Sharbuckle

Well it came together real nice! Only used 5 small pieces. 

 

 

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Think I’m gonna chuck these into my sump and let them cure for a few weeks. 

 

Will post my scape soon. 

 

 

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Orangutran

You mean there's actual aquascaping involved? I gotta pick up my game!

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Sharbuckle
1 hour ago, Orangutran said:

You mean there's actual aquascaping involved? I gotta pick up my game!

Haha well I want it to look pretty. 

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debbeach13

That scape looks really nice

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Lula_Mae

I agree, it is nice!

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Sharbuckle
3 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

That scape looks really nice

 

3 hours ago, Lula_Mae said:

I agree, it is nice!

Thanks gang! 

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Sharbuckle

Got myself a little 7.5w betta bowl heater today. Should do the trick. 

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gena

I love your container and the rock looks perfect in it!!!!

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Sharbuckle
33 minutes ago, gena said:

I love your container and the rock looks perfect in it!!!!

Thanks Gena :) 

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Lula_Mae
4 hours ago, Sharbuckle said:

Got myself a little 7.5w betta bowl heater today. Should do the trick. 

You may want to look at getting a temp controller to help control the temps if it's not one with a set temp.  Finnex and Inkbird make some that people have used.

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Sharbuckle
58 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

You may want to look at getting a temp controller to help control the temps if it's not one with a set temp.  Finnex and Inkbird make some that people have used.

Thanks for the advice. You think it may be too much if it’s always on? 

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Orangutran
5 hours ago, Sharbuckle said:

Got myself a little 7.5w betta bowl heater today. Should do the trick. 

Which heater did you get? Just wondering about the options we have up here.

 

Btw love the scape! The jaggy rock compliments the curve of the vase really nicely!

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Lula_Mae
52 minutes ago, Sharbuckle said:

Thanks for the advice. You think it may be too much if it’s always on? 

I think it could be, depending on ambient temps.  Some types of betta heaters have heated things up to the 90s before.

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Sharbuckle
1 hour ago, Lula_Mae said:

I think it could be, depending on ambient temps.  Some types of betta heaters have heated things up to the 90s before.

Wow. That won’t do. 

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vlangel
On 10/7/2017 at 12:40 PM, Sharbuckle said:

Haha well I want it to look pretty. 

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That is a perfect scape for that vase.  I think it'll be real pretty.

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Lula_Mae
7 hours ago, Sharbuckle said:

Wow. That won’t do. 

Yup lol.  Some people put them on timers but I would not be comfortable with it, I would only feel comfortable with it on a controller lol.

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Sharbuckle

Update Time! 

 

I got a bubbler, heater, and light through trades. So the tank is officially wet! 

 

Problem is my my light isn’t contest approved. Honestly I don’t know if it could even grow coral. However. Here is my first wet fts anyway. 

 

Scape doesn’t really matter in these containers. It just gets blown out anyway! Haha

 

 

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Sharbuckle

 

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Clown79

I like the aquascape. Very nice.

 

The betta heaters stay on constantly. My temp easily got to 85 and that's within an hr. Crazy.

 

I put it on a light timer. 30 mins on, 1 hr. off.

 

The constant on heaters aren't meant to be turned on and off so really a controller or light timer may effectively kill the heater eventually. 

 

 

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