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My entry into the Creative Container Contest. :)

 

Container: 2 gallon bowl/vase from Tuesday Morning $9

 

Light: 14W PAR30 LED 18K Vibrance Reef Light from Coral Compulsion $59.99 

 

Flow: Hydor Koralia Nano 240 


Heater: Archaea Mini Aquarium Heater (25W) Ultra Slim from Aqua Forest Aquarium $28.99

ATO: AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro - $0 I had this on hand.

 

Coral: Sunny D's Frag

           Unnamed Acan Frag

           Unnamed Zoa Frag x3

           Yellow polyps

           Campfire Zoa Frag

           Green and blue spotted mushroom x 4

           Merletti x 2

           Trumpet Frag

           Small Hammer Frag

           Small Leather Frag

           Photosynthetic Sponge

 

Livestock: Blue legged Hermit crab

                   Tiny peppermint shrimp

                   Snail x1

                   Tiny Brittle Star

                   Tiny Feather Duster

                   Tiny Bristle Worms x lots

 

Full Bowl Photo:

03/31/18

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02/25/18

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01/30/18

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12/31/17

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11/28/17

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10/7/17

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vlangel

Yeah, you are joining the fun!

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Merthynia

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Here is the required condiment picture. Styx was helping me inspect the tank.

This container is two gallons filled to about an inch below the rim. I will not have it quite that full while running.

 

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One of the reasons I chose this particular container was the interesting glasswork. I am hopeful that it will make the contents interesting to look at. I'm sure it will make taking pictures challenging at the very least. :lol: I wanted to do something unique and even though it is just a vase/bowl, it isn't smooth-sided which could be an advantage/disadvantage. (My cool ideas were taken before I could get my hands on the containers) :lol: 

 

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Here is the current rockwork. I will be running this with a small amount of sand to help stabilize the rockwork. I do not want to come home to a broken container and water on the ground. I may add a few more pieces of rubble to build up the height of the structure before I'm done.

11 minutes ago, vlangel said:

Yeah, you are joining the fun!

Yes! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I've never entered a contest on here before so I'm pretty excited. :)

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Lula_Mae

What a pretty bowl!  Tuesday Morning here closed a while back. :(  I'm the same with never having entered a contest in all these years so I am looking forward to it!

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Merthynia
20 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

What a pretty bowl!  Tuesday Morning here closed a while back. :(  I'm the same with never having entered a contest in all these years so I am looking forward to it!

Thank you! This is the first Tuesday Morning I have been into. They sure have a LOT of random stuff in there! Do you have lots of plans for your contest pico?

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34 minutes ago, Merthynia said:

Thank you! This is the first Tuesday Morning I have been into. They sure have a LOT of random stuff in there! Do you have lots of plans for your contest pico?

At the moment, rock, sand and water. :lol: I have a few ideas I'm bouncing around but nothing concrete yet.  At least I have a bunch of frags to pick from for initial stocking. :lol:

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23 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

At the moment, rock, sand and water. :lol: I have a few ideas I'm bouncing around but nothing concrete yet.  At least I have a bunch of frags to pick from for initial stocking. :lol:

I hear you. I don't even have my rockwork completely figured out yet. I want a little more height in the tank but I'm not sure how to get that yet. I don't want to worry about it topping over either! :lol: I have a few things that I can frag out of my IM10, but not a ton. I need to go searching for some tiny frags.

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10 minutes ago, Merthynia said:

I hear you. I don't even have my rockwork completely figured out yet. I want a little more height in the tank but I'm not sure how to get that yet. I don't want to worry about it topping over either! :lol: I have a few things that I can frag out of my IM10, but not a ton. I need to go searching for some tiny frags.

Yup, I got lucky finding an amazing, affordable LFS only an hour away so I can actually go on occasion.  They even have a $5 frag section!

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1 minute ago, Lula_Mae said:

Yup, I got lucky finding an amazing, affordable LFS only an hour away so I can actually go on occasion.  They even have a $5 frag section!

That's awesome! I have one that is fairly closeish (20 minutes), they are so-so. The friendliest one I've found is about 45 minutes straight south through the city. I'll have to make a trip down there in a few weeks to see what kinds of odd-n-ends corals I can find. :) They were pretty awesome last time about me grabbing a bunch of loose coral from the bottom of the frag tanks.

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kimberbee

So cute! Good luck... but not too much ;)

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gena

What a great bowl omgomgomg

 

 

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12 hours ago, Lula_Mae said:

Yup, I got lucky finding an amazing, affordable LFS only an hour away so I can actually go on occasion.  They even have a $5 frag section!

Want to send me some of those $5 frags? Lol my LFS sucks the life out of your wallet. :/

 

 

 

 

I love this little bowl! For height can I recommend a PVC pipe with rubble glued on it? It'll look like rock... But it'll be more stable!

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3 hours ago, GunslingerGirl said:

Want to send me some of those $5 frags? Lol my LFS sucks the life out of your wallet. :/

 

 

 

 

I love this little bowl! For height can I recommend a PVC pipe with rubble glued on it? It'll look like rock... But it'll be more stable!

Haha it's mostly GSP and rhodactis shrooms but still...they do have good prices, unlike a lot of stores I've been to.

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9 hours ago, kimberbee said:

So cute! Good luck... but not too much ;)

Haha, thanks Kimber! I need some of those great Chicago stores down here!

8 hours ago, gena said:

What a great bowl omgomgomg

 

 

Awh thanks! :blush:

8 hours ago, GunslingerGirl said:

Want to send me some of those $5 frags? Lol my LFS sucks the life out of your wallet. :/

 

 

 

 

I love this little bowl! For height can I recommend a PVC pipe with rubble glued on it? It'll look like rock... But it'll be more stable!

Thank you!! :D I'll have to play around with it a bit!

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Merthynia

Light should arrive tomorrow and heater is set to arrive on Friday! :happydance: 

I already found a wonderful frag to add into the pico once everything is here!

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jbb_00

MARTHA !!! 

 

omgomgomg

 

 

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1 minute ago, jbb_00 said:

MARTHA !!! 

 

omgomgomg

 

 

Yah HAHA! You FOUND me!

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Cannedfish

I could not figure out how to attach it as a PM. So here you go. As you can tell, I'm certainly not a graphic designer. I hope it turns out great!

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2 hours ago, Cannedfish said:

I could not figure out how to attach it as a PM. So here you go. As you can tell, I'm certainly not a graphic designer. I hope it turns out great!

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Cute!

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11 hours ago, Cannedfish said:

I could not figure out how to attach it as a PM. So here you go. As you can tell, I'm certainly not a graphic designer. I hope it turns out great!

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Thank you!

9 hours ago, gena said:

Cute!

:ninja:

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kimberbee

I feel so behind cause my tank still sits empty. I've spent all week watching YouTube videos!! :rolleyes:

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5 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

I feel so behind cause my tank still sits empty. I've spent all week watching YouTube videos!! :rolleyes:

I just got the light plugged in and tested :) 

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Lula_Mae
3 hours ago, kimberbee said:

I feel so behind cause my tank still sits empty. I've spent all week watching YouTube videos!! :rolleyes:

Mine was empty until today. ;)

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13 hours ago, kimberbee said:

I feel so behind cause my tank still sits empty. I've spent all week watching YouTube videos!! :rolleyes:

I don't even have a container yet:unsure:

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Light installed over the tank.

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Everything looks so big in such a small space!

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Acans

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Acans and Sunny D's, got these from a sale one of the LFS was having.

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Couple more zoa frags obtained from the same sale!

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Almost Halloween!

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