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1.5g “The Rook” Jar Reef

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Darkhorsereef

So it’s been 6 months into my Reefing career and everything is running smoothly on my 29g sumped mixed reef.
I decided to build a Pico Jar Reef. Running on nothing but bubbles, a light, and a heater.

Equipment used:
Fluval Q.5 Pump
Deep Blue 7.5w heater
Abi 12W Par38 Tuna Blue LED Bulb
2 gallon Anchor Hocking glass jar

Biological Equipment:
3lbs live rock
5lbs live sand
Assortment of corals, list will be put together as the cycle is being established.
Stay tuned!

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Darkhorsereef

Pico build update: 

I didnt want the cord to the heater and airline coming over the lip of the jar so I decided to drill a hole slightly bigger than half inch to accommodateboth lines.

Ok I’ve drilled a few aquariums, but this was different. A lot thicker, unstable, and unknown if it was gunna explode. 


Tools used: 

Power drill 

1/2” diamond hole saw

Rotary grinder 

A whole lot of patience.

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Darkhorsereef

I present day one of “The Rook” Jar. #picoreef #nanoreef #jarreef #abibulb #picobuild #polyplab #therookjar 

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Lula_Mae

Nice! Welcome to the Anchor Hocking jar club, and the pico life! :happydance:

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Darkhorsereef
16 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

Nice! Welcome to the Anchor Hocking jar club, and the pico life! :happydance:

Thank you! Glad to be here. 

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vlangel

Hey and I am also welcoming you to the Anchor Hocking jar club!  Any idea what type of coral you are thinking of?

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Darkhorsereef
2 hours ago, vlangel said:

Hey and I am also welcoming you to the Anchor Hocking jar club!  Any idea what type of coral you are thinking of?

Zoas, frogspawn, scolymia, acan, micromussa, favia, 

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Darkhorsereef

Finally got my mag cleaner!! No more dusty glass! 

Few more days then water change and coral shopping. 

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Lula_Mae
13 hours ago, Darkhorsereef said:

Finally got my mag cleaner!! No more dusty glass! 

Few more days then water change and coral shopping. 

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I just got mine in the mail today too, the IM one.

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Darkhorsereef

Got my temperature controller in the mail! 

No more heat spikes! 

Also moved the light up to the recommended level of 16” above the waterline. 

5 days in and stable.

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Darkhorsereef
So I just added some zoas today to the jar. 
Of course after testing and a 50%WC my nitrates are at 10ppm and holding. 
I’ll be adding coral slowly over the coming weeks 
Stay tuned...

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