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Kimber's Contest Pico - Sand and rock

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1 hour ago, StinkyBunny said:

Well woman, don't keep us in suspenders damn it, we wanna see RESULTS!!!

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StinkyBunny
30 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

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Just remember that everybody wants some, they just don't want it smart. 😉

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kimberbee

Yesterday I had some free time while the little one napped, so I worked on a few problems I had: 

 

Problem #1: Splatter from the kitchen sink was getting on the back of the tank, yuck!!

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Solution: Get some frosted window cling from Amazon. It was $7, and there's a ton left over. 

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I grabbed some of Nick's tools from the garage and got to work. Usually, I'm not allowed to use sharp objects, which is why I did not take a video. 

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I'm very happy with the finished look! 

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Problem #2: After adding sand, the intake on my AquaClear was way too low:

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Solution: Raid Nick's tool chest for more sharp things!

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Success!! And I didn't even hurt myself!

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spectra

What AC is that ?

 

I think there all going to be long no matter what........

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kimberbee
5 minutes ago, spectra said:

What AC is that ?

 

I think there all going to be long no matter what........

AC20. 

 

I could have gone with less, or even no sand. But for what I want to do, I wanted a good 1-1.5 inch sand bed. :ninja:

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spectra
11 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

AC20. 

 

I could have gone with less, or even no sand. But for what I want to do, I wanted a good 1-1.5 inch sand bed. :ninja:

Have the 30 on mine...........still not even sure what way I am going.................

 

40 gallons of SW brewing in the garage...........going to fill it tomorrow I think........

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1 minute ago, spectra said:

Have the 30 on mine...........still not even sure what way I am going.................

 

40 gallons of SW brewing in the garage...........going to fill it tomorrow I think........

I need to find a lid so Toasty doesn't drink the saltwater... problem #3...

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Snow_Phoenix
27 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

Problem #2: After adding sand, the intake on my AquaClear was way too low:

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Solution: Raid Nick's tool chest for more sharp things!

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Success!! And I didn't even hurt myself!

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Looking great so far! Nice quick thinking on adjusting the intake pipe of the HOB too. :happy:

3 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

I need to find a lid so Toasty doesn't drink the saltwater... problem #3...

A piece of cut-out acrylic, maybe? With some clip holders at the sides. 

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asting
37 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

AC20. 

 

I could have gone with less, or even no sand. But for what I want to do, I wanted a good 1-1.5 inch sand bed. :ninja:

yasha and pistol shrimp confirmed.

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With all of the excitement and worry of a new fish in one of my other tanks, I forgot to add an update for the pico from the beginning of last week:

 

Sand, rock, and saltwater were added and I began to cycle the tank. 

 

First, I put a thin layer (about 1/4 inch) of sand down in the tank, because I wanted to cushion the rock a little before setting it in the tank.

 

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I then added the dry rock, and another 1.5 inches of sand. 

 

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The downside to having the tank on a high counter, means that in order to get a top-down shot I have to stand on something. Instead of going all the way into the basement for the step ladder, I stood on a kitchen chair. It slipped out from under me when I was getting down, but at least I got a good shot! 

 

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28 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

With all of the excitement and worry of a new fish in one of my other tanks, I forgot to add an update for the pico from the beginning of last week:

 

Sand, rock, and saltwater were added and I began to cycle the tank. 

 

First, I put a thin layer (about 1/4 inch) of sand down in the tank, because I wanted to cushion the rock a little before setting it in the tank.

 

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I then added the dry rock, and another 1.5 inches of sand. 

 

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The downside to having the tank on a high counter, means that in order to get a top-down shot I have to stand on something. Instead of going all the way into the basement for the step ladder, I stood on a kitchen chair. It slipped out from under me when I was getting down, but at least I got a good shot! 

 

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That's a sweet rock.

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seabass
3 hours ago, kimberbee said:

Instead of going all the way into the basement for the step ladder, I stood on a kitchen chair. It slipped out from under me when I was getting down, but at least I got a good shot! 

:whoa:  Please be careful.

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MetaTank

Yes, please be careful, don't become the first human casualty in the history of a Nano Reef contest...No idea if that tank is tempered glass on not, but falling on an un-tempered glass tank could be...disastrous to say the least

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This guy is extra salty

Darwin Award:

death by janky tank

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Snow_Phoenix

Be careful, Kim. No tank - janky or not, is worth getting hurt over. 😞 

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kimberbee
5 hours ago, seabass said:

:whoa:  Please be careful.

 

4 hours ago, MetaTank said:

Yes, please be careful

 

4 hours ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

Be careful, Kim.

Thank you all for your concern - I didn't mean to worry you!! 

 

I didn't add that I had to lean over the table to get the shot, so the table would have broken my fall, not the tank!

 

But lesson learned, and I've gotten the step ladder from the basement. It'll get a permanent home in the kitchen so I'm not tempted to climb on the kitchen chairs again!!

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debbeach13

We can live with FTS from the front. No need to climb on any thing. A top down is nice but not required. Glad you are OK.

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19 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

We can live with FTS from the front.

I wouldn't go that far. :wink:  I'm sure that she could hook up some rigging climbing gear to secure her in case of falls. :smilie:

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kimberbee
1 hour ago, seabass said:

I wouldn't go that far. :wink:  I'm sure that she could hook up some rigging climbing gear to secure her in case of falls. :smilie:

I mean... I *do* have a decently tall tripod that would probably work too... 

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