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PICOING IT OLD SCHOOL

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Finally, time for another contest.

 

The last one was so much fun, I had to join this one.

 

All of the items I had in my closet, so this has so far started off to be cheap. That's probably why the hubby was ok with me setting up another tank after shutting down my 5.5g.

 

Tank

Seapora Rimmed tank 12 x 6.5 x 6 

 

Equipment

Aquaclear 20

Tetra Heater

Abi Tuna Blue Par 38 12w

 


Plans are pretty simple for this pico but we will all have to wait and see what happens.

 

The rest is TBA March 30th

 

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SeaFurn

Woohoo!  Janky!

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Clown79

I know, it's so cheesy. lol

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This guy is extra salty

I’m looking forward to this

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Clown79
13 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

I’m looking forward to this

Me too. Its going to be fun.

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Clown79

Its official.

 

New tank with my favourite snack.

 

Found a 2.5g Seapora 12 x 6 x 8

 

More to come in the next few days....

 

 

 

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asting
9 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Its official.

 

New tank with my favourite snack.

 

Found a 2.5g Seapora 12 x 6 x 8

 

More to come in the next few days....

 

 

 

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Hope you run a mini skimmer to pull that grease out 😛

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Reefkid88

Loving those dimensions,where'd you pick it up at ? 

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asting
2 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

Loving those dimensions,where'd you pick it up at ? 

That's a standard 2.5

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Clown79
2 hours ago, Reefkid88 said:

Loving those dimensions,where'd you pick it up at ? 

I got it at Big Al's but Petsmart has them too.

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Clown79

So been working on a few projects for the pico.

 

I ran into an issue with my light. My gooseneck c clamp couldn't be placed on the actual tank, so I had to design something that I could clamp it onto.

 

I designed a base with a back wall with tile and wood. My hubby made it for me.

 

Now I can clamp my light and give height to the tank since the table it will be sitting on is low.

 

I also made a filter basket which has a section for media and 1 for the heater.

 

I think I will only run floss and carbon.

 

I leaked tested the tank last night and cleaned it today.

 

I have already cycled rock waiting in a holding tank with some macro algae. 

 

I picked up ocean direct livesand. Gonna wash it before using it. I also got my epoxy.

 

Plan on getting the tank set up this week hopefully.

 

 

 

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MetaTank

Ooooh looks good! I really like the stand, it's like a little stage for your Pico!!!! 😍😍

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asting

Can you remind me what that basket material is called? I can't remember (not much for home crafts).

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kimberbee
53 minutes ago, asting said:

Can you remind me what that basket material is called? I can't remember (not much for home crafts).

Plastic canvas, I think. I've tried to use it a few times for reef related items, but never works out. 

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asting
26 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

Plastic canvas, I think. I've tried to use it a few times for reef related items, but never works out. 

What fails?

 

I'm thinking a snail guard for my ATO float switch might be wise.

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Clown79
8 hours ago, MetaTank said:

Ooooh looks good! I really like the stand, it's like a little stage for your Pico!!!! 😍😍

Thank you 

 

It does look like a stage! 

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748S911

looking good, great work on the aqua clear filter

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Clown79
21 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

looking good, great work on the aqua clear filter

Thank you!

 

I'm already searching for corals and debating on aquascape.

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748S911

Same here, gonna try and keep it low light and easy. 

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Clown79

I know 1 that I really want😁

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748S911

lps, softie, sps?

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SeaFurn

I like your solution for the light mount. I’m going to have the same problem and was thinking of something similar. 

Although, I probably should get signed up for this party first before trying to figure that out! 

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Clown79

Anyone thinking about keeping a small goby in their tanks?

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MetaTank
7 minutes ago, Clown79 said:

Anyone thinking about keeping a small goby in their tanks?

Only if it comes paired with a tiny shrimp...lol

 

 

But I wasn't really thinking about it, are there any small enough that would be comfortable in there? I have 0 marine fish experience, my tanks were always coral and inverts only.

 

Going to get a tiny clown for the 7 gal nano I'm setting up, but I plan on moving it to a 20 long when it grows up

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Clown79

I would think a neon blue or hi fin might be ok, they are small.

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