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Yoshii's Old School 2.5g Hawaiian Pico 🌴

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Rehype

Wow this is beautiful yosh. Love the macro diversity. It would be so awesome if you could add some dwarf seahorses to this build.

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yoshii
On 4/4/2020 at 4:55 AM, Rehype said:

Wow this is beautiful yosh. Love the macro diversity. It would be so awesome if you could add some dwarf seahorses to this build.

Thank you! Haha it would be cool, although I definitely don't have the motivation/time to be hatching bbs all the time for them. If only they ate pellets once a day or something :lol:

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Lypto

You could culture some copepods and nanochloropsis! they're great for tank health in general. 

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On 4/19/2020 at 6:18 PM, Lypto said:

You could culture some copepods and nanochloropsis! they're great for tank health in general. 

I used to! Then I switched my goby to pellets and didn't culture pods anymore.

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In other news, I hope you all are doing well and staying safe during this crazy time! Luckily Hawaii doesn't have that many cases compared to other states. I am still working, but found time to do some Amazon/Marine Depot shopping.

 

The tank temps have been really high (88F) due to warm weather recently so I finally bought a iceprobe chiller, inkbird temp controller, and a new HOB. 💸

 

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banasophia
19 minutes ago, yoshii said:

In other news, I hope you all are doing well and staying safe during this crazy time! Luckily Hawaii doesn't have that many cases compared to other states. I am still working, but found time to do some Amazon/Marine Depot shopping.

 

The tank temps have been really high (88F) due to warm weather recently so I finally bought a iceprobe chiller, inkbird temp controller, and a new HOB. 💸

 

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Glad you’re staying healthy and safe... I’ve been so relieved to hear Hawai’i hasn’t had a lot of cases.
 

Looking forward to hearing how the ice probe works out, please keep us posted. My office tank has really been heating up as well, so I’m going to have to figure something out to control the temp better. 

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1 hour ago, banasophia said:

Glad you’re staying healthy and safe... I’ve been so relieved to hear Hawai’i hasn’t had a lot of cases.
 

Looking forward to hearing how the ice probe works out, please keep us posted. My office tank has really been heating up as well, so I’m going to have to figure something out to control the temp better. 

Thanks, I hope you're doing well too. I'm kind of surprised Hawaii didn't get hit hard, with it's location and number of tourists/travelers coming through. I'm very grateful, the islands and healthcare infrastructure can't handle much.

 

I definitely will, I think it will be a good test for this unit. I've been thinking about getting one since I set up this tank. Since I moved to a house that gets hot in the afternoons, I knew I'd have to do something before summer. I told myself it's worth it when I use it for my next upgrade 😎

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billygoat
6 hours ago, yoshii said:

I told myself it's worth it when I use it for my next upgrade 😎

I know this is only foreshadowing, but I am already excited to see what you put together. 😁 The pico here looks absolutely beautiful.

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yoshii
On 4/21/2020 at 4:23 AM, billygoat said:

I know this is only foreshadowing, but I am already excited to see what you put together. 😁 The pico here looks absolutely beautiful.

Thanks! I won't be upgrading for a while due to the pandemic but also my lack of a new tank stand, but I'm looking forward to it!

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yoshii

Iceprobe chiller arrived today! :happydance:

 

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I'm definitely going to have to build some sort of stand for it. It will sit on top of the HOB, but I'm afraid it's too much weight for the HOB and tank panel to handle. I need to figure out a way of supporting it but still having the probe part be submerged in the back of the HOB. It's going to be really ugly, but if it keeps the tank cool, then that's ok.

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Iceprobe update!

 

I made a janky stand/holder for the iceprobe out of cardboard, tape and hot glue 😂 (just in case it didn't work and I'd have to take it down!). I mounted it over the HOB so the probe part is mostly submerged. I installed it last Saturday and so far it's been working pretty well! Sunday I let the room get really hot and did some tests to see how much it could cool the tank.

 

For this experiment, I left in the two sources of heat for the tank - the HOB running, and small in-tank pump (which usually raises the tank temp by ~2*F above ambient).

I set the InkBird Controller at 78F, with a "range" of 1F. So as soon at the temp reaches 79F, the Iceprobe will turn on until it cools to 78F. Then the temp will creep up again to 79F and the cycle repeats. Here's my summarized data log below. In short, the Iceprobe did a great job, and only struggled to keep the tank at 78.1F when the ambient temp was 92F, a difference of 14 degrees!!

 

Room Temp 84F

Start temp: 79.4F

End temp: 78.0F

Time to cool: 25 min

Time for tank to heat up again (to 79F): 26 min

 

Room Temp 85F

Start temp: 79.2F

End temp: 78.0F

Time to cool: 21 min

 

Room Temp 88F

Time for tank to heat up again (77.9 to 79): 19 min

 

Room Temp 89-92F

Start temp: 79.0F

End temp: 78.1F

Time to cool: >1.5hr - held at 78.1F, could not drop temp all the way to 78.0F when room was 92F

 

After this experiment I set the Inkbird to keep the tank at 80F, and it hasn't struggled yet! The room max temp this week was around 88F.

The only thing I don't like...is how ugly and bulky the set up is. It's so. so. ugly 😭

 

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debbeach13

ugly beats hot IMO

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yoshii
34 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

ugly beats hot IMO

I know, I know...but still 😫 I need to build a nice stand for it, hopefully that will help a little

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teenyreef

Nice to hear you're doing well! Did the galaxea ever recover? 

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Gramophone

SO much macro! I love it, Yoshii.

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