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Paly Peninsula: 2.5G Pico Contest - New Pics

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I can't wait to get some coral in this tank! I decided to set it up as a mini peninsula style tank. The coral will be ALL zoas/palys in as many shapes, sizes, and colors as possible (gives me an excuse to expand my collection...). I will also be trying a bare bottom tank and seeing if I can get a carpet of zoas to grow along the bottom.   

 

FTS - 3/30/2019:

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Current Equipment:

 

Tank - Hidoli AZ-712-01 ...?

Lighting - Kessil A80

Filtration & Flow - AquaClear 30 AQUA-Tech 5-15

Heater - Aqueon 50W

 

Zoas and Palys (Updated 10/6/19) :

Captain Jerk

Twizzlers

Sakura Sunrise

Shadow Prince

Chucky's Bride

Spiderman

Rainbow Incinerators

Scrambled Eggs

Frozen Apples

Agave

Miami Vice

Pink Zippers

Armor of God

Mohawks

Utter Chaos

Candy Apple Red

Buttmunchers

Rainbow Incinerator Morph

Cats Eyes

Puple Monsters

Green Paly

Sunny D's

 

Star Lords

Laser Lemons

Nirvanas

Rainbow Infusiuons

Rastas

Fire and Ice

Blue Lagoons

King Midas

Blondies

Eagle Eyes

Red Hornets

Yodas

Nightmares

Screwballs

Burning Embers

 

 

Good luck to everyone with the competition, and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

 

 

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MetaTank

Mmm...Tagalongs!!

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spectra
9 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

Mmm...Tagalongs. 

Must know someone................or stocked up.... :unsure: those cookie pushers disappeared a long time ago in my area............

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MetaTank
4 minutes ago, spectra said:

Must know someone................or stocked up.... :unsure: those cookie pushers disappeared a long time ago in my area............

I mean...cookies, man...COOKIES!

 

You DID see the text above my avatar image, right?...lol...

 

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1 minute ago, MetaTank said:

I mean...cookies, man...COOKIES!

 

You DID see the text above my avatar image, right?...lol...

 

Yes saw it..........but the girls are long gone in my area..........

 

Ok now we messed up the tank thread with cookie talk :lol:

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This guy is extra salty

Ugh I want cookies now

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caas1496

Haha I guess I just live in the right area. Just got these!

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caas1496

Water is in! I will be adding some Seachem Matrix from my other tank to speed the cycle along.

 

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asting

Cool tank! How are you running your AC30? I just jammed a ton of media in mine with a mini basket.

 

I hope that's enough flow for us too.

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caas1496

I am doing pretty much the same. Everything is jammed into the basket that comes with the filter. I'm planning to use Seachem Matrix, Chemipure Elite, and some filter floss on top.

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asting

Ah I ditched stock. I have filter floss, carbon, chaeto and a space for my heater. Very tight fit.

 

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2 minutes ago, asting said:

Ah I ditched stock. I have filter floss, carbon, chaeto and a space for my heater. Very tight fit.

 

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I really like what you've done with the egg crate. Is that a 50W heater? I would love to get mine out of the display.

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35 minutes ago, caas1496 said:

I really like what you've done with the egg crate. Is that a 50W heater? I would love to get mine out of the display.

Thanks! Yep, it's a tetra 50w. Fixed at "78", give or take a degree.

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Diatoms are starting to take over the rocks. I added one small Nerite snail and a few small test frags. I have been collecting all sorts of zoas for when the tank is ready! Can't wait to get them all added. 20190406_204017.thumb.jpg.a6698d178bce7655a40e5c3664cc36bb.jpg

 

 

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Tigahboy

Tank is coming along nicely!  Does your tetra fluctuate a lot?  Mine stays within a degree but moves around a lot within that degree.  

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caas1496
7 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Tank is coming along nicely!  Does your tetra fluctuate a lot?  Mine stays within a degree but moves around a lot within that degree.  

Not exactly sure. I have an analog thermometer in the tank and it seems pretty stable but it could easily be flutuating by about a degree.

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I have started transferring some of the zoa and paly frags that I have been collecting over to the pico. I am going to try to keep an updated list of the different varieties in the tank on the first post in the thread. Also attached some top down shots of my current favorites.

 

I would love to hear what everyone's favorite zoa/paly is so I can be on the lookout for new varieties to add to the tank. Unfortunately I probably wont be adding any of the big $$$$ varieties unless I can find a great deal! 

 

Blue Lagoons:

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Sunny D's:

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Pink Zippers:

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Rainbow Infusions:

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Tigahboy

Nice zoa additions!  Darth Mauls would be cool.  🙂

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May FTS (more to come):

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Ratvan

Really like the look of your tank and cant wait to see how it all grows in.

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seabass

The rock work is perfect for your plans.  Good luck!

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748S911

Nice scape, and good start on the zoa's.

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debbeach13

Looks great

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Wendy

Your rock scape is cool, really like it!!

How are things going?

Are your zoas doing well?

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On 5/29/2019 at 3:29 PM, Wendy said:

Your rock scape is cool, really like it!!

How are things going?

Are your zoas doing well?

The zoas are doing pretty well. Took some pics tonight to document the progress and practice with the camera. 

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