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“Old school can be so cool” pico contest entry

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asting

What seller on ebay did you order from?

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mariahranch
38 minutes ago, asting said:

What seller on ebay did you order from?

For the coral?

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asting
24 minutes ago, mariahranch said:

For the coral?

Yeah

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mariahranch
1 hour ago, asting said:

Yeah

This week I’m expecting a package from Aqua-SD auctions- it’s my second order from them. First was awesome so I’m sure this one will be too- great freebies.

 

Last week I received coral from Coral Cove Online, great packaging and coral and they have good prices in their online store. Free pods were included. I only live a couple hours from them so the priority mail package was received next day 

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asting
5 minutes ago, mariahranch said:

This week I’m expecting a package from Aqua-SD auctions- it’s my second order from them. First was awesome so I’m sure this one will be too- great freebies.

 

Last week I received coral from Coral Cove Online, great packaging and coral and they have good prices in their online store. Free pods were included. I only live a couple hours from them so the priority mail package was received next day 

Ah sweet.  I spent like $300 on Ebay from them (aquasd) a few weeks ago

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Wendy
On 4/13/2019 at 5:39 PM, 748S911 said:

Looking great 👍 the bucket is awesome.

I concur!!!

 

Your pico is looking great! I also purchased the fluval nano, mostly b/c the LFS had it for 20% off the $82 price tag. Bonus is the controllability!

 

I'm excited to see what the little light can grow! I'll definitely have to keep an eye how it works out for you as well (;

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mariahranch

Woo hoo! The light arrived earlier than predicted!!!

 

On these settings the photos are very true to life on color! Note that I added another itsy bitsy gsp cutting from another frag which is a different shade of green.

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mariahranch

Latest tank pics! Adding a little at a time. Not really sure I’m going to like the sps but I’ll leave it a while and see how it does. 

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debbeach13

Looking good. 

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mariahranch

Needless to say, Aqua-SD has delivered the goods and the tank looks even better! I’ll post a new update in a few days when everything has a chance to settle in 😃

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debbeach13

Can't wait to see what you got.

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Wendy

@mariahranch Oh gosh, those new arrivals have to wait their turn... Not much room in a pico to acclimate it all at once, hey!?!? 

 

Hope everything looks in great shape & excited to see what you have there!

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mariahranch

I did something quite ridiculous for stocking on this tank so I want to see what happens after the first few days 😱

 

Everything looks great so if this one piece doesn’t do well it’s cuz I was too far out of line. Tee hee hee.

 

I don’t think any of you could possibly guess 

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mariahranch

This was one of the much appreciated freebies!

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mariahranch

I’m hoping this mini guy doesn’t permanently settle here in the shade 🤔F394B9B9-916A-4BDA-B380-3496BC62FC1F.thumb.png.7db229ab64877f2654d31451e6dee85e.png

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mariahranch

2 new inhabitants!

 

Current livestock list has been added to original post

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mariahranch

So here are some pics of the very outgoing sharknose goby. He loves perching on the top rock plus hopping around wherever he can get a good view. This is only my second type of goby- I have a ranidofrdi in another tank but her hides immediately when he sees people. There is another sharknose in this tank but that one doesn't care to show off.

 

Also decided now was a good time to post an April FTS. The tank is starting to get a little "ugly" but I think it will settle down soon enough

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mariahranch

Happened to be “in the city” today and couldn’t resist another inhabitant. Nicest little black and white juvi clown I’ve seen there before. 

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mariahranch

Had to place a snail on clean up duty. Just couldn’t take it anymore!

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MetaTank
8 minutes ago, mariahranch said:

Had to place a snail on clean up duty. Just couldn’t take it anymore!

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Dats a big snail!

 

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vlangel

I love the name of your thread!  Looks like you have started this tank with guns blazing!

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mariahranch

I finally removed the big snail after completing major clean up duty and replaced with two smaller asters snails. Big guy was just having too much fun knocking everything over 🤣.

 

Hubby could not stand the “ugly” neotherm heater so it was replaced with a new marina 10w version and I’m working on designing a diy skimmer solution. In the mean time I re aquascaped the tank because the maxi mini nem was attached to the neotherm and wouldn’t come out of hiding. Had to set him straight!

 

ill try to get better pics tonight because no one was happy with the changes last night. I also removed the 2nd shark nose goby because he/she was getting bullied by the other one.

 

In other news, I have found the ato to be very convenient and am glad I used it for this build

 

 

 

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seabass

It might be interesting to take a natural daylight pic with the lights off.

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This guy is extra salty

That shark nose!!

im trying to find a small enough fish (that will stay small) for v2.501

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mariahranch
1 hour ago, This guy is extra salty said:

That shark nose!!

im trying to find a small enough fish (that will stay small) for v2.501

Of all places.... both the shark nose and little clown actually came from petco

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