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William’s “why am I doing this” ... old school pico

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William

Aquarium specs:

Tank: UNS 3N (2.9 gal) 

Light: Nano-box reef Tide

Filter: Azoo mignon 150 with surface skimmer attachment 

Heater: Marina Compact Heater

Auto-top off: XPAqua 

Circulation: Hydor Pico evo-mag 180

Rock: Rubble from my RSR Nano, "shapes" rock 

Sand: Sand from RSR nano, pulse a small amount of dry special grade 

Dosing (weekly): 

  • 2ml Tropic Marin "All-For-Reef"
  • 1ml Acropower 
  • 3 drops of Vibrant 

 

Inhabitants:

Fish: 

Snow Onyx Clownfish 

 

Inverts: 

Red Mithrax crab

Pom Pom Crab 

Rainbow Bubble-tip Anemone 

Mini-maxi carpet Anemone(s)

Rock Flower Anemone(s)

Various snails

Various hermits 

 

Coral

Birdsnest

Katopora 

Green acropora 

Orange setosa 

Red pocillopora 

Orange leptastrea 

Green Duncan x2

Dragon soul favia

Zoanthids (random)

Purple frilly gorgonian 

Blastomusa merletti 

Red Iridescent mushroom

Orange Jawbreaker mushroom

Assorted favia

Assorted Chalice

 

 

9/21/19

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8/22/19

 

4/25/19

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4/20/19

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4/17/19

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Tigahboy

LOL.  Love the title of the thread.  Welcome to the contest!

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William

Just ordered this light, hopefully it will do the job 

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SeaFurn

Cool! Is it a janky tank? 

Glad you are joining the fun! 

 

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William
27 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Cool! Is it a janky tank? 

Glad you are joining the fun! 

 

It’s against my better judgement to be sure..... but I have a wandering bubble-tip that could call it home 

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SeaFurn
14 minutes ago, William said:

It’s against my better judgement to be sure..... but I have a wandering bubble-tip that could call it home 

Cool! I haven’t read that anyone is doing that yet so bonus! 

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William

So I can’t think of anything more “Old school” ..... but it prob won’t be allowed 

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kimdawg

I think the hob will be allowed but wait for someone else to confirm this.

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William
14 minutes ago, kimdawg said:

I think the hob will be allowed but wait for someone else to confirm this.

@Christopher Marks

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

So I can’t think of anything more “Old school” ..... but it prob won’t be allowed 

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Welcome to the contest!!!

 

that is a huge filter!!

 

But unfortunately it isn’t within the allotted (.5gal) parameters.

 

given you say it’s .220 acrylic so subtracting .440 from all three variables 

gives

8.31x6.06x10.31/231=2.247gal

 

but from the looks of it, it’s not .220 (1/4in) acrylic but probably 1/8in so it’s still over 😭 

 

I’m still rooting for ya!

 

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William
2 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Welcome to the contest!!!

 

that is a huge filter!!

 

But unfortunately it isn’t within the allotted (.5gal) parameters.

 

given you say it’s .220 acrylic so subtracting .440 from all three variables 

gives

8.31x6.06x10.31/231=2.247gal

 

but from the looks of it, it’s not .220 (1/4in) acrylic but probably 1/8in so it’s still over 😭 

 

I’m still rooting for ya!

 

It was actually a joke, the “skilter” was a combination powerfilter and skimmer that came out in the late 90’s and early 2000’s .....

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SeaFurn

Wow!  I thought my HOB was a beast.  That one is big. 

Yeah, I concur with Salty - that one's not going to be allowed....but you could use and participate in the non-conforming tanks category...

 

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SeaFurn
1 minute ago, William said:

It was actually a joke, the “skilter” was a combination powerfilter and skimmer that came out in the late 90’s and early 2000’s .....

You know...the more I looked at that I was thinking I acutally had one of those...that top tray caught the skimmate....it was removable to clean it.  It used a wood airstone in the middle of the filter.  Total old school....

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William

God..... HOB filters are so ugly ....

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

God..... HOB filters are so ugly ....

Try building one 😭

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William

I canceled my light order, after looking at more reviews, there want much positive about it ...

 

going to go with a Kessil A80 tuna blue 

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William

Now I just have to tell my partner about this..... (was working overnight at the hospital).....🤦🏻‍♂️🙏

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Lingwendil

If you use the Azoo 150 the Marina C10 heater fits right in, and is ~$12 on amazon-IMG_20190331_094546.thumb.jpg.771c9a904fe11e57e51b62e868d63759.jpg

 

I'm using the Azoo 150, but depending on how you like things it may not be enough flow for you- I find that i need to run mine at ~60% flow in order for it not to have water bypassing the cartridge/media. If you go with more coarse media this may not be an issue for you. You could also run an additional powerhead too and just turn the Azoo down a bit.

 

The heater/filter combo sure makes for a low impact tank equipment setup though, the small intake fits the scale perfectly-

 

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William
5 minutes ago, Lingwendil said:

If you use the Azoo 150 the Marina C10 heater fits right in, and is ~$12 on amazon-IMG_20190331_094546.thumb.jpg.771c9a904fe11e57e51b62e868d63759.jpg

 

I'm using the Azoo 150, but depending on how you like things it may not be enough flow for you- I find that i need to run mine at ~60% flow in order for it not to have water bypassing the cartridge/media. If you go with more coarse media this may not be an issue for you. You could also run an additional powerhead too and just turn the Azoo down a bit.

 

The heater/filter combo sure makes for a low impact tank equipment setup though, the small intake fits the scale perfectly-

 

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Ordered 

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JBM
14 hours ago, William said:

It’s against my better judgement to be sure..... but I have a wandering bubble-tip that could call it home 

Dont we all have a wandering nem

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Christopher Marks

Glad you’ll be joining in the fun @William! I can’t believe you found a Skilter still for sale 😂

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William

I wonder If I could put it next to my UNS 3N planted pico? 

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Lingwendil

Do it! I'm doing sister tanks-

 

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William
2 minutes ago, Lingwendil said:

Do it! I'm doing sister tanks-

 

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If I did, I would prob move the freshwater aquarium to the left and put the blacked out background  saltwater one on the right 

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