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Late to the party + rulebreaking old school Pico!

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SeaFurn

Welcome! Wow - in another day or two you’ll be way ahead of some of us!

 

Looking good so far. Loved the first two months’ FTS! 

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748S911

Better late than never! 

 

Love this pico already, the white is amazing! Can’t wait to see this filled and stocked.

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debbeach13

Welcome back! You are moving right along. I think I have that same light on my JBJ QT tank. My mounting arm might have a tiny bit more rust. Reefbuilders some thing. Looking forward to watching you stock this baby.

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TatorTaco

Yay - another entry! Albeit a late one.  :-)

 

I was teetering on joining the janky tank thread as I've always wanted to try a pico tank, but I couldn't get past the "janky" part and didn't want wires all over the place and the HOB filter trickling noise would drive me nuts.  Instead, I found a very small AIO off Amazon that I've set up and been running. 

 

I enjoy all your pictures and I can't wait to read another update on the tank. 

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CalvinKlein

Whats up people! How was your day?

Thank you all for coming into my thread. As promised, we go live in T-minus 1hour. 🙂

 

 

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CalvinKlein

Someone please tell that noob how to properly use a hydrometer!

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CalvinKlein

The wait to transfer the corals is killing me.

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CalvinKlein

Your new home awaits, the water is cleaner on the other side. 😄

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CalvinKlein

Its real, people. Filling up the tank with half of the aged water so the corals don't go into shock.

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CalvinKlein

Corals are in.

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CalvinKlein

Have yet to scape though, will get more rocks to cover the ugly HOB intake.

Here's another shot in white lighting. Don't mind the seeded filter media.

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CalvinKlein

Knocked off from work and rushed to the LFS to "just take a look" and got myself more mushrooms. 😐

The urge to stock the tank is there but I know I can't go too fast.

Got myself 2 rocks of mushrooms, and 2 more tiny gonio frags.

Here's a pic of one of the gonios, and some loose mushrooms that fell off the rock on the way home.

 

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CalvinKlein

Found this black slug hitchhiker on one of the rocks. Its black, slug like and has no shell.

Anybody able to ID what it is?

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CalvinKlein

I didn't manage to get pics of unpacking the rocks. One of the rocks had a surviving moon coral that I just couldn't pass on at the LFS.

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CalvinKlein

A rock of white striped mushrooms at the top left corner.

I have yet to do any scaping thus far but I'm liking the random placement of the rocks.

Here's a top down view.

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seabass
12 minutes ago, CalvinKlein said:

Found this black slug hitchhiker on one of the rocks. Its black, slug like and has no shell.

Anybody able to ID what it is?

That's a Stomatella snail.  It actually has a flat shell (matching the color of its body) covering most of it.

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CalvinKlein
3 minutes ago, seabass said:

That's a Stomatella snail.  It actually has a flat shell (matching the color of its body) covering most of it.

Is it reef safe? Else I'm gonna toss it.

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seabass

They are awesome, keep it.

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Ratvan
Just now, CalvinKlein said:

Is it reef safe? Else I'm gonna toss it.

Yes it is, beneficial hitch hiker

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CalvinKlein

Ending today's post with a FTS. Not sure if I'm gonna keep this scape as I seem to like it.

Will let the corals settle in for a couple of days before I get more decent pics.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, water somehow crept between the white foam background and the glass. Hence the ugly dripping stain.

Sigh, have to rip the background apart and redo it. What a PITA.

 

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CalvinKlein
11 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Yes it is, beneficial hitch hiker

Thanks, man! Glad I've not tossed it yet.

Read that you got hit pretty bad. Wishing you a speedy recovery my friend!

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kimdawg

I love your mushrooms, you have quite a variety.  My local fish store only has basic brown ones, but I have managed to snag a few at some online places.

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748S911
13 hours ago, CalvinKlein said:

Ending today's post with a FTS. Not sure if I'm gonna keep this scape as I seem to like it.

Will let the corals settle in for a couple of days before I get more decent pics.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, water somehow crept between the white foam background and the glass. Hence the ugly dripping stain.

Sigh, have to rip the background apart and redo it. What a PITA.

 

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For someone late to the party, you caught up very quick!

 

Your shroom city is amazing! love the deep blues in the back. 

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CalvinKlein

Yeah, hopefully the shrooms will start opening up more tonight. Saw some purple spotted superman shrooms at my LFS but the price is way over my comfort zone. 

 

Maybe I should take some pics of the corals that we have over here, would you guys like that? :smilie:

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748S911

That would be great. 

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