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The Fool's 1.5g Tidepool Pico

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Picture spaaam going to grab more corals tomorrow mornin

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cheesesteak

Those orange ones are awesome! 

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TheRope
1 hour ago, cheesesteak said:

Those orange ones are awesome! 

Thanks! Cant wait to show you guys what i get tomorrow!

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TheRope

Alrightyyy so here are the new additions 

Green bounce, interstellar bounce (who is still acting a lil weird)

rainbow incinerators, armour of god and pink hippo palys 

Also picked up some airplants to finally give the outer scape some life so ill update on that eventually 

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cheesesteak

That interstellar bounce is amazing. 🥺 Awesome new additions!!

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24 minutes ago, cheesesteak said:

That interstellar bounce is amazing. 🥺 Awesome new additions!!

SHes only doing half as good as she looked in the dudes tank 😕 hophoping to get it back to 100% soon

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This equates to around 25-30% w.c in my reef. I made my life easy by figuring out exactly how much salt is necessary to reach 1.026 at the line I marked so I don't waste time each waterchange trying to get the right salinity

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Grmreapr

I love this idea!! Just add it on to my long list of things I want to do 😂

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1 hour ago, Grmreapr said:

I love this idea!! Just add it on to my long list of things I want to do 😂

Do it!!!

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TheRope

Heres the update with the airplants and all the coral mounted to thwir permanent locations 🙂

let me know what you think!

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cheesesteak

The epiphytes are cool! Are they a specific kind native to saltwater environments? 

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24 minutes ago, cheesesteak said:

The epiphytes are cool! Are they a specific kind native to saltwater environments? 

Not at all just random ones I found at the home improvement store, they'll be getting water from evap and feom my top offs

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debbeach13

That looks awesome. Others with air plants have mentioned they also spray with fresh water to keep salt off them. Is that what you meant by top offs?

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10 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

That looks awesome. Others with air plants have mentioned they also spray with fresh water to keep salt off them. Is that what you meant by top offs?

Yup! I spray my mangrove anyways, but when I top off I pour water ocer the rocks so it gets on to the plants

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Forgot to post my new pets! 

 

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IXI_KARL_IXI

Loving this setup, looks fantastic. What light is it that your using? 

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22 minutes ago, IXI_KARL_IXI said:

Loving this setup, looks fantastic. What light is it that your using? 

Thanks! Its the asta 20 marine from amazon, I'm switching it out soo though, waiting on a bulb

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Bulb came in I'm gonna habe to machine a couple of things to set up this stand, for now heres a pic of the interstellar at night taken using a flash! 

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Break

Are you running this without a heater?

 

Air plants are a cool addition!

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7 hours ago, Break said:

Are you running this without a heater?

 

Air plants are a cool addition!

Nope I have the tiniest heater hiding in the back! Ill find the model for you. 

Yeah the airplants will be cool, if I can keep them alive... My green thumb is verrrry bad especially compared to my... Coral thumb?

Edit: the heatwr is an aqueon 10 w plugged into an inkbird thermostat

 

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debbeach13

Seems like the heater is hidden pretty good. I have never really noticed it. 

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Break

Damn, nice work hiding both the pump and heater!

 

I would love to set something like this up myself focusing on florida ricordea or rock nems, but for now I'll just have to live vicariously through this awesome build!

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7 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Seems like the heater is hidden pretty good. I have never really noticed it. 

Yeah I hid them both behind the mountain haha, from the back you see it clearly. 

 

3 hours ago, Break said:

Damn, nice work hiding both the pump and heater!

 

I would love to set something like this up myself focusing on florida ricordea or rock nems, but for now I'll just have to live vicariously through this awesome build!

Hopefully this will do until you set one up 😂😂 

I've just realized that my pump may eventially leech rust/copper as it wasnt made for s.w so I'm gonna be upgrading to the hydor pico 180 gph pump 

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Rhodactis today v.s 5 days ago when I got it 

 

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6 hours ago, TheRope said:

Yeah I hid them both behind the mountain haha, from the back you see it clearly. 

 

Hopefully this will do until you set one up 😂😂 

I've just realized that my pump may eventially leech rust/copper as it wasnt made for s.w so I'm gonna be upgrading to the hydor pico 180 gph pump 

180 gph seems like a lot; what's the gph on the pump you're using now?

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