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Hello all!  It has been some time since I was here in my “Biocube - A very Hard Journey” journal.  Though I have been following, and appreciating everyone here, with their knowledge, and communication!  I am beginning, or have begun a new pico tank.  I am still getting logistics down, but I just put water in the tank yesterday.  

 

I built an aquascape with pieces of reef saver dry rock (10 bucks for 3 large pieces that I broke into smaller), which I will post pics of the process & final product.  

Aquascape - 2lbs. Rock 

Flow - 90 GPH SICCE Micra Pump  158 gph Sicce Micra Plus pump

Heater - Still looking at heaters (but right now, the temp is keeping a steady 79 w/o one)  Hyggar Mini Betta heater 25w 

Lighting - Kessil’s A80 Tuna Blue w/ controller (ordered, soon to be on tank) 

 

Thanks for visiting ☺️

 

 

 

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Turned the lights on just for the pic. Cycling the tank. 
Day 11 - 0ppm Ammonia 👍🏻😁 (after having 2ppm) 

now into Nitrite and Nitrate - then w/c - consistency in temp and then we’ll be ready to go! 

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Life before reef... 

Pico is cycled and ready to go!  I will be receiving my first corals tomorrow 10/8/2020 (ever in 6 years of “tanking” I can finally call it reefing) ☺️👏🏻

 

Wanted to share photos - upgraded pump to Sicce Micra Plus 158gph with Innovative Marine Aqua Gadget spin stream cycle for circulation.

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Nice rockwork.  It would have been just a mound in the 2nd scape once covered in coral.  This offset will allow some shape to show through after filled in with the goods!

 

Will this be a softie tank, a zoa garden, lps, or biotope?

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On 10/7/2020 at 10:10 PM, growsomething said:

Nice rockwork.  It would have been just a mound in the 2nd scape once covered in coral.  This offset will allow some shape to show through after filled in with the goods!

 

Will this be a softie tank, a zoa garden, lps, or biotope?

this will be, I think, mixed reef. I got my first corals ever that I’m going to post. 🥰☺️
super excited. 

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Now I can officially call it it a pico Reef. First corals in 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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More pics! 

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Nice addiction you've got there 😎😄

It's a little hard to see the colors under blue.  I never knew how hard it is to take pics in reef tanks till I started my thread.  It doesn't happen in fw, always shows true in my planted tanks.

What's that chunk of red on the right?

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4 hours ago, growsomething said:

Nice addiction you've got there 😎😄

It's a little hard to see the colors under blue.  I never knew how hard it is to take pics in reef tanks till I started my thread.  It doesn't happen in fw, always shows true in my planted tanks.

What's that chunk of red on the right?

I believe it’s some kind of cyphastrea... not sure but I compared to the ones at WWC where I got my corals from. 
 

it’s impossible to take pics! I just bought filters for ly phone to see if that helps 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

It’s amazing! I am super excited.  

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On 10/11/2020 at 2:21 PM, growsomething said:

Nice addiction you've got there 😎😄

It's a little hard to see the colors under blue.  I never knew how hard it is to take pics in reef tanks till I started my thread. 

So I just received my Orphek  lenses and I already think it makes a huge difference with the filters!  Let me know what you think... 

 

 

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Quick little update: 

 

- Diatom Bloom is currently happening (dosing Microbacter 7 & Clean to counteract) 

 

Also, I took my corals from WWC out, to dip them in Seachem reef dip, and it seems that loads more pests came off then when using Coral RX Pro dip 🤷🏻‍♂️ - I was actually able to see the different little bugs in the dip container.  

 

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On 10/28/2020 at 9:14 PM, ReefAdoRe said:

 

Finally got a chance to come check out your build. I dig the rock work. Can’t wait to see your corals grow. Very cool video too. 
Those lens are really cool. Wish I knew about those back when I have my 29 gallon lol. 

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10 hours ago, fsu1dolfan said:

Finally got a chance to come check out your build. I dig the rock work. Can’t wait to see your corals grow. Very cool video too. 
Those lens are really cool. Wish I knew about those back when I have my 29 gallon lol. 

Omg I cannot wait either. I’m just sitting here like when will they be nice and big!? It’s only been a month since I had them and feel like it’s a year. 
thanks for checking it out! 😉 

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