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The Rainy Day Aquarium

There comes a time where we all get a little bored of this hobby. Everything is running smoothly. You have all the gadgets and automation you could ever want. Your corals and fish are happy AND you finally got rid of that pesky emerald crab that was chowing down on your $150 zoas. You can't fit any more corals in your display and your frag racks have become part of the glass of your aquarium...

 

 

 

I have not reached this point in my reefing career.

 

 

Ironically, during this season of joy and happiness I have been a little down. It's been a bit of a hard time for me. So, against the advice of my therapist, I am drowning my angst in miscellaneous projects and doodads. You know the saying "if your life is busy make it busier." Wait no...hmm...how about "if you need to finish something, start something else." No that's not it...What I'm trying to say is...

 

WELCOME TO MY SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT PICO REEF: UNDER 2.5 GALLON 6 GALLON EDITION

 

 

This is going to be my adventurous journal into the depths of diy, tiny reef tanks, and bad jokes. I won't be focusing on any tank in particular, but rather sharing my spiritual journey of cutting glass and gluing acrylic and maybe. MAYBE. if we're lucky, some sprinkles of 3D printing.

 

I have to say this may be the first and last post of this here journal, but with any luck we'll be cooking with gas here in no time at all. So grab a gift bag on your way in, help yourself to the snacks there to your left and pull up a chair!

 

-RDA

 

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I'm Batman
1 hour ago, The Rainy Day Aquarium said:

"if you need to finish something, start something else."

I know all about that ūü§£. Are you thinking 2.5g Pico AIO or plumbed to a mini sump??

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@I'm Batman haha yeah it seems to be kind of chronic for myself. 

 

I was thinking a 1.2 gallon system including a tiny sump, but there will most definitely be AIO and other types of little tanks being produced eventually.

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SaltyGallon
2 hours ago, The Rainy Day Aquarium said:

@I'm Batman haha yeah it seems to be kind of chronic for myself. 

 

I was thinking a 1.2 gallon system including a tiny sump, but there will most definitely be AIO and other types of little tanks being produced eventually.

I'm in RDA, always enjoy your DIY picos. A sumped pico with everything in miniature would be really cool to see, if not a bit overkill! ūüôā

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A wise man once said, "eating mexican food after midnight does the soul good." 

I am also sure that that same man said "the only constant in life, is change."

Now I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that last one is more correct, but who knows? 

 

My life right now is pretty cram packed with odds and ends, this and that, bitter and some sweet. My schedule changes as frequent as the weather (literally) and this, at times, leads to the consumption of said ethnic food past the 24:00 hour (mmm maybe he was wise afterall?) Along with erratic sleep schedules and still getting use to the new year, it's like I can still smell the ashes of last year's "cookout gone wrong" -it kind of smells like bats...

 

What I'm trying to say is I'm changing my plans for this journal. Think of it as ripping out (the whiteout was all gone) the first page of your diary after you came back and read what you had written a few days earlier -wow, talk about angsty am I right? Now before you go and get your trousers in a knot you must note I'll still be focusing on DIY and all the acrylic and flame polishing goodness that you expected based on my previous post. BUT. I have to admit the voices told me I needed to scrap my pico plans and go for that "bigger/better" thing. And by voices I literally mean the voice in my hea- I mean the email that I got from MarineandReef.com and by "thing" I mean them telling me that the aquarium I wanted was back in stock. (insert cheering crowd here). 

 

So what does this all mean? The after midnight tacos. Doubling back on my reef tank promises. The ambiguous emails that I get. What, you may ask, does it all mean?

Well. Hang around for a while and maybe we'll all find out together.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and happy Reefing.

 

-RDA

 

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