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  1. Coinee

    New Fluval Evo 5 gallon startup

    Are you going to just keep everything low to the ground or eventually add more rock to make a small hill kind of structure in the tank because you could definitely have a lot more coral growing room if you built vertically a bit! But i like the way your tank looks now too!
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    HELP!! Seriously...

    Indeed, this is crucial. I spent a few months before I got my pico jar just reading the standard procedures of the hobby, common problems, etc. Then I spent more time honing in on specifics of what I wanted to have for my tank and what their requirements were. OP, you should do this and think about exactly what you want from your tank.
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    My first (pico) reef

    Yep that's what it was. I burst it when I took it out of the tank and poked it lol. I bought some GSP today, will post a pic of it when it stops being pissed off and opens up. I probably won't add any more corals unless I find something I really like like a nice ricordea or zoanthid. Next addition will probably be a snail since I expect some algae to start growing eventually.
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    New clownfish not eating for a week

    Sorry, I mean do you use distilled, RODI or tap water?
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    Long term success?

    I went to the LFS today to get some GSP I saw they had a couple weeks ago. In that span of time, the tank crashed and they lost a lot of coral and other livestock despite the tank being up and running for years...it just happens sometimes even with people on top of things (especially with idiots touching things like the public)
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    Long term success?

    I mean there's no real point of "success" since your tank can come crashing down at any moment if you neglect it. But success meaning you know your tanks needs and can take care of it, well some people have been doing that for years upon years...this sounds more reasonable for the hobby IMO. I would say if you can keep everything well balanced for a few years, then you're successful.
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    My first (pico) reef

    So, I went out today after all. I wanted to get some GSP, the LFS had frags last time I went but the tank crashed and their GSP is alive but still recovering so they don't have any available for me. They had a nice candy cane coral that I'm going to add. I picked up a Salifert Nitrite test kit, I tested my tank, indeed it is 0 ppm nitrite. I'll pick up the other Salifert tests as time goes on, I would have at my LFS but their expiration date was only like 6 months away and I didn't want to chance it. The nitrite ones expired mid 2020 so that was better. I haven't seen any algae in my tank or anything so I'm not gonna get any snails yet. If I get algae I'll probably get a snail or two (and skip the hermit for now). I realized since I have a pico tank, I'm more interested in coral. When I get a new tank, I'll look more into actual live stock. But I'll probably start some algae growing from the frag plug so maybe I'll have to get some snails sooner than later. So, I dipped the coral and wow! The amount of bugs that jumped out of it were surprising. I'm using ReVive Coral Cleaner dip. First coral, first dip, lesson learned! Quick question: What is that greenish bubble between the two candy cane heads? The bubble is more visible in the 2nd pic. I poked it and it is hard and doesn't break. Some sort of algae or something? Edit: I was poking the coral around to get it in a good spot in the tank and the green bubble softened up and I accidently burst it. Definitely was algae.
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    Finding a Pico/Nano AIO Tank in Canada

    I already have a fluval spec 5 in a box in my room that I haven't used. Was gonna use it for freshwater but I thought about selling it. Maybe if I can break my liverock to fit better into the spec 5, I may do it. Hmm. But I'd have to find a new stand to place it on.
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    Finding a Pico/Nano AIO Tank in Canada

    Amazon does ship some tanks to Canada, however the price of shipping exceeds $65 for a small tank. I wouldn't trust it to get here in one piece either. I may look around to see if someone is selling something used too. Thanks
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    My first (pico) reef

    January 19th I tested parameters today: Ammonia - 0 ppm Nitrate - < 5 ppm Nitrites - 0 ppm Sp. Gravity - 1.024 Temp - 27C TANK IS CYCCCLEEEEEEEEEEEED! Time to go 8 tangs, 12 hermit crabs, 6 anemone shrimp, 4 urchins and 3 star fish and some anemones! Lol Not really. I'll probably pick up something in a day or two, I would go today but I feel reaaaaaaaaaallllllllllly lazy.
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    New clownfish not eating for a week

    Is it possible he's been bullied or stressed by any other tank mates (some emerald crabs can be bullies)? Try posting your tank params too as well as what you use for water.
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    New Fluval Evo 5 gallon startup

    I love how grouchy these gobies always look. They always have the "Stay off my lawn you darn kids!" kind of look to them.
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    Finding a Pico/Nano AIO Tank in Canada

    No petco here, I mentioned it in the post!
  14. I was looking to buy an AIO cube-type tank that's around 3 to 5ish. Something that stays in the pico-ish range, ideally. I would consider a Fluval Spec V but they are too thin! I like the aesthetic of the cube-ish shaped ones with curved edges more anyway. There are plenty available in the USA but there seems to be a real lack of decent quality ones in Canada. Anyone have any suggestions for ones available in Canada? I saw the Marineland Contour 3 but there are a lot of problems that I've been reading about the back compartment being hard to clean, trapping stuff or just being poor filtration. The 5 gallon version of the Contour is just a weird dimension and I don't like it. If they sold imagitariums here, this thread would probably not exist heh. I know I could buy a tank and make it into an AIO but I don't have a saw and I don't want to have to construct something (I live in an apartment).
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    Starfish hitchhiker

    Does it look like this?
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