Insanity overrulles...my pico ressurected
Ok...so I blame it on GB. I was thinking of doing this anyway.....but between him setting up a 2.5 gal and Melev's reef, I got a bug up my behind....so it begins...this is as far as I've gotten.....
I'll explain the basics
2.5 gal aga tank
18 watt coralife power compact 50/50
AC 20 HOB filter
rio 180 powerhead
Man that powerhead shows just how little that tank is. Just can't get my mind around the pico reefs; keeping them stable must be a real bear with that little volume of water. Far as reef size, it'd be like me going from a cable internet back to dial-up to start a pico. Good luck with it, Gemmy:) Brave woman you are.
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LOL Dave...you know I did it before. You helped. LOL But yeah....it feels like just a little toy now comapred to my other tank. Keeping the levels wasn't all that bad before. But....I did pretty much babysit the tank daily....soooooo.
Here's another pic. I didn't have a powerhead in it the last time. For flow, I used two HOB filters. This time it will have only the AC 20 and the powerhead. I have moddoed the powerhead and moved it to the other side of the tank. I have very little LR in it at the moment. Gonna go see what I can dig out of a friend's sump to hide that PH a little.
looks awesome! i saw melevs tank, its pretty impressive
i miss my old pico 5.5g. it had 8lbs LR, aquaclear mini, 16w T-5 light, heater, and a clownfish and clown goby. it was a nice tank
Copy cat!!! LOL No seriously, it's nice to know I'm not the only insane one around here. I think the BB idea is a pretty good one for that tank. That probably would have worked well in mine as well, but with the rubble substrate that I've used, I have a good bit of Live Rock in that tank. Can't wait to see how your corals do. Good luck with it.
Dave, the fun of a pico reef is the challenge involved in it. It is a bear to keep them stable, but that's the fun. :)
LOL copy cat heck! I did it way before you. Check my icon babe! LOL
Actually....I have kinda missed it. You reminded me I still ahve a ll the pieces. I couldn't help it...had to do it.
i remember a long time ago when i was gonna start a pico, it was recommended i talk to you because you had a 2.5g with a hawkfish or something
Originally Posted by gem
I wish you luck on your setup.
Don't forget a heater, lol.
"Everybody knows, you only live a day, but it's brilliant anyway..."
20g nano reef
55g FOWLR saltwater
29g planted freshwater
10g planted freshwater
LOL yeah I had a pixie red spotted hawkfish in there for about 8 months. My Blueleg hermie finally got him.
Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco