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post #108 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 12:51 AM
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The tank is looking good so far. Don't give up on the SW pico just yet. I have seen MANY kept successfully and actually just set mine back up about 2 weeks ago. It is still cycling so not much to report yet, other than diatoms. I personally think that picos are more rewarding than large tanks because you do have to put more thought into every aspect of it.

I still think that stock light will need to be upgraded though. I am not sure that it will even support zoas and mushrooms well.
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i like this very much...

someday for me. i will venture to the other side..... hehe

nicely done!
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Cool, another Picotope owner! Mine's FW planted though, never made the leap in SW.

Details in my signature, for the light a Finnex 12" fixture will fit your tank, and the Ray2 can be had in actinic/white combo.

Had a similar lid problem, ended up cutting my own out of thin cheap acrylic from home depot. Yes it will bow and/or scratch - but it is cheap, easy to replace, and I just flip it over every day when I feed (take it off when I am there it enjoy it.)

Good call on the Aquaclear filter, using a 30 on mine.

You can mirror the back very easily, the tank is small enough to use a precut piece of mirror. (mine was from a dollar store mirror in a frame)

That Picotope logo in the front peels off if you like, I got tired of it being in the way.

Current pic (time for a big trim!)
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Hey thanks guys. I'll probably upgrade my light later on but it's good for now.
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Cool, another Picotope owner! Mine's FW planted though, never made the leap in SW.

Details in my signature, for the light a Finnex 12" fixture will fit your tank, and the Ray2 can be had in actinic/white combo.

Had a similar lid problem, ended up cutting my own out of thin cheap acrylic from home depot. Yes it will bow and/or scratch - but it is cheap, easy to replace, and I just flip it over every day when I feed (take it off when I am there it enjoy it.)

Good call on the Aquaclear filter, using a 30 on mine.

You can mirror the back very easily, the tank is small enough to use a precut piece of mirror. (mine was from a dollar store mirror in a frame)

That Picotope logo in the front peels off if you like, I got tired of it being in the way.

Current pic (time for a big trim!)

Thanks. I was looking at that light but not sure if it was for SW too now I might get that one. Yours looks pretty nice. I did try to make a lid with the same stuff but I kept messing it up so I just bought a small piece of glass and put it over the top for now.
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The trick (for me) with the thin acrylic was to use a coping saw (cheap, like $6). Even let me curve the front.

Have several version I did in this thread:

partial lid for 3 gallon Picotope - or "Keep my idiot co-workers out of my tank" :)
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The trick (for me) with the thin acrylic was to use a coping saw (cheap, like $6). Even let me curve the front.

Have several version I did in this thread:

partial lid for 3 gallon Picotope - or "Keep my idiot co-workers out of my tank" :)

You know that new piece you cut out that's how the glass kind of looks that I have over mine now.
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Very cool! I would much rather have mine made out of glass too, but I would have to cut down that driftwood that sticks up just a little too high!
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Look what I got today Got some robs reef food too.

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post #117 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to shut this tank down I don't really care for it much. I'm a bad SW owner plus I don't got time to fool with SW anymore.
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Going freshwater with it?
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Yup I'm going to do FW planted.
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really nice looking tanks you guys got there. jealous*
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