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10-15-2013 10:22 PM
bigd603 If any one lives near the Portland, OR area, the Wet Spot is selling just the tank for only $45, the complete kit is about $128.
10-15-2013 12:26 AM
Green_Flash great tanks
10-14-2013 08:37 PM
Originally Posted by rocksmom View Post
I bought it on 3/20 and set it up on 3/21 so it lasted exactly 3 months. I'm not sure if they have any kind of warranty, but I know I don't have a receipt or anything with a proof of purchase date anymore. I'm considering re-siliconing it, but since I don't know what I'm doing I'm afraid the same thing will happen. We'll see.
All Mr. Aqua tanks have a one year warranty. A leaking tank is not very common with our tanks but if it does... make sure you keep that receipt and get that thing exchanged. Sorry to hear that.
07-12-2013 12:38 AM
VJM Ordered! With a Current + (thanks somewhatshocked!) for lighting.

Really looking forward to your reef! Mine will be opae ula eventually, and I am dying to see how your salty setup progresses.
07-11-2013 11:43 PM
Originally Posted by jona31 View Post
jeese some of that driftwoods real beautiful where di you get it from?
Both the piece in the 6 gallon and the piece in the 60f I found at lfs. Two different ones actually.

Originally Posted by Vermino View Post
i cant watch your saltwater tank journal! I'm so scared of getting addicted to SW especially if you have clown fish and/or watchman guppy + pistol shrimp. *drools*
I won't have either in my tank because of the size, but my husband has both. Kind of. He has two clowns and a candy cane pistol shrimp in his 20G. He had a yasha hase goby, but it jumped through the mesh top he has on the tank. He hasn't replaced it yet, but he might get a yellow watchman since they're too chubby to fit through the mesh. Mine's only going to have a yellow clown goby and sexy shrimp. I might add a pom pom crab as well.
07-11-2013 11:31 PM
Vermino i cant watch your saltwater tank journal! I'm so scared of getting addicted to SW especially if you have clown fish and/or watchman guppy + pistol shrimp. *drools*
07-11-2013 11:25 PM
jona31 jeese some of that driftwoods real beautiful where di you get it from?
07-11-2013 11:24 PM
somewhatshocked Current's LED+ fixture could work really well on this tank because it can be easily dimmed.
07-11-2013 11:10 PM
rocksmom I'm not sure what to recommend for lighting with a long, shallow tank like this. It's the same type of issue that everyone in the 12 gallon club was running into where everything needs raised up. If you're already planning on hanging it, then just about anything could work. Fugeray, double bright, a single t5, etc, etc. Comes down to personal preference. I will say the light that comes with the kit has really grown on me. I like crisp, white light that the daylight and blue led combo gives you.
07-11-2013 03:13 PM
VJM I am finally pulling the trigger on one of these. It will be an upgrade for my office betta for now, and an opae ula tank in it's next reincarnation.

Any particular light you would recommend for this? Looking for medium light, no cO2.
07-10-2013 02:32 PM
somewhatshocked is pretty solid for pico tank journals. Reef Central, as well. (3reef is another)

Sometimes you run into rude/inappropriate people but they're great places to learn and get quick answers.
07-09-2013 10:48 PM
rocksmom No, I haven't. I don't belong to any of the reef forums, at least not yet. My husband belongs to the local San Diego one, but it's mostly used for the classifieds. I'll probably post updates on it here once I get my consolidated thread going as I've seen other reef tanks on here from time to time.
07-09-2013 09:58 PM
somewhatshocked Glad to see the update!

Have you started a reef journal on any of the other forums?
07-09-2013 07:32 PM
rocksmom Time for an update. This tank has spawned four new ones! In one way or another anyway.

1) The actual tank that leaked and I resealed will be my first attempt at an actual iwagumi. I'm getting some ohko stone from Han and I'll probably just get some HC locally when the time comes to set it up. No pics yet.

2) The 60-f. I had been planning on setting this one up and moving the CRS into it, but the leak kind of moved up the time table for it. I still have more moss coming for it, and some anubias petite and mini bolbitis to add, but it's mostly done at this point. It's been running for about a week and half and the shrimp have been in it for a few days. It has the substrate from the leaky tank and bio from two tanks so it's cycled and everything. Just needs to fill in. A lot. The scape was strongly influenced by youjettisome's old 60f layouts, although mine isn't nearly as nice.

3) I got one of the little cadlight's 3 gallon low iron tanks awhile ago and it had been sitting empty. I also had the wood leftover from the 6 gallon. I was actually going to trade it locally for some stones, but since I traded Han for some, I decided to keep the wood. I cut it down to fit and thus my new desktop tank has been born:

4) The replacement tank that was sent to me is going to be my pico reef. Got the rock structure set up last night and going to get sand for it today. Will start cycling it tomorrow. I already have my clown goby and 5 sexy shrimp in our QT tank and they're doing well. Got some zoa and paly frags over the weekend which are currently in one of my husband's tanks.

I'm going to start an all-in-one thread soon so I can just keep track of everything in one place. Probably won't post any more updates on this thread.
06-26-2013 05:22 AM
Originally Posted by inthepacific View Post
i love the carpet of hydrocotyle im waiting for mine to take over my tank. but it grows so fast im sure it wont be long haha
It's definitely nice and a fast grower, but mine started growing vertically at the end. Not sure if it was because I raised the light, or if it was once it filled in and was shading itself.

Originally Posted by ckraft View Post
"Cleaned up the glass and got the it all taped up and ready to go. Just have to wait for my husband to find the caulk gun in the messy garage. Hopefully he can find it tonight otherwise I'll be making another trip to Home Depot tomorrow."

This rang my alarm. Most of the caulk gun type silicon I see are not safe for aquarium use, most aquarium silicone I find in tubes like toothpaste. Just a note, make sure you have the right kind.
It's the plain GE Silicone I, same stuff that comes in the "toothpaste" style tube. Now that you mention it though I think I might have one of those tubes lying around somewhere. I'll have to look for it tomorrow before I go to HD since it should be enough to do such a small tank.
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