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My 3gallon JBJ Picotope Journal *HUGE UPDATE*

This is my set-up so far

Tank: 3 gallon JBJ Picotope

Lighting: i replaced the 9w 50/50 bulb that comes with the tank with a 9w 6700K bulb

Filtration: i am using the filter that came with the tank and a filter that came with a RedSea half gallon tank...the media used in both are 1/2" bio-balls

Substrate: CaribSea Instant Aquarium Crystal River

Flora: so far diffrent kinds of Java Fern, Java Moss, and anubias petite

Fauna: 4 Neolamprologus multifasciatus, 4 or 5 tiger shrimp, and 1 otto

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New In Box...Picked up from marine depot headquarters today
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replacing the 50/50 bulb with a 6700K bulb
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The tank, light, and filter with no water
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the tank with sand, some java fern and some java moss
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the tank with more java fern shells and filters
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there are more plants on the way...i forgot what...ill let you know as soon as they come
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What's a "multi"? You have it listed in your fauna section.

I think it looks really good with the plants already in there. The only thing Im not crazy about is the little piece of zebra rock. It looks a little out of place.
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Probably Neolamprologus multifasciatus, tanganyikan shell dwellers (hence the shells)
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What's a "multi"? You have it listed in your fauna section.

I think it looks really good with the plants already in there. The only thing Im not crazy about is the little piece of zebra rock. It looks a little out of place.
i dont think it looks out of place...im going to add another piece a little bigger though with one of the types of moss i am getting
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Probably Neolamprologus multifasciatus, tanganyikan shell dwellers (hence the shells)
yup thats what they are..ill change it right now
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Cool little set up you got going on there. I have an Eclipse 6 gallon and I love it. Lights could be better, but I just keep low light plants in there and they do well.


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This tank is a tad small for the multis tho... And they like high pH waters (8-ish), which your plants may not like that much..
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thanks tamelesstgr i still have a couple 2 gal one 6 gal and a 12 gal eclipse tanks somewhere around the house

arent ferns and mosses pretty adaptable though
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oh yea just got 4 more fish and another tiger shrimp

Tank: 3 gallon JBJ Picotope

Lighting: i replaced the 9w 50/50 bulb that comes with the tank with a 9w 6700K bulb

Filtration: i am using the filter that came with the tank and a filter that came with a RedSea half gallon tank...the media used in both are 1/2" bio-balls

Substrate: CaribSea Instant Aquarium Crystal River

Flora: so far diffrent kinds of Java Fern, Java Moss, and anubias petite

Fauna: 4 Neolamprologus multifasciatus, 5 or 6 tiger shrimp, 3 small Panda Cory Cats, and 2 ottos

i got the Cory Cats 1 cause i needed more movement in my tank, 2 i need a good scavenger because most of the food hits the bottom of the tank, and 3 it was 3 for $8.99 USD one cost $3.99 USD

i got the shrimp because i never see my other ones
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i got the otto because my other one needed a little help

ill post picture of them as soon as my battery finishes charging
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