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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Tom's 3g Picotank

Anyone use the 3g picotank (origionally for salt) for a nano planted?
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I use it for CRS tank
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 02:30 PM
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I have a picotope 3gallon (JBL) with this scenerio. I just removed all my saltwater reef inhabitants last week back to my 120g display reef and cleaned the tank really well to start a planted freshie.

So far I have my existing equipment, plus I just setup a DIY co2 2L bottle and bubbles started flowing this AM.

My equipment includes:
9 watts per gallon, wooot! Current USA Satellite fixture with 2 x 18w power compacts and built in moonlight
Rapids Mini Canister Filter w/ charcoal and foam block
DIY co2 2liter bottle with a chop stick stuck in there to diffuse the co2 bubbles... wanting a limestone diffuser or a mini glass diffuser, but can't find any online??!

I added a couple tiny banana plants in there at the moment to get the bacteria flowing.... I'm still waiting on online purchases to arrive, containing eco-complete substrate, HC and some dwarf hair grass.

Realizing the hair grass will go buck wild, I'm going to build small little acrylic "retaining walls" to keep it on the back walls only.

I think I might setup 2 x 2L bottles for co2 and alternate changing the mixture in them every 7 days. I want to post pics so bad but haven't been able to find the power cord for my digi. I'll post em when I find the cord
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I have a pictope set up on my desk. My local LFS swapped out the 50/50 for a 6500 lamp. Mine is way overcroweded at the moment. I have a piece of driftwood with Java moss attaching too nicely. Also use the plastic mesh to make a moss wall in the back. Some short anubis have no idea which, java fern and micro sword. I should have used more of the moss in the wall and less on the wood but its new to me so oh well. I am already scouting for a new piece of wood, I would like to use flame moss on the wood and keep the java for the wall but we shall see. I need to seriously thin out the plants first and maybe talk my wife into a tank at home.

Using the standard pico light, filter for bio only with a marinland mini heater. I am considering using the zoo med 501 for the tank and stomping the flow down a bit to get better movement. My glo-lights and shrimp need somewhere to relax so after the rescape we shall see.

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