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Kenny's Reefs

Post by kENNY » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:37 am

I haven't gotten this one stable enough to add in other inhabitants or corals yet...BUT...it's kinda my baby...

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It's going to be upgraded to my 29 which is currently holding FW; dechlorinizing from the bleach cleaning/disinfecting...

Thanks for looking!

-Kenny
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by Mek0ng » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:19 am

Cool tank, but I would recommend getting the calupera out of there ASAP!!! It will dominate the tank in no time! It's actually banned from what I read in many states, starting with FL, because it has decimated major amounts of sea floor in that area.

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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by kENNY » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:18 am

Which one is the calupera???

I upgraded the tank tonight to a 5.5gal while I collect the funds to get the 29 fully setup [at which time the 2 tanks will become one]...

It's only a quarter full or so because I only had what water was in the 5.5.

I'm currently mixing the rest of the water for the tank; but at .5gal a pop; it's going unbearably slow...

I sooo wish I had bigger containers, :\

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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by Mek0ng » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:58 pm

The stringy looking stuff in pick 2 and 4, appear to be caulepra (sorry, I spelled it wrong before.)

You mix the water in a 1/2 gallon container? You can get a 5 gallon bucket from homedepot for around $5

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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by kENNY » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:40 am

It doesn't appear like caulepra to me; but I've been wrong...

Here is what the tank looks like now[now I know for sure there is caulepra]:
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by Mezzovex » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:52 pm

Needs more live rock. lol I like alot of rock in my tanks. :D
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by kENNY » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:33 pm

Oh yeah; I'm planning to stock up on LR.

This tank is going into a 29gal soon as get all that tank's supplies...

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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by SammyDee » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:16 pm

A bit more LR and a skimmer woot woot
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by Mezzovex » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:21 am

i would say no to the skimmer. all the little ones just fizzle and bubble but dont produce anything. Just topping off the evap will be enough
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by jdak » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:35 am

Mezzovex wrote:i would say no to the skimmer. all the little ones just fizzle and bubble but dont produce anything. Just topping off the evap will be enough
Topping off wouldn't remove anything. I do agree that skimmers aren't always necessary with small tanks but usually larger volume water changes are best to remove waste.
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by kENNY » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:07 am

Since I'm upgrading to a 29; perhaps I can find a good [hopefully quiet???] skimmer!

Tons more LR to come....and I've been keeping up with 25% WC's each week[well atleast until I dropped my hygrometer & broke it...lol].

I believe all my snails are tidal; so they will be going back soon and I'm going to start stocking up on what I really want for my 29[CUC in here + maybe a tiny fish]. :)

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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by kENNY » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:18 pm

Ok...so I just decided to "kill" the 10gal FW tank and turn it marine...

I really started hating it...lol BUT...an upside to that is I have more room for him:

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The hygrometer says my tank is good and it's running @ 1.025. Perfect, no?

My 10 currently has:
1x Firefish Goby
2x Blue Legged Hermit Crabs
1x Astrea Snail[I actually wanted another; but he was the only one]
2x Nassarius Snails
Baracles
Macro-Algae

and hopefully soon a few mushroom corals...

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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by jdak » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:56 pm

kENNY wrote:The hygrometer says my tank is good and it's running @ 1.025. Perfect, no?
That depends on how accurate your hydrometer is. I've had several and they are always many points off from one another.
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by SammyDee » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:15 pm

I would definitely try to use a skimmer. Its gonna do wonders on your tank and make it clear up extra fast after WCs. Once youve seen one in action I think it safe to say a WC will not get that stuff out unless its a huge WC which u dont wanna do with smaller SW tanks
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Re: Kenny's 2.5gal Pico "Reef"

Post by SammyDee » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:17 pm

You should consider getting a new hydrometer or refractometer. And maybe one of the suction cup in tank/in sump hydrometer as a back up to make sure your SG readings are right. My hydrometer is a pain but with two it helps. I keep one in the sump so I can always see the SG.
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