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Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Sweet start Tom-more more more!
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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Here's some more...

    IMAG0828 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    IMAG0831 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    As you can see I added a shallow sand bed this past weekend. I used established sand from my main tank. It's not as crisp white as I'd like... though it could, in part, be from the way-too-old-to-be any-good 10K PC bulb.

    This evening I added two pieces of LR and scaped it. They're odds and ends rock that have been in the sump since the main tank upgrade. So far I like it. I'm a little worried that it's too big... I'd like to hear what you think.

    I also added a mini brittle star over the weekend. And while scaping I saw an amphipod scurrying across the sand.

    Thanks for looking!
    Tom

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Lucky post 13!

    Stock list:
    • 1 stalk of Xenia* $10.00
    • <1 sandwich bag of grape caulerpa* $2.00


    TOTAL $12.00

    * from existing tank

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Personally I really like that piece of rock. Looks perfect in there and not to big at all nice start Tom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Personally I really like that piece of rock. Looks perfect in there and not to big at all nice start Tom!
    +1 It has a nice "Zen" feel to it
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
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    This looks like it's going to be a sweet little pico! Great start.

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Update time...

    Tank has been doing alright. A little cyano has cropped up (I need to be better about water changes and cleaning the filter pad...) and I added a few frags. Colors on the corals look bad as I'm temporarily using 2 white powerbrite LEDs.

    FTS
    IMAG0910 1 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    Xenia showing some decent growth
    IMAG0904 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    Yellow sun coral (5 polyps). $10 from chazde at the Lansing swap.
    IMAG0903 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    Zoas. 4 polyp frag from the main tank.
    IMAG0905 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    Grape caulerpa. The original part has died but the new growth is much more dense.
    IMAG0906 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    Another shot that I feel makes the tank look much larger than it is...
    IMAG0913 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    Thank for looking!
    Tom
    Last edited by Tom@HaslettMI; 02-21-2012 at 04:33 PM. Reason: repaired photo links after organizing PB account

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Would be a great time to frag your Duncan
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    Nice start Tom. Can't wait to see how this turns out as it fills in. Keep the updates coming!
    "The sea, once it casts its spell, will trap you in its nets of wonder forever"
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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    The pico is doing good. The DIY LED is operational... not finished but operational. I did a 25% water change the other evening and the cyano is looking a little better. I also added several more corals... a gorgonian, a couple blue clove polyps, an encrusting gorgonian, and a few mushrooms.

    Not-so-great FTS
    IMAG0934 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    FTS w/ new light
    IMAG0932 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    New corals
    IMAG0938 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    IMAG0940 - Tom@HaslettMI's 2012 pico

    Thanks for looking!
    Tom
    Last edited by Tom@HaslettMI; 03-08-2012 at 10:21 PM.

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