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FadeToGrey
02/28/2009, 06:29 PM
Hello everyone,

I never feel like I get to see enough pico-reefs represented in the forums, so I would like this to be a thread where people can show off their amazing mini reef environments, and where people can get information about what works in a pico-reef.

For the purpose of this thread, let's keep all tanks 5 gallons and under.

Cheers, and happy posting!

1DeR9_3Hy
02/28/2009, 08:52 PM
This is my pico....



http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/jgs240/DSCN0101.jpg




As you can see, it needs some work! I have had it sitting around forever and have finally gotten around to putting it together. Its going on my desk at work, so this should be fun.

Alcapown
03/01/2009, 12:05 AM
Id love to see some more picos! Dont have one myself, but definitely considering it.

spsfreak
03/01/2009, 01:21 AM
Here is mine:
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n338/spsfreak1/DSC02694.jpg

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n338/spsfreak1/DSC02700.jpg

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n338/spsfreak1/DSC02696.jpg

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n338/spsfreak1/DSC02702.jpg

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n338/spsfreak1/DSC02701.jpg

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n338/spsfreak1/DSC02699.jpg

spsfreak
03/01/2009, 01:23 AM
Oh, and thank God the Yellow Clown Goby committed suicide, he all the sudden decided to start eating the polyps on my orange digi. It has lost all of its color. Since he took a jump (only been 4 days) it has already started looking better.

Mr Pheer
03/01/2009, 02:15 AM
thats a very nice tank

FadeToGrey
03/01/2009, 09:11 AM
Nice looking pico spsfreak. I have seen yours in other threads and it always looks amazing. It really shows what you can do!

1DeR9_3Hy, is that a kit, or individually purchased parts?

spsfreak
03/01/2009, 01:49 PM
Thanks, folks.

audio101
03/01/2009, 02:17 PM
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii162/audio101/DSCN1255.jpg

FadeToGrey
03/01/2009, 03:27 PM
audio101,

I really like the look of your pico! I bet it will look even better as everything grows in. The red macro is a nice, and interesting, touch. Do you have any fish/inverts in there?

FadeToGrey
03/01/2009, 03:28 PM
^^
Also, how big is your tank? It looks tall! :)

joncat24
03/01/2009, 03:44 PM
Still working on it but I love this little tank.
3 gallon jbj with coralife 2x18 watt pc's
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c279/joncat24/pico11.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c279/joncat24/pico10.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c279/joncat24/pico4.jpg

FadeToGrey
03/01/2009, 08:40 PM
joncat24,

Your pico is looking good! I like the look of JBJ's Picotope, but I am thinking about starting a pico with the Tom Aquatics 2gal Deco as it's stock light and filter look workable. How long has it been up?

audio101
03/01/2009, 09:00 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14510833#post14510833 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by FadeToGrey
^^
Also, how big is your tank? It looks tall! :)

It's a 3g picotope.

I have a yellow watchmen goby, 1 sexy shrimp, 1 peppermint shrimp and a boxer crab.

audio101
03/01/2009, 09:02 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14513140#post14513140 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by FadeToGrey
joncat24,

Your pico is looking good! I like the look of JBJ's Picotope, but I am thinking about starting a pico with the Tom Aquatics 2gal Deco as it's stock light and filter look workable. How long has it been up?

Don't get the tom deco, it's cheap acrylic that scratches VERY easily. I would do the JBJ and upgrade to a 12" current usa light fixture.

FadeToGrey
03/01/2009, 09:06 PM
audio101-
"Don't get the tom deco, it's cheap acrylic that scratches VERY easily. I would do the JBJ and upgrade to a 12" current usa light fixture."

Good to know. I was wondering if it was acrylic or glass, and I couldn't find the specs. That's a bummer, but the extra gallon will be nice!

FadeToGrey
03/02/2009, 10:23 AM
Joncat,

I just noticed that the bolts on the clamp which is holding on your lights are submerged. Will they rust/foul up your water over time or are they somehow treated?

joncat24
03/02/2009, 11:23 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14516482#post14516482 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by FadeToGrey
Joncat,

I just noticed that the bolts on the clamp which is holding on your lights are submerged. Will they rust/foul up your water over time or are they somehow treated?

No, the legs and bolts are plastic. They are a little large for the tank, but they were available so I used them....lol

The pico has been set up for about a month now.

FadeToGrey
03/03/2009, 08:45 PM
^^^
Very nice. Well, it is looking good, especially for only being up a month!

dingusplease
04/21/2014, 06:33 PM
Time to revive this thread :)

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p422/dingusplease/Dingusplease%203g%20Pico%20Reef/7BBB55AA-5459-4E6A-9F7A-06AC50137E4A_zpss8tp9xfz.jpg (http://s346.photobucket.com/user/dingusplease/media/Dingusplease%203g%20Pico%20Reef/7BBB55AA-5459-4E6A-9F7A-06AC50137E4A_zpss8tp9xfz.jpg.html)

My 3g reef is 4 months old...

Hentz
04/21/2014, 08:15 PM
http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p764/HentzReef/image_zpse52b47ec.jpg (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/HentzReef/media/image_zpse52b47ec.jpg.html)

Possible future pico. I know, its so beautiful :P

dafil
04/22/2014, 10:26 AM
0.8 gal

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss124/dafill/FTS-1404jpg_zpsb07687b8.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/dafill/media/FTS-1404jpg_zpsb07687b8.jpg.html)

Hentz
04/22/2014, 11:47 AM
0.8 gal

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss124/dafill/FTS-1404jpg_zpsb07687b8.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/dafill/media/FTS-1404jpg_zpsb07687b8.jpg.html)

Wow, please tell me about your filtration methods!

ShallowPlanet
04/22/2014, 01:50 PM
Wow, please tell me about your filtration methods!

Wow, one of the best Pico tanks I have ever seen. I admire the people that can keep these systems stable. So much more work then the larger systems.

dafil
04/22/2014, 03:15 PM
thank you,guys
this is all about the pico http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2333078

treborzelev
04/29/2014, 04:49 PM
Heres my 5 gallon nano!

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22588239#post22588239

NanoReefWanabe
04/30/2014, 08:13 PM
here is mine…though it has been around for a long long time…i really should take some new pics…these are from a couple months go…5g http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crazyoldcougar/IMG_8657_zps02964da4.jpg (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/crazyoldcougar/media/IMG_8657_zps02964da4.jpg.html)
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crazyoldcougar/IMG_8613_zps749311a5.jpg (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/crazyoldcougar/media/IMG_8613_zps749311a5.jpg.html)

top shelf
04/30/2014, 10:20 PM
Still cycling but its a start.