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Morganfbs
01/09/2014, 12:47 AM
This is an ongoing blog of my 5.1 gallon ecopico desktop reef!

Morganfbs
01/09/2014, 01:33 AM
Unboxing!

Morganfbs
01/09/2014, 01:34 AM
Empty tank on its desk home

Morganfbs
01/09/2014, 01:36 AM
LR, live sand, cloudy water, and the wait for cycling begins...

Morganfbs
01/09/2014, 01:38 AM
Clear water and a good view of the standard reef lighting that comes with the ecopico reef-ready model. Easily upgradable.

Morganfbs
01/09/2014, 01:40 AM
Cycling complete, time for some critters. Love the coco worm. Maroon clown will outgrow this tank rapidly, so sadly he is only temporary.

Morganfbs
01/09/2014, 01:44 AM
New bubble coral and zoas and palys, everything doing well

dc
01/09/2014, 10:20 AM
[moved]

terrypercula
01/10/2014, 10:50 AM
Not too shabby! Only suggestion I have is moving the maroon clown to a new home. Other than that it's looking great.

Morganfbs
01/11/2014, 03:04 PM
Not too shabby! Only suggestion I have is moving the maroon clown to a new home. Other than that it's looking great.

Thanks! Ya, I plan on moving him into my 55 gallon when it's ready, hopefully as soon as the cycle is complete. Like I said he's going to outgrow the pico and have to be moved.

gatsbyLI
01/11/2014, 06:08 PM
How many pounds of live sand and live rock did you put into this tank build? How long did it take to cycle? Did you add anything to the filter or did you leave it with the standard mechanical sponge?

Morganfbs
01/11/2014, 06:36 PM
How many pounds of live sand and live rock did you put into this tank build? How long did it take to cycle? Did you add anything to the filter or did you leave it with the standard mechanical sponge?

I think I put about 6 pounds lr and maybe 8 pounds of live sand in. It took about a week and a half to cycle, pretty quick I thought.

Morganfbs
01/13/2014, 12:40 AM
New shrooms and toadstool today, also a couple little orange zoas

Morganfbs
01/23/2014, 04:59 PM
Current nano inhabitants, waiting to eventually move into their new 60 gallon real estate

PicoReef710
03/24/2014, 10:31 AM
Nice Build. How long do you run your lights?