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Old 07/27/2018, 01:07 PM   #1
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PicoTope for office

So I wanna try one of these 3 gallon pico tanks for my office at work. Was thinking very simple with just some LR, crabs ,snails maybe a shrimp.

Id like to hear some thoughts as to what I might be getting into


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Old 07/27/2018, 02:15 PM   #2
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Use a lid to prevent needing a top off


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Old 07/27/2018, 02:22 PM   #3
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Top off shouldnt be an issue. I do have access to RO water at work.


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Old 07/27/2018, 02:24 PM   #4
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But you wouldn't need to top off if you've got a lid, give you more time to shop for corals


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Old 07/27/2018, 02:57 PM   #5
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lol. having a lid looks bad though with the condensation and all


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Old 07/27/2018, 03:03 PM   #6
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The weekly water change will give you chance to wipe the lid

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Old 08/02/2018, 10:07 AM   #7
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I started a 3g o my desk at work in early May and it's pretty awesome. I've got the Marineland AIO 3g from amazon with a few mods:

1) swapped out the return pump for an aquatop102 and have it running full speed (130gph)
2) took the media basket out and put chaeto in the rear.
3) cut off the stock light from it's hanger and cut a hole in the lid to the back chamber so I have the stock light (9w) lighting the back chamber 24/7

I do two 2 gallon water changes a week and feed m/w/f. I've got a fire shrimp/yellowtail damsel/1 blue hermit/1 nerite/1 margarita. Takes me about 15 mins to brush the corners, sand threshold, blow the rocks, vacuum the sand and replace the water. Could probably do it faster but I enjoy it so I take my time.

I keep the lid on it just so no one will come by and drop something in it. I've got a ABI Blue Tuna 12w Par38 bump 15" from the water and am growing duncans, frogspawn and a handful of sps. Ducan is growing 3 more heads and frogspawn is splitting, just noticed the 2nd mouth today actually.

It's especially serene when I'm getting screamed at by a customer on the phone, ha.


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Old 08/02/2018, 11:15 AM   #8
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I like it! thinking of something just a bit bigger now. Looking at a MR Aqua 7gal bowfront but I really like the built in filter too


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Old 08/22/2018, 04:20 PM   #9
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Well I ended up with this 6 gallon bowfront with built-in for my desk. Clearing up nicely so far


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Old 08/23/2018, 08:39 PM   #10
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Should be very easy if you only want crabs and shrimps. I have a 5 gallon with fish and corals, it's a bit more work but if you are serious, it's great.


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