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Old 01-05-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Jimbo's Picotope!

So here goes, my dorm pico experiment. Set everything up last night when i got here. The frags traveled 6 hours in a bucket from chicago to cincinnati so some of them are still angry.

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JBJ Picotope
Aquaclear 50 (soon to be modded)
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Frags: (1/5/09)
Green Bali Slimer Acro
Ziggy's Teal Stag
Green Stylopora
Yellow/Blue-grey Zoanthids (Have to find real name)
Purple Chalice
Misc green Acro
Green/purple/gold Zoanthids
Blowpop Zoanthids
Eagle Eye Zoanthids
Some Birdsnest (Have to find real name)
Zoey Zoanthids
Orange Digita
*Authentic* Purple Hornets Zoanthids

I have 6 more frags that i have to pick up from a guy local to cincinnati hopefully tomorrow.

And now some Pics!


FTS


Ziggy's Teal Stag


Green Bali Slimer


Misc Birdsnest (used to have like a green shine to it, hopefully it will come back when its not angry)


Green Stylo


Zoey's Zoanthids


Green/Purple/Gold Zoanthids


Eagle Eye Zoanthids



Coral placements and aquascaping isnt final so let me know what you think! All comments and suggestions are welcome!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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Congrats Jimbo!!!
What happened to your seahorse and seahorse tank??? Since your away at college?
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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Did you just buy the 3 Gallon JBJ tank and are still using all that stuff? I was thinking about buying it instead of some other tank since it comes with everything.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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My parents take care of it. My mom is huge into saltwater as well, at home we have 2 90 gallons, a 55, 30, 12 and a 3. And my mom has a 29 in her classroom.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:44 PM   #5
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Did you just buy the 3 Gallon JBJ tank and are still using all that stuff? I was thinking about buying it instead of some other tank since it comes with everything.
With everything it comes with you would be fine growing some soft corals like zoanthids and mushrooms. I was interested in doing some more intense things like the acros and stuff so i went for the upgrades.
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With everything it comes with you would be fine growing some soft corals like zoanthids and mushrooms. I was interested in doing some more intense things like the acros and stuff so i went for the upgrades.
Well say I wanted to get more things then just soft corals and such, would you suggest getting the 3 Gallon JBJ then getting the upgrades, or buying a 2.5 Gallon tank and just gettin the equipment from there.

i want to do some LR and cool stuff.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:52 PM   #7
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Well say I wanted to get more things then just soft corals and such, would you suggest getting the 3 Gallon JBJ then getting the upgrades, or buying a 2.5 Gallon tank and just gettin the equipment from there.

i want to do some LR and cool stuff.
That really depends on your budget and stuff, you would be fine with the pico kit then you could upgrade as you wanted. Most people upgrade the lighting to the Current USA Dual Power Compacts and that will allow you to do almost all mid to lower range light corals. The viper is at like the extreme end of the scale.
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Tank looks great.
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looks awesome. i like the eagle eye zoanthids.
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Nicely done!

Add some Zoey's to my list of wants from you guys. The other secret zoas are in high demand! We need to work out a plan.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:33 PM   #11
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Yea its sprouting 3 new heads right now, as soon as they grow in i will feel comfortable fragging them for you
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looks good. I'm waiting on my picotope to cycle myself....can't wait!
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The newest addition to the Pico! Along with Six new frags. Pics up tomorrow.
Purple/Green Zoanthids
Yellow Jacket Zoanthids
Stardust People Eater Palys
Neon Metallic Green Acro
Neon Green Polyp Acro
Neon Yellow Yongei Acro
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Very nice aquascaping SON! What a good idea to include those sexy shrimp! Now why didn't I think of that? BTW, you forgot a few frags here, can you say "YOINK!"
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looks awesome!! you guys really no alot about these fish tanks.. i needa start learning
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:57 PM   #16
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Very nice aquascaping SON! What a good idea to include those sexy shrimp! Now why didn't I think of that? BTW, you forgot a few frags here, can you say "YOINK!"
You can "yoink" all you want, i will have my secret ninja brother bag them and bring them when he comes to visit..plus the ones i forgot i split off so there is no point stealing an identical frag. And in no way did you think of the sexy shrimp idea...there is a whole Sexy Shrimp Pico club on another forum which is where i saw them...so :-p
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LOL!


The sexy shrimp are awesome!

Waiting on those pics...I need to add to my list of "wants" I'm sure.
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how long did your pico take to cycle? did you see a noticable ammonia spike? I've had mine going since 12/12/08, and nothing yet. I used a little water from a mature tank, and eubbed the filter media from the pico on biomax media that has a year's worth of thriving bacteria on it, so maybe that has something to do with me not seeing a spike. ,,,,cause everything is 0ppm....ammonia, nitrate, nitrite...
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AWESOME NEWS!
Im 99% sure that one of my sexy shrimp is pregnant. Which is super weird cuz i spent most of my free time reading through a breeding thread for them thinking...man that would be cool. I saw her rearranging her eggs just a few minutes ago...hopefully she doesnt give birth tonight because i am in no way prepared!

anyway i will keep everyone up to date on that but i took some pics of the new corals.
Purple Hornets!!


Yellow Jacket Zoanthids


Stardust People Eater Palys


Neon Metallic Green Acro


Neon Green Polyp Acro(still seems angry)


Neon Yellow Yongei Acro

^^Even more Yellow in person.


the other zoo's i picked up are pretty ugly right now lol. ill let them color up a bit then post pics. Stay tuned for a sexy shrimp thread hopefully!
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Awesome!

Send me a polyp of all of your zoas!!
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