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Old 01-01-2012, 06:10 PM   #41
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I had a 4g pico not too long ago and it was a really fun tank. I had a green clown goby and a ton of corals. Also had a nice assortment of inverts too, including shrimp. I love shrimp they are so awesome.

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I know, I read your thread yeah, I don't know if I could get a fish in mine though..
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I had the 3 gallon Pico set up for over a year before moving last year.Get another Pico filter from Drs.Foster and Smith for about 10 bucks,put one on each side to increase your flow and filteration.Also get the little 25 watt heater from Walmart.You can look at videos of mine on YouTube.Plug in Ricksreef1 and you will see two or three videos of mine.I only used the light that came with it and you can see what all I was able to maintain ,did a 50% water change every two weeks.
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I had the 3 gallon Pico set up for over a year before moving last year.Get another Pico filter from Drs.Foster and Smith for about 10 bucks,put one on each side to increase your flow and filteration.Also get the little 25 watt heater from Walmart.You can look at videos of mine on YouTube.Plug in Ricksreef1 and you will see two or three videos of mine.I only used the light that came with it and you can see what all I was able to maintain ,did a 50% water change every two weeks.
Awesome!! I'll go look now!
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I had the 3 gallon Pico set up for over a year before moving last year.Get another Pico filter from Drs.Foster and Smith for about 10 bucks,put one on each side to increase your flow and filteration.Also get the little 25 watt heater from Walmart.You can look at videos of mine on YouTube.Plug in Ricksreef1 and you will see two or three videos of mine.I only used the light that came with it and you can see what all I was able to maintain ,did a 50% water change every two weeks.
Wow nice tank! Could you possible tell me what all was I there? I have no clue what they all were.. Except I think I saw a feather duster?? Not really sure.
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Wow nice tank! Could you possible tell me what all was I there? I have no clue what they all were.. Except I think I saw a feather duster?? Not really sure.
I had the feather duster,some orange zoo's and green ones.Anthelia waving hand,feather leather coral and some macro algae.Some of the stuff that grew from the rock I don't even know the names.Also a couple of Ricordea mushrooms.
Had three sexy shrimp,one Golden coral banded shrimp and the neon goby.
The other video of the Pico when I first started shows a fire fish and clown.They were being held for a friend and were only in the tank for a week.
The shrimp and neon goby were the permanent tank mates.
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I had the feather duster,some orange zoo's and green ones.Anthelia waving hand,feather leather coral and some macro algae.Some of the stuff that grew from the rock I don't even know the names.Also a couple of Ricordea mushrooms.
Had three sexy shrimp,one Golden coral banded shrimp and the neon goby.
The other video of the Pico when I first started shows a fire fish and clown.They were being held for a friend and were only in the tank for a week.
The shrimp and neon goby were the permanent tank mates.
I'll look those up, thanks!
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Picture time!!
Tank set up (not sure of the final placement, but this is probably where it'll be):
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That last picture looks like it might be biomedia or even ammonia remover. If its biomedia I would throw it in, can't hurt.

I just ran the stock filter and media with mine and it was fine. Tank is so small it does a pretty good job too.
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That last picture looks like it might be biomedia or even ammonia remover. If its biomedia I would throw it in, can't hurt.

I just ran the stock filter and media with mine and it was fine. Tank is so small it does a pretty good job too.
Hmmm, if I replaced it with BioMax or just more filter pad would that be better? Cause I don't think I want ammonia remover.
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If it IS ammonia remover you arent supposed to use them in a marine tank anyways. so not 100% on what it really is.

I think the biomax would be fine to add. It's entirely up to you, as long as there is some water flow and filtering of particulate matter you should be set.
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