3 gal pico (build thread)

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  1. dingusplease

    dingusplease

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    Hi MASA!

    This is my first post here, but I have had my 3 gal pico for a few months now.
     
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  3. dingusplease

    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    I currently have a ton of softies, a few lps, and an orange montie.
     
  4. dingusplease

    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    Stock list:

    Xenia
    Frogspawn
    Hammers
    Orange Monti
    4 types of unidentified shrooms
    Rhodactis shroom
    Neon green toadstool
    Kenya tree
    white zoas
    green zoas
    red zoas
    purple palys
     
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    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    sorry didn't finish that last post:

    brown palys
    blue-ish acan
    red mushroom
     
  6. dingusplease

    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    I'll post more details on the tank and pics later!
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to masa
     
  8. Charl_Stanhope

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    Welcome to masa, post some pics. Sounds like an awesome pico.
     
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    Welcome. Very full system you have there. Show us some pics
     
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    Welcome to masa! Waiting for the pics. You're killing us with anticipation.
     
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    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome and comments! I have a ton of pics, here are a few I took today:
     
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    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    Hmmm, let me try that again (still learning how to upload haha)

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    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    Stock list updated and edited :)

    2 Pulsing xenia
    1 purple xenia
    1 green star polyp frag
    1 rhodactis mushroom
    1 unidentified green mushroom
    2 green zoanthid frags
    1 red zoanthid frag
    1 purple death paly frag
    1 toucan zoanthid frag
    1 neon green toadstool
    1 Kenya tree
    1 brown paly frag
    1 small hammer frag
    1 large hammer stalk
    1 orange ricordea
    1 orange monti frag

    1 green clown goby

    1 skunk cleaner shrimp
    3 nerite snails
    1 blue leg hermit
    1 red leg hermit

    1 ball of chaeto macroalgae
     
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    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    More pics from early setup and so on:

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    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    I've really enjoyed reading about everyone's tanks on this site! You guys have some cool tanks! I like to think I've surpassed "noob" status in terms of reefkeeping, but I have certainly learned a lot from everyone on here.
     
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    Tops tank dude :thumbup:
     
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    Tank looks great! Is that a hair algea problem you have?
     
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    dingusplease Thread Starter

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    Thank you! And yes, I do have a gha problem (I've been working on it constantly, you should've seen it a couple weeks ago. It was terrible! I have a few blue legged hermits, no phosphates, and since I added an extra 9w light fixture the growth has all but stopped.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    You have to bring down you're phosphate levels to starve the gha of nutrients. In a pico i think dosing nopox will do the trick. Thats what i would do. Another option is running a phosphate reactor but i think thats overkill for a pico.
     
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    Sorry. Did not read you're post correctly. Are you sure the phosphate level are zero?
     
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    Look at @bryan's thread. He trashed his red sea max tank instore on purpose. And fixed it just by dosing nopox
     
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