Dymax IQ3 Tank

Discussion in 'Pico Tanks' started by zerolicious, 3 Dec 2009.

  1. zerolicious

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    Hi There, I have just purchased an Dymax IQ3 tank and would like advice on setting up a mini mini marine system. Any advice?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    well i would suggest you keep nothing more than a 2 mushrooms, some zoas and a tube worm, there are way to small for any fish, maybe a small green goby as they dont swim at all
     
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    Hi zerolicious , and welcome to MASA.

    Firstly, I would strongly recommend that you do a lot of reading on keeping marines, and rather come and ask questions on the forum before purchasing anything .

    In a tank that size I would look at mostly mixed softies such as Zoa's , Mushrooms , Xenia's etc.
    Insofar other livestock is concerned I would'nt put any fish in at all ( Like Dallas has already stated). Rather look at shrimps such as the Sexy shrimp , and then I would say at the most only two.

    Im almost certain that the filtration system that comes with the tank is not really up to scratch , but I stand to be corrected.

    Can you please post some pics of the filtration system that the tank has.
     
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    Welcome to masa!!
     
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    What is the actual size if the IQ3? I cant find it anywhere.
     
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    Welcome to MASA

    I can realy say that these guys \ girls can realy offer great advise and encouragement in starting your new endeavor
     
  8. Apollo

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    Marius, the IQ3 is rather small :

    220 x 170 x 220 = Water volume of approx 9 liters ( If my maths are correct) :p
     
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    And i thaught my 50 liter was small
     
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    He he ... Yes, but it does have its advantages when it comes to waterchanges.
    4 cups of water = 10% waterchange .:lol:
     
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  12. zerolicious

    zerolicious Thread Starter

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    So y dont i just use it as a door stopper? :) :thumbup:
     
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    it is a good start - but like all have said,first ask before you buy.

    I can see this hobby biting you and you getting a bigger tank though!!!!!
    Welcome by the way:thumbup:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Well, the urge took over me while i was in the pet store, so i bought it..now i want to use it wisely. I definatley see myself getting a bigger tank :slayer:
     
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    Aah.. You really are a humerous one aren't you ?

    But seriously : You will need to be extremely diligent with your maintenance and upkeep , since such a small water volume is going to be very unforgiving in terms of water parameters , stability , temperature etc.

    Have a look at other websites that deal with Pico tanks ( smaller than 8 gallons)

    Here's a pic of a 4 gallon system and the corresponding link . This guy has set up a brilliant tank:

    [​IMG]

    Karlo - Featured Reef Profiles - Nano-Reef.com
     
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    zerolicious Thread Starter

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    Thx Ap. Im not as amusing as your quote :) I would also like to be am Busen als am Arsch der Welt...Will do some research now.
     
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    An R800 door stopper :p

    Nah, this could be a nice little challenge, it's called a Pico tank due to it's size, go for it, let's see how pretty you can make it, 2 shrimp, maybe 1 hermit crab and a couple of zoanthids or something, weekly water changes. I reckon you could make it a really cute little tank. What does the tank come with?
     
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    Wow, Karlo did a great job with his tank:thumbup:
     
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    Viper, it comes with filtration system built in, LED lamp and i bought the heater seperately.
    Im hoping it turn out well. Dont want to kill any poor fish.
     
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    Go for it, you can perhaps try one of the fish in my avatar, they stay really small (about 2cm's) and don't swim much - a yellow clown goby (Gobiodon okinawae) .
     
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