Vleis's Dual Picos “Master Creation”. AKA Best Reefer in the world.

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    Vleis Visagie Be good or be good at it

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    Hey Guys..........

    So after shutting down my VLEIS NANO, i wanted to exit the whole reefing scene for a while. But the Vaalies just convinced me to stay in the game, even if its with a PICO.......

    PICO = ULIMATE CHALLANGE ACCEPTED............................

    So @RealReefer built us both a pico tank......

    Size : 300mm (l) x 350mm (w) x 300mm (h)
    Light : Zetlight 1201L (overclock addition, cuz standard is boring) @Claundyke thank brushki
    Filtration : Rubble rock , filter sponge, Filter Whool & some REALREEF carbon...
    Rock : Purple man made rock from @JungleAquatics
    ATO : Single dosing head with float switch, @RealReefer will be building that for us/me

    Stock list:

    Fish:
    Manderin...... Like i said, i dnt want it easy.Heheheh Mandy is on frozen foods so didnt want to let hom go.
    False black clown..... KIA unfortunately, went over the overflow.... RIP

    Corals:

    Duncans
    Green Torch
    Green Hammerhead
    Orange baby Rics
    Blastos
    Orange Zoas
    Orange Fungia Plate
    Lumo Green Candy Cane

    Few photos to follow..
     
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    Im doing a 5l (20%) water change every Sunday.

    I hope that will keep the parameters in check..... Not much consuming at the moment
     
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    lol @ thread title :lol:
    Cute little tank, I am sure it will live up to the thread title!
     
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    Hehehheeh i need to keep myself positive with all the swings in this water volume :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Had issue with temp in the begining, wanted to run at 25deg, but settled with 26.3deg, least temp swing there....
     
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    And how is the flow in there?
     
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    Just a Return pump, can see the LPS swinging leke in the flow. I think its okay for LPS...
     
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    With me trying to keep the temp to 25deg, i added a little usb fan (powered by the TV)...... BIG PROBLEM. hehehehe

    I had a lot of evaporation & almost resorted to a DIY ATO, had to top up every 4hrs.. Return chamber to small for that kind of waterloss :lol::lol:

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    Vleis's Pico Master Creation of All Time. AKA Best Reefer in the world. - LMFAO @Vleis Visagie
     
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    I am using a USB fan to cool my nano down too, heat wave pushed it up to 30 degrees on the weekend.:m50
    You can use a cellphone charger that has the removable USB cable, most Samsungs come with them, using mine from my previous phone
     
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    Hehe, My bad, put the "close quote" after my reply...DOH!:m85:
     
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    Hehehhehe oh. Lucky me the ambient temp in the house didnt go above 27deg & the tank stayed put........

    When i tried to lower the temp to 25deg i got to much evap, so now running at 26.3deg...
     
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    another way to cool your tank, take a "buddy coke bottle" full it with water and properly tight, Freeze it and place it in your tank/sump, freeze quite a few to prepare to the heat wave.
     
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    Oh BTW, Glad you are still in the Game:swim:
     
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    Agree, even if he needs to reef like a puppy.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, why did you shut down the Nano?
    And will the Vleis Kubus ever be?
     
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    Okay just got some bad news from the wife... She found the manderin dead.....

    I believe it might have been an ammonia spike, ill test tonight.... Manderin looks fat & healthy, was fine last night. Really think got the spike from overfeeding cyclops....
     

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