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    Sailfin Marlin jpsika08's Avatar
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    Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Hello all, not new to RS but new to Nano Reef community , I got already an RSM250 (Tank thread below) with little over 2 months old.

    As I'm already a reef-aholic I bought today my JBJ Picotope 3G tank, I will be using new rocks (4 pounds) live sand (5 pounds) and as I'm doing a water change today to my RSM250 DT I will be using the "dirty" water for this new tank (gaining some bacteria).

    The main idea is to have a nano reef system, some corals, maybe a small goby or who knows what other nano thing I can put into here; I still have ahead my 1 month cycle.

    I will take some pictures tonight after installing everything.

    Happy Reefing
    - Juan Pablo (But you can call me Juan )

    My new Thread:
    FOWLR: 750 Gallon Display Tank - 1,000 Gallon overall system water

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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Cool! Good luck with it Juan...

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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Good luck with it Juan, have fun!
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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Great seeing you here guys, thanks
    - Juan Pablo (But you can call me Juan )

    My new Thread:
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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    You're welcome!

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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Juan ~ You are officially addicted. LOL Looking forward to watching this one
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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    LOL thank you Tammy, my next tank introduction will begin with, "Hi, my name is Juan and I'm a reef-aholic" LOL
    - Juan Pablo (But you can call me Juan )

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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    I'll be watching too! You can do water changes with an eyedropper LOL!
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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    haha that was great!
    ~Tammy
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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Water changes of 20% on my little 6G are soooooo easy! I may have exaggerated a bit - I should have said a turkey baster for a water change on a 3G tank LOL!
    aka Terry
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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Rotflmao
    - Juan Pablo (But you can call me Juan )

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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Very cool - you're keeping yourself busy with the tanks! You should do something different with this one - i.e. something you can't have in the 250. Maybe make it a mantis tank or something? Just a thought. I'd kind of like to have a little tank like that on my desk in my office... Turkey baster water changes, gotta love that! Enjoy,
    --Kyle
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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    these tanks are great for sexy shrimp and other smaller things that disappear in larger tanks.

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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    Thank you all! Terry, got myself a turkey blaster ready, and I think it's still too much, eyedropper please

    Well took me awhile (not yesterday as promised) to take some pictures. The LFS changed the light and now cycling has began.

    I brought two new live rocks pieces and live sand form the LFS and took one rock form the main tank, also, all the water being used here is from the water change I did yesterday to the 250, of course, the disposed water not the new one, I even cleaned the DT sponges in this water so it's full of bacteria.

    Well, enough of the chit chat, here's the pictures (you love the pictures )

    1. New tank coming out of the box.




    2. Water leakage test:


    3. And the rockscaping (looks kinda of "Lord of the rings" type of scape):




    4. And a top disposition of the tank, I left lots of sandbed (ironic):


    I will keep posting when something new happens, for example, I placed the tank where my wife used to have pictures in our room, she's on a one week trip and I don't know what her reaction will be, type of update
    - Juan Pablo (But you can call me Juan )

    My new Thread:
    FOWLR: 750 Gallon Display Tank - 1,000 Gallon overall system water

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    Re: Juan's Picotope 3G tank journey

    I like the rockscape Juan - very nice! A Nano Mag glass scraper would be great for that tank.
    aka Terry
    Excellence in reefkeeping is achieved by mastering the fundamentals, and learning from mistakes.
    34g Red Sea Max 130 (April 07), ~50-60 lbs. live rock. Lighting: Sol Super Blue LED with AI controller. Vortech MP10ES & battery backup, LifeReef Siphon, Sump, SWC Extreme 120 cone skimmer, Tunze Osmolator ATO, ReefKeeper Lite L3 controller

    Reefmack's RSM 130 and...Red Sea Max Owners Club

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