2.5 Gallon Pico.

…and everything smaller!

Postby Perfectblue » 2006-01-18 10:20

I started a 2.5 gallon saltwater tank and I have been really enjoying this tank. I will post the tanks specifications and post some pictures of the tank.

Equipment

2.5 gallon All-Glass tank(12"Lx6"Wx8"H)
18watt Power Compact light fixture
Aquaclear 30
All-Glass 50watt heater
Coralife digital thermometer
Small Mag-Float

Livestock

1 Strawberry crab
1 Margarita snail
1 Hermit
I need to add another snail and a hermit crab.

Corals

4 Button polyps
1 Blue spotted Mushroom
More coral coming soon

Now time for the best part the pictures.

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I have more pictures that I will post later. :)
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-18 11:19

I just love this tank :P and that Strawberry crab is probably the only one I have ever seen.... a very nice addition. What other corals are you planning on keeping in there?
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-18 13:18

very nice! love the photos :D
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Postby saracen » 2006-01-18 17:00

Wow! So Cool! Love the crabs, they are so pretty.

I also love the mushroom? (brown/red with electric blue spots) That is so vivdly coloured, amazing!

I cant believe that that you have all that going on in a tank smaller than my monitor.... :blink:
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-18 17:17

Wow! A feast for the eyes. Are you adding more coral in time?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-01-18 18:33

Thanks for your comments. I do plan to add small coral frags in the future and I do plan on adding a few more Mushrooms. :)
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-18 18:39

mind if i ask weather you're in UK or US?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-01-18 18:41

Some more pictures.

Hitchiker Brittle Starfish
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Polycheate worm
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Bristleworm
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Hydroids
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Worm on the glass
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-18 19:03

KittyKat wrote: mind if i ask weather you're in UK or US?

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More awesome shots though mate.... wish I had some fun Hitch-hikers rather than the usual Stomatellas, Copepods and snails.... although... I am pretty sure there may be a Mantis in my Nano because I keep hearing a clicking sound... and something has burrowed under my LR so it may be worth investigating :ph43r:
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-18 19:28

nice ones! what's the yellow thing?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-01-18 19:41

Yeah I am in the US. Sargassum Algae but I'm not 100% sure. :) Hey Kev if it is a Mantis make sure you trap that thing if you ever plan on adding any other inverts or just keep the pico a Mantis tank. :D That is one thing that I love about smaller saltwater tanks is that you see the weirdest little critters versus larger tanks where they might go unoticed.
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Postby Surface » 2006-01-18 20:24

Wow, what a beautiful tank. Cant believe its so small and yet soooo wonderful.
Guess its true some of the best things come in small packages. :D
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-01-20 09:30

Thanks. Yeah I love these little saltwater tanks. They are not too expensive to setup and are easy to take care of imo. :) I'm actually thinking of setting up a 1 gallon pico tank. B)
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-20 09:34

Perfectblue wrote: Thanks. Yeah I love these little saltwater tanks. They are not too expensive to setup and are easy to take care of imo. :) I'm actually thinking of setting up a 1 gallon pico tank. B)

Woah :o 1g is very small lol. I was going to do a 1.5g for my Pico but I found a 2.5g so I went for that instead. Would be very limited for live stock in a 1g though :unsure: Would really love to it if/when you get it going ^_^
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-01-20 09:43

Kev wrote:Woah :o 1g is very small lol. I was going to do a 1.5g for my Pico but I found a 2.5g so I went for that instead. Would be very limited for live stock in a 1g though :unsure: Would really love to it if/when you get it going ^_^


Well I haven't really planned anything yet but I am thinking about it. Yeah in a 1g I would probably do 1 snail and 1 hermit. Saltwater tanks are very addicting. For corals in a 1g maybe start with a small frag of polyps and 1 or 2 small Mushrooms. If I do start a 1g I know the exact tank I want to use. :D
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