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Old 12/14/2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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Basic tenets of a pico tank?

I've been going through many pages to see what you all have done with your nanos, and I'm intrigued by the pico setups I see. I like the nice, clean look and I like that lighting these tanks is so much cheaper!

What should one definitely know if they decide to take this on? Tank temp in the summer immediately comes to mind as something...

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Old 12/14/2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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water parameters are paramount...water changes cannot be neglected. If you can commit to doing the water are good to go. I dose with Kent Tech CB, but will switch to the Kent Nano two part. I also feed with zooplex. I have a thread build for my nano on here that shows the progression so far. Very simple DIY pico.

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Old 12/14/2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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Excellent looking tank, I'll read through that whole thread now.

I had a 12g JBJ nano 3 years ago, so I understand the importance of water changes, but that passion died when the tank cracked. I've strayed from smaller tanks since then, but I'm really liking these picos.

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Old 12/14/2007, 06:01 PM   #4
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ill read in your thread as well. Coogarts, i would do a featherduster, a couple hermits, maybe some zoas.

-Tyler (Red house d(-_-)b)

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Current Tank Info: 20g Display, 10g Fuge, Soft coral, couple fish and stars, Halides/LED/PC's, 3 years old.
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Old 12/15/2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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So I've been doing a lot of research since last night (it's still ongoing, obviously) and my one main concern is how to moderate the temperature during the summer months.

What do you guys do to not boil your inhabitants?

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