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Gill's Femto

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EDIT:

Price list

 

Cooler $11

Tank purchased new 16.75

Light $37

Dimmer $11

Black light $5

Air pump $6 http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=19175

Air stone $9

Valve $4

Shot glass $1

CRITTERS:

 

Snail & hermit $5

 

 

 

Heater used was purchased for $10?

 

 

 

I went back and looked at how much I tried to sell my 2.5 for; here is the link:http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/showthread.php?29286-2-5-pico

 

 

Running total: 116.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a 2.5 pico setup in storage. I am considering using that setup for this comp. I was thinking I would have a supper deep sand bed with a ton of rock so that I can fill it from a milk jug.

 

Here is a link to the old tank: http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/showthread.php?20647-PICO-MADNESS

 

I was looking back on that thread and it is a good read for those of you in the comp.

 

Here is a teaser pic. :)

 

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I picked one of these up today and got my equipment out of storage. 9d7adfbc.jpg

 

It looks really small under my light though :( I asked them about building me a custom tank, they wanted 60 bucks. Has anyone had custom stuff built by them before???

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It's 7 " by 5" and 5" high. No idea how many gallons, I was going to fill it from a milk jug to be sure :)

 

Still not sure if I'm going to use it, I really want to do a 8" by 10" by 3" high. It would be a Femto frag tank LOL

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if I calculated it right, I'm pretty sure you're at 0.75g, sounds cool! you're 8x10x3 tank is 1.04g, I think we'd probably let that slide (as long as you didn't add more volume with a HOB).

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I did a wet test!!! :). I had to drill the lid so that I could get in cords :) the light looks ridiculouse (that's why I wanted to make a frag tank LOL). Anyways I'm not sure I may go a different route on the light, maybe just a simple LED?

 

I have decided to move away from coral and go specifically for fish. My thought is that I can grow macro as a stabalizer and then from their I'm thinking something crazy like a blue ring (I would do this in a heart beat but with kids in the house it is only a fantasy IE there is no way I would do it). I still have a lot of crazy left though, I'm thinking frog fish or shark egg. That's right I said shark egg!!! I had great difficulty keeping my 2.5 temp stable so I may abandon this idea but I really think I could make it happen if I could find a way to keep the temp down.

 

Anyways enough crazy talk here are the pics. (sorry about the quality, they are iPhone pics; I will get some SLR shots when the comp starts)

 

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What is the powerhead you have in that thing?

 

I found it at a reptile

Store, it's a 72 GPH Micro-Jet made by Aquarium Systems. It says it was made in Italy so have a feeling it was pretty old, but still unused, when I got it.

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I left the light on all night with the lid closed and the tank was cooking this morrning. I decided its deffiniytly not going to work, so I went out in search of LEDs. I am actually really happy with what I ended up with.

 

 

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Now that I have this light I kinda wish I had done a vase. I wanted to use my old light and so I thought the cube would be better. Oh well I think I will just press on. :)

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I split the line so that I could control the air flow, in an attempt to quiet it (I forgot how noisy air stones are).

 

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I like the light. Looks very classy.

 

What made you choose that bulb. I am so confused on which lights will and will not work for keeping a reef alive (nutty)

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I like the light. Looks very classy.

 

What made you choose that bulb. I am so confused on which lights will and will not work for keeping a reef alive (nutty)

 

I recognized it as a baby PAR 38 on home depots web site. It doesnt have enough blue but it's not too yellow either. It's eight watts and it is crazy brite!!! I am now wondering if I can grow acros and a clam (I am pretty sure I can). You can have one of your own for 21.97 (that's with out the lamp)

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I was way to excited and ended up setting up my Femto around 2:00 am. LOL. I had picked the rock in my main tank that

I was going to use a while ago, so all I had to do was grab it and some sand. To my surprise I found a nem in my tank this morrning!!! I'm hoping he will crawl onto the glass today so I can use the credit card trick. Not a very good start but at least it looks happy. LOL. 52b7651f.jpg

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Thats crazy, did you know the nem was in your main tank?

 

Are you going to bury the air stones? On my fresh tanks I always hid them in the gravel but I'm not sure if thats good in a saltwater tank.

 

Looking good so far :)

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Thats crazy, did you know the nem was in your main tank?

 

Are you going to bury the air stones? On my fresh tanks I always hid them in the gravel but I'm not sure if thats good in a saltwater tank.

 

Looking good so far :)

 

I new the nem was in the big tank, he is actually not looking so good lately.:( I went out and bought a different air stone today, as you could see the little ones were a tad too visible LOL.

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Great little tank!

 

Thanks, I just hope it doesn't go the way of my last little tank (cyno). I definitly think the rules will help me from moving too fast this time. :)

 

P.S. I'm super excited to see yours!!!

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This "chiller" actually works!!! It will lower the tank temp by 4 degrees. Plus it works as a muffler. :)

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