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So I’ve been playing around with acrylic to practice before building my sump. I ended up making  this wee tank for my live black worms. I happened upon a IG post from a guy with a 1 gallon micro tank. I think it will be a fun experience to start one. It looks like I would be doing an 80% water change weekly. I’d stock it with softies and maybe a powder blue tang 😜

Any advice or input? 

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I’ve got one of Harley’s 1g PNW Custom pico tanks. 
 

I went with an upgraded Sicce pump but planning on a softies only with a floating reef and GSP carpet. Thinking about getting a small mangrove for it as well. 
 

Salinity swings is something to keep in mind. I just use a head of the Jebao doser that I use for the frag tank close by to dose the pico with RODI water. It’s about 120ml per day in evaporation for me. The biggest issue I personally have is the temp swings. Goes from about 80° during the day down to maybe 72° at night. It is in my garage office that’s not the best temp stability in the room so the tank is greatly effected. But softies never seem to kind and everything’s open and healthy so far. 
 

I do big water changes but not with brand new water. I use clean discard water from my acro dominated display. Very low phosphates and nutrients in that tank so it’s a great candidate for water swaps. 
 

Too small of a tank and too many swings for fish or other livestock IMO. But to each their own with regards to what they’re comfortable with in that. So no livestock doesn’t have a big effect on the parameters. I don’t even bother checking at this point. 

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13 minutes ago, DaveZ said:

I’ve got one of Harley’s 1g PNW Custom pico tanks. 
 

I went with an upgraded Sicce pump but planning on a softies only with a floating reef and GSP carpet. Thinking about getting a small mangrove for it as well. 
 

Salinity swings is something to keep in mind. I just use a head of the Jebao doser that I use for the frag tank close by to dose the pico with RODI water. It’s about 120ml per day in evaporation for me. The biggest issue I personally have is the temp swings. Goes from about 80° during the day down to maybe 72° at night. It is in my garage office that’s not the best temp stability in the room so the tank is greatly effected. But softies never seem to kind and everything’s open and healthy so far. 
 

I do big water changes but not with brand new water. I use clean discard water from my acro dominated display. Very low phosphates and nutrients in that tank so it’s a great candidate for water swaps. 
 

Too small of a tank and too many swings for fish or other livestock IMO. But to each their own with regards to what they’re comfortable with in that. So no livestock doesn’t have a big effect on the parameters. I don’t even bother checking at this point. 

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Man that’s just adorable!! Thanks for the info! I was thinking maybe a Pom Pom crab or a snail for livestock but not sure if that works. The tank will be in the house so temps should hopefully be more stable. Enjoy your tank. So cute!!!! 

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25 minutes ago, islandVib3s said:

Looking for a aquascape? I built one for someone that backed out. Lmk. Im in Vancouver wa open to trades also 20220403_175724.jpg

Super cool! What are the dimensions? 

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