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Hey guys ! been on a hiatus for about 2 years now ..

since the release of the latest dymax iq3/5 ive been very keen on starting a pico again !

just asking if any fellow reefers have succesfully kept iq3/5 ?

thinking of zoas and maybe rics ... and if i can a pair of percs running without a sump etc

currently dont have any equipment left on me .. sold them all or gave away 2 years back

do i really need a chiller , fr , cr, skimmer etc ?

thanks for your help guys !!

if anyone has a iq3/5 to sell do pm me:D

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no need chiller... for that amout of water, I'll use fan.. No need skimmer, regular water change is efficient.

Teh'sTankSetup Decomm on 18/8/2012

Tank: 2x1x1 Rimless Tank (Sumpless)

Lighting: Aquazonic 2x24watts T5 (Actinic x Sun White)

Moonlight: Acardia 1W Led Light (Blue)

Filter: ISTA Max Care Cannister

Skimmer: Bubble Magus E3

Chiller: Resun CL450 (Aquazonic Evo Pump)

Wave: Boyu WM-25

Commissioned 20/9/2012

Tank: 3x2x2.5

Lighting: 250w DeLighting MH/ 2x 39w Delighting Diy T5 ATI Blue Plus

Skimmer: H&S Skimmer Type 110-F2000

Chiller: CL450 (Aquazonic Evo Pump)

Return Pump: Eheim 1260

Reactor: D&D H2Ocean FMR 75 (ADA 1500 Pump)(Rowaphos)

Wavemaker: 2x SunSun Wavemaker (3000L)

Incoming:

Conch ll Basic

ATO System/Tunze Osmolator

Magic Marine 3CH Dosing Pump

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zoas, mushroom.. the rest i do not know..

Teh'sTankSetup Decomm on 18/8/2012

Tank: 2x1x1 Rimless Tank (Sumpless)

Lighting: Aquazonic 2x24watts T5 (Actinic x Sun White)

Moonlight: Acardia 1W Led Light (Blue)

Filter: ISTA Max Care Cannister

Skimmer: Bubble Magus E3

Chiller: Resun CL450 (Aquazonic Evo Pump)

Wave: Boyu WM-25

Commissioned 20/9/2012

Tank: 3x2x2.5

Lighting: 250w DeLighting MH/ 2x 39w Delighting Diy T5 ATI Blue Plus

Skimmer: H&S Skimmer Type 110-F2000

Chiller: CL450 (Aquazonic Evo Pump)

Return Pump: Eheim 1260

Reactor: D&D H2Ocean FMR 75 (ADA 1500 Pump)(Rowaphos)

Wavemaker: 2x SunSun Wavemaker (3000L)

Incoming:

Conch ll Basic

ATO System/Tunze Osmolator

Magic Marine 3CH Dosing Pump

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I kept a reef IQ5 before.

  • If you have budget please upgrade the LED that comes with it, I don't think it is enough unless you just keep fishes. Since you want softies like rics, it is best you upgrade. Madpetz has par30/38 for your selection
  • forget about the skimmer that Dymax makes for IQ5, I think you are better off with frequent water changes
  • if you are using fan to lower the temperature, please take note the last chamber of your IQ5 evaporate fast and may overheat your return pump easily. So top up water frequently
  • Tank is made of acrylic so it scratches easily, be careful when you do maintenance

2 Feet Tank: (Decom Feb 2015)
-Lightings : Pharos LED light 90W with wireless controller
-Chiller : Arctica 1/10HP with H2Ocean Flow Pump 2000

-Wavemaker : Vortech MP10ES
-Skimmer : Bubble Magus NAC 3.5

-Return Pump : Eheim Compact 3000
-Reactor – TLF150 (Mod) with NP Biopellet
-Reactor – TLF150 with Rowaphos


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I have kept

Mushrooms, Hairy Mushroom, ricordea, zoas, gornio,, clam, including 1 clown fish, 1 bangai cardinal and a flame cardinal and a blue legged hermit crab

I have upgraded since, but i have only had lost due to being away and missed husbandry and some being attacked

I had a Par 30 led light and i was crazy to hook my iq5 to a chiller(i couldnt work with the high evaporation using the fan)

I have also had cut and peel of the side sticker of my iq5 to create a refugium, I had Chaeto in the filter chamber and had the stock light shining through the side to grow the chaeto. They use to grow really well and helped to a certain level with nutrient

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Oh just to add, if you want a mini chiller I think the Iceprobe is perfect. I used it on the first compartment inserting the cooling stick downwards into the water. No need to mount, it can just rest on the edges. Can drop to 26 on certain days...

but Iceprobe is difficult to find now, can try asking the usual suspect LFS like Reefdepot, Petmart

2 Feet Tank: (Decom Feb 2015)
-Lightings : Pharos LED light 90W with wireless controller
-Chiller : Arctica 1/10HP with H2Ocean Flow Pump 2000

-Wavemaker : Vortech MP10ES
-Skimmer : Bubble Magus NAC 3.5

-Return Pump : Eheim Compact 3000
-Reactor – TLF150 (Mod) with NP Biopellet
-Reactor – TLF150 with Rowaphos


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saw Iceprobe at Clementi Auntie shop. got some other nano chiller too. can go check it out. yeah... evaporation due to using fan is really really fast for that volume of water... zoa garden with just a hermit or shrimp would be fantastic piece of nature deco in the house :)

The Best Way Is To Keep It Simple.

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I have kept Mushrooms, Hairy Mushroom, ricordea, zoas, gornio,, clam, including 1 clown fish, 1 bangai cardinal and a flame cardinal and a blue legged hermit crab I have upgraded since, but i have only had lost due to being away and missed husbandry and some being attacked I had a Par 30 led light and i was crazy to hook my iq5 to a chiller(i couldnt work with the high evaporation using the fan) I have also had cut and peel of the side sticker of my iq5 to create a refugium, I had Chaeto in the filter chamber and had the stock light shining through the side to grow the chaeto. They use to grow really well and helped to a certain level with nutrient

what chiller are you using?

Oh just to add, if you want a mini chiller I think the Iceprobe is perfect. I used it on the first compartment inserting the cooling stick downwards into the water. No need to mount, it can just rest on the edges. Can drop to 26 on certain days... but Iceprobe is difficult to find now, can try asking the usual suspect LFS like Reefdepot, Petmart

what is the usual temperature? what is the room temperature? is it always on?

saw Iceprobe at Clementi Auntie shop. got some other nano chiller too. can go check it out. yeah... evaporation due to using fan is really really fast for that volume of water... zoa garden with just a hermit or shrimp would be fantastic piece of nature deco in the house :)

how much is the iceprobe? what are the brands of the nano chillers? I went there recently and saw only dolphin tem.

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what chiller are you using? what is the usual temperature? what is the room temperature? is it always on? how much is the iceprobe? what are the brands of the nano chillers? I went there recently and saw only dolphin tem.

Bro, I didnt misuse the word crazy, the chiller i used was Hailea H150 :) i know that is nearly the size of my iq5, I used it coz it was lying around for another project

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  • 2 weeks later...

I've been searching around for reviews on the iQ3/IQ5. Seems that majority of the owners have upgraded from their IQ tanks.

Is the tank hard to work with given the size?

Could someone provided the specific dimensions for both tanks?

Sometimes the good guys gotta do bad things to make the bad guys pay. - Harvey Specter

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  • 3 weeks later...

I Have a IQ5 and a currently cycling a Fluval Chi for Seahorses.

I'm running a Fan on the IQ5 but requires at least top up of 250ml RO water everyday.

Any bros out there can advise on how to use a common Nano JBJ chiller for both tanks?

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