Just started a new pico SPS tank in the office yesterday.
Transferred all my dying / bleached out SPS frags from my home tank after another white slime breakout.
This tank will serve as a recovery tank to the frags and the objectives are to get the frags back in good health again.
Filter: HOB filter
Wavemaker: Boyu SP101
Light: Green Element Evo 6x3W (Modified 4 Blue / 2 White)
I plan to supplement Ca and KH with small amounts of kalkwasser daily.
As you can see from the pic, most of the SPS frags are bleached but not dead. Currently I've only switched on the 2 blue lights (supplemented with an overhead desk light + light from the tank next to it) so as not to shock them.
Display LWH: 3.0x1.0x1.5
IOS LWH: 0.5x0.5x1.5
Currently skimmerless (no space available yet)
Lights: 2x t5 white + 2x t5 actinic blue + 2x blue LED
FR: biopellet FR (in-progress setup)
Plan Livestocks: LR,LPS,Softies,Fish
Ammonia and Nitrite currently 0, Nitrate around 20~40, hopefully with biopellet FR will reduce soon
Any advice let me know....
Due to miscalculation, I ended up with a spare Skimz iBox Nano IOS Tank (only).
So I thought to myself… What the heck… If they can make these things so small, there must be some kind of reef that could to kept. So start my Nano/Pico tank adventures...
Dimensions: W180mm x D225mm x H245mm
Pump: Dymax PH200 (5W, 200 liters/hr, 5-10 liters)
Light: Hopar LED-200 (Blue+White, 3W, 21 LED)
Found a small skimmer but not small enough to fit into the IOS compartment… Will continue searching probably will go for those limewood type.
Considering using LIVE rocks to cycle.
Please hit me with all the necessary wisdom to make this work.
By reef garden
Just read that there is this new UFO looking LED lights for the nano and pico tanks up to 1.5 feet. Other than the shimmering effect of LED lights, the most noticeable feature is dimming of its white and blue lights (30 levels) and intensity setting, which allows users to digitally set it from 6,000 to 25,000k and for sunrise and sunset effect. It boasts to include high PAR lighting to grow Acropora corals too. However, at 18W, I have my reservations on its ability to keep sps and suppose it is only suitable for less light demanding corals like lps and softies. But if it's true, it's something worth rejoicing for the pico community. Apparently, it has a small footprint and is easy to mount onto the tanks too. I understand the retail price is around $170 here.
Anyway, the website is shown below for your reference.