Sun, 07/03/2005 - 16:17
So here is my little 2 gallon Pico tank after another visit to the LFS on Saturday. ;)
Here are both clams. They tend to move a bit, so what you see is what you get. The first (1 yr old) maxima looks better already, and it has only been a couple of days since it was moved from the 280g reef.
And all the zoos. There are lots of tiny precious frags in here, so it makes for a very colorful showpiece.
I added a second snail, a couple of stomatellas, a baby serpent starfish, and did a 1g water change again last night. I take 1g from the main reef and pour it in the Pico to replace was has been tossed out. I suppose I could just toss it back in the reef tank, but I'm not.
The only thing I'm feeding (I know, I can't help myself) is a small amount of phyto every two days. If the clams can sit in a dish of water and suck out the phyto in 30 minutes, I don't see why they can't do the same in the Pico.
I dug out my tiny "Shrimp" magnet that is designed to work on 1/4" acrylic, and the front panel stays nice and pretty.
The heater has been unplugged since last night to see what would happen. The tank temperature dropped to 79.7F from 82.4F yesterday. I need to address the lighting situation before moving the tank, but the small pump seems to be generating enough heat to remove the need for a heater whatsoever. Maybe it would be needed in the winter.
I top off with maybe 1/2 cup of RO/DI water each day.
I hope you enjoyed the images. I like this little tank, and need to relocate my computer tower on the floor so I can put this tank on the desk. ;)