2009 Nano Build Contest!

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Alexander, May 21, 2009.

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    coolhandgoose

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    This contest had such potential, too bad it kinda fizzled out...
     
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    Even a 10g. nano can get pretty expensive.At least this is more cost effective.

    I'm serious,I would try it.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yeah I had $300 worth of rics in my contest tank. All dead, basically overnight. Like a dagger through my heart!
     
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    I'm ready for the next contest, what ever it may be. I want to participate. Let's think of a good one!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I kind of like the idea of a soda bottle pico... But I think it'd have to not be a soda bottle. That would be impossible to clean the algae off the inside.
     
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    Alexander

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    Pico would be perfect. I want to build one bad.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I have a betta bow that is very small (probably about 1/4 gallon) but it's open enough at the top to allow me to reach in and clean the sides. Maybe something like this:

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    That looks too small to me.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Well duh. It's a pico tank. That's the point. 2 gallons or less.
     
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    Do you think you can grow much with a 9W light?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    In a tank that small, yes. The second one I linked to has an 18 watt light I think.
     
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    That's a great idea. I like it!

    And no alterations to it, that way everyone has the same equipment and no advantage. Biff sometimes you're brilliant! :lol:
     
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    I like the idea of everyone having the exact same setup and seeing what they can do. The second looks a lot better than the first.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Awww thanks David! Your approval means so much to me. :lol:
     
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    I think it's an awesome idea. What can you keep in a tank that small though?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Not much fish-wise. Tons of stuff coral and invert-wise. That's the challenge. ;)
     
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    I have always wanted a little tank like that too. :^:
     
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    lots of LPS like duncans or sun corals so you can go in and target feed them. you can keep a small shrimp in there and a crab or two, but like biff said yes mostly corals. its a really cool challenge.
     
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    That looks like a really fun contest! Im curious though as to what sort of work a pico reef like that would require if it was only corals and inverts
     
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