Discussion in 'Contests' started by Alexander, May 21, 2009.
This contest had such potential, too bad it kinda fizzled out...
Even a 10g. nano can get pretty expensive.At least this is more cost effective.
I'm serious,I would try it.
Yeah I had $300 worth of rics in my contest tank. All dead, basically overnight. Like a dagger through my heart!
I'm ready for the next contest, what ever it may be. I want to participate. Let's think of a good one!
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.
Pico would be perfect. I want to build one bad.
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:
That looks too small to me.
Well duh. It's a pico tank. That's the point. 2 gallons or less.
Maybe have everyone start out with the same setup, like these 3 gallon pico kits:
Desktop & Small Aquarium Starter Kits: Picotope 3 Gallon Aquarium Kit
$40 to $50 seems like a reasonable price, since they include tank, filtration and light.
Do you think you can grow much with a 9W light?
In a tank that small, yes. The second one I linked to has an 18 watt light I think.
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:
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.
Awww thanks David! Your approval means so much to me. :lol:
I think it's an awesome idea. What can you keep in a tank that small though?
Not much fish-wise. Tons of stuff coral and invert-wise. That's the challenge.
I have always wanted a little tank like that too. :^:
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.
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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