Ratvan's Hamburg Pico's

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Afternoon all, so I've had this little thing set up at my desk now in my apartment for a few weeks. I have been through the cycle and am just getting through hopefully the last of the diatoms and I think will be ready for some frags and a nano goby if I can find one

Very simple set up
12 litre aquarium
450lph HOB
50w heater
Kessil A80

1lb dry rock
1lb live sand
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Reply #1

So seeing the inlet for the HOB filter really irritated me, so I used an A4 piece of black card as my background. It is now nicely disguised. I get paid Friday and have been eyeing up some frags nearby.. Going to try the single species tank again. Just montipora, so looking for two or three caps to go in the back corners on the glass

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Reply #2

Maybe a fire fish or a couple of tank bred clowns to give some movement?

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Maybe a fire fish or a couple of tank bred clowns to give some movement?

Tank is a little small, water volume is just over 8 litres with rock and sand. I could do a baby clown for about 6 months but would need to start setting up a larger tank for it. I'm not sure if I'll stay on after the year contract or not.

Im looking at Eviota and Trimma Gobies as a possible fish, 2cm maximum size. Trying for a trio or pair but see what's in stock. If not probably some interesting inverts

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Reply #4

Neon gobies could be another good looking option?

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Reply #5

Trimmas are a nice fish, i loved mine.  Not that active, but really pretty.

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Trimmas are a nice fish, i loved mine.  Not that active, but really pretty.

I've had a Trimma Cana before, not a very active fish but then I don't really have a lot of swimming room anyways so that'll work out. I have a feeling they will be a seasonal thing so won't see much while march

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Reply #7

So first inhabitants are in, a pair of Cerith Snails. I also ordered a Astrea but that did not make the journey, thankfully. That thing was huge and i only ordered a small.


And who doesnt love the smell of dead snail in the morning



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Reply #8

So while I wait for the ugly stage to get to the more interesting parts (GHA) I have decided that I think my work station would looks nice (it also supports this i have checked) an identical Freshwater Pico, thinking a Betta Fish and a Snail, maybe some shrimp if the Betta behaves

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Reply #9

Will pick up a few more plants this weekend, or see if the neighbors have an overgrown tank  :grin:

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Reply #10

Picked up a little female Betta fish. Opal oh and Kevin thr snail

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Reply #11

Cool, is that anubias growing on the stump?

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Reply #12

How about a goby/shrimp pair for the marine tank?
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Reply #13

@ajm83 There is Anubias Barteri Nana at the bottom of the wood and the top is Java Fern.

@HK_Fuey that's what I'm leaning towards currently, still trying to find more clean up crew at the moment as well as a regular supplier of phyto,  pods, rotifers etc

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Reply #14

OK so I did a thing so the Picos are now both inhabited, picked up a pair of baby clowns from a local breeder, I plan on keeping them in here 6 months max, which should give me plenty of time to set up a tank for them and maybe a nem

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