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    Posted: March 09 2017 at 6:32pm

Just started this the first week of Feb. 2017:

 

*.5 Gallon PetSmart TopFin Calm All Glass Betta Tank

*DIY Filtration area made out of Black Styrene Modeling Sheets .030" Thick

*AquaOne P150 40 GPH powerhead turned way down.

*EcoPico White/Blue LED light

*Filtration media is Walmart Aqua-tech Hex 5 filter pad with carbon. (I've used these for years on reef tanks)

*A teaspoon each of Purigen and Chempure Elite to a media bag for additional filtration.

 

No heater is in the tank but it is staying n the mid 70's temperature wise. Nothing is glued in the tank everything is removable.

 

I was thinking just having it be a small invert tank.  What do you think, am I nuts to try this? Thinking just a couple hermits and a small cleaner shrimp for now.

 

I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Feb 2017

Filtration

Lighting and Top

Mar 2017


I'd like a couple more corals for the top level.  Any thoughts on what would do well?



Tank: .5 Gallon Pico
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This is so cool! Wow!
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I think that the green star polyps and the mushrooms will cover the top very soon. But if you want more coral I would think that a green toadstool would be good. That is the smallest tank Ive seen. I hope it grows well for you.
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some Dragon's Breath Algae would be cool on the top.
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4-18-2018

An update on my tank.  Most of my Zoas died but the Green star and xenia took off!  Had to thin the xenia last week.

Tank: .5 Gallon Pico
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looks cool!
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Baby brittle star hitchhiker In my tank:
Tank with evening RBG LEDS only:
Tank: .5 Gallon Pico
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