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Who has a 10 gallon or less PICO system?

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Same as the 300 thread, just for curiosity

Introduce yourself and what micro system you are running. No winner no loser just curiosity on who is out there.

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I have a Fluval spec V won at one of our meets. Has 4 ricordia 2 Sexy Shrimp, 1 brittle Star, and 1 yellow Watchman.

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Technically 10gal is still nano, picos are 7.5gal and under, but that's peanuts to you large tank guys, lol. I have an 8gal Biorb with maxi nems, mini nems, palys, psp, and a white spot anemone shrimp.

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Ok so I have the terminology wrong but I think this will be a cool thing to watch both monster and mini systems and who is out there. I hope some of the folks who have not been saying a lot will speak up.

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Oh I was just saying, we've debated about it in the past, heh. Definitely want to see more nano and pico owners chime in! :)

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I've got a small tank (~8gal).  I'm in the process of downsizing from a 30 gallon display with a 20 gallon sump and am really happy with the change.  I did a 50% water change today (4 gal) on my nano and it was extremely easy.  Also, I can focus more on spot feeding corals, which I have found is one of the reasons I really like keeping reef tanks.

 

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My 14g cube only holds 10g do to the equipment n scape does that count? As for as competing with the larger systems havent seen one win the FTS yet!!!

I believe yours qualifies as 10 or under since the big tanks are taking out rock displacement for their size. That is a very nice tank.

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5A1A6DDD-CF2C-4557-95E9-BD44A4638708.thumb.jpeg.f65f5dc54ef38e81c4428461e1e92695.jpegHowdy!

    Y’all are real big pico fellows out there!

Mine is a quart oxo jar.  

inverts: blue legged hermit, red legged hermit, astria snail, asterina starfish, micro brittle starfish, bristle worms, zoa eating nudibranch

cnadarians: cinamon zoas, green palys, gsp,anthelia, aptasia, majanos

macroalgae: red grape, deadmans hands, calcifing cactus, hair algae

fish: neon snarknose goby.

Yes, it is a pest pico.

 

 

 

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Howdy!

   I think 5 gal or less is a pico,

5-15 gal a micro, and 

less than 30 gal a nano; except micro is rarely a used term and these limits are fuzzy +\- 5gal.   Plus consider, these are well defined prefixes with pico < nano < micro in the metric system and is there any reason to wonder why we are confused?

I guess it probably follows “How small can you go” is a pico and anything you’d “contemplate” a complete water change on a regular basis a nano.

Any how, here’s my 16 gal nano or would that be a pico?

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4 hours ago, cajuncrustacean said:

Howdy!

     Nothing could be easier.  Sealed container (no top off needed);  Feed and then 100% water change weekly.   Then say so long to additives, and testing.  Big tanks are sooo 20th century!

What about lighting, heating, and flow?

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