tr1ggers 5.5 Gallon Pico

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  1. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Hey guys! I figure it was time I started my tank thread, as I already have it on a few other forums. I figure I would really spice it up for the BAR forum. This is my 5.5 Gallon Fluval Spec V mixed reef! Don't let its size fool you, there is a lot happening in this little tank. It is kind of comical, over the years I have downgraded in size repeatedly. I started with a 90 Gallon FOWLR then moved to a 22 Gallon Mixed Reef and now I am down to a 5.5 Gallon. Let the fun begin!




    Start Date : May 10th, 2013
    End Date : March 18th, 2014
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    July 9th, 2013
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    Fluval Spec V 5.5 Gallon
    Kessil A150W Ocean Blue
    Reef Keeper Lite
    Eheim Jager 25w Heater
    Hydor 240 Power Head (240 GPH)
    Modified Minijet 606 return pump (153 GPH)

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    10 Lbs Live Rock (5lbs premium/5lbs standard)
    10 Lbs Live Sand (Hawaiian Black)
    1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp

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    Orange Monti Cap (Kmooresf)
    Green Monti Cap (Kmooresf)
    Neon Green Monti Cap
    Idaho Grape Monti Cap
    Green/Blue Teneus (Kmooresf)
    Bali Green Slimer
    Blue Slimer
    Green Birdsnest
    Ponape Birdsnest
    Purple Stylophora
    Forest Fire Digi
    Raspberry Lemonade (Kmooresf)
    Pink Table Acro (Kmooresf)
    Blue Stag (Kmooresf)

    Rainbow Acans

    Neon Green Trumpet

    Green & Orange Ricordea

    Red Hornets
    Sunny D's
    Orange Bam Bam's
    Gold & Pinks
    Devil's Armor
    Magicians
    Pink Mauls
    Diablo Coral Full Metal Sunburst
    Gold Mauls
    Blue Agave
    Geicos
    Chong Bongs
    Candy Apple Reds
    Blue Rhinos

    3" Black and White Maxima

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  2. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

  3. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Wow! That's an impressive little tank!
     
  4. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Thanks! Still a very young tank so I am excited to see how it evolves. It is difficult to get decent pictures because everything is on such a small scale. The pictures here don't actually do it justice, like most tank pictures ;)
     
  5. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Looks like the 6 line is doing ok. Tank looks SWEET!
     
  6. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Thanks Kris! Six Line came out the first morning and was in hunting mode, he picked off a bunch of pods and he takes mysis as well. He should be able to be a permanent resident :)


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  7. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Nice shot!
     
  8. monkeybiz

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    Awesome tank! He's a permanent resident long as you don't plan on adding any shrimp. My old sixline was so aggressive he'd kill any shrimp I put in.


    Us that koralia magnet mounted? And is the other side of the magnet under water? I was thinking of mounted my powered on my overflow wall but wasn't sure if it was ok to leave the magnet submerged.
     
  9. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    I didn't have it magnet mounted for a long time but it would always slip off. So I put the back magnet on in it inside the first chamber. There just isn't room for anything else :glasses:
     
  10. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Looks awesome and great shot of the sixline, by the way! Is this tank at home or at the office?
     
  11. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Thanks! At my home, in my office, at my work desk :)

    I just picked up my Red Hornets, Sunny D's and Tubbs Blues today from FeliciaLynn. Excited to see them open in the AM.
     
  12. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Haha, so I guess technically both? :p

    Oddly enough, the Red Hornets I have haven't multiplied but the Sunny D's seem to be doing just fine. Still don't have Tubbs Blues but still unsure if I really like them or not, LoL.
     
  13. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    I am not a big fan of the Tubbs but the GF is, so, they are for her :p

    Hope my red hornets do well, I eventually want all the hornets :)
     
  14. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    looking good, the 6line will be a very active hunter and always will be swimming around your tank.

    btw- be on the look out soon I'll be doing more DBTC on Z's and P's ( hornets will be in that list ) as long as folks can keep up and follow my rules.
     
  15. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Thanks and Sounds great! Thanks for the heads up :)
     
  16. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Updated pics, here are my new Red Hornets, Sunny D's (back left) and Tubbs Blues (back center). Also, far left are the G&P's.


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    Here is a small $5 yuma I picked up. Its very vibrant in person and cant wait for it to get bigger!


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  17. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Glad to see the zoas are doing well! :)
     
  18. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Yulp they are doing really well. Still waiting for one stubborn polyp of the Sunny D's to open up. Again, it was nice meeting you!
     
  19. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Hmmm. Sometimes I have a polyp or two that takes a bit to open after they sit in containers out of the tank for a while. Hopefully it opens up for you soon! Keep me posted.
     
  20. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Yeah, it was trying hard to open up today, it was peaking its skirt out. I am thinking tomorrow or the next day it will fully open
     
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