BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/relativity-40b-mixed-reef
2014-05-19 15:29:59 -0400
Day...something. Rescaped with Real Reef Shelf Rock.
Day...something. Rescaped with Real Reef Shelf Rock.
Day 1. Cheap Chinese LEDs.
Day 1. Cheap Chinese LEDs.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty created aquarium Relativity - 40B Mixed Reef
2014-05-19 15:29:41 -0400
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/fluval-spec-2-6-pico
2014-02-26 15:12:19 -0500
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
Added a PAR38 lamp that I found on Amazon. It's far less blue in person, but the corals seem to love it.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/fluval-spec-2-6-pico
2014-02-23 12:32:59 -0500
Added the first corals. Not a big fan of the frag rocks that they were on, but they won't be seen for very long.   Stock -   Candy Cane LPS Duncan LPS Purple...
Added the first corals. Not a big fan of the frag rocks that they were on, but they won't be seen for very long. Stock - Candy Cane LPS Duncan LPS Purple/blue Mushroom Random Paly Sitting under a pure white stock LED right now. I'm switching over to a 6:2 actinic / 10k light in the next few days.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/fluval-spec-2-6-pico
2014-02-04 18:35:48 -0500
And here we go. Pared down the live rock after the clam disaster. Now about halfway through the cycle. Ammonia is reading 0, but nitrites and nitrates are st...
And here we go. Pared down the live rock after the clam disaster. Now about halfway through the cycle. Ammonia is reading 0, but nitrites and nitrates are still through the roof. Patience...
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/55-fw-community
2014-02-04 18:38:04 -0500
The queen (or king?) of the tank. And a bit of a tail shot from her best friend, a marble veil angel.
The queen (or king?) of the tank. And a bit of a tail shot from her best friend, a marble veil angel.
A bit more activity in the tank these days. Added a few long-finned black skirt tetras.
A bit more activity in the tank these days. Added a few long-finned black skirt tetras.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty added GloFish® and Guppy on bradmccarty/4-gallon-fluval-view
2014-02-04 18:45:56 -0500
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BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/4-gallon-fluval-view
2014-02-04 18:42:09 -0500
Far from my favorite setup, but it was also my first. It now plays home to a single danio and three male guppies. The tank and its inhabitants are now the st...
Far from my favorite setup, but it was also my first. It now plays home to a single danio and three male guppies. The tank and its inhabitants are now the starter project for my son.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty created aquarium 4 Gallon Fluval View
2014-02-04 18:41:51 -0500
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/5-gallon-fluval-chi
2014-02-04 18:40:33 -0500
Home to a hiding betta, 2 rummynose tetra and one mystery snail.
Home to a hiding betta, 2 rummynose tetra and one mystery snail.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty created aquarium 5 Gallon Fluval Chi
2014-02-04 18:40:16 -0500
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/fluval-spec-2-6-pico
2014-01-09 19:29:17 -0500
Live rock added. Pardon the super-cloudy water.
Live rock added. Pardon the super-cloudy water.
  • BradMcCarty
    BradMcCarty
    2014-01-30 08:37:01 -0500

    Oh the humanity! So that lovely fossilized clam in the center front? Yeah...not so fossilized. About 5 days in we noticed a smell. Then the clam opened. Then we almost had to evacuate the house. Suffice it to say, I've since dumped this tank, removed and cleaned the live rock and now re-started the project fresh. Oops...

  • clay
    clay
    2014-01-30 15:53:12 -0500

    That's unfortunate you have to start over. I love seeing Pico tanks when they are up and running, completely worth the difficulty.

BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/55-fw-community
2014-01-08 18:21:19 -0500
A couple of new plant additions, and now with 100% more suction cups. Oh, also another angel and red-tail shark.
A couple of new plant additions, and now with 100% more suction cups. Oh, also another angel and red-tail shark.
  • clay
    clay
    2014-01-10 01:26:02 -0500

    Something about bright white sand feels so tropical. Great start!

  • BradMcCarty
    BradMcCarty
    2014-01-30 08:28:30 -0500

    Funny enough, that's just cheapo play sand from Home Depot. Under the T5 it looks super-white, so I'm not complaining!

BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/fluval-spec-2-6-pico
2014-01-06 19:30:21 -0500
Day 1 of the cycle. Nothing but foam and floss for the cycle, then we'll add some more filtration. Live rock gets added tomorrow. Likely adding a Fluval Mini...
Day 1 of the cycle. Nothing but foam and floss for the cycle, then we'll add some more filtration. Live rock gets added tomorrow. Likely adding a Fluval Mini Power light, unless I can find another with LED and actinic.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty posted on bradmccarty/55-fw-community
2014-01-06 18:53:47 -0500
FTS from today. Ignore the air line on the left. It seems I forgot to pick up suction cups. Oops!
FTS from today. Ignore the air line on the left. It seems I forgot to pick up suction cups. Oops!
Day 1. The cycle begins. I had some filter media from a cycled 4 gallon and used Seachem Stability to get a jump start.
Day 1. The cycle begins. I had some filter media from a cycled 4 gallon and used Seachem Stability to get a jump start.
First day, post cycle. 0 amm, 0 nitrite and just a touch of nitrate. I painted the back since I couldn't get the look that I wanted from a background. A ligh...
First day, post cycle. 0 amm, 0 nitrite and just a touch of nitrate. I painted the back since I couldn't get the look that I wanted from a background. A light stock to begin.
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty created aquarium Fluval Spec 2.6 Pico
2014-01-06 19:29:56 -0500
BradMcCarty
BradMcCarty created aquarium 55 FW Community
2014-01-06 18:52:57 -0500