Big Al's DYMAX Planted Pico (New Update!)

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  1. OnefishTwofish

    OnefishTwofish Feather Star

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    what an absolute little gem of a tank...hmmmmm i might gift one to someone fairly soon.

    :)
     
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  3. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    Let me PM you my address!!!!;);D
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Very nice work - love the driftwood and plants. What made you determine that you needed 3 lamps? Is the fixture pretty dim in person? Or is it just because you had a bunch laying around?
     
  5. Big Al's Online

    Big Al's Online 3reef Sponsor

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    Well, I had access to the extra lights and I wanted to see what they were capable of together!
     
  6. Big Al's Online

    Big Al's Online 3reef Sponsor

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    Just a quick update:

    The plants seem to be doing well, and the Rotala is already showing signs of growth. Unfortunately two of the four endlers decided to go carpet surfing which is always a hazard with open top aquariums. The other two don't seem as adventurous and will hopefully stay put. I will be adding some algae eating shrimp or ornamental freshwater shrimp such as cherry shrimp.

    On a side note, I really like that the LED's are dimmable. I turn two fixtures off at night, and leave one on at the lowest setting as moonlighting which looks really nice even though it isn't your typical royal blue. I find it more natural.
     
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  7. bje

    bje Long-fin Bannerfish

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    i like that setup. it looks like something i need on my desk.....
     
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  9. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    That is SWEET!

    How many years have you been in business now. When the mail order stuff started popping up and I believe you were one of the first. Didn't you use to have like a price reference sheet or something when you were first out?
     
  10. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    thats really come along nicely "al" . a very nuice and neat setup. thnxx for taking us along for the ride. :)
     
  11. Big Al's Online

    Big Al's Online 3reef Sponsor

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    It really does make a great desktop aquarium. It is a great size that doesn't take up much space, but still affords enough room for attractive aquascaping.

    I believe the company has been online for about 8 years total, although the company itself has been in the aquarium business for 35 years strong!

    My pleasure! I hope that it turns out to be a smooth ride that we can all enjoy :)
     
  12. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    I remember you coming online.... or mail order. I think I placed a order over the phone. Where does time go......

    It's nice to have a big name participating on a forum!