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  1. haloist

    haloist Skunk Shrimp

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    ECOPICO SALTWATER BUILD

    [SCROLL]Go to Last Page for Latest Updates! Thanks for Following! :D [/SCROLL]

    Table of Content (Quick Links):
    Page 1: Unboxing the EcoPico (this page)
    Page 2: Early Planning and Going to the Fish Store Part 1
    Page 3: Setting Up the Fish Tank + Livestock List
    Page 4: Clear Tank + New to Hobby Guide + Cycling Start + Updates
    Page 5: Planning Corals Part 1
    Page 6: Planning Corals Part 2 + Updates
    Page 7: Tricked Out EcoPico (Receiving Extra LEDs) + Updates
    Page 8: Heating and Cooling Systems + Updates
    Page 9: Adding Corals + Moonlight + Updates
    Page 10: Clean Up Crew + Porcelain Anemone Crab + SURPRISE + Updates
    Page 11: Emerging Corals and Coco Worm + More Updates
    Page 12: Secret Techniques + Clam + Ricordea + Chaeto + More Updates
    Page 13: Naming + Desktop Wallpapers (Part 1)
    Page 14: Porcelain Anemone Crab Care + Naming Part 2
    Page 15: More Updates + New Livestock + Wallpapers
    Page 16: Parameters + More Updates + Wallpapers
    Page 17: Fishes Finally + More Updates
    Page 18: Sexy Shrimps + Wallpapers + Naming Part 3
    Page 19: Short Update Before Page 20
    Page 20: More Pictures + Updates + Wallpapers

    (will update as more pages come)

    Hey guys, as promised, here's the EcoPico Build for the EcoPico I won from 3Reef!

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    PART 1: UNPACKING THE BOX

    Basic Info on the EcoPico:
    What's in the Box?
    - 5.1 Gallons Glass Tank
    - Glass Top
    - Aquarium LED Arm
    - Filter with Pump (Pump Flowrate: 80 gph/300lph)
    - Plastic Clips
    - Power Cord
    - Instructions
    - Safety Warnings & Instructions


    Time to UNPACK!! (Resisting urge to tear open box)

    This is what it looked like on my doorstep:
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    The packaging design was well thought out:
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    The Box Within the Box (Instructions were taped to the front):
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    Lets Take a Look Inside:
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    Everything Inside the Box:
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    Instructions First Page:
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    Instructions Second Page:
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    Filter & Pump (Pump Flowrate: 80gph/300lph)
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    Aquarium LED Arm + Power Cord:
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    PUTTING IT TOGETHER:

    (I used a DVD for size comparison)

    with Room Lights Turned Off:

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    With Room Lights On:

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    MORE TO COME!!!
    (Stay Tuned!)


    Saltwater Build Coming Soon...


    :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
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  3. mike007

    mike007 Sea Dragon

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    Cool! Looking forward to seeing more pics and the build as it progresses!

    Subscribed!:)
     
  4. BlueWaters10

    BlueWaters10 Skunk Shrimp

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    Looking forward to the progress!
     
  5. dowtish

    dowtish Horrid Stonefish

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    Do you have a stock list yet?
     
  6. Raudrive

    Raudrive Astrea Snail

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    Yes, this is pretty neat. Anxious to see how you set it up.

    Good luck,
    Rick
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hey Haloist - thanks for the great intro to your build. Enjoy your tank.

    AND PLEASE NOTE - you are getting another box next week with more LEDs. I said winners received 'tricked out' versions of the EcoPico and you received a stock version it appears. So I made a inquiry for you and kllrfish this morning and just got this back:

    Sorry about that.

    matt
     
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  9. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great start very nice looking setup, love the instructions with fish recommendations. Very good ones also.
     
  10. BoBo65

    BoBo65 Torch Coral

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    wow your awesome matt haha you just made his tank jump a whole nother level cant wait to see it with the extra led's :D
     
  11. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Looks like a great tank. Would be nice as a SPS tank with bonsai rockwork.
     
  12. aw1447

    aw1447 Montipora Capricornis

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    Looking forward to seeing it come along haloist. I'm glad I voted on your pic! haha. So what do you have in mind for the tank?