- Feb 26, 2021
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This thread is for my pico aquarium, which I will be setting up a a single coral species-only tank. I want to experiment with it a little bit, have just a single type of biomedia minimalistically in the display, and have corals around it which hopefully will eventually cover everything.
The aquarium is a Lifegard 2.65 gallon Betta tank: http://www.lifegardaquatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/R460053.jpg
Unfortunately the only heater I could get had to be fitted outside the 'sump', but anyways eh, gotta take it in stride.
So far was so good the first few days. Mixed salt, dosed ammonia, added Microbacter7, water was clear. One afternoon I turned off the pump to add more Microbacter7 to let it more likely to fall all over the biomedia, then tuened on the pump about 2 hours later. Next day it was super cloudy, looks like a bacterial bloom and... has been that way since. It also messed up my ammonia readings, which always seemed to show 1ppm, even if I dosed more ammonia. Checking with stock solutions, the ammonia test itself did not seem like the problem. So yeah. Anyways the bloom persisted. I am on holidays so unplugged everything, wondering what I'll come back to in a week's time welp haha.
Lifegard 2.65 Betta Aquarium
AquaIllumination AI Prime 16HD Reef + AquaIllumination 12" Prime Flex Arm
ViaAqua 50 Watt Quartz Heater
MarinePure Gems (1 pack) - 72 in display
Live rock (1 small piece)
Cultivated Reef's Mandarin Orange Clove Polyps