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    Cookie Jar Reef

    So after 3 years without a tank I finally got the itch that can't be scratched by anything else. Since I'm still finishing my basement and I'm working 60+hrs a week I'm going to try something new. I'm going to try to setup a Pico Reef/Reef Jar for $100 (excluding livestock) and hope I can find a place to put it that doesn't interfere with my wife's plans for home decor...

    Last night I ordered a Cookie Jar and Par38 LED light along with some misc equipment. Going without filtration, skimmer, sump, etc, just a heater, an air pump for some circulation and a light. I'll post more as things come together, a have a few dollars left to build a mounting arm for the light bulb and I'm hoping to use some old supplies gathering dust (test kits, wood, and rubble rock) to help get going but figured I would post as a to all my old friends here! Guess we will see what happens.


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    Pretty cool idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    Pretty cool idea

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    Cool. Welcome back. Can you fill it with scolys ?


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    WB E. Biggest issue I found with PICO is temp swings. Keep it in a location where it is cool and you should have no issues. Days when it was over 80, were rough on it. This was the pico you built for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    Pretty cool idea

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    Thanks man, we will see how things roll once it all gets here, first shipments arrive today.

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    Cool. Welcome back. Can you fill it with scolys ?


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    Thanks, it has certainly crossed my mind, but thinking about doing a Euphyllia dedicated setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    WB E. Biggest issue I found with PICO is temp swings. Keep it in a location where it is cool and you should have no issues. Days when it was over 80, were rough on it. This was the pico you built for me.
    Hmmmmm, good to know, I completely forgot about that! I'm not sure where it's going yet, but we usually keep the house in the 70's so I'm keeping my fingers crossed, else we will have to get creative.
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    Problem I had was I could only use a pad heater and not one with a thermostat to turn off and on, as needed. Pad heater would heat to +5-6* above ambient temp.
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    Heater I have is pre-set to 78 but has a thermostat, not sure if it is needed or not...
    Happy Reefing
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