Andrew Kwon’s Saltwater Aquarium
I expect to have this pico until the acrylic breaks. There really is no reason not to keep it, it doesn’t cost much to maintain, it takes 20-30 minutes of work a week and if I don’t feel like doing the water change I just skip it.
Mangroves only make a good refugium if you have 1 or 2 per gallon which isn’t the easiest thing to do when you have a 100 gallon reef. When you have a 2 gallon it’s easy. Stick one or 2 in the back and watch them grow.
Detritus is the one thing that’s going to cause a crash and it’s much easier to get rid of when you can just turkey baste the whole tank. You can’t even tell my tank is bare bottom anymore.