Aquariums capture in miniature the underwater worlds of nature.

Andrew Kwon’s Reef

Owner: Andrew Kwon

Display: Dymax IQ3 Acrylic Aquarium

Lighting: Par30 3 Royal Blue and 2 Cool White CREE LED

Aquarium Age: 3 years

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.

Andrew Kwon’s Saltwater Aquarium

The only problems I have are corals overgrow other corals and algae pops up from time to time.  Everything just runs smooth in the aquarium.  If I move I can put it in a bucket and take it with me.  I wish more people kept their picos running long term, most get bored of them but if you have another tank the additional work is negligible.