Pico

Discussion in 'Nano and Pico reef systems' started by Reefer Sutherland, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Reefer Sutherland

    Reefer Sutherland Too Muddy...

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    Looking to buy a pico out maybe build one (even though I have no experience.)

    I'm thinking either:

    jbj 3 gallon pico
    6 gallon bio cube
    5 gallon standard (maybe remove the rim trim with some baffles?)
    2.5 gallon standard

    I have some aqua clear filter laying around that I could turn into a fuge.

    How hard would it be to drill/overflow box a tiny tank and add a tiny sump? How much would a sump modification add to the whole project?

    Does anyone have any suggestions on best size or setup?
     
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    I've seen a few builds where people drilled the jbj 3 gallon. I'd watch out drilling the smaller tanks because of the thin glass. Doing the aquaclear 70 mod is pretty common among picos, and is a nice way to hide the heater, add a fuge, and add extra water volume/flow. I've had a 2.5 gallon in the past (the tank is in my sig). I just did water changes twice a week, and didn't have any issues. Of course, the right equipment helps too.
     
  3. Kepler

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    Reefer Sutherland

    Reefer Sutherland Too Muddy...

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    Yea I saw that. Looks noice
     
  5. ArstenA

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    You can take a look at the 5 gallon triangle tank I built. Click the link in my signature.
     
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    EcoPico is over charged I beleive
     
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    Kepler Former: Koletang

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    I would't say so, with the reef LEDs and the rimless design I would pay $150.
     
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    Did a jbj 3 gallon pico with a par 30 boostLED. Worked out pretty well. Check out my 3 gallon build thread.
     

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