Pico G extended version.

Discussion in 'Pico Tanks' started by Gerhard DP, 30 Dec 2012.

  1. Gerhard DP

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    Hi all

    Decided to build another pico. It will go onto the stand of my current pico and the current stock will be transfered to it.

    The other pico will then become my majano tank.

    Anyway here is the idea

    Length 19cm height 20cm and depth 41 which include the filter I still need to build in. Almost like a room devider tank

    Filter department will consist of some Live rock, chemi pure, heater and 350L/H pump.

    Lighting will be 3W LEDS:

    2x 6500k
    2x 10 000k
    4x royal blue
    2x cool blue

    Build the tank and water tested it.

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  3. Rossi

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    Tagging!
     
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  4. fish junkie

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    can't wait to see the finished tank.
     
  5. ccwilke

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    Gerhard DP

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    wOOHOO the paint is dry and the light for my pico done

    Bottom

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    Top

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    Lights on ( blues and whites on independent drivers)

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    And just to prove it is for my pico

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    Rest of tank to follow during the week
     
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    looking great. Where did you get that heatsink from? DIY?

    Will be tagging for this one.
     
  9. Ayoob

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    Really like the light:thumbup:
     
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  10. Kevin34PE

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    Hi,here's a quick question just to satisfy my own curiosity. If I have a 500litre tank and a1400litre tank both running with skimmers etc,could I use some of the water from them for water changes if I were running a nano or pico tank with no skimmers as a frag tank? Obviuosly fresh water would be better,but I was just wondering.
     
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    WOW! Dude, that's looking so cool.I cant wait to see it up and wet! Your DIY skills are excellent!
     
  12. butcherman

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    Great job! your rank will gee super bright
     
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  13. ChrisRaubs

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    This is going to be an awesome little tank!!!! Crazy DIY skills you got there man! Looks super! :yeahdude:
     
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    wicked DIY skills....love the light unit! :thumbup:
     
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    Gerhard DP

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    Thanks guys, its been a long time since this plan started.

    Very eager to get the tank going. Will put the whole thing together tonight or tomorrow night.
    Scaped some live rock and will transfer the stock Thursday or Friday.
     
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    will be following.. looks great!
     
  17. butcherman

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    just a technical question.

    how high will your lights be off the water?

    As a safety precaution, i would put a perspex cover to protect the led's from rust, if they are close to the water they will rust and stop working.
     
  18. Wes

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    great idea very clever :)
     
  19. MistaOrange

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    Tagging, want to see this majano tank:whistling:
     
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    Gerhard DP

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    All done, pardon the pics< will take better ones once its on the stand.

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    Is that going to be the Manjano tank?
     

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