To start, I drilled the bottom glass of the Pico and put in two 1/2 inch bulkheads. These of course will be the drain and return for the pico. The drain will run into a 2-1/2 gallon custom sump/refugium. The refugium has already been completed and I am in the process of plumbing everyhting. I will be using a pump rated at around 350 - 400 gph (this is what I tested the drain with). I had a flase back made for an overflow, from ABS plastic, and am using lickline for the return, which is split in two directions when entering the tank. This should provide plenty of flow for the SPS and will hopefully eliminate the need for an additional powerhead inside the tank.
The truely tricky part is the lighting. It is very dificult to find a metal halide or T5 fixture that will fit well over a Pico. Since CF's also are not capable of supporting SPS, this leaves only LED's. I have not been happy with any of the commercialy available LED fixtures that would fit the Pico, so I will be making my own fixture. The plan is to use 12 Royal Blue 3W cree LED's, 6 White 3W cree LED's, and 2 1W UV LED's. Each color will be attached to its own driver with a dimer switch. This will allow me to customize the intensity and the color of the lighting. All of these will be placed inside a custom light fixture that I will construct from alluminim. The fixture will include at least 2 Fans to help cool the system and keep excess heat from transfering to the tank.
Everything will placed on a custom stand, (or pedestal) that will keep everything well hidden and make an amazing display and conversation piece. I will be completing the plumbing tomorrow and doing the first test run with the tank and refugium completely siliconed and plumbed together. If everthing goes well, I will try to post some pictures of everything that I have done so far. Please feel free to comment or make any suggestions.