Just purchased an Ecoxotic EcoPico the other day and decided to go in a slightly different direction than I had initially planned with it.
At first I just wanted a small kitchen counter tank that I could use to brighten up the area by adding a few softies and some mushrooms.
However, after looking at various designs and some additional components people have added to them, I've decided to go for a slightly upgraded pico. Basically, it's gonna be an experiment into what this little thing can handle from a growth and sustainability perspective.
So for now what I have planned is to get the tank set up and cycled, and get started with the upgrades.
The plan is to have 2 of the stock light arms from ecoxotic completely jammed with 10 led strips. As far as filtration is concerned, being that this isn't going to hold much more than a small cleanup crew I'm going to stick with the stock filtration as well as the azoo palm filter. I think a combination of those 2 as well as the koralia nano that's already in there should provide plenty of flow.
I'm also planning on getting a custom fit acrylic top once the additional arm and led strips arrive, to keep evap as low as I can.
It'll be a work in progress and I'm just now ordering the additional components so in the next few days/week I should be ready to get all of the additional parts plugged in and running.
I've included a few pics, sorry the cell phone camera kinda stinks.