Jump to content
Styxnpicks

.1 gallon acrylic pico

Recommended Posts

Styxnpicks

w00t just started my 0.025 gallon pico, I made the "tank" out of some little 2.5 x 2 inch blocks of .25 inch acrylic a had sitting around. threw some tank water, LR and a .25 inch of sand and off we go so far the only inhabitants are two Asterina star fish. i still need to figure out a way to light it and get some water movement but i'll post pics tomorrow

Share this post


Link to post
mushroom head

Sounds good. I really want to see this thing. You could use LED's for lighting.

Share this post


Link to post
Hobg05

Cool. Post a pic when you can.

Share this post


Link to post
Styxnpicks

I was planning on led's in the future for lighting but for now it gets to sit in a east facing window, and daily 20ml waterchanges with my 10 g should be a snap. I have a frag of kenya tree in there right now and it's doing good so far

Share this post


Link to post
Styxnpicks

heres a pic, oh ya I did the math wrong whe calculating the total water volume, its .025 gallons not .1

 

dscf00898xi.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
mushroom head

Very nice! I think ill set up a tank like that soon :P

Share this post


Link to post
mushroom head

But what do you have for flow in that tank?

Share this post


Link to post
reefin300

I don't see any flow :P

Share this post


Link to post
Styxnpicks

there is no flow, I need to grab a few live brine for flow

Share this post


Link to post
reefin300

LOL

Share this post


Link to post
kiltboy1675

no no, live brine would make to much turbulence, you should go for a couple of purple tangs

Share this post


Link to post
Styxnpicks

lol, ya stick a mandarin in there, lol I have a 90g at the condo i'm setting up for that mandarin I want

Share this post


Link to post
neanderthalman

That's just amazing. How 'bout a closed loop for flow?....wait.....I've got it.

 

Take a miniture paddlewheel from a toy, attach it to a little electric motor, and give it just enough juice to turn. Hang it over the side with the wheel partway in the water.

 

Wait, no..saltwater that close to a little electric motor would be a bad idea. How about this....suspend the paddlewheel partway in the water, and use an airpump to blow air at it to turn it. This is a serious suggestion.....

Share this post


Link to post
neanderthalman

five bucks worth of LEDs and a small AC adapter would put a pretty killer light on there too. SPS anyone?

Share this post


Link to post
Hobg05

what did you use glue the acrylic? It looks really clean

Share this post


Link to post
robmacy

how about hooking it to a 90g sump :D

Share this post


Link to post
Styxnpicks
Originally posted by Hobg05

what did you use glue the acrylic? It looks really clean

 

 

lol the joints are crappy, there are bubbles galore, i used weld on #4

Share this post


Link to post
Daemonfly

Only water movement I could think of for such a small tank would be air-based, but you'd need a tiny air pump and would probably still have to restrict the air.

 

That, or find the tiniest powerhead around, that can be used inline outside the tank, then drill 2 holes, pop in some short pieces of rigid airline tubing then run silicone airline tubing to the pump.

 

I'd also make a small lid to try and cut down evap.

Share this post


Link to post
dboyd435

HOW DUS ANYTHING LIVE IN THAT TANK!>!>!>!>!

 

 

is ther filtration of any kinds??

Share this post


Link to post
jmt

Get an airpump and some rigid tubing. Aim the tubing at the surface, but don't put it in the water. It should be enough to break the surface tension.

Share this post


Link to post
jmt

Also, the Azoo Palmlight would be perfect fo rthat tank. They're about 3" and come with a 6700k 7w PC.

 

The only downside: the bulb can't be replaced. They run about $10-$15.

 

lg_11937_21196P.jpg

 

5403piconewlight.JPG

 

5403picofrags1.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Melev

That is tiny! I'm impressed. hehehe

 

You could probably hook up some type of pulley system with a paddle wheel that uses a rubber band to a modified computer fan. Or just use a turkey baster once an hour for the rest of your life. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Styxnpicks

i'm telling ya 3 BRINE shrimp will make that water flow lol jmt, that light would be perfect, LED's would be cool but I honestly don't trust LED's spectrum yet. and so far the natural light through the window during the day is less than impressive on overcast days

Share this post


Link to post
ArakAtak

you could hook up a really small inline pump and hook a branch of the outlet back to the inlet with only a really small choked down tube going back in. May heat up too much though. Maybe a solar driven paddlewheel would work.

Share this post


Link to post
Jpl3k

Wow... I didn't really think anyone would try going this small.

Very cute, nice work! I've got lots of scraps myself, maybe I'll make a 1x1x1" Pico.. Hmm.. That would break out to about .0043gal. LOL!

I wish you luck with your Pico.

-J

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...