04-03-2007, 06:52 PM
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If you really want to do a pico I say go for it. The 2 biggest problems you will face is heating and evaporation. Whatever tank you go with I would suggest making some sort of lexan top to cut down on evap thus cutting down on salinity swings. You can find quite a few kits with hand on back filters and PC lighting. You can use them both if you keep easier corals like the ones mentioned. Remove any media from the filter and run LR rubble. LR, sand and some good salt along with a test kit and hydrometer will about be it. It is true, a 2.5g tank will require DAILY work, mainly in the form of topoffs and a larger tank would be easier to maintain but that certainly doesn't mean you have to do one. This is just the tip of the iceberg on picos, search around and you'll get the idea of what it takes.
BTW, great idea not to have any fish, it will make things a lot easier. Inverts like a few sexy shrimp would add interestin behavior and not add muh to the bioload.