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20L Pico Reef Tank using GEX Deskboy 600


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Decided to get into the reefing hobby again. This is my second time setting up a nano/pico reef tank, but i am doing it slightly different from the last. Here are the details:

Tank: GEX Acrylic Tank (Desk Boy 600) Dimensions 60W x 17D x 25.4H (~ 20L)

Caribsea Sand

Dymax Skimmer

2 x GEX Silent Flow Slim Filter on each side of the tank

Refugium (chaeto macroalgae) converted from breeder box

mini USB powered fan

Filtered Seawater

Dosing with Red Sea Products (Ca, Mg, KH/AL, Reef Energy Plus)

Water Temp: 24.5 - 25C

Let the photos do the talking!

 

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My Tank Journey

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To add on:

2 x GEX Silent Flow Slim Filter on each side of the tank (1 for mechanical filtration and 1 for biological filtration)

HOB Refugium (chaeto macroalgae) converted from breeder box, combined with chemical filtration


My Tank Journey

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Nice setup and welcome back.

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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2 hours ago, slapper said:

Thank you. It has been quite some time. Freshwater simply didn’t provide the same level of satisfaction.

Totally agreed.

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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