Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: NoDakistan. West Dakota. Also known as eastern Montana : )
JBJ Picotope vs. Fluval Spec V
Hey all, not really a newbie but it's been 5 or 6 years and I seem to have forgotten quite a bit. Sigh. Now I've decided that a nice little planted mini would look lovely in our kitchen : )
I'm thinking either the Spec V or the JBJ Picotope. Personally I like the look of the Picotope better but fauna choices are just so limited. : / I've looked over the micro fish list, which was lovely, but of the fish that would fit in the Pico the only ones I like and that are easily obtainable are pretty much bettas. Blah. I love neon and silvertip tetras, but would a school of 5 neon tetras even fit in the Pico? I'm doubtful. And silvertips are bigger .... What do those of you who have a Pico have besides inverts?
Anyhoo, fauna can be decided later. I've seen a lot of threads about both of these tanks and everyone seems to be swapping out the lights on both tanks. Can I have a low light setup with the stock lights on either tank? I thought perhaps the one on the Pico would be enough but if no one is using it maybe not. What about the filters on both tanks? I haven't heard anything bad about filters on either one.
I'm sure I'll come up with more questions after dinner! lol
Can't wait to hear recommendations and/or advice from this very knowledgeable group of individuals.