filtration for 2.5g

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  1. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    hello all, new to the hobby, im currently in the process of setting up a 2.5 pico and would like to know the best route for filtration. It has been suggested to me that live rock, power head and a weekly water change of about 10% will suffice. what are my options here, do they make anything that small?
     
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    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Forgive my ignorance but ATO? and thank you for the link this is great
     
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    Automated Top Off.

    Evaporation can be significant based on variables such as room temp, humidity, lighting, presence of a lid.

    There are fairly inexpensive ATO devices, such as the Tunze 3152, see link below. An ATO can make the difference between an successful Pico and a PITA that a hobbyist gives up on. You can also make a do it yourself top off, just takes a little research.

    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/tunze-osmolator-nano-3152-auto-top-off.html
     
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    got it I assume that would go in a sump for space purpose.
     
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    I use a 5 gallon glass tank.

    A simple gallon water container will work you just need to have something large enough to put the pump into. People use a ton of things, gold fish bowls....
     
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    sweet thanks guys great help is their a good diy sump project i can take a look at