The EcoPico just started showing off a little bit this week and now we’ve got the full rundown of what this Ecoxotic reef tank will be all about. The EcoPico is five gallons and it comes “6mm thick glass rimless aquarium, discreet internal filter with pump, beveled glass top with mounting clips, LED lighting arm and step-by-step instructions”. The LEDs are fixed to thin aluminum arm which blurs the line between bracket and fixture. The on-board three watts of LED should be enough to see whatever’s inside the EcoPico, but don’t expect to grow more than the most low light animals such as mushroom anemones and zoanthids but it be easy enough to boost light levels with a couple stick-on LED strips. The whole Ecoxotic EcoPico kit will cost $99 and should be shipping to stores “in time for Christmas”. Full PR after the break.
San Marcos, CA – December 3, 2010 – Ecoxotic- committed to Endangering the Status Quo, unveiled a new all-in-one aquarium, the EcoPico™, an elegantly designed glass cubed aquarium which emphasizes minimalism and simplicity.“When designing the EcoPico™, we really wanted to create a desktop aquarium which was simple to set up and maintain,” said Dennis Fredricks, Ecoxotic’s CEO. “Deliberately staying away from the cheap, plastic throw away aquarium was important as well. Essential to the simple design is our new, ultra-thin LED arm light which provides stunning color and shimmer.”The new LED arm lighting system features a blend of blue and white LED’s, producing a beautiful color spectrum while using minimal energy. Utilizing the latest in LED chip technology, the LED arm is sleek and thin, requires no lamp replacement and does not promote algae growth.The EcoPico™ includes a 6mm thick glass rimless aquarium, discreet internal filter with pump, beveled glass top with mounting clips, LED lighting arm and step-by-step instructions.Continuing Ecoxotic’s dedication to designing and creating environmentally responsible products, the EcoPico™ operates on less than $0.35/month in electricity. The ultra-thin LED fixture is made of highly recyclable aluminum and contains no mercury.