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JBJ 3gal Picotope Aquarium

JBJ 3gal Picotope Aquarium

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JBJ 3gal Picotope Aquarium Information

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Small Tank Size, Big Tank Feeling!

Bigger isn`t Always Better!
JBJ introduces the all new Picotope! This beautiful 3 gallon curved glass desktop is an excellent starter tank that offers rounded glass corners for panoramic viewing, beveled glass bottom, a 9W 50/50 clamp on lamp and Pico powerfilter. The Picotope is sure to add a touch of elegance and style to any room it enters! Tank Dimensions: 11.8" x 8.9" x 8.1"


Pico Powerfilter
The slimline Pico powerfilter is amazingly compact and turns over the 3 gallon PicoTope roughly 13x an hour to maintain a crystal clear environment for your aquatic specimens.

  • Model: WF-2015
  • Volt: 115V
  • Power: 6W
  • GPH: 40gph
  • Dim: 3.3" x 3" x 4"
  • CE Approved

Clamp on Lamp
Our unique Clamp on Lamp fixture hangs on the back wall and can be positioned Up, Down and even Forward to find that perfect illumination spot to view your favorite live animal. This energy saving JBJ compact Fluorescent fixture contains a 9W 50/50 lamp and a remote ballast for a cooler running pico environment.


  • Power: 9W
  • Kelvin: 50/50 CF Lamp (Half Blue/Half 10K)
  • Ballast type: Magnetic/Remote

What's in the Box

  • Tank
  • 40GPH Filter With 5` Power Cord
  • 9W 50/50 Powercompact Light With 3` Power Cord
  • Manual

Manufacturer Info

JBJ is a top-of-mind brand name in freshwater and saltwater aquarium supplies. The company is committed to innovation and manufacturing only the absolute highest quality equipment. JBJ’s philosophy is "to create products that provide extra value" to hobbyists. JBJ produces hundreds of aquarium products including lights, filters, heaters, UV sterilizers, wavemakers and top-off systems. The company is best known for their affordable line of Arctica chillers and the best-selling Nano Cube aquarium series. We carry the gamut of JBJ products and accessories and are happy to provide you free technical support while you’re setting up your new equipment.


2 year manufacturer warranty

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JBJ 3gal Picotope Aquarium Reviews

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great tank

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/20/2014 from MILLER PLACE, NY UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: this tank is beautiful light works great as well as the filter. should turn out to be a great reef tank for me.

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great tank

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/12/2014 from TACOMA, WA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Great tank for the price all you need is a heater and your gtg!

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3gallon JBJ picotope aquarium

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/14/2014 from MERRICK, NY UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This aquarium is beautiful, we'll crafted. it's perfect for my beta the current from the filter is soft and not to much for my fish which is hard to find. you can't get any better for the money love it.

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In depth review

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/19/2013 from CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I bought this product to use with a large yellow haired Hawaiian hermit crab because it was attacking my other fish and I didn't want to get rid of him. I'm very impressed with the quality of the product the glasses very clear and very thick also the light supplied is more than adequate for the purposes I'm using it for I do also believe the light could grow some soft corals One of the trick to setting up this tank is using water from the tank that's already established I believe it would be very difficult to cycle this tank appropriately with the materials provided. If you do not already have an established tank of recommending going to your local fish store and seeing if you can purchase 3 gallons of established water Additionally using substrate from already established and provide you with many the better you will need For the tank I am running I chose to go with that by wheel 100 filter instead of the filter that was sent with in my opinion it's a much superior product and the filter came with I do not believe would support saltwater organisms however it may support coral The only issue with the tank is when the water pours back into the tank from the filter it creates bubbles which then pop and the tank has no lid so you may get some's small splashing around outside of the tank and when I say small I mean very small very small bubbles popping little droplets tiny tiny droplets of water Maypop out of the tank To remedy this issue I just saw to cut the bottom of the return off of the filters for the water ports directly down into the tank this seem to have the bubbles popping in the middle instead of me of edge with the filter shelf would direct them to

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JBJ 3 gal Picotope Aquarium

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have had this setup before and really liked it and I was very happy to see you still carry this small size tank with a big feel. Stays clean longer because it is bigger. I se it for a show Betta and it is great.

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Great Pico Value

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/31/2012 from Space Coast FL
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I wanted to throw together a pico planted tank and this fit the bill perfectly. The kit includes tank, light and filter. The tank is glass; one piece make the front and sides with a gentle bow in the front. The back is straight, the whole top sits on a solid glass base with a 3/4" lip. The 9w cfl fixture slips on and has 2 telescoping arms to allow you to place the light forward, back, high or low . (I'm going to replace the the 50/50 bulb with a plant friendly one). The filter is similar to the Azoo Palm filter but for some reason it's purple. Excellent filter materials; 3 stages of mechanical/bio/carbon. The water flow is fine for a fw planted tank, you might want to look into a Rapids mini-canister if you are planning on a mini-reef. This is a great package! Everything is well made and the parts by themselves would have been almost double the cost of the the kit.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/25/2011 from TUCSON, AZ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I love this little tank its so easy to set up and great for beginners. Theres so many modifications you can do with this tank and still keep your budget under $300.

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elegant design

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/31/2010 from Northern Ca.
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: For a small tank, this is a beauty! The open style top lets you look in from above and visually adds space. The filter is silent and the light gives a nice glow to the water. Perfect for a table top or small space.

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For the price great nano tank!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/1/2010 from NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: The tank it self is put to together excellent, great for people getting in to the aquarium hobby.

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mr.reef guy

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/18/2009 from CASTROVILLE, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: its very cool tank iam curntly using it has reef tank.for the price of it you cant beat it its very nice i like the lighting so far but iam just setting it up so dont know how it will do with corals yet but will see. yes i would reommend this to my friends.

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