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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Is 12 gallons nano?

Hi, I'm planning on purchasing a 12 gallon Edge soon and feel kind of dumb asking, but is that size considered a nano?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 03:37 AM
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Its all relative. To a 1.5 gallon, I would say no, to a 200 gallon, yes. But generally, I would say on this forum a 10g and under is considered nano.

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Ehhh sort of, no set in stone guidelines, but I think under 15G you can probably consider something a nano.


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In my personal opinion, <10 is nano, 10-20 is micro and then from 20-39 is this weird limbo space, 40 -70 is a "regular" sized aquarium. From there to about 200 are large aquariums, 200 to 600 are big aquariums, and more than that is a super tank. This is coming from someone who has a 5, 10, 17 and is setting up a 112 as he types this.


It's all relative like tropicalmackdaddy said. If you're wondering for the purpose of flora/fauna stocking options, I'd say looking for "nano" options would be a safe bet.
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What no arowana in the 12???

I mean, 'Nanocubes' are 12-28 gallons, and we know that JBJ cant lie since that would be false advertising

More seriously, 'nano fish' are what you are going to want to keep in a 12 gallon. This includes tetras, rasboras, dwarf cichlids, corydoras, etc.
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I consider my edge to be an a nano tank especially because of the layout. It has more vertical swimming space than horizontal swimming space, which isn't useful to most fish. This greatly limits the kind of fish I feel I can put in there.
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Why, I was asking because I wanted to know if I get to hang with the cool nano folks on this forum, of course! ? Also, for stocking recommendations. Plus, the JBJ use of the term was confusing to me considering how big their nano cubes go up in size, and I just didn't want to be using terms improperly. I've never had anything smaller than a 55 gallon before, and I've been out of the hobby for a while. So from my perspective a 12 gallon seems tiny. I'm super excited to dive into the world of small scale!
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In my personal opinion, <10 is nano, 10-20 is micro and then from 20-39 is this weird limbo space, 40 -70 is a "regular" sized aquarium. From there to about 200 are large aquariums, 200 to 600 are big aquariums, and more than that is a super tank. This is coming from someone who has a 5, 10, 17 and is setting up a 112 as he types this.


It's all relative like tropicalmackdaddy said. If you're wondering for the purpose of flora/fauna stocking options, I'd say looking for "nano" options would be a safe bet.
Are you going to do a tank journal on the 112? I'd love to see what you do with it! (I'm really a big tank lady at heart, just have space limitations in my current home I'm working with).
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Are you going to do a tank journal on the 112? I'd love to see what you do with it! (I'm really a big tank lady at heart, just have space limitations in my current home I'm working with).
I actually do have a tank journal but I need to update it. Last week I spent trying to polish out some of the scratches in the tank while I was waiting for the rest of my fittings to come in. I'm going to need to upgrade from the polishing compounds I have to some sandpaper though because there's some deep ones.

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The answer is yes. Generally most consider 15 gallons and under a Nano, but there is no set rule.

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Its all relative. To a 1.5 gallon, I would say no, to a 200 gallon, yes. But generally, I would say on this forum a 10g and under is considered nano.

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What no arowana in the 12??? ROFL!
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