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battered 03-02-2012 08:36 PM

Best nano kit?
What's the best all inclusive nano aquarium kit for shrimp tanks, <10 gallons? I was thinking a Fluval Ebi, but I don't want to have to buy "extra" parts if some part like the filter on the Ebi was no good. Looking for nice quality on everything in the package. Thanks.

daitran89 03-02-2012 09:10 PM

Eheim Aquastyle 9, 6, and 4 are good ^_^

Pooky125 03-02-2012 09:20 PM

I really like my Aqueon Evolve.

Big O 03-02-2012 09:22 PM

I don't own one yet, but I really like these.;Itemid=61

xenxes 03-02-2012 09:30 PM


Originally Posted by daitran89 (Post 1754270)
Eheim Aquastyle 9, 6, and 4 are good ^_^

+1. I think the Eheims have the best light compared to the Fluval and Finnex kits. The light itself retails for $99 and puts out 1200 lumens.

FooDog 03-03-2012 12:04 AM


Originally Posted by xenxes (Post 1754296)
+1. I think the Eheims have the best light compared to the Fluval and Finnex kits. The light itself retails for $99 and puts out 1200 lumens.

Why pay $99 for a light that puts out high lumens? Lumens mean zilch.

OP, all depends on what kind of plants you're looking to grow. If plants arn't you're greatest concern, lights arn't going to be as important and you can start looking for a setup that satisfies your footprint likings.

battered 03-03-2012 01:17 AM I like this one! How are finnex products in general?

FooDog 03-03-2012 01:23 AM


Originally Posted by battered (Post 1754652) I like this one! How are finnex products in general?

That is the best bang for your buck. Canister is top notch. The light is amazing as well, the only problem is that it's high light for a 4 gallon. Light is really powerful, meaning you just may have to dose excel or have a CO2 setup. The best within your budget and excellent all around, I'd go for a Finnex. If you're looking for something more upscale and want to show off where money isn't a constraint, I'd look in to an ADA aquarium.

mdreher 03-03-2012 02:33 AM

Is anyone familiar with this setup Finex-Schumber Wright Mini 66? I just saw this one the Finex sight and it looks like an awesome nano setup. It looks like a really cool kit with an awesome light. Here's the link

nokturnalkid 03-03-2012 04:21 AM

Just bought the Shuber-Wright 6 gal set with the finnex cannister and finnex 24w light. Haven't set it up yet but the the tank is pretty sweet, except for the beveled edge. It's not ADA but the silicone work is pretty nice.

mdreher 03-03-2012 04:05 PM

I really like the light set-up on that kit. It looks like it could work for a nano riparium.

krishanu 03-03-2012 04:51 PM

+1 for the Finnex 4g + canister filter from an owner. It's a solid complete setup.

I've seen the 6g Schuber-Wright at an LFS and it seemed solidly built - but the beveled rim, as nokturnalkid mentioned, isn't for everybody. I likely wouldn't buy that for that sole reason.

That said however Finnex products are top notch. I expect pretty much whatever you get you'll get your money's worth.

SemperFish 03-03-2012 05:15 PM

I have a Aqueon Evolve 4, seems cheaply made in some aspects, however I like it.

nokturnalkid 03-03-2012 11:55 PM

Yeah don't really care for the evolve tanks. Acrylic plus a 2yr old is a recipe for scratches. Lol. Also, the led that comes with it is basically going to grow you mosses and very low light plants. But, it's cheap enough to where you can buy a clip on cfl desk lamp for $10.

On a side note about the beveled edges on the shuber wright tanks, you could always just turn the tank around. The bevel is only on one side. I plan on turning the tank around when I set it up.

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