Looking for a small tank for my desk at work
Hello all. I'm a long time fish keeper and still have several tanks at home. However I am looking at possibly getting a small tank to keep on my desk at work in my office. I'm thinking about doing a small planted shrimp tank at work. I have to admit I'm a little out of touch with what nano tanks are out these days, all of my tanks at home are 75 gallons or bigger. I have a few criteria I am hoping to meet, and hoping to find a tank that checks most, if not all, of the boxes. Things that I am looking for are as follows:
Relatively small tank with relatively small footprint
Relatively low maintenance
Set up capable of keeping low to medium tech plants
Quiet equipment to not disturb neighbors
I may come up with other items as I plan deeper into it. I'd like to either find something capable of keeping plants or something with reasonable upgrades capable of keeping plants. I don't want to get into suspending lights or anything with too much light bleeding out into the room. I'd like to keep the maintenance simple and not too often. It won't be a big deal to stay a little late off the clock or stay for part of my lunch break one a week to do water changes. Daily tasks like feeding or topping off won't be a issue. Dosing shouldn't be an issue but don't want to get too deep into it just for simplicty sake.
Just from quick searching I was looking at the spec 2.6, but some seem to say it's a good turn key planted tank, others don't (for various reasons). What's your experience on these tanks? Are there any other tanks that are better suited or that you prefer? I had a Spec 2 gallon and 5 gallon when they first came out, but don't have any experience with the newer versions. I look forward to any opinions you have to offer on what tanks to look into. I might also be able to go with the 5 gallon, I'll just have to play around with my desk and see what I can fit without crowding things too much.