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Thoughts on Innovative Marine Nano (4G, 8G, etc.)

This is a new enough system that there probably isn't anyone here who has tested it out but I was curious how big of a hassle the overflow would be for someone who has both freshwater shrimp and floating plants.

How big of a hassle does an overflow end up being in planted tanks with debris (moss, floaters, dead leaves, etc.) floating around and/or shrimp and snails being kept?

Here is a link to the 8G version on Marine Depot:

http://www.marinedepot.com/Innovativ...FIAQCK-vi.html
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I have never had experience with an overflow but I think that would be a huge hassle for floating plants and shrimp crawling back there.
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Marine equipment is mostly pointless on FW planted tanks. Just get a cube tank with an HOB or mini canister.

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You are going to lose all of your shrimp if you use this set up. I have found all kinds of things in my sump, including fish. That means that they went through the overflow and down the tubes, into my first compartment and then overflowed into the second compartment refugium. I'd go with another system where you can throw on a canister or a HOB. This is not worth the cost or stress.

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Even in the nano reefing community tanks like these are modded to a fair degree. I've seen some clever ways to block off overflow areas. The one thing I will say for the built in overflow area is that it can provide a place for all your gear. No visible filter pipes, heater, diffuser etc. So on the one had the cost might be high upfront but it can keep your tank free of clutter. I would be very suspect on the light too, 14k is pretty blue.
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Even in the nano reefing community tanks like these are modded to a fair degree. I've seen some clever ways to block off overflow areas. The one thing I will say for the built in overflow area is that it can provide a place for all your gear. No visible filter pipes, heater, diffuser etc. So on the one had the cost might be high upfront but it can keep your tank free of clutter. I would be very suspect on the light too, 14k is pretty blue.
There is a 10k light option.

The heater storage column and ability to customize filtration while still having a good looking rimless tank is what caught my eye. As much as people seem to love the Ebi tanks they still have serious shortcomings (hard to hide a heater, needs new filtration which doesn't mesh well with the glass top and a light that often times needs replaced).

I was mostly just curious about just how challenging an overflow is to the types of set-ups that we commonly use in this portion of the hobby.
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You might check out a nano reefing forum, the mods may be already documented.

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