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Best nano tank

Hey There,

Well my wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told her a nano tank setup. But I can't decide which one I want. Can someone help me decide please!
Something under 10g but bigger then a regular 5.5g.
I want a modern looking fancy rimless tank. It going be my expensive shrimp tank haha.
Hopefully a kit tank, but usually stuff that comes with them are useless.
I was thinking a fluval edge, one of the new one with the led lighting but I can't find it anywhere? Is it even out yet?

Thanks

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get a Do Aqua or Mr. Aqua rimless tank then build it from there.




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get a do Aqua or mr. aqua rimless tank then build it from there.
They both have the nice 7.5 gallon rimless cubes. Mr. Aqua even has the low iron (similar to starphire glass) version.
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Yup, ebi all the way, especially if it is a shrimp tank!

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Hmm ya the fluval ebi looks cool, I read few reviews saying the background foam coming undone. How about the filter and lighting that comes with it?
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Hmm ya the fluval ebi looks cool, I read few reviews saying the background foam coming undone. How about the filter and lighting that comes with it?
Well, you can just take the background off with a razor blade if you want... And the filter and light are sufficient for a med-tech tank.

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Just remove the background foam. IMO it's nothing to worry about since almost every tank doesn't come with one. Filter and light looks good, better than the one on the Edge. I opened one in the store yesterday and going to buy one tomorrow.

Major cons with the Edge is small access hole and the light.

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If money is not an object, definitely an ADA Mini-M paired with a Solar Mini light. Otherwise a Do!Aqua Mini-M with an Archaea 27W clip-on fixture.

You can get both from AFA (adana-usa.com)


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+1 to that comment. Get a nice tank.
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I also like the Fluval Ebi as a "kit tank." I house high grade CRS in mine. I did, though, ditch the internal filter it came with and replaced it with an Aquaclear 30 that I already had on hand. I don't really like the background either, so I used it as scaffold for a moss wall. I am very pleased with the result.
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You can get both from AFA (adana-usa.com)

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LOL that's pretty much the exact setup I have.


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Fluval EBI is nice. I have an Eheim kit, the 16l model. Very nice as well and the LED light is very slick and contemporary looking. Very bright too. There are 3 sizes, so you can tune that to your needs, or space. The 16l fit perfectly on my daughter's dresser, so that's what we got.


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hahaha ya she gave me a price range lol..... I wish!

I think i'm going go with a fluval ebi, and get a extra 13w light fixture.
Will 26w over the tank be to much lighting?

Was the bag (4.4lbs??) of the substrate enough?

also how thick is that foam background? if remove would it be like 8.5gal tank?
I might just leave it and attach a moss wall to it.
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