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What is your favorite tank?

After selling some OEBT (and my mom getting me a new bumper eventually) I am looking into some Nano tanks! I do like having a lid! I have no preference on glass type or blah blah blah. I would prefer length for i would be putting some Neo's or a few OEBT in there.

Any recommendations? I live 15min from the CO Ikea so I can pick up lights!
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sorry oebt? bumper like a car bumper? i'm confused
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sorry oebt? bumper like a car bumper? i'm confused
OEBT = Orange Eyed Blue Tiger shrimp (see my avatar)

I like the 7.5 rimless cubes. They're made by ADA, Mr. Aqua, and Deep Blue Professional.
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ADA Mini S, hands down!

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ADA Mini M for sure, since it's the only nice nano I've used. I'm still quite fond of my 10g from Petsmart, though. Nice little lushly planted shrimp tank.


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You can have an amazing aquascape in a cheap plastic rimmed tank. I've done it. But if you want your tank to be an aesthetic element of your room or home, go with a tank like ADA.

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My favorite nano is anything that looks good that isn't super expensive. I still think the ADA tanks with all the fancy stuff look good, but I prefer other tanks because they can cost a lot less and look just as good. You can get a rimless tank that looks nice for a fraction for the price of an ADA mini M or S. IMO it's not worth it to spend 2-5x more money on something that has the ADA brand. My favorite nano that I have right now is my Fluval Spec. I like it because everything is hidden in the back and you can even fit a heater in the back. The LEDs it comes with are just ok, but you can get better lights for a good price and grow more plants. I see how ADA tanks can be an "aesthetic element" in a room or home, but it can be easily done with many other tanks. In my mind there is no reason to justify spending $75 on a nano tank, when it is just the glass. It's just not worth it-you can make many other tanks look just as nice for a lot less money.
However, I like to snag fancy tanks used for better prices. A lot of the ADA tanks and Do!Aqua tanks would be perfect, but you just have to find a good deal.

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Mini-m or 12g long which I think is stretching "nano".

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If you're looking for something small and perfect for shrimp? ADA 45-F or 60-F. They're both shallow and have great length.

Maybe a Mr. Aqua cube if you're on a budget.

If you're on a really tight budget? Pick up a 5.5gal or 10gal and a glass top with hinge.


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I like the ADA for sure, but with the heat a lid would be great! I looked at some mr. Aqua, nothing I'm sure about yet.
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A lid may prevent evaporation but can also heat up your aquarium.

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http://www.adgshop.com/Cube_Garden_MINI_M_p/102-863.htm

Looking pretty good! Especially what it comes with!
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12L even though i don't own one


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12L even though i don't own one
That's streching "nano"
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It might not be so nano but if you want length te Mr. aqua 12 gallon long off marine depot looks absolutely gorgeous!
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