Nano USB powered tank - Concept - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Eaton Rapids, Mi, USA
Posts: 267
Nano USB powered tank - Concept

I have seen some of these nano tanks that are usb powered.. i don't like them much.. BUT i really like the idea. Both my wife and i have expressed interest in having a small tank at work, but plug loads are discouraged.


here is my thought:

USB powered pump and lighting. a powered USB hub or a usb charger would be considered acceptable.
my ideal setup would involve a .5-1 gallon tank, probably a traditional glass rectangular. Segregate a section of the tank for a filter/sump to hide the pump (and tune it beforehand to be as quiet as possible) integrate 1 or 2 small USB powered lights (like the ones you see for laptops, plug directly into the USB port) and add substrate and plant the tank.

Now, things I have not decided upon (and possibly, execution of these will dictate the method used) are:

Air stone?
Mechanical filter?
Chemical filter?
Possibly a small spray bar setup to agitate water instead of an air stone?
Acrylic sub divider?
Could a sump have additional capacity under a somewhat taller tank pull water in low through a mechanical filter the length of the tank and circulate it up to a spray head/spray bar along the opposite top?
What plants?
What fauna?

And more!

At this stage, this is still just spit-balling.. Id LOVE to have input on this.


seuadr is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome