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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2014, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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New Nano Tank Advice

Hi guys,

So I just got offered the full time position at my firm and they gave me the green light to set up a nano tank at my desk! So naturally, I am pretty excited with this opportunity (the tank as much as the job). I have been looking into different equipment and would love some advice. So far, I have found:

This tank and light combination
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IWIYUUS/ref=gno_cart_title_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I am debating between this and a TruAqua tank.

This filter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005VEWCMO/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
And for soil, I have been considering Fluval Stratum or ADA Amazonia.

Regarding the flora, I am looking into getting some HC(worried that it won't thrive without a CO2 system) or Glosso(same concern) with some Rotala and Anubias Nana on some driftwood.

Any advice would be deeply appreciated while I purchase everything for this tank.

Regards,
Daniel
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2014, 04:30 PM
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Just an FYI, you can get the finnex tank from the below site with a glass lid included. Same price. I've been looking at them too but am waiting for Christmas.

http://www.aquavibrant.com/aquariums...-5-gallon.html
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Finnex has the pf-5 that is similar to azoo.
It can be a bundle purchase online.
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Just to add my experience....I bought the 7.5 tank with Planted+ light from aquavibrant a couple of months ago and the tank arrived in perfect. I was a little iffy since aquavibrant is not as reputable as amazon obviously, but it was a great experience and I definitely recommend the tank and the site. Also, like Nuthatch said it does come with the glass lid and amazon does not.

Bump: And in regard to a filter, I love my Aquaclear 20. It does a great job and is very quite. Also, as low maintenance as could possible be with the sponges and media, just clean off the sponges when you do a water change, no need to replace anything. And if you plan to keep shrimp you can add a fluval sponge on the intake, and the sponges I bought off ebay, 12 for $5 shipped. I plan to replace every couple months.


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