Thoughts on stock nano kits
I'm tossing around the idea of adding a nano tank to my living room. I've done some research, on-and-off, over a year or so. It seems like even if you spend a good chunk of change for a relatively small tank, you still have to upgrade a lot of equipment and almost double the initial tank cost. I'd like to have a 4-7 gallon tank (5 would be perfect/ideal) with a few small critters and some low(ish) light plants: perhaps some moss, crypts, anubias, marsilea, java fern...that type of stuff. Is there anything out there that you can just buy and set up right out of the box, stock, and have some success with? I was eyeballing a Fluval Spec V, but I've heard nothing but bad things about the lighting. I guess I'd say I would be willing to spend around/up to $150-$175, provided it could be done stock, without upgrading anything. I'd be dosing ferts and carbon. Thanks for any opinions/input.