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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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How's This Nano?

Wasn't sure whether to put this in the equipment sub-forum or this one, but maybe someone in this section has the same tank.
I can pick up a tank similar to the one below; inbuilt filter with pump, heater and light for $AU50.
Has anyone any experience with this?

I'm particularly cautious about the filter intake located at the very bottom of the tank.
I guess I'd have to somehow stop my substrate getting sucked up.
It measures ~ 35cm3, of which 28L are for the actual tank, rest for the filter.



Any input would help my purchase!
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Its a nice tank and designed for reef rocks.

You could do something similar with a purposeful tall stone (Father Stone) or many stones to prevent dirt and shrimp from getting into it.

The light needs to be targeted for 5200-6500K. Not actinic, etc.

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Its a nice tank and designed for reef rocks.

You could do something similar with a purposeful tall stone (Father Stone) or many stones to prevent dirt and shrimp from getting into it.

The light needs to be targeted for 5200-6500K. Not actinic, etc.
So maybe a plastic divider to keep substrate out, then fill that small pocket with some gravel to stop larger stuff getting in?

Would you recommend it for a planted tank or should I look elsewhere? I'm just tight on space, and the smaller the tank the less I can spend on lighting and equipment to make it look nice!
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Is this acrylic? Then yes, look for a glass tank. Look for a used or new Rimless Glass Tank 36P 36cm x 22 x 26 Standard Mini M size Low Iron Aquarium 14"x8.5"x10"

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Is this acrylic?
I was told it's glass, but I'm not 100% yet.
Another alternative would be this...
It is smaller, but definitely glass and the light looks pretty decent.

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