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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Can't decide!

I am hopefully going to upgrade my desktop nano here very soon. however not sure which tank I want to go with, its between the following two tanks.

http://www.truaqua.com/zen-nano-glas...m-zn-4g-w.html

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http://www.truaqua.com/nano-sky-glas...ium-ns-4g.html


Just can't make up my mind!

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Personally i like the look of the nano sky high. They are both great looking tanks but I would prefer the sky high
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The white nano glass, much stronger filter, wider footprint. This is IMO
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Can't help you decide, but I might be able to make it harder )

Not high clarity glass, but rimless with curved front corners:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=15493
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Can't help you decide, but I might be able to make it harder )

Not high clarity glass, but rimless with curved front corners:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=15493
how dare you haha

I do like the foot print on the Zen better, the only advantage to the sky I can see would be changing to a different filter if you wanted

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I like the first one better. Footprint is nicer and the filter is less conspicuous. That HOB filter is a giant ugly eyesore. Unless you want to spend the extra money and replace it with a canster, that is.

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I like the first one better. Footprint is nicer and the filter is less conspicuous. That HOB filter is a giant ugly eyesore. Unless you want to spend the extra money and replace it with a canster, that is.

reading my mind! almost tempted to attempt a pico salt tank lol.

But I think I am going to revamp and make a nice crystal or tiger shrimp tank..

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I personally would go with the Skyhigh and a Canister filter. The HOB they have on there for the display photo is pretty comical though.

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That hob filter itself is actually very effective just aesthetically retarded on that tank.

Now keep in mind this is in a office so quite and clean appearance is important.

Hmm... Need to make a vote thing lol.


What canister would one recommend for a tank that small? ooh... Some glass Lily pipes would be gorgeous...

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What about something like this?
Small Nano Canister Filter

Measures 3-1/2" x 5-11/16" x 7" high.

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Was actually eyeing that last night, getting too excited and then of course got some more info this morning that has me really excited

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the first tank looks nicer together

but the wider footprint will allow more shrimp room


that mini cannister is awesome but u can't hide it!!!!!!! kinda defeats the purpose if its hanging on the side or siting nex to the tank

i'd reccommend a undergravel filter personally. for clean apprearance and noise.. mostly hidden, run by one airstone or small powerhead....

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Like I mentioned earlier, the sky high has a really narrow footprint. I'm not sure you'd be ultimately happy with it.
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Kind of a toss up. And yes that little canister still hangs off the back, but I think the response would be more "oooooo" and that gaint HoB would result in an eye sore. I dunno just looks better to me.
Some really nice rocks or driftwood would give shrimp more surface area to swimming around and ontop of?

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the first tank looks nicer together

but the wider footprint will allow more shrimp room


that mini cannister is awesome but u can't hide it!!!!!!! kinda defeats the purpose if its hanging on the side or siting nex to the tank

i'd reccommend a undergravel filter personally. for clean apprearance and noise.. mostly hidden, run by one airstone or small powerhead....
have to be a super small power head!

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