Which Nano Product is right for me?
You may be asking yourself, what is a nano aquarium
? A nano aquarium is a term used mainly in the reef aquarium hobby for tanks under the 20 to 30 gallon range. The smallest nano tanks are referred to as pico tanks, which usually refers to a nano reef aquarium around 1 to 2 gallons. Nano tanks are frequently referred to as a nano cube aquarium
due to the fact that many of them are shaped or have dimensions similar to a cube (equal dimensions for length, width and height).
When considering setting up a nano tank, one should understand they have their advantages and disadvantages. Some of the advantages include that they are a less expensive investment compared to a large aquarium, take up less space (and can even be kept on a desktop) and maintenance can take much less time than a larger setup. But there are also some limitations when keeping nano aquariums, most notably being limited on aquarium fish selection. Certain fish are simply not suitable for smaller tanks, like tangs and certain angels, so careful selection of your nano aquarium fish is essential.
With the increased popularity of nano aquariums, many manufacturers have produced gear specially designed for smaller tanks. Now hobbyists can choose from a variety of nano protein skimmers
, a nano chiller
, nano powerheads
and nano aquarium lighting, from LED
to metal halide
. Tunze even manufacturers a nano wavebox
, although the wavebox is actually geared toward aquariums between 39 and 150 gallons. We encourage you to browse our website to find the best nano reef tank for you. You will be able to find a range of choices, from all-in-one aquariums
to a simple glassbox that will allow handpick all the equipment yourself.
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