Hey everyone. Well after a while with my 75 gal. reef tank I decided it was time to start a nano setup. So today, doing some shopping aroun town with my family We ended up at the local PETCO as a last stop before coming home. I was there just to get an auto feeder and another petco power head for the collection (lol) since I used them for mixing my saltwater. While by the saltwater section I couldn't help but notice a sign for this Evolution series tanks from Aqueon (Central Pets) nano tanks. They have 'em in special if you have your PETCO card, so I bought the smallest one since I want it on the kitchen counter top as a decoration piece. Well, We got home and as usual I was so excited about my new adition that I unloaded all the stuff from our car and went straight ahead to unpack the nano. It looks very well manufactured (for the price of $39.99 it is a BARGAIN!!!) and packed very professionally. The pump is so little but sturdy in the meantime. It includes a filter cartridge (which I am not going to use, I run my 75 as a Berlin System and never a crash so far), and LED fixture with white and blue diodes (only 2 blue and the rest are white), a tank clear acrylic cover, food and water conditioner (again, not using none of these). The only thing that does not please me about this kit is that the LED's can not run white or blues independently in the scenario that you want to control them via timer; it has to be done through the "on-off" switch.
I bought a bag of PETCO brand fine sand (yes, I know, what that is my choice) and pour about 1" of it in the tank. Ended up with more than 3/4 of the bag. I will use it for my 75 fuge.
Took a few rocks from the 75 fuge and placed them in the nano. Added some water from the 75 as well and mixed it 3/4 old + 1/4 fresh mixed ratio.
So far, the stock pump has a great flow output for the size of tank. Which it seems great to my personal taste. The tank is designed primarily for fresh water but I decided to try some xenia and mushrooms in this setup plus probably a pair of clown gobies, one snail and a pair of hermit crabs. Here I post some pics. If anyone has any questions, please post a reply. Regards, Frank
Edited by djfrankn, 08 January 2012 - 05:33 PM.