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The Small Reef Experiment This is meant to be a list of nano(less than 30 gallons) all in one tanks to help me pick one out. All In One (AIO) means a sump is built into the tank. This will be a link to the specs i can find Disclaimer: I have not used any of these. a tank is only as good as its keeper. I'm trying to size out the right aquarium This is what I have found while praying to the google gods. Common tanks: fluval 5 and 13.5 5 manual: https://www.fluvalaquatics.com/manuals/fluval-10528-evo-aquarium-5g-instruction-manual-int.pdf 13.5 manual: https://www.fluvalaquatics.com/manuals/fluval-10531-evo-aquarium13.5g-manual-eng-na.pdf nuvo fusion pro 10, 14p, 20p, 20 manual:https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/22dc9f_01de1fcfb50446f8917efc329bd96c15.pdf nuvo concept pro 20 and 20p a unique style but i believe it leads to wasted space manual: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/22dc9f_01de1fcfb50446f8917efc329bd96c15.pdf redsea nano 20 gallon to costly for my budget but looks amazing. redsea manual: https://5w56d28u4co20frgwagf5y18-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MAX-NANO-Manuals.pdf vca starfire 24 very sharp looking website: http://www.scaquariums.com/SCA-24-Gallon-Starfire-Tank-p/sca-24g.htm coralife biocube 16 and 32 classics manual 16: https://coralifeproducts.com/Files/Product/manual-cor-ledbiocube16-15661.pdf manual 32: https://coralifeproducts.com/Files/Product/manual-cor-ledbiocube32-15662.pdf jbj nanocube 28 manual: http://jbjaquarium.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MT-604_Manual.pdf jbj rimless 25 jbj rimless manual: http://jbjaquarium.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/RF-254565_Manual.pdf lifegard full view 5 and 7 website with manual: https://www.lifegardaquatics.com/products/lifegard-full-view-aquariums-with-back-filter/ lifegard crystal 24, 10, 4, and 14p, 7.5p, 4p website: https://www.lifegardaquatics.com/products/lifegard-crystal-aquariums/ waterbox cube 10 and 20 website: https://www.waterboxaquariums.com/freshwater/cube/ waterbox aio 28, 30 website: https://www.waterboxaquariums.com/freshwater/all-in-one/ cobalt aquaitcs cvue 18, 26 website: https://www.cobaltaquatics.com/collections/aquariums/products/c-vue-aquarium-kit fiji cube nano 11, 18.5, 22.5, 30 website with measurement of tanks: https://www.fijicube.com/collections/glass-all-in-one-aquarium/products/22-4-gallon-rimless-aio-glass-nano-tank-fiji-cube All of these tanks are suitable for what I'm looking for. Planning to run a soft coral tank to stat and see if it grows. I'm planing to keep it low tech. Filter: Floss to sponge to bio medium. push as much marine pure into low flow area in sump, change floss ever other day. manual twice a day topoffs. I plan on stating out with just water changes and move on to dosing if my testing says so plan 1.this tank is mostly start some growing mushrooms and zoanthis, 2.plant to add green star polyp or Kenya tree (something hardy) to increase my load on tank 3. as bioload grows i will improve my testing and dosing abilities and become better at keeping stability in larger bio loads along the way i want to find the best nano all in one tank If there are any design flaws to avoid in any tanks listed please let me know Any other advise on picking between these would also be useful Please leave a list of any other equipment that is a must for a nano tank
Hello all. Quite a few years back I was heavily involved in the reefing community and had a 180G reef/fish/coral tank up and running for a few years. I ended up buying a house and getting married so I ended up selling off everything so I could make the transition a bit easier. Now I have been divorced for 2 years and decided to get back in. Slowly. This is what I had sitting in the basement.