Nano Desktop Aquarium Set (3 Gallons)

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While the Marina LED Aquarium Kit does come in a 20-gallon size, nano aquarium fans may want to look at its 5-gallon version. It’s only 16 inches long and 8.5 inches wide, with a height of 10.5 inches.
This nano aquarium, backed by a trusted brand, was a sure fire recipe for success.
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Great skimmer from Reef Octopus for use in wet or dry sumps, nano tank overflows and display aquariums. Rated for aquariums up to 50 gallons Powered by OTP 300s Pinwheel Pump Small footprint Multi-mount design Mounting bracket included for easy positioning Collection cup is easy to remove to empty Nano aquariums boast lower initial and ongoing costs compared to larger systems
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et's face it. It wasn't all that many years ago that the term "nano aquarium" immediately conjured up visions of tiny, overcrowded, under-filtered fish prisons. Then, aquarium manufacturers saw a marketing opportunity and began offering small, well-equipped aquarium systems that were legitimate alternatives to the big guys. A new hobby segment was created, and the door was opened for both beginning and advanced hobbyists to experiment, play, and learn from these diminutive aquariums.For people who are passionate about aquariums and , this can be a real challenge. The smaller the tank is the more difficult it will be to keep everything balanced. The slightest change in the temperature or chemical compounds of the water can destroy your project. It is a lot of work, but the satisfaction is worth it. Once you have your first Nano Aquarium, you will be entirely dedicated to it. The general rules of maintenance are not much different than any regular aquarium, but there are some unique aspects that you need to take into consideration.It wasn't long before hobbyists started trying all sorts of new things: keeping Anemonefishes, Royal Grammas, Prawn Gobies with their symbiotic shrimp, and a host of other smaller fishes and invertebrates in their little "nanos," as they came to be called. Websites popped up, devoted to the serious hobby of working with little aquariums. A whole subculture in the hobby had arrived. Nano aquariums were here to stay. Many wonderful hobby "careers" were launched as a direct result of nano aquariums.Plants can make a Nano aquarium really spectacular. Many people believe that if the tank has only one or two plants, it will look bigger. This is entirely false. Actually, if you leave it almost empty, you emphasize its size. The secret is to place the plants on different levels.However, on the application level, nothing new was being tried. How many aquariums filled with little coral "frags", Neon Gobies, and Clownfish pairs could you see before you just rolled your eyes? Yes, these aquariums brought the wonders of the sea to a whole new group of people; this cannot be overlooked. However, it wasn't until some ambitious advanced hobbyists got into the nano game that things got interesting.The small size of nano aquariums makes them perfect for testing out creative new ideas. With nano systems, it's possible to conceive, construct, tweak, and in a relatively short amount of time. Seemingly overnight, the "Postmodern" nano system has arrived, powered by new technology, newer ideas, and the dreams of some very dedicated hobbyists. Systems that are created by people as unique and interesting as the aquariums themselves. Evolution has given way to . These bold new systems open our minds, and challenge us to look at aquariums in a whole new way. Let's look at 3 examples of nano systems that are changing the face of the hobby as we know it.