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Old 06/05/2007, 11:39 AM   #1
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Question "best" nano tank under 15 gallons?...

any recommendations for a small nano tank?

i just wondered what everyone here considers the "go to" tank under about 15 gallons or so?

i'm looking for something that's self contained with filtration of some kind and lighting, all housed in the hood or the back of the tank

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Old 06/05/2007, 12:17 PM   #2
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just looking around, are these well liked?...

12 gallon JBJ Nano Cube?...

12 gallon AquaPod?...


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Old 06/05/2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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If you're looking at one of the heavily marketed three (Nanocube, Biocube, and Aquapod) it's basically a tossup...just kinda pick the one with features you want and you think looks the best and go with it. They're all relatively the same.

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Old 06/05/2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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I just bought a Finnex 9 gallon and i like it a lot. I did however have to modify the overflow a lottle bit. I will be posting some pics and other specs later on today if you want to check it out.

If you want to go with the larger brand ones, i would definately go with a JBJ nano cube. They seem to have the best functionability out of all of them, and i see them all. ALL DAY EVERY DAY.


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Old 06/05/2007, 12:57 PM   #5
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I have a 12 and 6 gal jbj, like they say they are all about the same, just which one you prefer.


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Old 06/05/2007, 01:00 PM   #6
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14 gallon biocube...love it...i've had a nano cube before...not so much.... just my $.02


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Old 06/05/2007, 02:13 PM   #7
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I Love my JBJ NC12g


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Old 06/05/2007, 02:20 PM   #8
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Avoid the Eclipse 12...I've got it, I love it (mostly because I got it real cheap from a friend), but it's design is terrible for saltwater. Would be awesome for some goldfish, but it's just not an ideal reef tank.


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Old 06/05/2007, 02:41 PM   #9
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I have a 6g nano cube and like it alot. Very compact and effecient IMO.


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Old 06/05/2007, 10:14 PM   #10
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The Oceanic BioCube.


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Old 06/06/2007, 01:23 AM   #11
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Biocubes are better than nanos. They have higher quality parts and come with a year warrantee. They are definitely worth the few extra bucks from the nano. I don't know about the aquapod however. If you want to keep high light corals or clams you will need to buy a better light for it as well (you would have to take the top off completely).


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Old 06/06/2007, 09:15 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Echidna09
Biocubes are better than nanos. They have higher quality parts and come with a year warrantee. They are definitely worth the few extra bucks from the nano. I don't know about the aquapod however. If you want to keep high light corals or clams you will need to buy a better light for it as well (you would have to take the top off completely).
the nano cube DELUXE has a slightly better lighting system than the "regular" nano cube...

does the Biocube have an equivalant lightling setup as the Deluxe nano cube?


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Old 06/07/2007, 11:08 AM   #13
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thanks for the replies...

i'm buying a Biocube today


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Old 06/07/2007, 02:56 PM   #14
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How about aqua medic nano wave? http://www.aquamedic.pl/new.html


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Old 06/07/2007, 03:01 PM   #15
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i read a review yesterday that was pretty crappy for those...complaints about heat issues and filter problems...i realize it was just one review, but the Biocube and Nano cube seem liked by alot of people

this is a tank for my 10 year old son (that i will be taking care of) so it doesnt have to be the latest greatest cutting edge

i'm hoping the Biocube fits the bill

i will post my progress in the future

thanks again!


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Old 06/07/2007, 05:53 PM   #16
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Biocubes are better than nanos. They have higher quality parts and come with a year warrantee. They are definitely worth the few extra bucks from the nano. I don't know about the aquapod however. If you want to keep high light corals or clams you will need to buy a better light for it as well (you would have to take the top off completely).
Those be fightin' words!

Got an old school 6 gallon JBJ NanoCube myself, it works. I think most of the system out there are pretty similar.


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