Nano Inspiration: Nano Photos Past & Present and Why Do You Nano?

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Have you ever had a nano reef tank?

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I was shocked by the amount of people who had a Nano aquarium based on the results of a poll from yesterday. Today I'm thinking we need to see these nano tanks so that may inspire some of us "nano-less" reefers to get one going!

1. Do you have a photo of your nano past or present that you would share? ADD IT!

2. Is there a particular reason you have a nano tank? Special nano fish, species only, you just love them etc?

image via @eschulist and his 12g nano reef
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I only have a nano. It’s my first reef tank, fluval 13.5:
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FTS from before I got my 2 new frogspawns.
For fish I have a mocha clown, royal gramma, and aurora goby. Also a tiger pistol (his cave is on the bottom right).
Have a firefish waiting in qt, hopefully will make it in soon!
 

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Oh boy. Here comes the thread to make me sad about ma nano.

This photo is NOT for inspiration. Just to let people see the rats nest. White light is on just to show the mess.


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The nano appealed to me because it can fit right on my desk and I can put on some headphones and zone out right next to my PC.

13 gallon just shy of a year old. Like I said I have made changes this past month to it. (Refugium, urchin etc...)
 

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I think it would be helpful to define what "Nano" means... to me it's anything in the 10-Gallon and less variety, which means my tank doesn't qualify, and I see a lot of tanks that are offered as "Nano" tanks that wouldn't fit my definition, but other smaller tanks that are not offered as "Nano" tanks. So there's a disparity in the Industry due to lack of a clear definition :-D
 

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Oh boy. Here comes the thread to make me sad about ma nano.

This photo is NOT for inspiration. Just to let people see the rats nest. White light is on just to show the mess.


20211127_095821.jpg


The nano appealed to me because it can fit right on my desk and I can put on some headphones and zone out right next to my PC.

13 gallon just shy of a year old. Like I said I have made changes this past month to it. (Refugium, urchin etc...)

Nothing wrong with the tank man. Sure you got some hair algae, but nothing looks like it's dying. As long as you're happy with it that's all that matters.
 

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I think it would be helpful to define what "Nano" means... to me it's anything in the 10-Gallon and less variety, which means my tank doesn't qualify, and I see a lot of tanks that are offered as "Nano" tanks that wouldn't fit my definition, but other smaller tanks that are not offered as "Nano" tanks. So there's a disparity in the Industry due to lack of a clear definition :-D
I think 25 or less is a good start.
Oh boy. Here comes the thread to make me sad about ma nano.

This photo is NOT for inspiration. Just to let people see the rats nest. White light is on just to show the mess.


20211127_095821.jpg


The nano appealed to me because it can fit right on my desk and I can put on some headphones and zone out right next to my PC.

13 gallon just shy of a year old. Like I said I have made changes this past month to it. (Refugium, urchin etc...)
Nothing wrong with the tank man. Sure you got some hair algae, but nothing looks like it's dying. As long as you're happy with it that's all that matters.
+1 what matters is that you like it!
Only thing I would suggest is building the rocks up high in the back. When I did it in mine it gave it so much depth!
 

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I think 25 or less is a good start.


+1 what matters is that you like it!
Only thing I would suggest is building the rocks up high in the back. When I did it in mine it gave it so much depth!

I'm just frustrated with the algae impeding the growth of some of the corals. I have thought about adding more rock work the tank. Probably will.
 

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Oh boy. Here comes the thread to make me sad about ma nano.

This photo is NOT for inspiration. Just to let people see the rats nest. White light is on just to show the mess.


20211127_095821.jpg


The nano appealed to me because it can fit right on my desk and I can put on some headphones and zone out right next to my PC.

13 gallon just shy of a year old. Like I said I have made changes this past month to it. (Refugium, urchin etc...)
I’m sorry, what rats nest? All I see when I look at that is a natural reef!!
 

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I think 25 or less is a good start.


+1 what matters is that you like it!
Only thing I would suggest is building the rocks up high in the back. When I did it in mine it gave it so much depth!

I've heard that 30 gallons or less is considered nano BUT is that total volume including a sump or DT volume.

I could take a 20 gallon display tank and plumb it to a 40 breeder frag/chaeto tank, that would probably be too big for the category.

Also the nano category generally hints at low tech, AIO systems, more manual maintenance vs gear to get the job done.
 

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My only tank is a Max Nano — this decision was made b/c I live in a small space that I rent. I wanted a tank that I could manage in my space, and my building would definitely allow. Still a work in progress but I love my little developing reef!
 

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