When it comes to the world of fish tanks there is a broad array of options available. Over the past few years, there has been a number of different types introduced to the market. You should easily be able to find one that matches your needs and preferences. The type of marine aquarium that has made a major impact in the hobby is the nano reef tank. These tanks offer a reasonably priced entrance to what has always been thought of as an expensive element of the fish keeping hobby. Nano tanks only take up small space that makes them ideal for placing on a single-bedroom unit or a desk although some options come complete with a cabinet stand.
Nano reef tanks are the perfect choices for those who have limited space at home or in the workplace and prefer not to have the responsibility of looking after and maintaining a larger aquarium.
Nano reef tanks are conveniently-sized. They are less expensive than conventional marine aquariums while they do not take up much space. They are capable of offering a distinctive experience in both managing and viewing the aquarium. Most importantly, they provide a thrilling challenge with wonderful rewards for the workplace or homes. Basically, not all nano reef tanks are manufactured equal. Some of them are smooth sailing to put together while others would especially require a slight adjustment for them to start operating. To make your nano tank work at its best, it is imperative to ensure that the setup process is executed properly as per manufacturer’s directions so that your fish tank occupants will stay healthy and happy. So long as you strictly adhere to the installation procedures, you won’t go wrong and you will certainly enjoy seeing how your newly setup nano reef tank works.
When getting a nano reef tank, see to it that the kit contains premium quality LED lighting, filtration system and a timer or remote control to regulate the lighting.
What should you look for when buying a Nano Reef Tank? It would make no sense to purchase the first nano reef tank you find available at your local fish store or online. There are plenty of guides available for you to do some research before making your final decision. Some basic factors to consider are lighting, size and filtration. One of the essential elements in promoting good coral growth is the correct lighting. Corals call for the actinic blue light which is commonly prevalent in LEDs that come with high colour temperatures. It is important to look for temperatures that exceed 10,000K to ensure more successful coral development. In connection to this, lighting plays an essential role in flaunting the dynamic colours of the corals and fish. Many can be programmed for additional effects like cloud cover, daytime and night time cycles, achieving stunning illumination and ensuring that your aquarium will provide the most captivating views. Hence, it is important to ensure that you invest in a nano reef tank that possesses more than one light channel to enable more awesome lighting displays.
Nano reef tanks come in different brands, size, shapes, features and price range. The components of kits also vary. Typically, the more components a kit contains, the more expensive it is.
Shape and size is a valuable factor to consider when purchasing a nano aquarium as it directly affects things like the number of fish that could live inside the tank, what heating would be required as well as the room space that it would take up. Generally, a larger tank will call for a larger heater. Corals thrive best in heated waters at approximately 75-80°F. Although it is true that larger aquarium will require more space, a larger tank could hold more coral and fish. As for filtration, even though a lot of nano reef tanks are designed with built-in filtration systems as component of the kit, it is critical for you to fully consider what the capabilities of the filter are. It is highly suggested to purchase the one that comes with a three-phase filtration system as this would execute a more excellent job of keeping tank water clear of any contaminants.
This JBL test kit is designed to give you easy and accurate readings about the most important chemical factors in your aquarium water, allowing you to take action if something seems wrong.
Nano tanks can be a long term project provided that you take proper care of them and adhere to the maintenance as per the manufacturer’s instructions. For instance, an absolute minimum of 25% water replacement is necessary to be done every two weeks. It is a must to check water chemistry on a weekly mode. These small aquariums are more susceptible to changes in water quality and temperature because they contain a smaller volume of water. When water quality issues or temperature changes occur, they can progress quickly and place great stress on the system and can ultimately result in complete failure and loss of life. Because of this, make sure to do plenty of research beforehand. Once you have purchased your new nano reef tank and set it up correctly, ensuring all the water qualities are correct, then you can start to think about introducing some lovely fish, invertebrates, and corals. Many people will say that a nano reef tank is more about corals and invertebrates than fish and to some extent this is true, but with the correct information you can find the perfect saltwater fish to compliment your corals and invertebrates giving the tank a more natural look. This is discussed at length in the next article.