Nanos & Kits From 2015
A look at prepackaged and smaller tanks.
Rolf C. Hagen’s Marina Betta EZ Care Aquarium adds a small piece of tranquility to any room. To clean, fishkeepers add clean water, and the debris is flushed through the bottom and then out to the reservoir. When the reservoir is full and needs to be emptied, the red indicator pops up. The kit includes a 2.5 L (0.7 U.S. gal.) aquarium with EZ Care feature, a decorative double-sided background, decorative pebbles and a water change cup. It also is available in a special edition with LED lighting. hagen.com
Penn-Plax offers its Betta World Aquaponic Betta Tank. The elegant betta bowl combines the beauty of bettakeeping with the science of aquaponics. The roots of the plant keep the water crystal clear by absorbing the ammonia and nitrites from the fish waste. The kit comes complete with the clear plastic betta bowl, a clean white planting cup and decorative ceramic planting balls. pennplax.com
Aquatop Aquatic Supplies’ Nanoponic Aquariums are a great educational introduction into aquaponics. With them, aquarists are able to watch plants and fish grow as they thrive and coexist in small, sustainable ecosystems. The all-in-one complete eco-tank is perfect for the beginner or advanced aquarist. The 3- or 5-gal. aquarium comes complete with a built-in filtration system, waterproof LED light and a top-mounted plant tray. The kit also includes a terra cotta pot, a real rock, lifelike artificial plant décor and gravel substrate. aquatop.com
Central Garden & Pet’s Aqueon Aqua Springs Aquarium Kit blends serenity with functional design. The frameless glass tank provides a seamless view into the aquarium. Atop the aquarium rests a rivulet of flowing water, which provides a calming, natural appeal as well as the functional features of returning filtered water back into the aquarium using Aqueon QuietFlow filtration. The rivulet of flowing water also conceals the source of the LED lighting, which casts a soft white light over the aquatic environment. Included in the kit is a filter cartridge, food and water care samples, and a setup guide. Available in 8.8-gal. and 11-gal. sizes. aqueonproducts.com
Innovative Marine’s Fusion Nano 20 has generous display space for aquascaping and a redesigned filter wall for current and future Innovative Marine products in mind. It features 6mm high-clarity low-iron glass, a mesh screen top with clips, dual built-in overflows and a rubber leveling mat. It also comes with two removable three-stage-filter baskets, 11W 110v/60Hz 211 GPH return pumps, and flexible hose and return elbows with dual directional flow nozzles. innovative-marine.com