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Old 03-29-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Right Size Tank for Nano?

Hi, i will be starting a nano soon for my dorm and was wondering if this is tank will be able to house one.? I do not know exactly the gallon size, but i think it is around 8?


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Old 03-29-2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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looks like a 5.5 to me... and to be honest if it can hold water... someone will have it made into a nano sooner or later.

so.. yes

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If you have the dilligence to take care of it then it should be OK. Good luck with it.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:46 PM   #4
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You school may have a limit on the tank size, what about the sump size?

Make a 5-8 gallon nano with a 20 gallon sump! Easier for water quality that way
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yeh, ASU has a 10 gallon limit for fish tanks. However, they have no regulation on a sump tank...*mischievous grin*
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Looks like a 5.5 to me too....very do-able for a nano with patience and strict attention to water parameters.
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I wouldn't bother trying to manipulate the school rule considering that a sump is still a tank and part of the overall 'fish tank scheme.' However, if you are going that route you might as well purchase a 10g and use the 5g as the sump. There is an easy way to find out the size: Length x Width x Height / 231 = Gallons
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my buddy thats in college has a 10 gal display with a overflow going to a 30gallon built into the stand... no one has clued in yet and hes on year 3


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