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a 24 gallon complete with wet/dry and even a skimmer is $225

is it worth it-for the money and luxury of being self contained if you wanted to have a small tank?
 

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Its not that bad actually....if you really like it, I'd say go for it, if your planning to get it :nod:
 
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Absolutely. Ive kept and maintained many nanos for myself and others, they are a joy to keep and always keep ya interested and busy.
 

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I have a 10gal in my kitchen. I like them because they are so cheap. I would get one.
 

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That's a good price for a 24 gal. I'd say take advantage of that price.
 

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that is a good deal. lights included also?
 

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sound like a decent price to me . go for it .
 

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I've got two nano's, a 10 gallon with a tiger shrimp and a few goby's, and a 30 gallon with a Peacock Mantis Shrimp.
I really enjoy both of them, so I say go for it, it's worth the money.
 

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The lights are good enough to have soft coral in it. I'm going to go ahead and get her the 24 as part of a graduation/homewarming gift. She closed on her pimping condo today.....1,200 sq ft of home sweet home!
 

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That sounds like the 24 gallon BioCube or Oddessey nano tank we sell at our shop. Comes with wet/dry/skimmer and 48 watt compact lighting. Theyre POS.

Small salt water tanks are harder to maintain than a larger one. More room for error than in a large tank. I know a lot of customers who tried to 14 or 24 nano and end up selling it.
 

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How are they POS? There were two there-the biocube and aquapod (I hate that gimmicky name.....leave Apple alone!) The aquapod had better lighting and was 5 gallons smaller
 

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skimmer and wet dry?

good price but nanos generally the idea is to keep it as simple as possible the low water volume makes it possible to run with out a wet/dry which is a nitrate factory any way and with out a skimmer a because small water changes are very easy with a low volume system and eliminate the need for a skimmer plus in a tank that small there aer very few fish that can be housed so your need for a skimmer is further reduced..

also figure about another 250 for sand/rock/test kits/saltmix/and eventually when its ready small corals and cleaner crew..
 

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It's got a skimmer and wet/dry......are you saying the wet/dry wouldn't be good? I don't get it.

The only things going in the nano would be a few seahorses, like 3 or 4.
 

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It's got a skimmer and wet/dry......are you saying the wet/dry wouldn't be good? I don't get it.

The only things going in the nano would be a few seahorses, like 3 or 4.
my approach to nano tanks is that a skimmer and wetdry is unnecessary and only complicates teh set more then necessary.. either way a nano requires alot of attention so its much easier to just do a weekly small water change then to deal with skimmers and sumps and wet dry .. most back pack skimmers do a mediocer job at best except fotr maybe the cpr but thats not really a cheap unit

sea horses are far from an easy thing to keep and im not sure a 24 gallon is a suitable home for that many i would seriously reconsider..
 

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Gotcha, I'm sure that 2 would be fine in a 24gal cube. I've been pricing it out and may just go ahead and get a 29gal for them.
 

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Gotcha, I'm sure that 2 would be fine in a 24gal cube. I've been pricing it out and may just go ahead and get a 29gal for them.
you might be better off just getting an aga tank then get a large aquaclear filter and swap out the impeller for a smaller one to slow downt th flow and turn the filter into a refugium, very good for these type of setups to allow for the growth of iso pods with are very benifical for most marine animals

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Di...cfm?pCatId=2277

are these the type of seahorses your looking at?

pricey
 

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I have a 95 marine reef, right now I'd go to a 12 or 24 if I could get into it reasonably, and sell off my extra stuff. Big saltwater water changes (25-35 gallons) are a pain. I'd set up the nano with my clownfish, and some corals, and put my big RD in the 75 with 20 sump.
 
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