10-30-2009, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by wake49
Every time I log on and read a post about a 3 gallon Picotope or a 10 gallon nano...I get a real urge to start one. I have to snap back to reality and realize I have a 150 gallon reef tank, a 20 gallon freshwater tank, two dogs, two cats and a pair of cockatiels. I divide enough of my attenetion amongst these creatures to to invest both my time and anymore money into a Pico or Nano tank.
But maybe a Sub-Forum dedicated strictly to Nanos and Picos would be a great addition to this site. I know it's hard to put a size restriction on these tanks, and we have a sub-forum for Saltwater Tanks (which is essentially what these are), but I also think that it would be a great place to showcase Picos and Nanos. People starting Nanos could ask for advice and people that have established Nanos could discuss just how much work
goes into these miniature biotopes.
Of course I am not trying to talk out of turn; I am merely just thinking aloud...
What does everyone else think?
I think its a great idea. Another forum I am on has the same feature.
Also, a comment about the work of a nano. I have a 29 gallon, which is considered by some a nano tank. I spend a total of about 10 hours per month on it. A few minutes a day checking on everything (because honestly I check rough parameters during the time I am normally sitting idle enjoying the tank anyways!) Water top-off must be kept up with no doubt, but nothing too extreme to handle. Most annoying part is breaking everything down at the end of the month and doing the full cleaning that is required on any size tank! I have never had a larger tank, so perhaps it is more work, but to me it doesn't seem to be much trouble at all! Hope that helps :)