View Full Version : Vancouver Nano Tanks?

03-08-2011, 02:50 AM
So, I moved to Vancouver last year and moved into a tiny condo in Coal Harbour...love the condo and my ocean and Stanley Park view but my 40g tank had to go (only have 558 sq ft).
My wife (god bless her) said 'I really miss our reef tank, does anyone make a tiny one?' YES! I figured this forum would be the best place to find out who carries what in the lower mainland. I have only seen the Oceanic and JBJ. I used to go to J&L for everything, and i was sure they used to carry the JBJ, but they don't show it on their website. I also have seen the Cadlights 4 & 8 gallon Pico's and they look pretty cool, but i don't know if anyone carries them. Basically, I only have room for a maximum 8 gallon tank. Suggestions? :idea:

03-08-2011, 03:41 AM
I know you said max 8 gal but a standard 15 gal isnt that big , plus you can get 24 inch lights super easy.

03-08-2011, 04:08 AM
check out the tanks at king ed

03-08-2011, 05:52 AM
Ecoxotic make a nice little tank that could mae for a neat little pico reef.

Ecopico (http://www.ecoxotic.com/products/led-aquariums/ecopico.html)


03-08-2011, 12:30 PM
build your own.

03-08-2011, 05:41 PM
oceanic corals (paul) makes nano tanks

I have used the hagen aquahome rimless tanks with success.

03-08-2011, 06:29 PM
Plus a billion on building your own (or having the tank built for you). I've never quite been happy with the All-in-one nano tanks on the market and can think of a million different ways to do it better. What's your budget on this? What do you want to keep? I'm sure we could help you come up with a super slick design.

Check out http://www.nano-reef.com/ for some inspiration.

03-09-2011, 04:07 AM
Thanks for the feedback and thoughts. My place is too small to do any building hence wanting to get something already done or starting with an all in one then tricking it out. I will check out all of your suggestions and keep reading the forums!

03-09-2011, 04:51 AM
+2 for getting OC to build you a tank. all-in-ones are a pain to work on/with.. no room for skimmer or reactors...etc. check out my build thread.


AIO are great if you don't plan on expanding.

03-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Who's really worried about a skimmer or reactor on a nano?
you can accomplish more with regular water changes....