Aqua One Aquanano 40 any good?

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Aqua One Aquanano 40 any good?

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Looking for a nice sleek tank with a rimless design to house a Betta, the Aquanano 40 appears to tick all the boxes, anyone have any input and maybe any alternatives?

I like how the pump equipment is all hidden from view, looking to pay about £130 for the tank.

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Nice little Nano set-up, what you planning to put in it ...apart from water? :grin:
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Nice little 55L cube aquarium, what are your plans for it?
600L - Rio Guaporé themed
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Be aware that the newer ones seem to have sh*t build quality when it comes to the acrylic divider for the filter compartment. That's the main reason i got rid of mine.

If you get one with a solid divider then you'll be laughing :) My first one was spot on ( about 4-5 years ago ) but my latest one was shocking.

The pumps can be a bit loud. Fit them upside down ( so adjustment is at the bottom ) as this will allow a bit more wiggle room when it comes to evaporation. A good mod is to replace the standard pump with an Eheim Compact 300/600 and run a bit of pipe back up to the output hole, with a 90 Degree adapter on the end.

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When the pump isn't pulling air in, is it quiet enough for a bedroom?

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Depends. I couldn't put up with it in the living room, but the slightest hum drives me mad! They are not the quietest pumps by a long shot, but if a slight hum doesn't bother you then it will probably be ok.

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Would need the pump outlet kit in order to get the spraybar, as the flow might be too strong for the betta with the supplied outlet?

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You can adjust the flow using the slider. I ran the Eheim Compact 600 in mine with a betta and he was fine. BUT he doesn't have massive fins so doesn't get blown around as easily. :grin:

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Don't know why you do not try what I suggested, a heavily planted tank with just a heater and light. There would no noise and for a single Betta would perfectly OK to use. ;)
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Cheers, think I'll get one ordered.

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