All in one tank - which brand

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  1. Liam

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    Had to sell my 400 liters of greatness last year due to a move overseas. Back in SA and dead keen to get back into the hobby but looking to start a bit smaller. Looking at a planted 30 -45 liter tank with a few shrimp and maybe cpd's or badis or clown kilifish or threadfins. Specifically looking for an all in one jebo, boyu type. I was wondering if any brand is better than another looking at quality and price or if any should be avoided for any reason. Looking at the cheaper side of things and how much I should expect to pay. Advice on stocking is always appreciated.
     
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    @Liam from 400L to 40L is not 'a bit smaller' it is A LOT smaller :lol:
    How about 180L or so? That is a bit smaller.
    Or a 2 foot even? 65L or so? Don't think it will be significantly more expensive than a 30-45L setup.
     
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    Running a bigger tank is easier, less prone to water fluctuations and more forgiving.

    A 3 - 4 ft will quench you lfs buying spree xD
     
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    Liam

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    I know that a larger tank will be easier to run but I'm unfortunately constrained by space. Ideally I would have a custom large build but for now I can only get something small to placate my need for a tank. So nano it is.
     
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    @Rainstorm has set up a very nice 23L recently. Perhaps she could help in some way? She’s in the UK at the moment though.
     
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    Thanks. I wasn't sure if I should have commented here but here we go.

    After having had 3 tanks and changing up to 100L of water every week, I'm not doing this again. 23L is perfect for me - I work very hard in the golf clubhouse kitchen and let me tell you something, 5 hours on your feet with very little time on break is not for sissies. I do not want to be changing so much water after so much hard work in the kitchen.

    What I've noticed is that it's far much easier to maintain a smaller tank than it is to maintain a bigger tank. As the saying goes, less is more. If you look at my thread, you'll see how easy it is to grow out a tank with the right hardscape and plants. Now I think I might have put too many plants in there. Lol. Ideally for my tank, I want it to be as low maintenance as possible - I have no issues with weekly water changes (just less water to change over), trimming and replanting and then maybe some otos in to maintain the algae.
     
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    I picked up a SunSun600R at Wazeers and was perfect as my first ever tank. Comes with built in head filter, closeable lid, timer, screen and panel as well as thermometer. I put in a DoPhin internal filter to add to the media and filtration content.
    Love it actually. Temperature is within a degree celcius of accuracy. Internal filter works brilliantly and there is space for extra noodles/filter media if needed. Only issue I sort of have is that the timer is a 3 phase. So there are 3 ons and 3 offs per day. My tank comes on at 7am and goes off at 9:30am, comes on again at 10:30am and off again at 1pm then on for the last session at 3pm and off again at 8pm. There is no way to make it a single session however the time slots of on and off can be 10 mins apart so effectively you can make it a straight session with very little blackout time...
     
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    double post. sorry
     
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    @Liam I saw this Jebo 40L kit at the lfs today R1095.
    Also check out this video (from about 10mins) really cool smaller tanks - George Farmer tours MD Fish Tanks


    Jebo tank.jpg
     
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    that's not a bad price, mine brand new basically was £30 (equivalent to R517.75) for a 23L tank (that included a pump as well)
     
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    Thanks so much for all the help guys!
     
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