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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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What Exactly Is "nano"

so i see alot of people using the word "nano" in some tank builds, but im curious what does the word mean or stand for in this instance, why is is it a "nano" build ... is it a build that is under a certain amount of Gal ?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 05:54 PM
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nano is just small. normally under 2 foot.

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From what I read at Aquascapingworld.com "Nano's" are usually 10 gallons or less

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 11:51 AM
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It depends on who you talk to really. I don't consider anything over 5 gallons a "nano".. but then again I don't have very large tanks. To someone who thinks a 55 gallon is a medium sized tank a 10 gallon would be a nano.

IMO 3 gallons and under is a nano but there are people who would disagree with me. In the end its what ever size you decide is right.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 06:04 PM
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I think nano is a robot term also I'm not sure if they mean that kind for tanks though
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 10:49 PM
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I always associate the word 'nano' with ultra-small saltwater or reef tanks. It's a real talent to be able to stabilize a salt water or reef tank of that size.

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