Product Type: Aqua One fish accessories
Newest Review: ... 2 to leaping out of the small corner of the lid on different days ( we think this must be the case as we were not present at the time). T... more
Beauty and the beast
Aqua One AquaNano 40
Author Name: Mozzer
Aqua One AquaNano 40
Advantages: Beautiful, clear design, easy to set up and clean, hidden filter and pump area at rear of tank
Disadvantages: Possibilty of losing small fish via the gap (s) in the glass lid.Condensation on underside of lid
I thought the previous review extremely accurate but it's a shame I hadn't come across it before I bought one for myself. It is a beautiful looking tank with easy set up and after the required week or so we bought 5 little glow light tetras. However, we did have suicidal fish among this little group and lost 2 to leaping out of the small corner of the lid on different days ( we think this must be the case as we were not present at the time). The loss of the first we put down to a pretty freakish thing to happen, the second then that raised doubts about the tank and water levels in it. ( We reduced our water level and pump too to try and resolve this). A third fish managed to leap over the rear of the tank and into the pump area, which then proved problematic to retrieve as the fish net provided was too wide for the area. I am pleased to report though that this little fish was saved, but who would have thought this possible?
If I had young children, I would have some explaining to do about the absence of fish, but thankfully this isn't the case.
I think this company need to re-think the lid design to prevent this kind of thing from happening. I have written to Aquanano about this and am awaiting their reply.
Also yes. it does suffer from condensation in the glass lid so perhaps this needs to be addressed too. I can live with that more easily than the loss of the poor fish. Overall, lovely tank but be aware of the possibilty of losing small fish which you probably begin with in your newly settled tank. I
Summary: Modern design, cheaper than BioOrb, be aware you may lose some of your first small fish via lid.