Aqua Nano 40 Filter Setup
Here's an excellent third party video that we found on YouTube showing the AquaNano 40 filter setup, with a few additional filtration items included. We really like the look that the aquarium keeper has gone for, as well as the added filtration elements. Enjoy!
AquaNano 40 - Filter Maintenance Schedule
◾ 1C Cartridge - Change every 4 to 6 weeks
◾ 102C Ceramic Cartridge - Change every 20 weeks
◾ 117S Sponge Pad - Rinse in aquarium water, replace every 12 months
◾ 26i impeller - Change every 12 months
◾ PL18 lighting - Change every 6 months
◾ New LED lighting - Replace as necessary
Please note: In order to maintain the optimum biological balance in your AquaNano 40 aquarium it's best not to change every item at once... swap one item at a time, a few days apart to allow for bacterial re-colonisation.
Maintaining the AquaNano 40 Trickle Filtration System
Check that the water temperature is correct and that the filter pump is running well and that water is flowing through the filter media. Ensure the intake / strainer isn't blocked. Check that the 117S Sponge Foam Pad isn't clogged and rinse in a little aquarium water if necessary.
Every month to six weeks replace the 1C Carbon Cartridge as the carbon becomes exhausted within this time frame. The Carbon and Wool cartridge cannot be rinsed and must be replaced. Check the filter pump and in particular that the impeller is moving freely and isn't blocked with aquarium debris. Check pipework. ** Every fourth month replace the 102C Ceramic Cartridge **
It's good practice to replace the 26i filter pump impeller once a year. It's worked extremely hard, spinning hundreds of thousands of times and changing this small but essential part will help prolong the life of your Aqua One filter pump. If using PL-18 Lighting, replace this now as the light spectrum has diminished dramatically during this time.
AquaNano New Aquarium Range
With new, brighter, high output LED lighting for the complete AquaNano range of aquariums, Aqua One have made an already excellent tank series even better. The LED lighting setup is designed to enhance the natural colours of your aquarium inhabitants, with better light penetration and lower energy use. The built in trickle filtration system for AquaNano is retained and as you'd expect with Aqua One, is completely hidden away at the back of the tank which allows for easy access and trouble free maintenance.
The range now starts with the AquaNano 30 model, a 32 litre tank which has a footprint of 30cm x 30cm, the AquaNano 40 (55 litres and 40cm x 40cm footprint and the larger AquaNano 60 (100 litres and 40cm x 60cm footprint. There's also an AquaNano 130 model which is exclusive to Pets at Home stores. A beautiful range of stunning Inspire Cabinets are available for the complete AquaNano range with modern, chunky Oak / White and Walnut / Black combinations.
See Also... AquaNano instructions, AquaNano 25, AquaNano 30, AquaNano 36, AquaNano 40, AquaNano 60
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