With the holidays upon us I decided to say a few words about some exciting new nano tank kits coming to us from Fluval. Not long ago we introduced you to the Fluval Edge aquarium, the unique nano aquarium from Hagen with the Frank Lloyd Wright-like design. Hagen has developed a whole series of Fluval aquariums over the last several months to complement the Edge tank, the first of which is the Fluval Chi. Hitting the market earlier this summer, the Fluval Chi is another unique aquarium, designed to radiate positive energy (“chi” is roughly translated as energy in Chinese).
This little tank has a very cool look, with its open top and rimless glass design. Currently available in a 5 gallon size, the filtration system is smartly configured within the focal point waterfall/fountain feature of the tank. The waterfall box almost seems to float on top of the water and houses 2-stage filtration system of the tank, as well as the brilliant LED lighting system. The waterfall box draws water from the bottom, passing through biological, mechanical, and chemical filtration, then spills out the top and trickles back in the aquarium over the outside of the box, minimizing splash and noise. The lighting is a cool as the tank’s design, with integrated LED lights that shine both down into the aquarium to illuminate the tank, as well as upwards to illuminate the waterfall above. This gives a stunning night-time light effect in a dark room, as the rippling water casts a soothing light display on the ceiling. The Fluval Chi has a number of accessories available, including multiple plant, rock, and combo decor so you can customize.
Check back soon, I’ll be following this blog with the next of Fluval’s awesome little tanks as they become available. The Fluval EBI, Flora, and Spec will be here before Christmas.
Until then, please let me know if you have any questions about these set-ups! They’re on my holiday wish list and they’d make a great gift for the aquarium enthisiast in your life!
Photos by of Fluval/Hagen