Nano Aquariums

The art of miniature aquatic landscaping

The tendency of fresh and salt water fishkeeping is to reduce the size of aquariums, due to their lower cost, easier maintenance, less space required for their location and partly thanks to the new technical advances that allow for space to be smaller without jeopardising performance, as in the case of much thinner LED lights. 

Aquatic landscaping or “aquascaping”

This is the art of placing plants, rocks, stones, gravel and other decorative items in an attractive way inside the aquarium.  Among the different styles of decoration, the Nature style is increasingly popular due to the beauty of its landscapes.  Introduced in Japan by the aquarist Takashi Amano, this style tries to reproduce natural landscapes in miniature, simulating trees or mountains and achieving wonderfully spectacular results. 

Flora and fauna of nano aquariums

Nano aquariums are generally inhabited by shrimp. The reason for this is that they will keep the aquarium clean, eliminating remains of dead plants and any fine algae generated.  The most famous shrimp are the Crystal Red (Caridina cf. Cantonensis) due to their red and white colour, which stand out very well against dark substrates.  These shrimp are a genetic mutation of the black Bumblebee Shrimp (Caridina cf. Breviata). There are, however, many other types of shrimp, such as the Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda), the Tiger Shrimp (Caridina cf. Cantonensis Tiger) or the Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica), which have a less attractive colour but are great algae eaters.  Keeping shrimp is relatively simple. They need very stable water parameters and no harmful nitrogenated compounds (ammonia and nitrites), with an acidic pH (between 6.2 and 6.9) and an ideal temperature of between 22 and 24ºC. It is worth noting that shrimp are particularly sensitive to heavy metals (copper and iron) and low concentrations will cause imminent death.  They basically feed off remains of plants and algae, but must be supplemented with special food for shrimp and crustaceans that contains an extra dose of calcium to assist them during exoskeleton shedding.It is also possible to include some fish in this type of aquarium, although they must be small, compatible with shrimp and very calm.  Neons (Paracheirodon innesi), Cardenals (Paracheirodon Axelrodi), Celestial Pearl Danios (Danio margaritatus) or Endler’s Guppies (Poecilia wingei) are good options.  It is also possible to include some snails and non-aggressive crabs.The plants often used are assorted moss such as Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana), Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei) or Flame Moss (Taxiphyllum sp.). The moss can be tied to trunks with yard to simulate miniature tree leaves, like small aquatic bonsais.  Moss care is very simple. It needs a temperature of between 18º and 30ºC, neutral or acidic water, effective filtration with a moderate current and, despite not needing particularly intense light, good lighting will encourage its growth, enabling you to trim the moss whenever you like to achieve surprising decorations. 

The Temperamatic Pro Mini thermo-heater

nano_acuarios_02This 25W thermo-heater is ideal for Nano aquariums thanks to its small size (15.2cm in length), easy temperature setting, precision and reliability.  The thermo-heater must be fitted in a place with a good water current for balanced results.      

The AQUA GRO substrate

nano_acuarios_01This is the ideal substrate for Nano aquariums, as it promotes plant growth and will automatically give the water a slightly acidic pH (around 6.5) that is ideal for fish such as cardenals, neons, rasboras and shrimp.  The Aqua Gro substrate eliminates all carbonates and bicarbonates from the water, which means that the carbonic anhydride that fish expel when their breathe remains dissolved in the water and can be used by plants.  This is why plants flourish in aquariums using Aqua Gro as their substrate. An additional advantage is that it reduces the pH of the water to a value below 7.0. This means that all of the toxic ammonia NH3 is converted into the ammonium ion (NH4+), which is liquid and non-toxic. Therefore, shrimp, cardinals, neons, discus and, in general, most fish feel much better in aquarium water of the characteristics produced by Aqua Gro substrates.  Its grains are of the ideal size and do not float, making the water crystal-clear.  They are dark brown in colour, which is ideal for creating natural landscapes against which shrimp and moss will stand out. 

Nano Gran

Special food for crystal shrimp. Especially formulated with added calcium for correct shedding and generation of the new exoskeleton. This is a complete diet that contains all of the necessary nutrients to keep your shrimp healthy.nano_acaurios_03nano_acuarios_04

Nano Start

This is a special conditioner for Nano Aquariums.  It reduces chlorine, controls heavy metals, protects and promotes the regeneration of body mucus.  It is also beneficial for the digestive system and is anti-inflammatory.  It contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin B1nano_acuarios_05

Nano Aqualed Crystal

These are the new Nano Aquariums made of glass. Their pure white design has a zen feel to give a relaxing, different space wherever they are located.  With a longer-lasting, safer LED lighting system that consumes less than conventional lighting systems. A perfect habitat for your small animals and plants. Available in 3 sizes: The smallest holding 10 litres (20.7×20.7×26cm), the medium holding 20 litres (26.7×26.7×32cm) and the large holding 30 litres (29.7×29.7×35cm).

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Aqualed Pro Aquariums: New Sizes

Small sizes now available! 
An aquarium designed for everyone
This Christmas, ICA S.A. is extending its famous range of AQUALED PRO LED Aquariums to include three new sizes: 25L., 45L. and 68L. (40cm, 50cm and 60cm, respectively). Complete kits, fully equipped for instant installation, with minimum consumption LED lighting, an attractive design and very reasonable prices. Their full, upper door is folding and can easily be opened for day-to-day feeding of your fish or for the interior installation of ornaments and other decorations.
Advantages of the LED system
LEDOur positioned Patent establishes an LED lighting system with a silicone housing that protects it from flying dust and makes it waterproof if splashed by or submerged in the water of the aquarium.There are many reasons why you should choose an aquarium with an LED lighting system, including its low consumption and its greater durability and the fact that it is a safer, more practical system than fluorescent lighting. Each of these advantages of the system are discussed below.
Low energy consumption
This device consumes 5 times less than any other lighting system in the market, such as fluorescent tubes and low-consumption lights, under the same lighting conditions.
Greater safety
It is safer because it operates at safety voltages of 12 Volts compared with the 240 Volts used to power a fluorescent system, for example.
Longer durability
The LED has a lifespan that is around 5 times longer than the fluorescent tube, which has to be replaced more frequently.
More practical
The LED system does not require additional bulky, high energy-consuming electrical parts such as the starters and capacitors used in fluorescent systems. An adaptor outside the system is sufficient.
Light distribution
When used as a spotlight at a light propagation angle of 120º, our LED concentrates the light in a more uniform and symmetrical manner, using all of the energy emitted and reaching all corners of the aquarium to ensure the correct development of plants and coral normally placed at the rear of the aquarium.aqualed_pro2          Woooooouuuuu!!!An amazing packaging very attractive to show in shop.

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AquaLight Aquariums

A real classic with fluorescent shade
It has been and remains one of the most popular aquariums in the market thanks to its elegant design and competitive price.Aqualight aquariums are extremely popular in the Spanish fishkeeping sector and we at ICA are proud of our customers’ response to this aquarium that combines elegance and design, which is perhaps why it has been so popular.
Its elegant design remains unalterable over time 
Durability and convenience
The shade is equipped with a non-drip system that avoids the leaking of condensation, and its large folding door provides convenient access to the interior for easy maintenance.aqualight
Classic shade with fluorescent system
One of the features of this aquarium is its fluorescent system shade, where its silver reflectors provide complete, instant light diffusion, allowing the shades to provide optimised lighting.
Adaptability and autonomy
The shade means that interior, canister and exterior filters can be simply and instantly installed. The line is designed for the adaptation of automatic fish feeders.
Special offer!!!
AquaLight aquariums are now available at incredible discounts. An aquarium made in Spain with all the guarantees of the top fishkeeping company nationwide, now at the most competitive price in the market for you and your customers. Ask your nearest sales representative about conditions. 

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BetaWorld KIT

Es una betera con un concepto diferente. Diseñada para que pueda ser apilada y así tener varios bettas por separado ya que como muchos saben cuando dos machos se enfrentan, abren sus aletas desplegando toda su belleza, preparándose para luchar.

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New AquaLed Garden Aquariums

A versatile aquarium
Many types of customer like this aquarium thanks to its versatility, low price and the fact that it is especially designed for fresh plants. Aqualed Garden aquariums are especially designed to hold fresh plants. One of its main features is its top opening, which encourages plant growth…
It’s like having a small water garden at home
Low consumption LED lamp
The top lamp is low consumption thanks to its LED technology and is also equipped with “Dual Light” – white LEDs and blue LEDs – with independent switches. The hinges on the lamp fold for more convenient, easier access to the aquarium for maintenance tasks.
Ideal for marine aquariums
Many fishkeeping enthusiasts use these aquariums for coldwater fish such as comets and carassius, etc. because their top opening makes them ideal for this type of fish. However, they are also suitable as marine aquariums and even reef aquariums with corals and invertebrates.

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