What is an AIO frag aquarium?
An All-in-One (AIO) frag tank is a type of reef aquarium that is designed for growing coral frags and has all of the necessary equipment built into the tank itself.
What are the key benefits of an AIO frag tank?
Convenience. All of the equipment needed to maintain the tank, including filtration, lighting, and water circulation, is integrated into the tank itself. This makes it easy to set up and maintain, as there is no need for a separate sump or other external equipment.
Space-saving. The compact design of an AIO frag tank makes it ideal for small spaces or for those who don't have room for a larger, traditional reef aquarium.
Easy to monitor. since the equipment is integrated into the tank, it is easy to monitor and adjust the water flow, light, and temperature, as well as perform regular maintenance, without having to access a separate sump or other equipment.
Affordability. AIO frag tanks tend to be more affordable compared to traditional reef aquariums because of the simpler design, fewer components and lower water volume required.
Low profile. AIO frag tanks have a low profile design and they are often used in commercial and retail settings where coral frag selling and trading takes place, providing easy access for both buyers and sellers to see the coral frags.
It's worth noting that while AIO frag tanks can have many benefits, they may not be as efficient or effective as a separate sump-based filtration system and may have a more limited capacity for equipment and upgrade options.