The NanoScope aquarium magnifying viewer is one part microscope, one part telescope and way more affordable than we had ever suspected. We were floored when we walked into Tropical Paradis in Eastleigh Southampton and saw the £70 price tag on this exciting new aquarium tool. We initially presumed (incorrectly) that the NanoScope shared a pedigree with that of the $500 Mesoscope and we expected the price to be in that ballpark but that is absolutely not the case. With a smaller form factor, two lenses instead of three and a flexible mounting bracket which fits standard tripod screws, the $100 NanoScope from D-D is set to be an extremely popular and affordable aquarium accessory. While being hosted by Simon Garratt in Southampton, we had a chance to play around with a NanoScope and to see what kind of new aquarium views it could deliver. Although the $500 mesoscope uses infinitely more sophisticated lenses which offer finer adjustment and a greater field of view, there is absolutely no contest in terms of the cost-performance ratio of the democratically priced NanoScope. DD’s new aquarium viewing toy is just now making the rounds to UK dealers but American reefers can expect to see American availability of the NanoScope realistically around midsummer. Follow the break for a full pictorial walkthrough of the NanoScope and all of the included parts and fittings.