Since 2007 Reef Builders has been the premier source of daily news about the reef aquarium hobby, product releases, rare fish, exotic corals, and great reef tanks. As we draw a curtain on the decade of the 2010s, Reef Builders is circling back to the roots of the mini reef aquarium hobby and doubling down on the content that helps to keep our hobby strong, well informed, and successful.
It would be an understatement to say that a lot has changed about the reef aquarium hobby in the last twenty, ten, and even the last five years . . . but you know what hasn’t changed? The fundamentals of setting up a proper, stable reef aquarium never change and it will always be important to master the basics as the foundation for a successful reef tank, or even a simpler saltwater aquarium.
This whole week we will be sharing our original video series on How to Setup a Mini Reef Aquarium, going through every detail, step by step, and focusing on the information that new reefers need to learn, and ‘expert’ reefers probably need to relearn. For this series we selected the Red Sea Max Nano all in one reef tank because at 20 gallons, it straddles the divide between the small nano reefs, but still has the equipment and core functions of a ‘full size’ reef tank.
Despite decades of rapid growth, we are still amazed at how much bigger the reef aquarium hobby seems to get every year. However the amount of old, outdated and otherwise incorrect information has propagated more than the ‘new school’ techniques for keeping a successful mini reef.
Most of our legacy readers and audience will be all too familiar with the process of setting up a new reef tank from scratch, but this series is less for them and more for their friends and family starting a new tank. If you or someone you know if getting into the reef aquarium hobby, be sure to point them to this video series and don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss a video on the official Reef Builders video channel.