The Mini Complete Tank is a 1.4L (0.37 gallon) all-in-one aquarium complete with sump, pumps, filter, and lights. If you’re looking to show off a collection of sexy shrimp, some designer zoas, or really any prized puffy polyps, keep reading.
The mini tank is popular for freshwater aquascapes, but it works as a saltwater aquarium. To make the tank suitable for saltwater, besides adding saltwater, make sure to specify the blue LED!
- Main Tank Volume:<= 780ml
- Sump Filter Volume:<= 680ml
The challenge of these tiny tanks is water quality and evaporation, so get ready for daily freshwater top-offs. Hobbiests up to the challenge will find it possible to establish a living ecosystem especially if you’re pulling rocks and corals from your main reef tank.
Scrolling through the mini complete tank Instagram feed we picked out a few brilliant examples of successful mini reefs. Keeping a mini tank full of sexy shrimp is enough of an excuse to set up one of these desktop displays.
We love the idea of keeping blastomussa, clove polyps, some fancy zoas, and green star polyp, the only thing else we would love to toss in is a small diaseris or fungia plate. Although the mini reef tank is not new we only came across a few reef tank examples of what looked like established reefs, if you have another example tag #reefbuilders so we can check it out!
One interesting little tank to keep our eyes on is the Triton Method reef tank by our friends Reef Tech in Brazil. While the reef is only a month old, it already receives a weekly dosing regime of Triton Core 7, one drop of #1 and #2 and two drops of #3.
We’re waiting to see what becomes of this tiny reef as their goal will be adding an sps coral like montipora or acropora. It will be interesting too see if this tiny tank can become a mighty thriving reef, and we’re excited to see what other reef hobbiests take up the mini tank challenge, just don’t forget to tag #reefbuilders so we can check it out!