Some types of reef tanks require a regular maintenance schedule with careful attention to details, dosing, chemistry and plenty of cleaning of the glass, skimmer, detritus removal and water changes. Other setups like our Red Sea nano reef tank are diametrically opposite of the needy saltwater aquarium systems that most people are familiar with.
It’s neither better or worse than a typical reef tank but the Reef Builders nano definitely broke the mold by being set up in one day, going a year without a water change, foregoing dosing or water testing and a lot of the usual bells and whistles that are often associated with a ‘full blown’ reef aquarium setup. We’re still dealing with some of the usual challenges such as Aiptasia and Valonia that creeps up and down in abundance and the tank is populated mostly with common and hardy corals that don’t require as much light so the bar is set pretty low.
Nevertheless, considering how little effort we’ve put into it we’re really proud of how this tank is turning out at over two years old. Even when there’s not much change happening in the one-day nano reef we still find interesting topics to discuss about it and for our latest video we showcase the tank under blue light spectrum while answering many of your most frequently asked questions. Big thanks to all the viewers who’ve engaged with this specific aquarium from the Reef Builders Studio helping us obtain 100,000 subscribers and we’ll continue churning out the high quality content for the next 100K.