How To Set Up A Nano Reef Tank In One Day

We’re celebrating the life of Reef Builders’ late, great Managing Editor Jake Adams this week, as it is one year since he passed away in October 2022. Jake built the Reef Builders Studio so that he could create some great…

How to Set Up a Nano Reef Tank

We’ve really been feeling it lately for nano tanks. We run much larger tanks for surgeonfish, but while we’re waiting for our Acros to grow in those we like to have some low-cost fun and set up nano tanks as…

Moving a 15 Year Old Full Reef Tank Setup

Moving a running fully set up reef aquarium can be a very stressful event for both the keeper and the reef animals but you’d be surprised how easy it can be with lots of prior planning, and a degree of…

Three Levels of Dosing Setups at the Reef Builders Studio

Once relegated to very niche applications, aquarium dosing pumps have become a mainstay for maintaining proper mineral balance in a reef tank. Dosing pumps used to be very expensive but there’s been so many new dosers released by aquarium manufacturers…

How to Setup a Reef Tank Part 5: Adding Fish and Short Term Maintenance

We are coming into the last, ‘major’ installment in our how to setup a reef tank series wherein we discuss adding fish, what cycling actually means, and the short and medium term maintenance of caring for a new reef tank.…

How to Set Up a Reef Tank Part 4: Adding Corals!

Adding corals to a new reef tank is arguably one of the most fun and exciting parts of setting up a reef aquarium. Seeing how the corals look in your tank and finding the perfect place for them in the…

How to Setup a Mini Reef Aquarium – Part 3: Making Saltwater, Salinity, and Temperature

If you’ve been reading this website for any length of time, there’s probably not much that we need to tell you about how to mix seawater for a mini reef aquarium or saltwater fish tank. There’s countless how-tos on mixing…

How to Setup a Mini Reef Aquarium – Part 2: Aquascaping, Live Rock & Leveling

The reef aquarium hobby has grown so much that it’s never been easier to set one up, although a deluge of information can make it hard to know where and how to start. In an effort to give our readers…

How to Setup a Mini Reef Aquarium – Part 1: Tank, Stand and Equipment

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…

BiOrb Tube aquarium has a 360-degree view, but not realistic for reef setups

biOrb Tube Aquarium are one of the latest products from OASE Living Water and is exactly what is sounds like — a clear, cylindrical tube aquarium that gives you a 360-degree view of the tank.  The biOrb Tube aquarium is…