Takaki’s Japanese ‘Nature Aquarium’ Style Reef Tank

Calling all freshwater planted tank aquarists, we need more of you in the saltwater hobby!! If this beautiful split tank design is any indication of how the mind of planted hobbyist translates to the saltwater world… Join us!! Takaki Yagisawa…

Tigahboy Macroalgae Tank – Reef Builders Featured Tank

We recently when we came across this 9 gallon macroalgae tank and reached out to Tigahboy to feature his creation on Reef Builders. It’s not often we come across such a healthy example of a simple planted saltwater aquariums so…

How To Fill Out Your Reef Tank When You’re Just Getting Started

Filling Out Your New Reef Tank One of the biggest challenges for new aquarium hobbyists is patience. It’s not uncommon to have a rock garden in your living room for two months before your aquarium is cycled and ready for its…

Five Great Large Colorado Reef Tanks We’ve Featured This Year

We spend so much time reporting on the new products of aquarium products, new species of reef fish, and everything in between, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of what this hobby is all about: fully loaded, mature reef tanks.…

The LPS Coral Paradise Aquarium of Michael Rice

Michael Rice is a local Colorado reef aquarist with a picture perfect reef tank of LPS corals. His 30 gallon aquarium is absolutely packed with gorgeous, healthy and very colorful fleshy corals, with an arrangement of chalice corals on the…

Huge Visual Update of 6-Meter Pieter’s 20 Foot Reef Tank

Pieter van Suijekom’s 20 foot reef tank has been in operation for the better part of a decade and in that time it has become something of a legend. This 6 meter long reef tank with a concave front glass panel…

Teenyreef’s impeccable 10 gallon reef tank

Today’s featured reef tank is not a massive piece of room furniture, but rather a a restrained, miniature desktop masterpiece. Teenyreef’s nano reef tank is a shining example of how much you can do in the confines of a 10 gallon…

Korallen & Meer 265 Gallon Reef Tank

This 265 gallon reef tank by Martin at Korallen & Meer is exploding with coral and too good not to share. We love the huge colonies of SPS corals at the top of the tank which are just about ready…

Survival of the Fittest of Aquarium Corals

To paraphrase what Charles Darwin wrote approximately 150 years ago, survival of the fittest is the process of natural selection that allows living things to have the greatest likelihood for producing successful copies of itself in the future.  So I’m guessing…

Zia Reefer’s gorgonian and soft coral tank is truly one of a kind

The reef aquarium world seems to be so oversaturated with stony coral madness, besides zoanthid polyps and ricordea, the soft coral truly don’t get their fair share of the spotlight. That is why Zia’s soft coral paradise of gorgonians and…