Building the Smallest Reef Tank Possible – a ‘Planck Reef’

Small reef tanks can be a lot of fun, allowing reefers to experiment with different ideas and techniques with a much smaller investment of time and effort. For years reef builders have been wondering how small we can go and…

Mini Reef Ready Tank from PNW Customs is Peak Pico

Whether you call them mini reefs, nano reefs, or pico reefs, there’s no doubt that human nature has an innate fascination with miniature versions of all things, and especially reef tanks. Commercially available nano reef aquariums have gotten smaller and…

Gaze Into This Crystal Reef Ball by Mini Ecossistemas Brazil

We’ve looked into a crystal ball, and this is what our future holds. A thriving mini-ecosystem contained in the most mystical crystalline orb. We were spellbound by this “show de bola” saltwater crystal ball and reached out to Flávio Akira…

How to Pico Reef with Bobby Melton of Worldwide Corals [Video]

Pico Reef tanks are a special group of very small reef aquarium which are generally agreed to be around five gallons or less. Just like ‘full sized’ mini reef aquariums, nano and pico reef aquariums can be difficult to maintain…

Aqua-U CF Powered Pico Aquarium by Gex

It never ceases to amaze us how many of these nano and pico desktop aquariums are created every year. With such a deluge of offerings in this ‘aquarium’ space it’s getting tougher to find ideas and designs that stand out…

Mame Mini-Light is the most Pico LED Ever!

Without hesitation, we can say that the Mame Mini-Light LED is the the ‘most pico’ aquarium light we’ve ever seen. This tiny cube of power and color LEDs cranks out up to ten watts of power for mission-critical lighting of…

Ali’s Pico Reef Is Simplicity In Action

Whoever says that reef tanks are hard to keep needs to seriously reconsider their life choices. Because if you’ve ever seen a decent nano pico reef tank like Ali’s at Amazing Aquariums & Reefs, then you know you only need…

Overload On The Nano & Pico Reefs of Elite Reef

Under the very curious watch of the American reef scene, nano and pico reef aquariums have blossomed into an art form all their own. Nowhere is the culture of nano reefing more evident than at Elite Reef in Arvada, Colorado.  This…

JBJ’s rimless desktops hit the All In One sweet spot

The JBJ Rimless Desktop all in one nano tanks really caught our attention at the fish store the other day. JBJ has been releasing a litany of different small all in one tanks for many years, trying to see what sticks,…

A perfect pico reef tank at Elite Reef

With a small reef tank, pico reefs being the lower limit, the aquarist has to pay very careful attention to what animals are introduced, how quickly temperature and salinity can change, and especially, to monitor water chemistry which can rapidly change.…