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┬árapidly change.…

East1’s 1.5 gallon SPS tank is the swankiest pico reef to date

Since the volumes associated with a ‘true’ pico reef is quite restrictive, we tend to think of pico reef tanks as examples of simplicity, and exercises in minimalism. Somehow, Nano-Reef forum user East1 failed to read that memorandum and charted…

PJ Reefs is pushing the boundaries of miniature reef ‘aquariums’

PJ Reefs is a new enterprise who’s Kickstarter campaign we featured a little over a year ago. In that time the little LED-lit reef jars have almost been shipped to all of its backers and this past weekend in Southwest…

Reef Builders Pick: Five additional amazing nano reefs

Last week we covered five of our favorite nano reefs, but since some worthy aquariums didn’t make it to the list here is a follow up post with an additional five nano aquariums. Equally amazing, these nano reefs are very…

6 gallon SPS pico reef pushes the boundaries for nano tank enthusiasts

SPS corals are known for their higher level of care and sometimes difficult nature as far as corals go – most SPS aquarium set ups include high flow, high light, and big aquariums teeming with other invertebrate and fish life.…

Zero Reef East- less is more when setting up a nano coral tank

I like to think of myself as a progressive hobbyist. Despite being in the hobby for more than three decades, I always try to push myself to keep up on the state of the art in marine aquarium practice, and…

This French aquarium is a half gallon of custom made LED lit pico reef

One of the things we absolutely love about nano reefers is their passion to build it themselves, and to DIY something unique and creative. Take this pico reef measuring in at half a gallon, or just under two liters, which…

Beta mini cube is a stylish nano tank with built in filtration

The Beta Mini Cube is a novel, modern looking small aquarium which is packing some serious features for a beta setup. Low power LED light, curved acrylic front pane and a built-in filter in the rear makes this small aquarium…

Nano Vortech DIY for quarter gallon pico reef

The Nano Vortech is a DIY project by NanoReef.com member thesmallerthebetter. Just when you thought the Vortech MP10 was the smallest Vortech in the world, along comes this interesting DIY project which shrinks the magnetically driven water pump to the…