nano reef

  1. C

    Help with Simple but effective 6g nano reef setup!

    I have an open glass 6g cube that I am thinking about converting into a nano reef with one tiny evil maroon clownfish that needs a home where he can’t kill any other fish that comes his way. I would like to keep this tank simple, low tech and affordable and use as much of what I already have...
  2. medilagus

    Build Thread UNS 45C Reef Build -

    Hello Reef2Reef! I have been in the hobby for about 10 years, enjoying mostly nano mixed reef and low-tech planted tanks. After being without a reef tank for about 1 year following a cross-country move, we decided to take the plunge and start a small mixed reef, trying for a more SPS-dominated...
  3. colsons_critters

    This Nano Reef Tank is INSANE!!!

    How To Have Your DREAM nano AQUARIUM!!!
  4. E

    Hello Working on starting my second tank - pico reef

    I have a 13.5 that's been running for a year, now I'm starting up a 5-gal pico reef. No solid plans on stocking it yet, would love any input. Not planning on adding a fish, just as much diversity in coral/ inverts as I can. Planning to add a sand bed, and use water, live rock, and filter media...
  5. JZ199

    Nano Build Evolution of an Evo 13.5

    I’m getting ready to slowly start my setup of my Fluval Evo 13.5. After running a 150 gallon, 55 gallon before taking a break from the hobby, I currently have a Fluval Flex 32.5 running. I’ve been wanting to set up a “nano tank” for a while, and now that my son is a little older I thought it...
  6. M

    Build Thread Nano Reef Waterbox 35.5 Build

    Hello all! Currently waiting on my Waterbox 35.2 to ship, so I am in the process of getting the remaining equipment lined up. I won't lie, I am a bit nervous about the size of the tank, as most of my previous tanks have been quite a bit larger, but I didn't feel super comfortable with having...
  7. dbr1206

    Perchlet/pygmy hawk and watchman goby compatibility? (+pistol shrimp question)

    Hey everyone, I saw a happy looking YWG and pistol shrimp pair at my LFS, and I was wondering if my geometric pygmy hawkfish would attack the goby, as I hear that this can happen. Tank is a 15g cube. The goby will live wherever the pistol burrows and the hawk has a cave in the live rock it...
  8. dbr1206

    Help please… crustaceans have been dying

    Hello everyone, I initially started up my 15g nano reef tank in December 2022 so I could get saltwater inverts, as I was interested in them. However, I have had crustaceans dying one by one, with about 2+ weeks to one month intervals between deaths. I have tried everything to figure out what’s...
  9. dbr1206

    Single big aiptasia in bad spot - what to do?

    Hi all! I have seen baby aiptasia pop up in my tank very infrequently, I usually spot about 1-2 a week (if any at all) and I’m a person with really good eyesight. These baby aiptasia have always been on a rock or frag that I was able to pull out and treat out of water, however in this case, I...
  10. hexcolor reef

    Started a new 2.5g nano tank with floating aquascape!!!

    Always looking to keep my interest peaking in this hobby. I like creating so I’m looking at this hobby ways to do things different while sticking to the basics. this a DIY 2.5g which is a mimic of my other nano tanks, which are much larger. going shopping for some new coral tomorrow looking to...
  11. D

    Nano Build IM Nuvo Fusion Pro 2 - Return to Reefing

    Welcome to my build thread! I've been a longtime lurker on the reef forums and am on my third reef tank, but this is my first build thread on Reef2Reef! I mostly see this as an opportunity to keep track of my own thoughts and observations and hopefully use to look back on my updates on this...
  12. Alabamareefer85

    Hello Regenerating Reef aquariums after 10 years of being out of the salt life.

    Just got started again about 10 months ago and am definitely enjoying watching the changes everyday. Still a little old school with some things that I’m trying to decide to change to the new equipment and making headway but looking for a few components still to fully convert to a few new...
  13. MollyDog

    Digitate hydroids (NEED GONE)

    I’m looking for some recommendations as to how to rid my tank of these pests. After being told to let them run their course I’ve had no luck in them disappearing. They now cause my zooanthids to constantly shut. Have read that it’s due to their stinging nature. Looking for an invertebrate or a...
  14. Tuna Melt

    Build Thread Building Tuna Melt's Bustling Mixed Reef

    Full Tank Shot as of 2/23/2024: Come one come all, welcome to my build thread. First, a bit about myself. When I was 14 I stumbled into an archaic corner of YouTube where people were keeping reef ecosystems in little glass boxes. I was hooked and immediately wanted to join in the fun. My...
  15. Y

    Hello Nano Reef - Fiji Cube 38g AIO Peninsula

    Hi Everyone. I have been in the hobby two years now and this would be my second tank. Tank is 38g AIO from Fiji Cube Fiji cube NSK-50 protein skimmer Aqueon 100W heater Sicce syncra silent 1.5 return pump MagTool Slimpro 6000 wavemaker Lighting is from Current USA Orbit Marine LED with...
  16. S

    Build Thread Sim's 3G Pico

    After not having had a tank of my own in over a year, when I saw a little glass AIO sitting on a table in a thrift shop I decided I would give a small tank another shot. After a quick leaktest and a clean up, I started work on my aquascape. Using some live rock from a friend's tank I put...
  17. F

    Nano Build My Fluval Evo 13.5G Mixed Reef

    Hi all, haven’t posted my tank here before so here we go It’s a 13.5G Fluval Evo, setup a year and a half ago. Coral stocking is a mix of LPS & softies, I have a thing for torches and bounce mushrooms. Fish and invert wise I have two storm clowns, flame scooter blenny, yellow clown coby, fire...
  18. V

    Nano Build KUK'S REEF 13,2g

    Hello everyone! Sorry my english is bad. This post is about my Nano reef tank, without sump and without skimmer. My old 6,6gall nano tank was so densely planted with coral that I decided to move to a larger tank. Dimensions of the new aquarium 60см*30см*35см. OPTIWHITE glass 8 mm thick...
  19. FishAreCool

    Nano Corals

    What are some cool, peaceful, nano corals. I have a 16 gallon biocube
  20. T

    Nano Build Reef Casa Studio 12 Acropora Rescape

    Welcome to my build thread for my new Reef Casa Studio 12 tank. I started out in the reefing hobby with a nano tank, worked my way up to larger tanks and now want to apply everything I have learned to create a dream nano tank and the Reef Casa Studio 12 is the perfect canvas. After much...
  21. eheldreth

    Build Thread Eric's BioCube 29g

    Month 1: June 2022 At the beginning of June I picked up a used Biocube 29g. It had been setting in the guys garage with a couple inches of water for a while and was looking pretty rough. The first couple of weeks involved citric acid, bleach, and a lot of scrubbing. The rocks were bleached...
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    Show me your fluval EVO 13.5 setup

    I haven't been a member for long, but been seeing many posts of people doing an evo 13.5 build either as a side project or their first reef tank. I have had this tank in the past and tried to do a mixed reef, but it didnt work out the way I hoped. So I was wondering how other reefers set it up...
  23. OldRed1

    Build Thread Macro Algae & Corals 25 Gallon Peninsula

    Hey everyone! My name is Galen. Thanks for stopping by my build thread. First time Reefer here, so please feel free to offer your thoughts, comments, critiques, etc. **Current Tank & Critter Shots** This is my first reef tank, a 25g Waterbox Peninsula AIO. A complete build list can...
  24. stevenjay

    Nano Build New member here. Starting Red Sea E170 max

    Hi All, new member and new to the saltwater game. Currently getting started with a Red Sea E170 max. Learning a lot and slightly intimidated but excited to meet the challenges head on. Planning on doing a mixed nano reef and Currently getting ready to build my aqua scape using real reef rock and...
  25. H

    Fluval EVO 13.5 Gal Setup

    Hey all, I am new to reef tanks and since I live in a compact space for the moment the fluval EVO 13.5 is all I really have room for. I know it is going to be harder to upkeep than a larger tank would be but I have to make do with what I have. I am currently running everything stock. Other...