Nano reef aquariums are saltwater reef aquarium that are 6-40 gallons in volume. While they can be a challenging aquarium to keep, there have been many advances in the aquarium industry to make nano reef aquariums easier to keep than ever before. They also can be significantly cheaper to purchase then a larger aquariums and require less maintenance time. These are also great aquariums for those who live in smaller spaces like town-homes, condos, or apartments. Not only will some of these aquariums be small enough to comply with your community restrictions, but they are also easier to move.
One of the biggest advancements in nano reef aquariums is the introduction of high end ready to run aquariums that are designed for the saltwater reef keeping hobby. These aquariums, like the Innovative Marine Nuvo Concepts, come equipped with high quality parts and sumps designed to hold professional level equipment. There have also nano reef aquariums that we sell that come complete with reef grade lighting, such as the JBJ Nano Cubes. These aquariums attempt to make your entry into nano reef keeping as easy as possible. Many of these aquariums merely need a small bucket of water for water changes and equipping them with a quality auto top system will alleviate one of the major issues of keeping a small tank – the salinity swings.
Aquarium Store Depot also has an in-depth article that discusses the 5 things that you need to know about keeping nano reef aquariums. It is a great article if you are looking to purchase your first nano reef aquarium. Our article discusses the pro and cons of a nano reef aquarium, the best fish to select, and what corals work best.