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200 gallon living reef custom aquarium. Room divider peninsula style aquarium. In Long Beach, CA
The smallest mini reef aquarium is called a Pico tank or Pico reef aquarium. They typically range in size from 2.5 gallons (9.5 L) of water or less, though they can be as large as 4 gallons (15 L). With their small size, a Pico aquarium with a bit of live rock makes a wonderful showcase for a few hardy corals, and maybe some small invertebrates like shrimps or crabs.
Mini Reef aquariums are marine tanks designed primarily for corals, anemones, and invertebrates, and then maybe some fish added. Mini reefs can be large or small, ranging from just a gallon or two up to hundreds of gallons of water. Reef aquariums are made up of a variety of components or parts. The primary components are a tank, stand, filtration, and lighting. Other components can include a canopy or tank cover and an extra integrated water holding tank, like a sump or refugium. When choosing a reef aquarium, there are benefits as well as drawbacks to both large and small sized tanks. Large reef tanks are those that are larger than Nano reef aquariums. Most are about 40 gallons (151 L) to 100 gallons (380 L) in size, but they can also be much larger. The Nano reef is a term used to describe small mini reefs. Nano reefs have become some of the most popular mini reef aquariums. They typically range in size from 2.5 gallons (9.5 L) up to 30 gallons (114 L), though they can be as large as 40 gallon (151 L) aquariums. Because of their small size, Nano reefs make the reef keeping hobby more accessible to more people. This is a newer term for small mini reef aquariums that are about 10 to 20 gallons in size. The Micro reef tank is a small Nano reef, but larger than the Pico reef. However it is similar to the Pico tanks in its pros and cons. Like the Pico aquarium, the Micro tank very requires a good deal of reef aquarium knowledge and a strict monitoring regiment. The smallest mini reef aquarium is called a Pico tank or Pico reef aquarium. They typically range in size from 2.5 gallons (9.5 L) of water or less, though they can be as large as 4 gallons (15 L). With their small size, a Pico aquarium with a bit of live rock makes a wonderful showcase for a few hardy corals, and maybe some small invertebrates like shrimps or crabs.
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The Living Reef Aquarium is a self-sustaining eco system that truly brings a slice of Mother Nature into the home or office. While most marine systems bring focus to the vibrant and exotic fish available from our oceans and seas, the reef aquarium offers a deeper glimpse into our oceanic worlds by focusing on the beautiful corals and invertebrates that thrive in shallow, tropical marine waters. The detail and intricacy of this environment produces a constantly changing world for the aquarium owner and slowly displays the maturation process of our coral reefs around the globe. During 1995 and 1996, I was also beginning to observe some phenomenal sponge growth that was occurring within specific areas of my aquariums. A large, unlighted live rock sump contained some very large sponges that had grown from the live rock. The lower darker areas below a live rock “reef flat” had also developed some exotic sponge growths. Throughout 1997 and into 1999, the stony coral hobby within the U.S. was still depressed and financially recovering from the RTN problems.