Small reefs, or ‘nano reefs’ as they have become known, are becoming increasingly popular with aquarium hobbyists. They allow you to enjoy a unique connection to the reef in even the most urban and inland environments. Some of the key advantages are:
- less space used
- less power smaller water changes
- less bulky gear
- less cost to stock
- less cost to maintain.
A nano reef also presents is own unique set of challenges that the hobbyist should be aware of before establishing a new tank. As the owner of a nano reef, you are ultimately responsible for the lives and wellbeing of many delicate organisms. Before you start your nano reef, it is your responsibility to learn how to care for these creatures correctly. WARNING: Before use, please read all operating instructions and our liability disclaimer on page 31. Marine-Pac 3 user manual V1.0, 15.6.14 7 If you are new to the hobby please consider investing in at least one of the following books to assist you in selecting suitable livestock and corals and finding information on running your new nano reef:
Nano-Reef Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Reef Systems Under 15 Gallons—Chris R. Brightwell
The Simple Guide to Mini-Reef Aquariums—Jeffrey Kurtz.