This Micro Tank is the world's smallest fully functional reef tank, complete with a tiny sump, overflow, and return pump! This tank is perfect for your work desk or kitchen countertop. You can have a little pet to entertain you all day while you work in the office or prepare dinner.
While the vast majority of fish are far too large to comfortably fit inside this micro tank, there is one exception: Trimma and Eviota nano gobies. These tiny fish are less than one inch long and spend most of their time perching on rock or coral instead of swimming, so they don't need a lot of territory. They come in a wide variety of colors.
We don't recommend wild caught nano gobies because they are difficult to feed and prefer only messy frozen foods. Our Biota captive bred gobies readily eat pellet foods. Frozen calanus, mysis, etc. are healthy additions to their diet and are best to feed right before a water change.
Water quality is maintained with frequent full water changes (it only takes a few minutes), frequent top-off with RO/DI water, and Chemipure filter media in the sump.
This plug and play kit includes all the equipment you need to get started.
- Micro Reef-Ready Tank Desktop Aquarium with Biota logo
- 28 ounce display, 12 ounce sump
- Aquarium stand
- 10W Switchable LED with Adjustable Mounting & Light Intensity
- Polycarbonate Display Lid to minimize evaporation
- 90° Return Flow Nozzle
- Laser Cut Lid with Cord Cut-Out
- Fully Functional 3-Compartment Sump Filtration
- Water Height Level Indicator
- 3W USB Powered 50 GPH Adjustable Return Pump
Evaporation will cause high variation in the water's salinity, so ensure you're topping off your tank with RO/DI water as often as needed. A refractometer and Auto Top Off (not included) are tools for maintaining salinity in such a small volume.
Water changes are quick and easy. Make your new saltwater at least 24 hours in advance and keep it circulating with a small pump or airstone. The new saltwater should have the same pH, salinity, and temperature as the water in your tank before doing a water change so you don't shock your livestock. Many reefers who already have an aquarium use water from their main tank to do water changes.