Inspirational aquariums: The reef of dreams


Editor's Picks

We came across this stunning reef tank while searching our photo libraries and declared that its stunning beauty deserves to be appreciated by everyone!

It includes some 70 large colonies of SPS corals, all lit by six metal halide lights, and inhabited by more than 25 fish, including an adult Emperor angelfish, Sohal tang and Achilles tang taking pride of place among them.

A tank such as this optimises what can be achieved with the knowledge, experience and finances that sadly may be beyond most of us — although we’re guessing it's pretty heavy on the maintenance.

Its owner must be bordering on the obsessive to be able keep it in such pristine condition while also providing for such demanding fish and corals, but that’s the magnetism of aquascaping for you!

Take a look at some of our other inspirational aquariums:
Discus the centrepiece
Modernist approach
Low maintenance island tank
Planted pico
Zebra plec breeding set-up

Calming moss tank

Rocky cichlid tank
Fun iwagumi
Classic nature aquarium
Medium sized reef tank
Posh nature aquarium

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