Nano reefs can be very cool little tanks. You can certainly build your own tank to meet your needs. I happen to be a fan of the JBJ nano cube 12gal deluxe. It has a self-contained filtration compartment in the back, and 48 watts of PC
lighting. That is enough for most softies and LPS
you would want to put in the tank. It really comes down to personal preference. When I stated mine, I used 10lbs of LS
from established tanks and 10lbs "LS
" in a bag. about 20lbs of fully cured LR
nd cured LR
rubble in the filtration compartments as well as water from my 72 gal
. I had no cycle what so ever. Starting a nano using stuff from your exsisiting tank can really cut down on the wait time as well. I say go for it.