The MicroTank® P-1G SE system features redefined functionality, breathtaking aesthetics, and meticulous craftsmanship with a compact footprint that fits anywhere. This cohesive system makes it possible for you to create the most successful micro aquatic environment from beginners to advanced.Ready to immerse yourself beyond your imagination?
High-End. Pro. Made in USA.
The Oceanbox Designs® MicroTank® Artisan P-1G SE is a One-Gallon pico aquarium that features a distinctive concept that enables its most beautiful characteristics in form and function. This hand-built system allows you to create beautiful aquariums that are ideal for soft corals, invertebrates, macroalgae, as well as freshwater plants and shrimps.
95% Enclosed Ecosystem. Maximizes Stability.
The P-1G system includes a super sleek display lid with an UV-reactive rim, and a snap-on filter lid with a cutout for mounting a light. With both lids in place, evaporation is maintained to near zero fluctuations, keeping the water temperature and salinity at their optimal levels.
Rear Filter. Easy Maintenance.
The P-1G system has a built-in rear filter optimized for maximum efficiency. It features two UV-reactive slide-out media trays to hold mechanical and bio-media and a dedicated heater chamber for an Aqueon 5W heater.
Optimal Flow. Upgradable.
The included 50GPHDC return pump with an adjustable flare nozzle provides adequate flow and circulation for your soft corals while keeping noise level to a minimal. An optional Flow Booster can be added to increase your flow up to 50% if more flow is desired for certain type of corals and macroalgae.
Heating and Cooling Regulation.
Heating – To ensure maximum temperature stability, a dedicated heater chamber is built into the Media Basket that fits an Aqueon 5Watt Flat Heater. This heater must be used with the Inkbird 308S Temperature Controller to regulate the desired temperature and provide a fail-safe protection. Alternatively, this 10W mini controllable heater is available that fits in to the return chamber rather than within the media basket. *Heater & Controller are purchased separately.
Cooling – In the summer time, running the tank with an opened top is recommended to prevent heat spike. Keep in mind that doing this will require manual top-off more often or with the addition of an auto-top-off system.
Proper Lighting. Healthier Corals.
Proper lighting creates a healthy environment for your corals health. We offer a custom 18W 20,000K Pico LED light that will support Soft, LPS, and SPS corals. This light has been retrofitted with an active cooling and an additional heatsink by Oceanbox Designs® for longer lifespan performance. Our light stay lukewarm to the touch even after 5-6 hours of running. The waterproof gooseneck and plastic clamp-style mount make for an easy install and will NOT CORRODE unlike an aluminum mount.
Need a freshwater light? Ask for it when you purchase a P-1G system with a light. We will provide a freshwater spectrum light for you.
Modular. Attractive. Intuitive.
The MicroTank® P-1G comes with sleek and fully functional stand. This stand featured an over-engineered design coupled with marine-grade corrosion-resistant stainless hardware that ensures structural integrity.
Modular Panels – The P-1G stand featured two magnetic panels designed to lock into their spot. This gives you full access to inside the stand for future add-ons or storing coral foods, tweezers, cleaning cloth, extra filter pads, etc. The back side panel also have accessible ports for future accessories.
OCD Perspective – The P-1G stand's matte surface panels repel smudges and finger prints unlike the common high-gloss acrylics that attract finger prints and smudges to no end. This will surely satisfy your OCD perspective.
Display Area Dimensions: ~7-3/4″L x 4-3/4″W x 5″ (Waterline)
Stand Dimensions: ~10.5″L x 5.4″W x 4.0″H
*Due to these systems being hand-built, dimensions may be slightly differ from system to system.
The P-1G micro tanks are meticulously designed and hand-built in Texas with an exceptional aesthetic, redefined functionality, and mastered construction. Oceanbox Designs® specializes in proprietary fabrication techniques that produce high-quality seams of structural integrity that cannot be replicated easily. Our 7+ years of expertise includes with custom jigs, CNC machines, machining finish, CAD and control software. This provides a high level of quality for our final product.
To maintain the highest quality in our aquariums, we only use USA-made cell-cast architectural acrylic with the best optical quality, highest chemical resistance, long term design stress, and superior weatherability. It is common for imports and generic materials to have bonding issues and undersized thickness that we choose to stay away from despite the lower cost.
Our MicroTank® and Modular Stand are built from Premium-Sourced Cast Acrylics(made in North America) with high quality components including: Neodymium magnets, marine-grade stainless steel, nylon, and 3D printed parts. All materials that meet water are 100% Reef-Safe!
Our edge finishing processes include hand-routing, layer-by-layer hand-sanding, and hand-polishing to a high-gloss finish…This is the most time consuming task of all that takes hours alone!
120-days coverage on manufacturer's craftmanship should any physical or functional defect(s) become inoperable from the original receipt. All claims must adhere to all original intend of operation in form and function without prior unauthorized modifications.
MicroTank® and Oceanbox Designs® are registered trademarks of Oceanbox Designs, LLC
Though I’ve been in freshwater aquaria all my life, this has been my first ever marine tank. I put lots of time into studying exactly what I’d need to do, and decided that a Pico tank was the right choice for me. Finding an all in one that not only served its function well, but also looked amazing was a challenge. When I found the P-1G, I was instantly impressed. The design is thoughtful and classy, with just the right proportions for all the essential functions. I love how perfectly the filtration is integrated along with the heating compartment and light mounting area. The flow is strong enough for the tiny environment and the filter pad is easy to access for routine cleaning. The only complaint I’d make is that the access holes in the back of the stand are not large enough to fit all the cables inside, nor the InkBird controller for the heater. It would be nice to be able to tuck all that in and have a single cord from a small power station leading back to the wall. Never the less, it is a minor inconvenience and my only real grievance with the design. As for the craftsmanship, it is top notch! Every seem is perfect and the fit and finish is flawless all around. I have noticed that the lid only fits on one way, but that is of little concern, being a custom peice. When fitted properly, evaporation is indeed highly diminished. I only have to top off once a week, if that. Being a pico reef, water changes are easy on a weekly schedule, as replacing a quart to half a gallon instantly resets the chemistry levels and replenishes minerals. Obviously, you can’t fit much in such a small space, but I’ve got about a dozen frags growing in there, all mounted to the rocks they will eventually encrust. I have mostly Zoanthids but a couple other softies and LPS (non stinging). I have a feeling the recommended light is not intense enough for sps, though I am not experienced enough to say for sure. My tank has been up and running for about 7 weeks now and I’ve had no real issues with any aspect of it. In any field of the aquarium hobby, there are countless gadgets and gizmos that we purchase because the looked cool or useful. Many of them end up becoming a regret down the road. I can safely say that if I could go back and make the decision to purchase the P-1G again, I’d do so in a heart beat! I look forward to seeing what new appliances and options they come up with for it in the future. I am particularly interested in what they plan on utilizing the spacious stand for. If a Pico Reef is something you are really curious about, and design aesthetics is highly important to you, I’d highly recommend this tank!!!
Thank you so much for the awesome review with your MicroTank Artisan P-1G! We really appreciated your feedbacks and thoughtfulness details. It is our ever growing endeavor to improve and innovate our products to the highest level in the industry, and it is because that we’re a family run business passionately love crafting/designing that make it possible to produce these high quality systems at a very limited quantity due to the insane labor involved. The light we recommended should be good enough for less demanding SPS (digitata, montipora, birdnests) but it is another challenge in itself to keep SPS unless you are an experience reefer. The lid is fitted one way because it needs to accommodate the filter cover. We’ll have a couple of neat accessories and a different light coming up in a few weeks, stay tuned and I hope you’ll enjoy your MicroTank for a long time!