Intrinsic Reef Design was born from a lifelong fascination with aquariums and their ecosystems. The owner, Wes, has been keeping freshwater tanks since grade school. He started his first reef tank in '98.  Working at aquarium stores while attending college, he started servicing aquariums for customers. After moving to Austin, and seeing the demand for reliable and knowledgeble aquarium maintenance, Intrinsic Reef Design was founded in 2008. His work has been featured in Reef Hobbyist Magazine, which is distributed to over 1000 aquarium stores. View the 2023 third quarter issue here. He was also awarded Reef Of the Month on Reef2Reef, the world's largest online saltwater aquarium community. View the article and photos here. Combining decades of experience with a passion for new techniques, gives a rounded perspective of the ever changing hobby.                   


Intrinsic Reef Design is celebrating 15 years in Austin. Specializing in coral reef tanks, but also servicing freshwater and saltwater fish only aquariums. We focus on preventative maintenance and natural methods to keep ecosystems stable and healthy.         
Serving Austin, Westlake, Lakeway,Bee Cave, Oak Hill, Sunset Valley, Dripping Springs