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    The William S. Tunze Macro Alage Reactor (MAR) Giveaway! BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO OWN!

    This month we're doing something special with the Tunze Giveaway. We have a special prize as we have one of the new Tunze Macro Algae Reactors (MAR) 3181 to give away so we needed a special way to get entered. THE WINNER WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO OWN ONE OF THESE REACTORS!
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    Plastic for the Reef Aquarium, Part 3

    Part 3 and the conclusion of Plastic for the Reef Aquarium.
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    Plastic for the Reef Aquarium, Part 2

    In this part we begin to examine plastics more closely and look at why interpreting research studies is so challenging. What plastics research applies to reef aquarists and what doesn't?
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    Plastic for the Reef Aquarium, Part 1

    This article is a companion article to the one written about glass several months ago--everything you always wanted to know about plastic and a few things you probably didn't want to know.
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    Book Review--Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment by Edward J Noga, M.S., D.V.M.

    A review of one of the few go-to textbooks on fish disease management.
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    Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#6)

    Here we profile @dantimdad, a DIY'er extraordinaire with vast experience.
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    A Photo Essay: 15 Before and After Full Tank Shots for Inspiration

    Do you ever secretly want to see how reef tanks evolve, change, and mature over time with different owners and different husbandry practices? Here's your chance.
  8. Featured

    The World's Loudest Animals: Sperm Whales

    Read about the largest toothed mammals on the planet. Possibly a bit large for your reef tank.
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    A Letter to My Younger Self

    One of our forum members writes a letter to his younger less-experienced self to warn him of the dangers ahead.
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    Reef of the Month, April 2019, @alexandrfeist

    The April, 2019, Reef of the Month belongs to @alexandrfeist.
  11. Featured

    5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Clean a Marine Aquarium

    A beginner article on some easy ways to keep your tank clean.
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    Orange Setosa (Montipora) PSA!!

    Here is an opinion piece by one of our forum members on how he handles and has success with Orange Setosa (Montipora) coral.
  13. Depression in Fish

    An article on depression in fish. How to recognize it and what to do about it.
  14. Featured

    Mike Paletta's New Tank is UP and Running

    An exciting update from Mike Paletta on his new 500-gallon tank.
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    R2R Cartoon Caption Contest - April 2019

    Cartoon Caption Contest for April 2019. Have some laughs with us! Join the forum and play! Win a $100 gift card from Top Shelf Aquatics!
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    Red Sea’s all-new ReefLED™ smart reef lighting!

    Red Sea is proud to release the all-new ReefLED™ smart reef lighting system. These lights have been designed to ensure optimal coral growth, dramatic coloration and a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium. The ReefLED lights are guaranteed to be Reef-Safe and REEF-SPEC® and with its unique daylight channels they’re also very easy to set up. The built-in wi-fi connects them directly to the internet, enabling you to control them from your smart phone using Red Sea’s ReefBeat® smart aquarium app.
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    Breeding Peppermint Shrimp

    How to breed peppermint shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni.
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    Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2019 | Come Join Us for Our 6 Year Anniversary!

    Reef-A-Palooza Orlando takes place April 6 & 7, 2019 at our new venue, the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. This marks the 6th year anniversary of the show in Orlando, Florida. Reef-A-Palooza is a two-day event with over 140 of the industry’s leading coral, fish, and dry goods vendors. The main purpose of the show is to provide an enjoyable, positive atmosphere that promotes education and product knowledge for everyone, from the beginning hobbyist to the advanced hobbyist. Participating...
  19. Why Starfish or Sea Stars Are Cool

    A beginner look into starfish or sea stars written by a marine biologist.
  20. Book Review--The Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder by Martin A. Moe, Jr.

    A book review of Martin A. Moe, Jr.'s landmark book, essential for the reefer's library.
  21. Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#5)

    A forum member who has been a successful reefer for six years. Read about her journey from 30 gallons to 200 gallons.
  22. Featured

    Macro Photography With Extension Tubes

    Macro photography has always been a popular aspect of aquarium photography. Here are some tips for doing it with extension tubes.
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    When you hear of a “festival,” you likely think of movie premieres or musicians entertaining crowds of fans. But Aquashella is a different kind of festival – it’s a salt and freshwater aquarium event like no other. The only event in the U.S. to compile all aspects of the aquarium industry in one convention, Aquashella also integrates aquatic-themed art installations throughout the space to transform the showroom into “a vibrant underwater universe.”
  24. Attention All Lurkers: 7 Reasons Why You Should Join the Forum

    A bunch of good reasons why you should quit lurking and join the forum.
  25. Siri Control of Apex (SCA) without HomeBridge

    How to use Siri to control Apex with the use of HomeBridge.
  26. Introduction to Flow, Tank Turnover, and Powerheads for the Reef Tank, Part 3

    Part 3 and the conclusion of flow, tank turnover, and powerheads for the reef tank: a brief foray into powerhead placement in the saltwater tank.
  27. Introduction to Flow, Tank Turnover, and Powerheads for the Reef Tank, Part 2

    Part 2 of our beginner article on flow, tank turnover, and powerheads. In this piece we talk about what are the differences between different powerhead brands.
  28. Introduction to Flow, Tank Turnover, and Powerheads for the Reef Tank, Part 1

    A beginner foray into flow, tank turnover, and powerheads for the beginning reefer.
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    Reefer to 3D Maker and Back Again

    The impact of 3D printing on the reefing hobby and the saltwater aquarium industry at large, brought to you by Vivid Creative Aquatics.
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    *** Share Your Reef TUNZE Stream 3 Giveaway ***

    We've got another awesome giveaway for you guys from TUNZE!! This one is for the TUNZE Stream 3 valued at over $350!!
  31. Kenya's Ornamental Marine Fish Trade

    The current state of the ornamental marine fish trade is of interest to all of us. Here's how it works off of east Africa.
  32. Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#4)

    Most reef aquarists start out aiming for a mixed reef. They hope to have a few soft corals and then graduate to LPS and SPS corals. But not everyone thinks that way. Here's an aquarist with a totally different reef tank.
  33. Fish and Music

    Have you ever wondered what effect music has on fish? The article explores the current research.
  34. Reef of the Month, March 2019, @samparker

    March 2019 Reef of the Month belongs to @samparker.
  35. Power Generation and Storage

    Power generation and storage for the reef aquarist in the face of power outages. How to choose your needed equipment.
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    The Basics of Reef Tank Chemistry

    Reef chemistry basics brought to you by Triquatics.
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    The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 1

    Filtering your aquarium by using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 1 of a multi-part series, we’ll learn the history of algae scrubbers from the 1970s to today. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.
  38. R2R Cartoon Caption Contest - March 2019

    Cartoon Caption Contest for March 2019. Have some laughs with us! Join the forum and play! Win a $100 gift card from Top Shelf Aquatics!
  39. A Soft Start to Corals

    A short beginner introduction to soft corals.
  40. Feeding Routines

    A sampler of forum members' feeding habits for their reefs. An interesting read.