R2R Username: @duke62
Build Thread: DUKES tank thread
Ever think you would see a coral reef in the mountains of Pennsylvania? Well, I built one in my basement. Hi, everyone! My name is James, better known as Duke of Coral 62 on social media platforms. I've been reefing since...
The proper light for the reef aquarium is of extraordinary importance, not only for coral growth and health, but for the overall functioning of the food web. A large number of organisms involved in nutrient recycling, feeding corals and invertebrates, depend on light for survival. Photosynthetic...
Tube Feeding Techniques for Fish
Syringe with catheter attached.
Here is an all too familiar scenario: an aquarist faced with trying to care for a new, expensive fish that tragically refuses to accept any food. Common sense dictates that fish need food in order to...
Finding what corals work for you:
Trying new corals can be an exciting experience. Over one's adventure in the hobby I recommend trying a new species, at least once or twice a year to see how they perform - as well as to gain valuable experience and familiarity with new species. This strategy...
R2R Username: @TUSI
Build Thread: Tusi's tank thread
Editor's Note: This is the first time in the history of our Reef of the Month that we have revisited a tank that we previously featured. However, we think you will all agree that Tusi's reef is a tank that is highly deserving of this...
R2R Username: @Takaki1980
Build Thread: Japanese Style Reef Tank
Hello everyone. I'm very honored to have my tank featured in Reef2Reef's ”Reef of the Month". I would also like to send a big thanks to @[email protected] for the shout out. I'm afraid I'm not as experienced as the...
R2R Username: @Tigahboy
Build Thread: Tigahboy's Macroalgae Tank(s)
Greetings from Seattle, Washington! I’m super honored and thrilled to be featured this month on Reef2Reef. Although I go by Tigahboy and tigahboy.h2o online and in social media, my real name is Dennis, and...
Hydrogen peroxide usage report
April 3, 2021
I use 7% hydrogen peroxide for my home water treatment system. Therefore, since I always have this material in the house, I wanted to explore other possible uses for it, including:
R2R Username: @Jack Ravensbergen
Build Thread: Jack's Tank
Hi everyone! I am very honored that my tank is featured as the Reef of the Month. There are so many tanks that look great as well, so this means a lot to me.
I am Jack. I'm 57 yrs old, and I live with my better half...
Estimating the Need for Swimming Space for Aquarium Fishes
For those not wishing to read the entire article, here is the basic formula for calculating the swimming space needs for active swimming species (tangs, wrasses, fusiliers, etc.)
Look up the maximum adult size of the...
Well this will be my third trip down this “Rabbit Hole”…One would think I should have learned my lesson, but Noooooo! I jumped back in with both feet! If you are brave enough come with me on my third journey into “Wonderland” then read on!!
In my last post in July of last year I presented the...
R2R Username: @Brandon McHenry
Build Thread: Brandon's IM Nuvo 40 SPS Reef
Hi everyone! I am honored to have my tank featured on Reef2Reef’s “Reef of the Month” series! This means a lot to me and I am excited to share the details of my system with you all.
First, I want to...
Sharing some thoughts on Zebrasoma tangs. I did leave the black tang out because I personally do not have experience with them so happy to hear from those who have them to share your experiences!
Are Zebrasoma Tangs right for Your Tank?
Hello Everyone, Steven here. Thank...
Food for Thought
Potential Pitfalls of Using Utility Organisms (CUC) in Aquariums
Aquarists often add “utility organisms” (animals not just for use in a purely decorative sense) to their aquariums to serve some beneficial function. These are often called CUC (Clean Up...
The Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) is a term used within the reef tank community when talking about lighting. Lighting is one of the most importing aspects of the reef aquarium, partly because many aquarium organisms require lighting to maintain or increase their growth and too high of a...
I've received a lot of questions regarding my pod cultures on many different threads throughout the months. I ended up writing a brief tutorial on an old thread of mine but it was obscured on page 4. I thought I might just make a thread devoted to it for others to find easier.
First thing, I'm...
A word of warning
This is a pretty advanced DIY. You will need basic soldering skills, and reasonably good computer skills to pull this off. You also probably have to have built your own DIY LED's to make use of this. This is by no means plug and play. But if you are up to the challenge, by...
Brown Jelly Disease (BJD) is an issue many reefers have run into. Like most coral diseases, the pathogen causing BJD has not been conclusively determined. Here I will share some observations and test results supporting the idea that its caused by a bacterial pathogen, and so may be treatable...