General Saltwater Aquarium

  1. Featured

    Book Review--Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean by Jonathan White

    A review of a book on everything about ocean tides including how they work and what they influence in the world around us.
  2. Featured

    Amazing Amphipods

    Here is a short introduction to amphipods, small crustaceans that are likely in your reef tank.
  3. Featured

    Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, Part 3

    Part 3 of the Decisions, Decisions, Decisions series of articles for beginners: thinking about what you want before you start spending money.
  4. Featured

    The Beauty of Filter Feeders, Part 2

    Part 2 and the conclusion of Asa Herring's article about non-photosynthetic coral that was previously published in Marine Fish Monthly.
  5. Featured

    The Beauty of Filter Feeders, Part 1

    An article about non-photosynthetic coral by an experienced aquarist that was previously published in Marine Fish Monthly.
  6. Featured

    Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#8): Reef2Reef Staff Member @4FordFamily

    For this profile we're talking to a Reef2Reef staff member who is very serious about his aquariums and livestock.
  7. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, Part 2

    In the second part of this article, the author talks about money. How much does it cost to set up a reef tank? How can you save money and spend less?
  8. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, Part 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part article addressing some of the initial decision you are faced with if you want to start a reef tank. This part discusses the amount of time needed to devote to your tank when setting up.
  9. Close Encounters of the Copepod Kind

    A look inside the world of copepods, tiny, aquatic creatures that are supremely well adapted to their environment.
  10. Checklist: Before You Start Your First Saltwater Aquarium

    One of our experienced forum members has written an article about what you need to think about before you start buying equipment for your first reef tank.
  11. What's the Difference Between a Saltwater and a Freshwater Aquarium Aside From the Salt?

    For those who haven't taken the plunge yet, and who are wondering what the differences are between a saltwater and a freshwater tank, here's a short introduction.
  12. What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Reef Aquarium?

    This article addresses the question that everyone new to the reef aquarium hobby asks: what equipment do I need to have a reef tank? It's a difficult question to answer, but we've given you some guidelines.
  13. Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#7): A Pragmatic Approach to Reef Aquarium Uncertainty

    With a slow and steady hand, this reefer not only has several successful tanks up and running but he has also been president of his local aquatic club.
  14. Life on the Reef: True Stories From Reef Aquarists That Will Make You Laugh or Cry

    Some funny and some hair-raising stories from some of our forum members about memorable experiences with their tanks.
  15. Plastic for the Reef Aquarium, Part 3

    Part 3 and the conclusion of Plastic for the Reef Aquarium.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#6)

    Here we profile @dantimdad, a DIY'er extraordinaire with vast experience.
  19. 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.
  20. The World's Loudest Animals: Sperm Whales

    Read about the largest toothed mammals on the planet. Possibly a bit large for your reef tank.
  21. 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.
  22. 5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Clean a Marine Aquarium

    A beginner article on some easy ways to keep your tank clean.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Siri Control of Apex (SCA) without HomeBridge

    How to use Siri to control Apex with the use of HomeBridge.