General Saltwater Aquarium

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    Sponsor Profile: World Wide Corals or 40,000 Frags Under the Sea

    Here is a short profile of World Wide Corals, one of the Reef2Reef sponsors.
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    Insurance Implications for Aquarists

    A short article about the insurance implications of owning a fish tank, large or small.
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    Feeding Your Fish: How to Create Your Own DIY Mollusk Buffet

    Here's a terrific article from one of our forum members, redfishbluefish, on preparing at home a mollusk recipe for fish food.
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    Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#2)

    In this profile, we talk to R.L, an aquarist with 15 years of experience. Read about his background, his interests and his husbandry practices.
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    Cycling a Brand New Reef Aquarium

    Every brand new aquarium goes through a cycle complete with separate and specific stages. In this article, David Hammontree explains to you how it works.
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    Reef Aquarium Rock Explained, Part 2

    A guide to understanding what kinds of rock you can put in your saltwater aquarium. Part 2 is devoted to dead (dry) rock.
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    Reef Aquarium Rock Explained, Part 1

    Part 1 of a discussion on reef aquarium rock for the beginner. This part covers live rock basics.
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    10 Saltwater Fish to Avoid for a Beginner Reef Aquarist

    We gently offer some advice on which fish to avoid if you're stocking your first tank for the first time.
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    Reef2Reef FAQ #1: Substrates

    A beginner FAQ on substrates complete with the most common questions that we get in the forum.
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    Acronyms and Abbreviations for the Reef Aquarist

    Here's an updated list of acronyms and abbreviations for the beginner reef aquarist, who needs a little help starting out in the forums.
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    Profile of a Reef Aquarist (1)

    Here is a profile of a reef aquarist. Hear about his journey to reefkeeping and his views on his tanks today.
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    Taking the Plunge: Starting Your First Reef Aquarium

    Information about starting your first reef aquarium. We're going to address some of the most common concerns about moving ahead with your first saltwater tank when you've never done it before.
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    10 Do's and Don'ts for the Beginner Reef Aquarist

    Here is a short list of Do's and Don'ts for the beginner reef aquarist. We want you to be successful with your reef tank, so we're offering some things to think about when you're planning or setting up your first tank.
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    Flatworms: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty Terrifying--Part 2 and Conclusion

    Here is the conclusion of our discussion on marine aquarium flatworms and what to do or not do when you have them.
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    Flatworms: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty Terrifying, Part 1

    Learn about marine aquarium flatworms, what types there are, how to manage them, and the risks associated with them--risks to your livestock and to you, the aquarist.
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    Living the Dream: How to Get a Job in Aquaculture

    Learn all about working in aquaculture, how to find these jobs, where to look, and what qualifications you need.
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    Keeping Your Marine Fish Healthy Part 1: Separation and Sterilization

    Keeping your fish healthy is everything for the marine aquarist. Separating your fish in quarantine and sterilizing all your tools is the first step to keeping your fish disease-free. Here is information on how and why to separate your fish and how to sterilize equipment.
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    Advice to Those New to Reefkeeping From Our Elders

    Here is advice from our experienced reef aquarium experts on what to expect when you start a saltwater aquarium.
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    Why Is My Saltwater Aquarium Water Cloudy?

    Beginner Topic: Aquarists often worry if their reef aquarium becomes cloudy. Here are some common reasons why this happens and some quick and easy suggestions for fixing it.
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    Clams, The Best Food for a Reef

    Clams as food in a reef aquarium.
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    Planning and Transitioning to 500 Gallons

    Moving an entire tank of fish and corals from one tank to a larger tank has been one of the essential aspects of the hobby for as long as I can remember for many of us. Face it we all want bigger. Over the years I have done this transition a number of times, so you would think I would have it down to a science. While I did better than I have in the past, I still made some mistakes that I will point out that will hopefully reduce the likelihood of you from making them should you take on a...
  22. Are you throwing away perfectly good DI Resin?

    So your DI resin hits the dreaded 1ppm reading.. For most reefers, this is likely something they see every 6 to 12 months. They then dig through their supply closet or garage for the bag of spare DI resin to empty and refill their cartridge or order a replacement from their favorite site. You folks can likely ignore this thread!!! For others, this activity is every month or two... So why do we throw away DI resin that is capturing all but 1ppm TDS?
  23. Reefing After Dark Part 2: Bioluminescence Observations & Research

    The sight of bioluminescent light in an aquarium can be compared to an evening of watching lightning from a passing thunderstorm. There is so much mystery and intrigue behind this living light we call bioluminescence that it continues to capture my attention. My first observations of bioluminescence last year compelled me to write an article on bioluminescence in the reef aquarium. When I wrote that article, my 1600-gallon aquarium system was just under three months old, yet the life that...
  24. THE NECROSIS COASTER Step right on up!!!

    I am absolutely serious when I say that there is a full blown "psychological journey" that I go on every time I happen upon the simplest malady in one of the pieces of my collection. More often, a small bit of exposed skeleton somewhere at the base, or somewhere on the body. Or it could be simple polyp retraction, or just a general sense that something is off. It can be a ferocious and overwhelming feeling, but this is a process I have come to fully understand, and even sometimes able to...
  25. Keeping it Simple Building A New Tank

    KISS, the acronym, not the band, has often been touted as a key part of being successful long-term in this hobby. This runs hand in hand with the concept that the easier something is to do, the more likely we are to do it. And with there seemingly being something to do constantly with our tanks, it makes even more sense to keep things simple. As I am preparing to tear down my old tank and set up a new tank, I couldn’t help but notice how many things I did on my old tank that were anything...
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