General Saltwater Aquarium

  1. 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. [URL]https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/introducing-the-wwc-official-coral-club.419912/[/URL]
  2. 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.
  3. Ultimate Fail: What NOT To Do!

    Do you know that feeling? That feeling when you know something bad is happening in your tank and you don’t know what to do about it? That panic deep in your gut that says “ACTION! You must do something about this NOW!” We’ve all had that feeling at least once. The fear of losing $1000 or more of fish and coral because you didn’t act on a problem fast enough is a real one. The problem here is that nothing good in this hobby happens fast. This is a saying we have all heard and it’s true. So...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reef2Reef FAQ #1: Substrates

    A beginner FAQ on substrates complete with the most common questions that we get in the forum.
  7. The Curing Live Rock Bible and FAQ

    Here is a complete guide to everything related to curing live rock.
  8. Profile of a Marine Biologist: Dr. David Obura from Kenya

    Here is a short profile of a Kenyan marine biologist, Dr. David Obura.
  9. Featured

    Ammonia & Your Tank's Own Nitrogen Cycle

    Understanding the role of ammonia in your saltwater tank's nitrogen cycle.
  10. 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.
  11. Featured

    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.
  12. Tigger-Pods (Tigriopus californicus): addressing the cold water myth

    top frustrations is the myth that Tigriopus californicus are a "cold water species". I hear this from store owners and hobbyists ALL the time. This copepod is eurythermal. For those of you that don’t know the term, it describes an organism able to tolerate a wide range of temperatures. Tigriopus californicus is both euryhaline and eurythermal, withstanding and remaining active in salinities from 4ppt (Vittor 1971) to 102ppt (Egloff 1967) and temperatures from 4C (39.2F) (Vittor 1971) to over...
  13. You're Not Powerless: Surviving a Power Interruption

    Power interruptions are a fact of life. While some people may never experience one, most of us will, and it will pay to be prepared. Even if you’re an experienced aquarist with many years of success, my hope is that some of these ideas will be novel and provoke innovative thinking. With preparation in mind, here are some tips that could be useful.
  14. Yes, Reef Aquariums inspire action.

    Lauren grew up about two hours from where I did, in what is still considered Western Maryland. Both of us lived far from a seashore and made yearly family trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Outer Banks is a rich seaside community with a diverse abundance of oceanic life. Much of that life is highlighted at the Outer Banks Aquarium in Kill Devil Hills. Lauren was always interested in marine life, from catching crabs on the sand as a little girl, to studying my aquarium when she...
  15. Reef Aquarium Rock Explained, Part 1

    Part 1 of a discussion on reef aquarium rock for the beginner. This part covers live rock basics.
  16. 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.
  17. A Tour of the Class, Cephalopoda

    A brief look at members of the class, Cephalopoda, including the squid, octopus, and nautilus.
  18. Shellfish Poisoning Syndromes Part 1

    Read about the most common Shellfish Poisoning Syndromes, and how and why we get sick from eating shellfish.
  19. Siri Control of Apex (SCA) without HomeBridge

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

    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.
  21. ReefStock 2017: Denver Reefing is Going Strong, 10 Years On

    ReefStock is an annual reef conference in Denver, Colorado which is one of the most influential and longest running events of its kind in the world. But reef shows don't have to be huge to be great, and ReefStock is a great example of that. ReefStock, the official Reef Builders event, is coming up on its tenth show in a few weeks, and we hope to see you there.
  22. The Tidal 55 by Seachem- Review

    Seachem has come out with a new hang on back filter for both fresh and saltwater applications. I spent some time with the Seachem rep who took me on a tour of this filter and pretty much sold me on it. Now that I have one, I want to tell you what my thoughts are on it.
  23. Refugium Lighting

    Refugiums are a great way to grow Algae for filtration, food, and provide excellent breeding grounds for pods, shrimp, and anything else that would otherwise be destroyed in your Display tank. Refugiums are not always designed for filtration. Some are designed purely for visual enjoyment and others are home to coral frags as they grow larger. They also make great Time Out spots for bad fish and are good places for injured fish to heal, but remember these are connected to your Display tank so...
  24. CYANORRA SUCKER: Getting Rid Of Cyanobacteria Algae

    Cyanobacteria is said to be responsible for the end of Oxygen intolerant life forms on the planet Earth. Before our atmosphere was extremely low on Oxygen. The Bacteria is photosynthetic, which means it turns light into energy, making Oxygen as a biproduct. After the Cyanobacterias first Earthly epidemic the composition of our atmosphere transformed into the Oxygen rich air we know today. Today’s plants are even thought to have evolved from early forms of Cyanobacteria. This photosynthetic...
  25. The 2017 Mr. Saltwater Tank V.I.P. Trip

    Reef2Reef is all about finding and sharing unique content and we've come across a very unique opportunity to see the animals in your tank, in the ocean! Mark Callahan, aka “Mr. Saltwater Tank” has put together a trip tailored for reef junkies and he promises your non-reef junkie spouse won’t get bored as the trip takes place on a private island in Fiji.
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