General Saltwater Aquarium

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    Estimating Light Intensity at Various Depths in an Aquarium

    A new article by Dana Riddle on Estimating Light Intensity at Various Depths in an Aquarium.
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    Beginner Series #1: What Is Your Actual Water Volume?

    This is the first part of our new Beginner Series on the How, What, and Why of Reef Aquariums. #1 is "What Is Your Actual Water Volume?"
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    Water Change FAQ

    A water change FAQ for beginners new to saltwater aquariums.
  4. Featured

    Profile of a Marine Biologist: Dr. David Obura from Kenya

    Here is a short profile of a Kenyan marine biologist, Dr. David Obura.
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    Acro Al and Tridacna Clams or A Clam Is a Clam Is a Clam

    Read about Acro Al, who is breeding Tridacna clams at home, in Australia.
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    The Other Way to Run a Reef Tank (no Quarantine)

    The other way to run a reef tank (No Quarantine) I was asked by my friend Humblefish to start a thread on my practices of running a tank with no quarantine, hospital tanks, medications, dipping or almost anything else. It is "not" just to take a fish from a store and drop it in your reef because that fish will probably die. You may not see many spots on fish in a store because just about all stores use medications in their tanks to suppress the parasites. They have to because they get new...
  7. Reef2Reef FAQ #2 Freshwater Versus Saltwater

    If you're a freshwater aquarist considering moving to the salty side, this FAQ is for you.
  8. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Reef Style

    Reef2Reef's version of the famous Christmas poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Merry Christmas
  9. Reef2Reef's First Ever Crossword: Reef Magic

    Ready for some holiday fun? Here's R2R's first ever reef crossword puzzle.
  10. A Day in the Life of a Beachcomber

    Read about beachcombing on the west coast of Florida beside the Gulf of Mexico.
  11. Acronyms, Abbreviations, Vocabulary, and Slang for the Reef Aquarist, Revised December 2018

    This is an effort to create one master list of acronyms and vocabulary for the reef aquarists from several previous lists published in different places.
  12. 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]
  13. Insurance Implications for Aquarists

    A short article about the insurance implications of owning a fish tank, large or small.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Reef Aquarium Rock Explained, Part 1

    Part 1 of a discussion on reef aquarium rock for the beginner. This part covers live rock basics.
  19. 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.
  20. Reef2Reef FAQ #1: Substrates

    A beginner FAQ on substrates complete with the most common questions that we get in the forum.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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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