General Saltwater Aquarium

  1. Featured

    15 Steps to Starting a Saltwater Aquarium: The Lasse Method

    Read about one man's philosophy of and instructions for setting up a saltwater tank.
  2. Featured

    Shellfish Poisoning Syndromes Part 2

    Part 2 of the Shellfish Poisoning Syndromes article.
  3. Featured

    Shellfish Poisoning Syndromes Part 1

    Read about the most common Shellfish Poisoning Syndromes, and how and why we get sick from eating shellfish.
  4. Featured

    Snorkeling in the Florida Keys

    An introduction to snorkeling in the Florida Keys written by someone who has been doing it for years.
  5. Featured

    Where Does Your Tank Receive More Light?

    An article about how we perceive light in our aquariums and why it's better not to guess on light intensity.
  6. Offshore Drilling Rigs and Artificial Reefs

    A new study by researchers at University of California at Santa Barbara discusses the science and practical aspects of turning offshore drilling rigs into permanent artificial reefs. Reef2Reef looks at the issue.
  7. Profile of a Reef Aquarist (#3)

    Read up on one of our forum members, @ca1ore, who has had saltwater aquariums for over 30 years. He talks about his successes, failures, and philosophy of reefkeeping.
  8. A Tour of the Class, Cephalopoda

    A brief look at members of the class, Cephalopoda, including the squid, octopus, and nautilus.
  9. Reefkeeping: Patience or Persistence or Something Else?

    An essay from one of our very experienced reef aquarists on what it takes to succeed in this hobby.
  10. The Curing Live Rock Bible and FAQ

    Here is a complete guide to everything related to curing live rock.
  11. Book Review--What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

    Here is a book review of Jonathan Balcombe's book, What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins.
  12. Beginner Series #2: How and Why Do Water Changes Work? What Happens If They Don't Work?

    This is the second in our Beginner Series by Dr. Greg Gdowski. Greg is going to explain the misconceptions about water changes and when dosing becomes appropriate for your tank.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?"
  15. 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...
  16. Water Change FAQ

    A water change FAQ for beginners new to saltwater aquariums.
  17. Profile of a Marine Biologist: Dr. David Obura from Kenya

    Here is a short profile of a Kenyan marine biologist, Dr. David Obura.
  18. 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.
  19. Reef2Reef FAQ #2 Freshwater Versus Saltwater

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

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

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

    Read about beachcombing on the west coast of Florida beside the Gulf of Mexico.
  23. 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.
  24. 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]
  25. Insurance Implications for Aquarists

    A short article about the insurance implications of owning a fish tank, large or small.
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