Learn the basics of reefkeeping to get started in this exciting hobby!


Primary Resources

Reef Aquarium Setup (PDF)
Simplified setup and maintenance guide.  Give this a read and find out how easy seting up a reef tank can be!

Water Parameters (PDF)
A two page guide to water parameters.  Find out what you should be testing for, why it’s important, and how to make changes.

Acclimation Procedures
How to properly introduce new fish, corals, and invertebrates to your aquarium.

Secondary Resources

Reef Aquarium Setup Guide (Charles Delbeek)
One of the best setup guides we could find. Much of the information contained in this guide is still relevant. However, there have been an impressive number of advances in equipment technology and methodologies since this was written.

Reef Keeping 101 (
An information manual for beginning reef keepers.

Saltwater Aquariums
Comprehensive information base for all things saltwater.