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Aquarium Resources

The home aquarium hobby can seem somewhat complicated for those who are just starting out. Good information can be hard to find if you don't know where to look. This aquarium resources page contains links to information for the marine aquarium hobby. These recommended sources include online information services, online aquarium magazines, and some of the most popular aquarium books. We are always on the lookout for more great resources to add. If you know of any good aquarium resources that are not represented here, please send an e-mail and we will consider adding the resource to this page.

Aquaria Central

Aquaria Central is one of the largest aquarium forums on the Web. The forum features thousands of posts offering help for both freshwater and saltwater aquarium keeping. Saltwater topics include General Marine, Marine Reef Keeping, Marine Invertebrates, Marine Equipment, and Saltwater Illnesses and Diseases. They also feature a classifieds section.

Reef Builders

Reef Builders is the original and longest running saltwater fish blog, providing news and information regarding the saltwater aquatics industry. They cover reef subjects like aquascaping, reef tanks, and LED aquarium lighting. They also feature a discussion forum with a wide array of topics about saltwater and marine reef aquariums.

Reef Central

Reef Central is an online community where quality information about the marine and reef aquarium hobby can be exchanged among all levels of hobbyist from beginner to advanced. Their forums contain thousands of messages in dozens of topics including general interest, marine fish, coral, invertebrates, and other special interests.

Reef Frontiers

Reef Frontiers is a premium online community and an excellent source for information on the Internet to help you be successful in Reef and Aquarium care. The site features dozens of forums with thousands of messages about topics including reef tanks, nano reefs, marine fish, and corals. They also host forums for several aquarium clubs.

Reef Sanctuary

Reef Frontiers is a premium online community and an excellent source for information on the Internet to help you be successful in Reef and Aquarium care. Their discussion forums cover a wide range of topics including reef aquariums, equipment, and livestock. They also host a few forums for several aquarium clubs.

Reefs.org

Reefs.org is an online interactive community dedicated to the education of marine aquarists worldwide. Established in 1997, Reefs.org continues to pioneer the format for online marine aquarist communities. Their discussion forums cover a range of topics including marine fish, coral, nano reefs, fish and coral propagation, and photography.

The Reef Tank

The Reef Tank is a large forum featuring a wide range of topics dealing specifically with saltwater and coral reef aquariums. Topics include Reefing Equipment, Nano Reefs, Do It Yourself Projects, Fish, Corals, Livestock and Breeding, and much, much more. They also host a number of special areas for aquarium clubs across the country.

Reef Tools

Reef Tools Live is an interactive online reef community. They offer an extensive online forum as well as information about aquarium suppliers, vendors, and manufactures. The discussion forums cover both beginner and advanced topics including reef aquariums, reef chemistry, equipment, lighting, photography, and livestock.

Reef to Reef

Reef2Reef is a reef forum community of saltwater aquarium hobbyists. Their goal is to provide a friendly place to discuss and ask questions pertaining to the marine and saltwater reef aquarium hobby. If you love your aquarium, corals, fish, and friendly discussion then R2R is the reef forum for you. Registration is free.

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Advanced Aquarist Magazine

Advanced Aquarist

Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to the saltwater aquarist, is published monthly by Pomacanthus Publications, Inc. A central goal of this publication is to promote exchange between the scientific community and amateur aquarists, for the benefit of both disciplines and the environment. To achieve our combined goals of greater understanding of the natural world and honing our husbandry skills we will rely heavily on science and scientists. Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine will always emphasize protection and understanding of the natural environment.

   
Coral Magazine

Coral Magazine

Hailed by critics as "the world’s best reefkeeping magazine," CORAL is written by leading aquarium experts and marine biologists, lavishly illustrated with breathtaking images, and filled with ideas and inspiration for beginning to expert aquarists. Every big issues brings you fish & invertebrate species profiles, reef life rarities world-class aquarium systems, marine aquarium tips for beginners, tropical travel & discovery, thought-provoking News, portraits, interviews, technology updates, and much more.

   
Reef Hobbyist Magazine

Reef Hobbyist Magazine

Reef Hobbyist Magazine is a reef-focused magazine that teaches hobbyists of all levels how to succeed at reef-keeping. The magazine is published in print in the U.S. and is also available online for free to hobbyists through its website. There is also a Chinese version published for readers in Asia. Having an emphasis on responsible reef-keeping, many of the articles offer information on captive breeding and propagation of reef fish and corals. The hard copy magazine comes out quarterly and can be found in over 1,000 local fish stores.

   
Reefs Magazine

Reefs Magazine

Reefs Magazine is an excellent free online aquarium magazine that offers a variety of articles on subjects including information about marine fish and corals, equipment and lighting, diseases and treatments, and much more. The magazine is published quarterly and features articles written by experts in the saltwater and coral reef communities.

   
Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine

Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine

The World's Leading Aquarium Magazine for Over Half a Century, has been the best source of accurate, fascinating, up-to-the-minute information on the aquarium hobby, from small freshwater tanks to wall-sized reef tanks and even beautifully landscaped garden ponds. Now TFH is better than ever, with expert authors and world-class photography sure to educate and entertain hobbyists from beginner to experts month after month.

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Dr. Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes

Dr. Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes

Author: Warren E. Burgess
Publisher: TFH Publications

Brilliant photography by the world's best underwater photographers and leading international aquarists highlights detailed profiles of more than 500 species of reef aquarium fishes in this new title in the Microcosm/T.F.H. Professional Series.

   
The Conscientious Marine Aquarist

The Conscientious Marine Aquarist

Author: Robert M. Frenner
Publisher: TFH Publications

A bestseller since it first published in 1998, The Conscientious Marine Aquarist is one of the best-respected, time-tested, hands-on marine aquarium books ever published. This indispensable guide spotlights scientific research performed by leading authorities that deals with various aspects of biology, ecology, systematics, and conservation.

   
The New Marine Aquarium

The New Marine Aquarium

Author: Michael S. Paletta
Publisher: TFH Publications

This book helps newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques and offers an easy-to-follow route to long-term success with live rock, appropriate equipment, aquascaping, disease prevention, and essential husbandry techniques.

   
The New Reef Aquarium

The New Reef Aquarium

Author: Mr Laurren J Schmoyer
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Over 25 years of working with reef,s Laurren Schmoyer has discovered many hidden secrets and has finally created a blue print to help you build your own amazing living reef aquarium! His book is packed with pictures to guide you through each step in creating, stocking and caring for your reef.

   
A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes

A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes

Author:  Scott W. Michael
Publisher: Microcosm

Brilliant photography by the world's best underwater photographers and leading international aquarists highlights detailed profiles of more than 500 species of reef aquarium fishes in this new title in the Microcosm/T.F.H. Professional Series.

   
Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

Author:  Gregory Skomal
Publisher: For Dummies

This book demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals.

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Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History

Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History

Author:  Eric H. Borneman
Publisher: Microcosm Ltd

Designed to help new and experienced aquarists to select the most appropriate corals for their systems and to provide guidance in keeping them healthy for the long term, this all-new book is packed with the advice of a seasoned coral keeper.

   
The Nano-Reef Handbook

The Nano-Reef Handbook

Author: Chris R. Brightwell
Publisher: TFH Publications

This book covers a wide range of topics including the importance of water quality, tips on maintaining stable water parameters, components of a nano-reef and how to choose the appropriate aquarium and equipment, which fish and invertebrates are best for these types of tanks, and much more.

   
The Reef Aquarium Volume 1

The Reef Aquarium Volume 1

Author: Charles Delbeek and Julian Sprung
Publisher: Ricordea Publishing

This book is considered by may to be the "bible" on the subject of Reef Aquarium keeping, covering the biology of coral reefs and relating it to the biological, chemical, and physical parameters considered when creating a reef aquarium.

   
The Reef Aquarium Volume 2

The Reef Aquarium Volume 2

Author: J. Charles Delbeek
Publisher: Ricordea Publishing

This second volume in the series features the anemones and soft corals associated with reefs, detailing their biology and husbandry requirements, and featuring numerous species descriptions, with the benefit of wonderful color photographs.

   
The Reef Aquarium Volume 3

The Reef Aquarium Volume 3

Author: Julian Sprung
Publisher: Two Little Fishies

This third volume in The Reef Aquarium series, provides the most thorough description of the science behind the creation of a captive reef, and critically reviews and explains the different philosophical approaches to reef aquarium design.

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