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WaterKeeper 01/28/2007 03:52 PM

Newbies starting a new tank, read here!
New here and have a question. RC has many forums to help you enjoy this great hobby. Listed below are some key articles geared to the novice reefer. Check them out and if you can't find the answer here then ask away on the New to the Hobby forum. RC has many experienced reefers who are only to glad to help you find a solution to your reefing problems and concerns.

Thanks to Jonathan Bertoni and Team RC for help with this list.

Setting Up a New Tank

The New Tank Thread
Setting Up a New Tank--Needs to Consider
HOW TO SET UP A TANK, condensed verions (retitled)
Basic Testing Needs
Quarantine Tanks
Substrate Choices
Capn Hylinur's Log
Tips and Tricks on Creating Amazing Aquascapes

The Basic Chemistry Series

1. Saltwater
2. Supplements
3. pH
4. Chemical Accumulation
Dirt-simple chemistry MUST-knows for tank health

Solving Common Problems

Aiptasia Infestations
Algal and Bacterial Problems
High Nitrate (also useful for red slime and similar issues)
Low pH
Marine Ich, Parts 1 and 2
Synopsis of Ich Treatment Methods
Carpet-surfing: jumping fish and how to prevent them...
Cyanobacteria: how to fix it.
***ICH: HOW TO TREAT: Marine ICH(cryptocaryon irritans)


Tank Sizes


Basic Lighting Information
The T5 Q&A Thread
Facts of Light, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4
Bulb Comparison Pictures

Water Quality
Normal Tank Water Parameters
What Is Seawater

Live Rock
Beginners' Guide to Live Rock
Let's Rock

Live Sand and Deep Sand Beds
How Sand Beds Really Work
DSB Summary

Barebottom Tanks
How To Go Barebottom (probably X-rated :D)

Protein Skimmers
Pumps, Parts 1, 2, and 3
Sumps, Parts 1, 2, and 3

Filtration Basics
Filter This

Reef Chemistry Articles
Reef Chemistry by Randy Holmes-Farley

Hitchhiker IDs
[ ReefSlides - Hitchhikers!! - Part II
Pix & ID: Critters that come in your rocks: the good and the bad.

Quarantine and Acclimation
An Ounce of Prevention
An uncycled qt and emergencies: perfectly safe and works if...
Guide to setup a Quarantine Tank (QT).

Using ReefCentral
RC Acronym List
Searching Reefcentral
Posting Tips
How to Post Photos on Reefcentral
Previous TOTM Winners

More Biology
Algae Identifier
Feeding feather duster worms
Host Anemones
Marine Velvet
Some additional links by mhhauser
Difficult and special Care Fish and Inverts
PLEASE check out your intended fish purchases here first!

Finally, don't forget the wealth of information in Reefkeeping Magazine.

WaterKeeper 05/23/2009 03:29 PM

Do you think I need to add some of those rating stars to this thread to get the Newbies to read it?

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