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Old 01/28/2007, 04:52 PM
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New-First Time on RC-Look Here for Answers

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

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp The New Tank Thread

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Feeding
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Quarantine Tanks
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Refugia
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Substrate Choices
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Sumps

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp The Basic Chemistry Series
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 1. Saltwater
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 2. Supplements
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 3. pH
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 4. Chemical Accumulation

Solving Common Problems

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Aiptasia Infestations
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Algal and Bacterial Problems
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp High Nitrate (also useful for red slime and similar issues)
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Low pH
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Marine Ich, Parts 1 and 2


&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Basic Lighting Information
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Facts of Light, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Bulb Comparison Pictures 1
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Bulb Comparison Pictures 2

Water Quality
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp RO/DI FAQ
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Normal Tank Water Parameters
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp What Is Seawater

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

Live Sand and Deep Sand Beds
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Sand Bed Secrets
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp How Sand Beds Really Work
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp DSB Summary

Barebottom Tanks
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp How To Go Barebottom (probably X-rated )

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Protein Skimmers
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Pumps, Parts 1, 2, and 3
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Sumps, Parts 1, 2, and 3
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Sumps (at Melev's Reef)

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Filtration Basics
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Filter This

Reef Chemistry Articles
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Reef Chemistry Series

Hitchhiker IDs
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Identification Photos
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp ReefSlides - Hitchhikers!! - Part I
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp ReefSlides - Hitchhikers!! - Part II

Quarantine and Acclimation
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp An Once of Prevention
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Acclimation

Using ReefCentral
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Searching Reefcentral
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Using Photobucket
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Adding Pictures to a Thread
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Posting Tips

More Biology
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Algae Identifier
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Feeding feather duster worms
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Host Anemones
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Marine Velvet

Some additional links by mhhauser

Finally, don't forget the wealth of information in Reefkeeping Magazine.
"Leading the information hungry reefer down the road to starvation"


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