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  • A expansive resource of reef aquaria information. Here, you will find hundreds articles which include previous #reefs talks, a new reefkeeper guide, member-submitted articles, Aquarium Frontiers magazine index, pump selection guide, and many many more. If you have an article you would like to submit, please contact Please make sure to check's monthly periodical, Advanced Aquarist Online Magazine ( for more professional articles.
    • has amassed a huge database of the latest pumps on the market. Currently we have >100 pumps in our database. If you're looking for a pump and specs on that pump, here is the first place to look.
    • Here are a number of interesting DIY projects that were submitted by our members. If you are interested in DIY, check these out.
    • Editorials written by our members covering the aquarium trade, captive propagation, etc.
    • Have you lost or mis-placed your test kit instructions? Check here to see if we have what you need.
    • Here are a number of frequently asked questions from our readers.
    • Over the years we have featured a number of peoples' aquariums on our #reefs IRC channel. Members write up a short article on how they maintain their tank and present it online. Check the tanks out!
    • A listing of transcripts from past #reefs chatroom talks and discussions.
    • A complete link section to the now defunct Aquarium Frontiers articles in the web archives.
    • Here you will find a complete index of all the old Aquarium.Net articles. While somewhat dated, they are still a very good reference.
    • Interesting downloads that we've acquired over the years. Use at your own risk.
    • Check here if you are looking for wiring and plumbing information.
    • Various products that have been tested by people in the hobby.
    • A community of members from more than 60 countries and 48 states that have come together to share a passion for coral reef marine life. has negotiated a reduced membership cost for people that join because of
    • Over 200 articles covering every imaginable subject in marine aquarium reefkeeping. Check here for more information!
    • Below are a few of the many books and videos that reefkeepers might think of having in their library. Please support our sponsors and advertisers when purchasing books or videos for your home collection.
    • 3D models contributed by community members. If you have a model that you'd like to include, please contact us and we will add it for you. Models can be SketchUp, Blender3D, etc.
    • Archived newsletters.
  • Information on how to join our chat channel #reefs on the IRC network.
    • Click the #reefs link to join our chatroom using our java chat client.
    • You may also wish access #reefs via a dedicated chat client, such as mIRC. mIRC is a powerful, easy-to-use, customizable (and free) software to access IRC chatrooms. Click this link to view instructions on how to download, install, and configure a chat client.
  • Monthly Powerbuys for members.
  • Community calendar of events.
    • A weekend where you can see live presentations by the most widely known, well-respected authors and lecturers in the marine aquarium hobby.
    • Presented by PMASI and MASNA.
    • The Orlando Reef Caretakers Association (ORCA) announces the 2007 Southeastern Reef Conference to be held on Saturday, July 14th. Join us in Orlando for a day of live presentations by some of today's most widely known, well-respected experts and authors in the marine aquarium hobby - Julian Sprung, Eric Borneman, Sanjay Joshi and Richard Harker. Our panel of speakers will be discussing the latest information and research on marine aquarium corals and invertebrates - practical reef keeping information you can take home and use in your home aquarium. SRC is open to ALL hobbyists. You do not have to own a reef tank or belong to a local marine aquarium to attend. You are welcome to attend even if you are just interested in learning more about this fascinating hobby and how to get started. The opportunity to hear so many different speakers in one conference is typically only available at the annual MACNA or IMAC conferences in distant locations. Whether you are a seasoned aquarist or just a beginner, you should make plans today to attend SRC 2007. Admission: $35 for ORCA members, $45 for non-members. Prices include lunch.
    • "Fish Wellness" by Kelly Jedlicki. Kelly has over 15 years experience in the industry. Her "list of credits" include elected board positions such as Louisville Marine Aquarium Society President and Vice President and the Vice President of MASNA. She is an expert in the fields of Puffer Dentistry, Predatory Fish Husbandry, and Fish Diseases and Treatment. Lecturing both nationally and internationally, Kelly also has her own forum (“Disease, Health & Wellness") on the Marine Depot Forum. Kelly has presented multiple times at MACNA, a national reef keeping conference held by MASNA (
    • IMAC Chicago is over and it was a huge success. All the booths were sold out months ahead of time and everyone seemed to have a great time. Now it is time to really get working on IMAC Las Vegas on August 10, 11 and 12. You West Coast people have not had a major aquarium conference out your way in years and many East Coast people will love to come to IMAC LV for the excitement that Vegas provides. We have almost 20 speakers and over 100 exhibit booths. Rooms at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, where IMAC is being held, are just $99/nite. Conference registration is just $155 but it goes up on July 1, so hurry. You can even book extra days at the $99 rate if you want to extend your stay. Our room block includes rooms for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday but not for extra days so you should hurry to get them. Vegas hotels always fill up quickly. And the $99 rate is only guaranteed until July 9th.
    • Ocean’s Floor / OFA Corals and CMAS (Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society) are pleased to be hosting Fragapalooza Fest 2007. We are privileged to have four amazing speakers for the event this year. Dr. Ron Shimek, Steven Pro, Kelly Jedlicki and Rod Buehler will all be giving multiple talks. We are going to have several vendors showing off their new products as well as a frag swap going on throughout the weekend. Our event will kick off Friday night with our welcome barbeque sponsored by CMAS. Saturday will kick off the lectures, a massive frag swap and a chance to see what vendors have to offer the marine hobbyist. Saturday evening we will have a small event open to the first fifty people who sign up that will be catered by Bob Chin’s. This event gives you a chance to talk with our speakers and possibly get some books autographed (along with eating amazing food). The goal for Fragapalooza is for marine hobbyists to be able to have a great educational experience, find some great frags and most importantly enjoy the hobby and have fun. Ocean’s Floor / OFA Corals and CMAS hope you will be able to join us and add to what we hope will be an exceptional event.
    • At the International Marine Aquarium Conference the speakers will be covering all the latest information and research on marine aquarium fish, corals and invertebrates. Meet with them socially, see exhibits by some of the foremost manufacturers and dealers in the aquarium hobby, and get some great deals on conference specials.
    • Marine Aquarium Expo” (MAX), is southern California’s premier indoor consumer- tradeshow, bringing together manufacturers, retailers, and saltwater enthusiasts from all over the nation into one giant, centralized location. More than 100 booths fill 22,000 square feet of exhibitor floor space plus another 7,000 sq. ft. of covered courtyard to accommodate speakers, raffle drawings, and various workshops. MAX is the perfect venue to see the latest innovative products and offerings as well as the most progressive enterprises in the marine aquarium business!
    • Mike Paletta - "Propagation and Coloration in SPS Corals". Followed by Jon's Students presenting "What is Happening at E.O.Smith". Then the Raffle which will include a PFO's new Galileo LED lighting system, a filter, hundres of $$$ of gift certificates, over a dozen coral and frags and more.
    • Guest Speakers: Dr. James Fatherree, Dr. James Cervino. And as usual, admission includes: Manhattan Reefs Frag Auction, Reef Pest Inspection Station, Equipment demonstrations, Livestock vendors, Several group buys, Food, snacks, soft drinks, Baggies, rubber bands, warmed saltwater. Due to University security requirements, you MUST preregister by RSVPing. You must pay in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door.
    • We are pleased to announce the first Raleigh Aquarium Society Swap meet. Due to the phenomenal success of our annual auctions and a very active membership we have decided to put together a swap meet for all our members, friends and supporters.
    • Midwest Frag Fest is the premier coral conference across the midwest. Frag Fest 2008 will be held on May 3rd and 4th at the Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center located just off of I-90 in Rockford IL. Our goal is not only to provide both hobbyists and vendors across the region with the best experience at an event of this type, but to donate a portion of the proceeds towards reef conservation and also give back to the community. Admission will be discounted with the donation of canned goods for a local food pantry.
    • Friday: The native fish collecting trip will be during the day and our Marine Aquarium presentations will be that night. So far we know we have Brian Plankis of Project DIBS speaking and we are in the process of confirming our second speaker. There will also likely be a frag swap and fragging demonstrations that night. More details will follow. Saturday: Saturday will include several freshwater fish and plant presentations as well as some general presentations which pertain to both freshwater and marine aquaria. More details will follow. Sunday: This is our annual auction of fish, plants, corals, inverts, dry goods, tanks, and anything else aquarium related. Anyone is welcome to buy or sell. A portion of all proceeds go to benefit The Raleigh Aquarium Society and costs related to the workshop.
    • This 2008 Coral Farmers Market sanctioned event is the third annual event run by the SouthWestern Coral Farmers Market company. We now have confirmed reservations for 35 coral farming and exhibiting vendors who will be selling or displaying their captive grown, cultured corals or reef related products to the public. This is scheduled to be the largest Coral Farmers Market event to date. This will also be one of the largest displays of the absolute best exotic captive grown corals ever presented to the buying public. We expect at least 400 total attendees.
    • You are invited to a Marine Conference in Ct on Sunday April 13th from 9-5. Our speakers will be: Adam Blundell, Mystic Aquarium, Joe Burger and James Fatherree. The price is only $25 and includes lunch. It will be topped off with a great raffle. We hope to see you there.
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  • Here you will find many surveys for our members.
  • A huge collection of links from across the hobby.
  • So you have been wondering who these mysterious people are that bring,, and, and #reefs to you? Well no need to wonder any more, all is revealed below, finally you can put a "face" to the nicks...
  • Here you will find general information about our website.
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