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By admin - Posted Jan 14, 2002 07:00 PM
Below is a listing of all of our beginner's articles showing you how to properly start a reef aquarium and the articles are sorted by date with the newest at the top of the list.
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Beginner's Column: Getting Started

By Terry Siegel on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Terry showcases a number of ways a new reefkeeper can aquascape his or her tank.

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Beginner's Column: Filtration

By Terry Siegel on Sep 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Terry discusses common types of filtration found in reef tanks.

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Beginner's Column: Substrate

By Terry Siegel on Aug 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Substrates, oh the dilemma!

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Beginner's Column: Temperature Control

By Terry Siegel on Jul 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

The major contributors to heat in the display tank are lights, ambient temperature, and heat from pumps, especially those that are submerged. Chillers and room air conditioners work very well, but are expensive to buy and run.

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Beginner's Column: Water Circulation

By Terry Siegel on Jun 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

It is vitally important that we supply our critters with water that is constantly well oxygenated through aeration and or circulation.

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Beginner's Column: The Glass Cage

By Terry Siegel on May 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Terry starts out the new column by talking about tank selection.

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Hot Tips: How do you choose a LFS?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Apr 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on choosing a reputable local fish store.

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Hot Tips: How do you choose a LFS?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Feb 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on choosing a reputable local fish store.

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Hot Tips: Have you ever attempted to breed any of your livestock? If so what and how?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Jan 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on breeding livestock.

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Hot Tips: Have you ever attempted to breed any of your livestock? If so what and how?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on breeding livestock.

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Tips for Growing or Making your Own Tank Food

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Nov 14, 2007 at 07:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on food recipes for their tank.

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Hot Tips: Tips on Livestock and Hardware Purchasing

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Oct 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on livestock and hardware purchasing.

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Hot Tips: Tips for would-be in-wall tank builders

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on building an in-wall tank setup.

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Hot Tips: How do you control your nitrates and phosphates?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give their feedback controlling their nutrient levels.

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Hot Tips: How do you handle your tank temperature in the summer?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Jul 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give their feedback on handling the dog days of summer.

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What backup equipment do you keep for your tank in case something breaks?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Jun 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give their feedback on handling the dog days of summer.

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Hot Tips: What backup equipment do you keep for your tank in case something breaks? What equipment do you recommend everyone have as backup?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on May 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give their feedback on backup plans and backup equipment.

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Hot Tips: What camera / setup do you prefer to use to photograph your tank?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Apr 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on cameras and setups to photograph your tank.

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Hot Tips: How do you perform your waterchanges?

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Mar 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give tips on how they regularly change water in their tanks.

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Hot Tips: Bare Bottom or Sand Bottom and Why

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Feb 14, 2007 at 07:00 PM

This month, our readers give their preferences for barebottom or sandbottom in their tanks.

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