Welcome to the Beginner’s Saltwater Tank FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). This page will contain many of the common questions that flood popular reef keeping communities. There is no shame in being new to the saltwater aquarium hobby. Asking a lot of questions is completely normal and should be expected as a vital part of learning the reefing hobby.
Unfortunately, some senior members of the reefing communities have grown frustrated over the never-ending stream of repeating questions from new reefers. This results in grumpy old reef keepers leaving snarky responses to the many of the posts created by beginners.
This page will be constantly updated with new questions and should be shared with anyone new to the saltwater aquarium hobby. Sending a new reef tank hobbyist to this resource page will always be more helpful than leaving that passive-aggressive reply in their forum post. Don’t forget, everyone in our saltwater aquarium community started out as a newbie too.