Welcome to my exhaustive saltwater aquarium setup guide, for beginners and veterans alike. Many of my tips and tricks apply to freshwater aquariums too. So, stick around even if you only have freshwater tank experience. Who knows, you may even be lured over to the salty side of fish keeping.
Reefers, reefkeepers, aquarists and everyone in between will find something useful or at least amusing in this guide. I guarantee it!
I will teach you everything that you really need to know about setting up your aquarium. I’ll be focusing on the steps before adding water and livestock. This is the most important part of the journey and any mistakes made during this step can really come back and haunt you later.
This knowledge was acquired from countless forums, communities, books and my real-life experiences with the reefing hobby. Many guides read like a boring textbook or the marketing materials of a mega-corporation. I hope my guide offers a better experience than most.
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