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Coral banded shrimp on coralsReeftime.com welcomes you to our new site. It is our mission to provide the most comprehensive collection of reef tank related information available on the Internet. Please feel free to take a look around at some of the sites features including our online aquarium capacity calculators, marine fish species database, DIY projects, reef related articles and more. As always, if you have a suggestion about how we can improve our site, please feel free to contact me any time.

 

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How I Do Reef Tank Water Changes

I guess for most people this is not what I would call an exciting subject. Just remember, there are people out there entering the hobby who really don't know about any type of tank upkeep, and really need to know, before they buy their first fish. Read more...

 

How Does an Overflow Box Work?

Just how does an overflow box work, and why doesn't it overflow on my carpet? Well here I will explain the general principals of how an overflow works, and how it controls itself. After all, if they were that unreliable, nobody would use them! Read more...

 

The Reef Keepers Glossary

I'm sure you've seen them, and perhaps they have left you puzzled. Don't worry, its not our own secret language. Well, then again maybe it is. As with any hobby on the internet, you're bound to run into shorthand, terms, and abbreviations that leave you at sea. Read more...

 

The Coral Propagation or Frag Tank

Propagated corals can easily be placed within the main system from which they are propagated. There they can be allowed to grow out, to be sold or traded at a later date. However, for the more serious coral propagation farmer finding room within the main display system may quickly become a problem. Read more...

 

 

We have recently added a reef chemistry calculator to help you calculate the proper amount of additives to use in your reef tank to achieve the desired levels of calcium, magnesium and alkalinity.

Daughter Pointing at a Sawtooth Shark

Here is a photo of me holding my daughter up at Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN. As you can see she absolutely loved the sawtooth sharks. I would highly recommend Ripley's Aquarium to any reef enthusiats. The next few photos of the week will feature shots from our trip there.

Modifying an Eclipse Hood for Compact Fluorescent Lighting

Here's what we need to start: a Marineland Eclipse 1TL (we use the TL - twin light version because it has ample room for the bulbs.  It might be possible to do a similar mod with the single light version, but we haven't tried it) Read more...

 

DIY Reef Tank Stand with Hood

This stand was built using nothing more than a hammer, screw-driver hand-saw and sand paper. Ok, I used a paint brush to put on the stand and varnish. Trust me when I say that I'm not very skilled when it comes to working with tools. Read more...

 

Frozen Reef Food Recipe

There are many basic recipes available for creating your own foods for your fish and invertebrates, even the filter-feeding ones. Some are more practical than others. Read more...

 

How to Make a Surge Bucket

This surge bucket was designed to provide a periodic surge of water motion in holding systems or aquariums which contain small polyp stony corals. It operates through the use of two floats which open a toilet bowl flapper. Read more...

 

 

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