Advanced Topic Handy links

Discussion in 'Advanced Topics' started by Reef Maniac, 8 Jan 2008.

  1. Reef Maniac

    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    Having posted a lot of links to interesting articles lately, I thought it would be a good idea to post a "links page", with links to some of my articles (marked with *), and to info which I consider as being "Definitive" for our hobby.

    Feel free to add links if you have any, and I will move them up into the correct category :) - also feel free to disagree on any link being "definitive", and if I'm convinced I will gladly remove it...

    Starting in the hobby:

    So, you want to start with Marines? *

    Filtration:

    The complete Nitrogen Cycle

    Filtration in marine aquaria *

    Reef Aquaria as Ecosystems - by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com

    Down the Drain, Exports from Reef Aquaria by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com

    Live Rock As A Biological Filter: Hit or Myth? by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D.. - Reefkeeping.com

    Applications of Sand in Reef Aquariums: Theory and Practice by Eric Borneman - Reefkeeping.com

    How Sandbeds REALLY Work by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com

    Are Plenums obsolete - Another viewpoint part 1, by Rob Toonen, Ph.D - Seabay article

    Are Plenums obsolete - Another viewpoint part 2, by Rob Toonen, Ph.D - Seabay article

    Granular Activated Carbon: Part 1, by Richard Harker - Reefs.org article

    Granular Activated Carbon: Part 2, by Richard Harker - Reefs.org article

    Skimmers:

    Skimming Basics 101: Understanding Your Skimmer by Frank Marini, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com

    What is Skimming? by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    DIY Calcium Reactor:

    DJ88's Calcium Reactor - DIY!

    Sumps:

    Reefkeeping 101: Sumps - Reefkeeping.com


    Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration:

    Reverse Osmosis/Deionization Systems to Purify Tap Water for Reef Aquaria by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    Tank Chemistry:

    Calcium and Alkalinity

    An Improved Do-it-Yourself Two-Part Calcium and Alkalinity Supplement System by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    Solving calcium and alkalinity problems

    The Relationship Between Alkalinity and pH by Randy Holmes-Farley - Advanced Aquarist.com

    ORP and the Reef Aquarium by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    Clams Direct :: View topic - Water chemistry guidelines

    Silicon - Foe or Friend by Craig Bingman, Ph.D - Reefs.org article

    Low pH: Causes and Cures by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    High pH: Causes and Cures by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    What Your Grandmother Never Told You About Lime by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    The Degradation of Limewater in Air by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    Optimum Parameters:

    Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    What is Seawater? by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    Whar are Natural Reef Salinities and Temperatures... really... and does it matter by Ron Schimek, Ph.D - Archived Aquarium Frontiers article

    Reef Tank Temperatures, Another View by Richard Harker - Archived Aquarium Frontiers article

    Lighting:

    Thoughts on Reef Aquarium Lighting… Keep Your Eye on the Prize! by Anthony Calfo - Reefkeeping.com

    Coral Photoacclimation by Andrew Trevor-Jones - Reefkeeping.com

    Stony Coral Pigments, Algae Pigments and Captive Lighting by Steve Tyree - Reefs.org

    Underwater Lighting Conditions - Reef Keeping Online

    Lighting the Reef Tank: A Primer for Beginners - Reefkeeping.com

    Water movement:

    Water flow calculator *

    An Overview of Powerhead Choices Available to the Reef Hobbyist - ReefKeeping.com

    Pressure vs. Head - Keidel plumbing

    Technical information about pumps and pump theory (only for the very technically inclined...)

    Aquarium Water pumps: Operation, Selection and Installation

    General husbandry and maintenance:

    Water Changes in Reef Aquaria by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    Mything the Point: Part One by Eric Borneman - Reefkeeping.com

    Tank construction:

    Glass thickness calculator *

    Feeding:

    The Nutrient Dynamics of Coral Reefs: Part I, Biogeochemical Cycles by Chris Jury - Reefkeeping.com

    The Nutrient Dynamics of Coral Reefs: Part II, The Oceanic System

    The Nutrient Dynamics of Coral Reefs: Part III, Land and Sea

    The Nutrient Dynamics of Coral Reefs: Part IV, The Sky Above


    The Breeder's Net by Frank Marini & Dwayne Sapp (breeding copepods, etc.)

    Tank inhabitants:

    Organism selection for Marine Aquaria (This is a MUST READ!)

    Identification:

    Marine Life Photography (Photos of 100's of species of fish, corals, algae, etc)

    Fish:

    Breeding Clarkii Clownfish

    Corals:

    Aquarium invertebrates

    Unusual Stony Coral Propagation Techniques by Adam Cesnales and Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

    Clams:

    Clams Direct :: View topic - Tridacnid clam ID made easy (submitted by Sunburst)

    Other invertebrates:

    Mantis Shrimps:


    Roy's List of Stomatopods for the Aquarium

    Cuttlefish:

    Cuttlefish Army - Reefkeeping.com

    Algae:

    Beyond the Refugium: A Macroalgae Primer by Sarah Lardizabal - Reefkeeping.com

    'Bubble' Alage: Selected Descriptions, Controls and Comments by Horge Cortes-Jorge, Jr. - Reefkeeping.com

    ... more to follow :):) :whistling:
     
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  3. Reef Maniac

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    No, I don't mind at all :)

    Guys, as far as I'm concerned, this forum is for everyone, and I learn as much from it as anyone else - so feel free to post links, articles, etc. directly to this thread. I will look at it when time allows, and then move it up to the correct category if I think it's suitable (else I will delete it...). Alternatively, as Jacquesb suggested, PM me the link, and I will do the dirty work :whistling:

    Hennie
     
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    Good read

    interesting read
     
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