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Which pieces of equipment are deemed necessary or optional when starting a saltwater aquarium system? Find out by browsing these filters, heaters, lights, pumps, test kits, sea salt mixes and other equipment and supply categories listing to get more information.
  1. Buyer's Guide Index (758)
  2. DIY Aquarium Projects Index
  3. Aquarium/Tank Styles (26)
  4. Chiller Setups
  5. Food & Feeders (0)
  6. Denitrator Setups
  7. Emergency Power Sources (5)
  8. Equipment Setup Polls
  9. Filters & Filtration Setups
  10. Heaters and Heating Issues (17)
  11. Lights Setups
  12. Live Rock Setups
  13. Live Sand Setups
  14. Optional Equipment Index (17)
  15. Ozone/UV Sterilizer Setups
  16. Pump Setups (Air & Water) (11)
  17. Quarantine Tank Setups
  18. Reactor Setups
  19. Refugium Tank Setups
  20. About Sea Salt Mixes
  21. Skimmers Setups
  22. Sump & Overflow Box Setups (8)
  23. About Test Kits
  24. Wavemaker & Surge Setups

Top Saltwater Aquarium Filters and Filtration Products
Read product descriptions, shop and compare prices on all types of aquarium filters and filtration products considered to be top pick items to buy.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are an essential electrical component of your aquarium system. Inexpensive and easy to install, these little devices can prevent electrical fires and serious injury or death.

Equipment & System Set Up Polls
Polls are a good way to get a consensus by the highest tally of votes what pieces of equipment, brands or types of supplies, choice of system set ups and other aquarium keeping decisions aquarists have made most often. Not only that, but by taking the time to participate in them, you are sharing information on the choices you have made for your system as well.

Top 10 1 to 50 Gallon Aquariums
Whether you are a beginner looking for your first tank, or an experienced aquarist contemplating creating a quick and easy micro or mini reef tank or a refugium, one of these top pick aquariums between 1 to 50 gallons in size might work for you.

What Is A "Berlin/Live Rock Filter"?
Berlin Live Rock filters have been used for years in reef tank systems. This filtration system is most popular with reef tank purists, but its simplicity and low cost makes it a winner for beginners and experts alike.

Reef System Lighting - What To Buy and Why
Don Carner discusses about Reef System Lighting: What to Buy & Why - Using Pre-Manufactured Hoods on Reefs, the pros and cons of using Metal Halides and Power Compacts.

How To Clean & Rejuvenate Old Air Stones
Save some pennies by learning how to clean and rejuvenate old clogged air stones to reuse them with these simple instructions from your Guides.

FAQ - Quarantine tank benefits?
FAQ - What are the benefits of having a quarantine tank, and is it necessary to have one?

Choose a Filtration System In 5 Easy Steps
Some people choose their filtration system, then design their aquarium system around it. This method helps you design your filtration to fit your tank and the way you want it to look.

What is a Sump? Do You Need One?
Your About Guides explain what a sump is, how it is used, the many designs and set ups one has to choose from, and what benefits it can provide your system.

UV Sterilization: What is it and How is it Used?
From your About Guides Article Archive, a discussion on what UV sterilization is, how UV sterilizers work and are used in a saltwater aquarium, as well as what the pros and cons are of using this type of filtration for treating aquarium water and disease.

Saltwater Aquarium Pump Setups (Air & Water)
There are many types of pumps used in saltwater aquariums. Some serve a specific purpose, while others can be used for multiple jobs. Learn all about air, powerhead, water and other types of pumps, how they work and ways to install or plumb them into your system.

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