I started putting together
for my reef aquarium early in 2008.
We made sure the house we had built, in 2007, included
a 7’-6” X 18’ room to house all
the necessary support equipment
behind the “in wall” 375 gallon
aquarium I had envisioned. This
was going to be a massive project
- but one I had been looking forward
to for years.
Early in 2006, I joined the reefing community
- I’m sure the largest, and in my
opinion, the best site on the internet
dedicated to the care and maintenance
of reef aquaria.
Once my project
actually got underway, I started
a “build thread” on the Large Reef
Tank forum on Reef Central. The
thread was to be a chronicle of
the process of designing and building
a comparatively large (for a private
home) saltwater aquarium system.
For the thread, I tried to document
the work done with step by step
details and lots and lots of images.
The result seemed to be well accepted
on the forum.
A friend suggested that it would
be a good idea to take the documentation
I had completed for the thread and
use it to fill a dedicated web site.
This web site then, is intended
to provide a source of information
for those interested in the fascinating
hobby of reef aquarium keeping.
As the site grows, I hope to add
a number of DIY projects that were
not included in the original Reef
Central thread and go into a little
more detail about others. in addition,
I will try to document my experiences
- both the good and bad - with the
500+ gallon glass reef system I
have put together over the past
year and a half. My hope is that
this information may prove useful
to others - and possibly even provide
incentive for one or two of you
to become active in the hobby.
If you should
have suggestions or critique,
please feel free to contact me at:
You can also use the contact
link at the bottom left of most
pages on the site.