Guide for Starting a Reef Tank

Whether your new to the hobby or you’ve never owned an aquarium, there’s never been a more exciting time to dive into the watery world of Reef Aquariums. From advancements in tank setups, to the growing online communities dedicated to this beautiful hobby, millions of reef tank admirers are taking the leap from observer to full-blown aquarists.

Making the decision to branch out into this underwater world of vibrant colors and mysterious creatures is a monumental step. Regardless of why you’re interested in becoming an official Reefer, the benefits of running and maintaining your own slice of the ocean are universal.

However, to start enjoying the emotional and visual benefits of reef aquariums, you have to first start! Taking the first steps is always the hardest. What tank should you buy? How do you keep coral thriving? What about water parameters, algae growth and lighting?

Like many before you, getting started can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Unlike so many Reefers who’ve taken the dive into this invigorating hobby, you don’t have to dive into the unknown sea of reef tanks alone.

Learn From Our Years of Experience and Passion –

Detroit Aquarium Company began with a desire to educate all who are interested about the joys of this wonderful hobby. We understand how intimidating taking the first steps are, but we also know that with the right information, what feels daunting quickly becomes delightful!

It’s with this passion we’ve crafted the essential guide for beginner aquarists. From learning how to select your ideal tank, to detailed advice for coral health, you’ll uncover the latest techniques and time-honored tips to creating a vibrantly healthy aquarium, regardless of your experience.

Before you dive into our growing library of guides, let us be the first to welcome you to the wonderful world of Reefing! As always, we’re here to help you in any way possible. If you have a question, or need additional information, head on over to our Facebook and send us a message.