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New to TRT? Stop here first to say hi, introduce yourself, and tell us about your tanks and experience and maybe what you hope to get out of our community.
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Freshwater Discussion

A place to discuss fresh and brackish water tanks and ponds.
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Front Page News

Have a news item related to reefing that you'd like to contribute? Submit your news article here. All posts must be approved before appearing on the index page.
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Reef Discussion Forums

General Reef Discussion

In this forum we discuss issues related to keeping marine and reef aquariums in a friendly flame-free environment.
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The THINK Tank

We'll be debating reefing topics in this forum. Come ask the tough questions.
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Tank Specs

Please give us your tank specs, so when you ask a question we can look here if we need more information. Include tank size, equipment, and inhabitants.
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Photography Forum

Come here to ask questions about cameras, and how to take better pics of your tank. Don't forget to post your pictures in the Photo Gallery
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Special Events

This is a forum for participating in the various events we have here at TRT.
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TRT Member Blog's

This forum contains member blogs to describe their tanks and log history of events and experiences. You can read anyone's blog, but you can only post in your own blog, you cannot post in other members blogs. Remember that your blog is governed by the same rules as the rest of TRT. No flaming, non-family friendly content, political ranting, or commercial advertising will be allowed. To start your own blog, or to jump to your already existing blog, just click here.
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Equipment / Methodology related Forums These forums focus on specific equipment and methodologies for running a healthy reef tank

Reefing Equipment

Discuss Lighting / skimmers / pumps, pretty much anything that helps us run our tanks
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Nano Reefs

Learn more about how to care for tanks of 20 gallons and less.
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Large Systems

Discuss the issues involved in tanks larger than 150 gallons here
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DIY Forum

Share those Do-It-Yourself projects and money saving tips with us here.
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Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)

This forum is for the discussion of the care and husbandry of substrate free tanks.
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Livestock related Forums Here are forums devoted to discussions about the critters we find in our tanks. (Fish, coral, invertebrates, etc)

Anemones

All things Anemone and Anemone fish (clownfish)
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Clams

Special forum just for you clam lovers, to ask and give advice on clams.
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LPS Coral Forum

Discuss "Large Polyped Stony" corals here
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SPS Coral Forum

Discuss "Small Polyped Stony" Corals here
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"Soft" corals

Discuss soft corals here (Including, but not limited to zoanthids, mushrooms, leather corals, etc)
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Reef Fish

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Crustaceans

Mantis Shrimp, and other multi-legged invertebrates (shrimp, crabs, lobster, etc)
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Non Coral Dominated Systems

A place to discuss fish/invert systems that are not centered around corals. Includes Fish Only/Aggressive tanks.
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Livestock Breeding and Propagation

A place to discuss methods of breeding, propagating, and raising livestock.
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Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases

Have a pest and need help getting rid of it, or found something cool and don't know if it's good or bad? Does a Critter have an odd spot? This forum is for you!
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Classifieds

General classifieds

Place your for-sale or want-to-buy ads here for new or used reefing equipment. No commercial posts allowed. For best results, include your location in the title of your thread.
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Vendor Member Section

Vendor Deals

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Marine Depot

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Off Topic Lounge

Margaritaville

If you'd like to share news, photos, or talk about something non-reef related, please post your thread here.
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Reef Club Forums If you are interested in having your reef club forum here on TRT, please click here

AZ FRAG Club

Welcome to Arizona FRAG. We are a club consisting of reef aquarium enthusiasts located in and around Phoenix, Arizona. Join us at http://azfragclub.com/
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Asheville Reef Club

The Asheville Reef Club serves Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, and the Upstate of South Carolina.
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Atlanta Reef Club

The reef club for Atlanta and surrounding areas
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Central Illinois Marine Aquarists (CIMA)

Representing Central Illinois, CIMA is dedicated to health of the marine animals we keep, and the reefs we try to replicate. www.cimaonline.us
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CENTRAL KENTUCKY AQUARIUM SOCIETY

A freshwater and marine aquarium society for hobbyists located in the Central Kentucky area.
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Central Oregon Marine Aquarists (COMA)

A club organized to create networking opportunities for saltwater enthusiasts in Central Oregon. web site
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CHARKS: Chattanooga Area Reef Keepers Society

Reef keeping enthusiasts in the Chattanooga area maintaining a supportive, friendly, open and fun community for marine aquarium lovers the world over. Dive into our virtual reef today!
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Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society (CMAS)

Please use this in the forum description: The Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society (CMAS) strives to promote the hobby of marine fish and miniature reef keeping in the Baltimore Maryland area by assembling as many interested hobbyists and experts in the field together in monthly meetings to discuss topics associated with maintaining a healthy captive marine environment. www.cmas-md.org
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Delaware Valley Reef Club

The DVRC serves the Delaware Valley which includes Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware
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DFW Reef Group (DFWRG)

The DFWRG serves Dallas Fort Worth and surrounding areas.
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Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)

This club was formed to share knowledge of keeping and maintaining marine aquariums. It is located in Eau Claire, WI and will include the surrounding area. website
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Greater Wichita Reef Society

This club was formed to share knowledge of keeping and maintaining marine aquariums. It is located in Wichita, KS and includes the greater metropolitan surrounding area.
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INDMAS - Indiana Marine Aquarium Society

Website: www.indmas.org
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Kings Bay Marine Aquarium Society (KBMAS)

We are establishing this club to further the knowledge of keeping marine animals and through this conserving the natural beauty of nature. We are dedicated to the exchange of knowledge, equipment, and livestock. It is located in Camden County GA and will include the surrounding area. website
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La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)

LARK is a club organized for those in Western Wisconsin into the hobby of Reef / Marine Aquariums and wish to meet others for socializing and enhance their knowledge.
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Louisville Marine Aquarium Society (LMAS)

The mission of the Louisville Marine Aquarium Society is to provide a resource and focus for hobbyists in the Kentuckiana region who have interests in captive marine systems. By increasing the hobbyist's level of understanding and depth of knowledge, we will help hobbyists become more successful in maintaining captive marine systems.
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Mason Dixon Reef Club (MDRC)

MDRC is based in South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. mdreefclub.com
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MARS - Madison Area Reef Society

Madison, Wisconsin web site
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Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club

This club was formed to foster learning and comeraderie between marine aquarium and reef tank enthusiasts. It is located in Saugus MA and will include the North Shore Massachusetts and surrounding area
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Michigan Marine Hobbyists (MMH)

This club was formed for fellow Marine Hobbyists in the state of Michigan to share our knowledge and experiences with each other, in order to keep our tanks alive and thriving. Anyone in the state of Michigan is more than welcome to join.
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New Jersey Reef Club

Bringing a little ocean to Jersey!
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Oregon Reef Keepers

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Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society

Our purpose is to enhance the hobby by promoting the exchange of information, equipment, and livestock. We are located in NE Florida within the Great City Of Jacksonville and welcome all to join from both the surrounding areas and from distant locations. Check us out at www.nfmas.org
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Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club

This club is dedicated to the care of marine and reef aquariums. It is located in the Upstate of South Carolina.
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PNWMAS

Pacific Northwest Marine Aquarium Society Forum
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Pennsylvania Reef Club (PRC)

This club was formed to share knowledge of keeping and maintaining marine aquariums. It is located in the Harrisburg,Pa. but includes all Pa.
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Raleigh Aquarium Society, NC

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Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)

Our purpose is to enhance the hobby, and grow a community, by promoting the exchange of information, equipment, and livestock. We are located in SE Minnesota, centered on Rochester, and we welcome all to join from the surrounding areas.
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Rocky Mountain Reef Club (RMRC)

The Rocky Mountain Reef Club is dedicated to the endorsement, education, and fellowship of captive marine systems hobbyists in the Rocky Mountain region. website
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SWFMAS: South West Florida Marine Aquarium Society

Hobbyists helping hobbyists in the Ft. Myers area. Please visit our web site for more info.
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TCMAS

Twin Cities Marine Aquarium Society Club Forum
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Treasure Coast Area Reef Keepers (TC.ARK)

We are here to unite local people interested in the hobby of keeping Marine Aquaria & Coral Reef Aquariums in and around the Treasure Coast!
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Western Maryland Reef Club (WMRC)

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Wichita Reef Club

The Wichita Reef Club is a fun place for local hobbyist to meet, interact, and share knowledge. web site
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Wisconsin Reef Society

A reef club for the Metro Milwaukee Area
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The Reference Place

Topic of the Week Archive

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Algae ,good and bad

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Advanced Archive

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Breeders Archive

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Water Chemistry Archive

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Fish Archive

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Climate Change

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Marine Conservation

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