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Charts & Diagrams

A collection of helpful reference charts and graphical diagrams for hobbyists that cover a variety of topics from common filtration equipment and plumbing to hitchhikers and aquarium parameters.
  1. Adding a UV Sterilizer to Your Reef Tank Can Be EASY!

    Adding a UV Sterilizer to Your Reef Tank Can Be EASY!

    Learn the basics of UV sterilization and get a simple explanation of how to install a UV for effective sterilization of your saltwater aquarium.
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  2. Auto Top Off System FAQs - How an ATO Works & Installation Tips

    Auto Top Off System FAQs - How an ATO Works & Installation Tips

    Find out why an ATO is such a valuable piece of equipment for your saltwater aquarium plus get some great installation tips for successful ATO operation.
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  3. How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    Tools Needed For Assembling PVC A tape measure. There is no way to accurately “eyeball” a PVC pipe measurement and make the proper cuts. A marker to mark your pipes. A hacksaw or...
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  4. PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 1 - What you Should Know

    PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 1 - What you Should Know

    If you're unfamiliar with hard plumbing, this article will cover some of the basics of sizing and matching PVC plumbing for your aquarium.
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  5. How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    Bulkhead fittings are designed for use as inlets or outlets on liquid holding tanks, which include aquariums, filter sumps, and overflows. This fitting provides a leak-proof way of attaching PVC...
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  6. How to Change your RO/DI Filters

    How to Change your RO/DI Filters

    Learn how to change out your RO/DI System's sediment, carbon block, and DI resin filter cartridges.
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  7. The Top 20 Saltwater Aquarium Fish For Beginners

    The Top 20 Saltwater Aquarium Fish For Beginners

    Here are our top fish picks for first-time saltwater aquarium owners.
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  8. How To Properly Size A Return Pump For An Aquarium

    How To Properly Size A Return Pump For An Aquarium

    Find out how to calculate head pressure and properly size your return for a saltwater reef aquarium.
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