If you are new to the hobby and looking for a clear and simplified path to setting up a new tank, you have found it. The 5 Minute Saltwater Aquarium Guide is a collection of easy to understand videos, no more than 5 minutes long, that will help you build a successful saltwater aquarium.


5 Minute Saltwater Aquarium Guide


Ryan and the team will answer all of those common questions every beginner needs answers too.

  • Is it hard?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What size and type of tank?
  • Do I need a sump?
  • What are good beginner fish and corals?
  • What equipment do I buy for MY tank?

Ryan aquascaping a small reef tank


And that is just the tip of the iceberg because, after that, we will set up two different tanks, one step at a time, showing you the ropes along the way. We will release a handful of tiny 5 minute bite-sized episodes each week.


  • Rock and Sand
  • Mixing Saltwater
  • Water Flow
  • Heaters and Lighting
  • Filtration and Cycling
  • Feeding your fish properly
  • Adding fish and corals
  • Water testing and additives

Clean and well maintained reef tank


Once we have given you the confidence and know-how to build your own tank, we will then show you how to solve the common challenges every reefer faces at some point or another.


  • Dirty water
  • Algae growth
  • Bacterial Slime
  • Coral Pests
  • and so much more!

What's Next

Are you ready to embark on an extremely rewarding journey and be a part of the most interesting hobby on the planet?


5 Minute Saltwater Aquarium Guide


Have questions or looking for a different topic? You can binge the entire 5 Minute Saltwater Aquarium Guide playlist right here on our website. We also invite you to join the #askBRStv Facebook Group which is a free resource for you to ask questions, get advice, interact with other hobbyists and get your daily reef aquarium fix.