Reefs.com is the premier online destination for the reef aquarium hobby. This free online community allows users to interact in a forum-based environment enriched with high quality content, educational materials, scientific tools, and opinions from some of the most well known experts in the hobby.

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Reefs.com provides free forum hosting for regional clubs.  Reefs.com allows club administrators to focus their time and efforts on club activities and membership growth.

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Participating clubs are hosted on the Reefs.com server network.  Clubs have both their own local forums and certain “shared” forums that all clubs participate in.  The shared forums are generic discussion areas more geared toward advanced topics.

Reefs.com generates revenue to maintain operations through banner ad and vendor forum sales.  Each club is given 2 vendor forums for free (you can resell them if you want), but each additional vendor has to pay a set annual fee for their forum.  That keeps you away from the headache of dealing with forum renewals and you can focus entirely on your club, your events, and your optional user donations, which are yours to keep. There are a lot of other important details regarding how Reefs.com works.  If you are interested in additional information or wish to start the process of moving your reef club to the Reefs.com network, following the link below.

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Our online blog is the most popular news source for the reef aquarium hobby.  We feature well known writers from various areas of the industry and related topics including photography, SCUBA, travel, arts, and culture.

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We currently syndicate content from over 20 different independent news sources.  This makes Reefs.com your one central destination for news from the world of reefs.

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