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Welcome to Reefing the Australian Way

Welcome to Reefing the Australian Way, an online information resource for the Australian marine aquarist proudly brought to you by the Marine Aquarium Societies of Australia Incorporated.We are pleased to announce our hosting move was successful.


Here on RTAW you can find a significant number of different resources on all aspects of the marine aquaria hobby.  These currently include;

  • encyclopedia, extensively covering the marine aquaria hobby (RTAW Reefpedia),
  • discussion board, with advice specific for the Australian hobbyist (RTAW Forums),
  • feature tanks, displaying the best of Australian marine aquariums on a regular basis (RTAW Feature Tank),
  • chat, real time chatting with fellow Australian hobbyists (RTAW Chat ),
  • links, to a wide variety of different online resources that are of use to a marine aquarist (RTAW Links),
  • care sheets provided for local fish stores to freely distribute to their customers (RTAW Caresheets), and
  • more to come in the near future.
RTAW Reefpedia Recent Changes

The RTAW Reefpedia has been established as an encyclopaedia of reef keeping by MASA. Below you can find a list of recent changes made and new pages added.

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Advantages of Being a Member of a Marine Aquarium Society

Why would you want to become a member of a Marine Aquarium Society? There are a large number of advantages of joining up and supporting your local society and click below to read more;

Marine Aquarium Societies of Australia Inc Mission
The Mission of the Marine Aquarium Societies of Australia Incorporated is;

  1. To act as an information resource for all Australian marine aquarists, whether part of a marine aquarium society or not.
  2. To bring the marine aquarium hobby together within Australia, to allow growth and sharing of knowledge and expertise.
  3. To work with all relevant organisations, both national and international, in order to;
    • Educate, inform, and support best practises for sustainability, and
    • Encourage captive propagation and thereby encourage advances in marine aquarium husbandry and further reduce collection impact on the environment.
  4. To offer assistance to hobbyists in the establishment and ongoing administration of local marine aquarium societies.
  5. To actively promote sustainable practices in the hobby, including, but not limited to:
    • captive propagation, both recreationally and commercially, and
    • drastic reductions in mortality rates during collection, handling and holding of animals within the commercial sphere of the hobby.
  6. To act as a political voice at both a state and federal level on issues pertaining to marine aquarium keeping.
  7. To provide common online resources to enhance the feeling of community amongst reef keepers.
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