ReefBum, LLC is announcing the launch of a unique and one of a kind educational tool to help reef aquarium hobbyists build and maintain a beautiful SPS reef tank. The Reef Keeping Master Class is an immersive online course that is based on the popular book A ReefBum’s Guide to Keeping an SPS Reef Tank.


Both the course and book were created by Keith Berkelhamer, Founder & Chief Reefologist of ReefBum, LLC. Berkelhamer has been keeping reef tanks for 25+ years and won tank of the month honors once from Reef2Reef and twice from Reef Central, one of the few to do so on Reef Central.

Course Contents

The course is designed to help hobbyists learn how to achieve optimal growth rates and amazing colors with SPS. It covers equipment, aquascaping, optimal parameters, husbandry, pest & invasive algae control, choosing and placing SPS plus more. Much of the subject matter focuses on SPS reefs but there is also information that applies to all types of captive reefs.

To set the stage, the class starts by covering a principle called  “Reefology”, which is the science behind the science of reef keeping. Specifically, it refers to practicing the basic principles of doing your homework, being patient, and keeping things simple.


The course itself is a series of video presentations with some supplemental video from the ReefBum YouTube channel. There are also quizzes to help students retain and understand the information presented in the course.


More information about the course if available on



Reef Keeping Master Class – Enroll Now



If you are looking for additional insights and information, you can explore my many other reef tank and SPS related articles. Additionally, you can see all of my reef tank videos online now as well as my Live HD Webcam. And if you are interested in purchasing pumps and skimmers from Royal Exclusiv, algae reactors from Pax Bellum or a wide range of products from GHL, including dosing pumps, Profilux 4 controllers, the KH Director and ION Director, then please visit my store.


Happy reef keeping!