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    RSS Dipsastraea matthaii Is The Cutest Little Favia!

    Dipsastraea matthai is a pretty common coral in the trade. It’s often misidentified as Micromussa. And it was recently moved from Favia that is now exclusively Atlantic genus, to the new Dipsastraea which has been created for its Indopacific members of the former genus. Intra-tentacular budding...
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    RSS WATCH: Reef Builders Studio 75g Euphyllia Garden

    Tune in for part two of Jakes vlog tour of the Reef Builders studio. In this episode he is showing off his Innovative Marine Nuvo Ext 75g aquarium filled to the brim with flowing Euphyllia frags. This tank is scapped with CaribSea Life Rock, and illuminated with two HME electronic Cetus 2. This...
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    RSS Friday Smorgasbord: Bracket Buster Edition

    It has been a while to say the least, but felt time was due to dust off the old keyboard and deliver another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We’re in the middle of March Madness here is the States and hopefully nobody has ponied up all their reefing money on Marquette to win it all, […]...
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    RSS Tubastrea Sun Corals Fill The Cave Tunnel Beneath Gato Island Philippines

    Tubastrea Sun Tunnel, Gato Island Tubastrea is a type of non-photosynthetic coral popular in aquariums for their puffy polyps and love for being feed. The bright orange, yellow, or pink polyps come out at night to feed but can also be extended during the day if they are tucked under a wall, or...
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    RSS Join Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2019 For Their 6th Year Anniversary

    Press Release Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2019 Come Join Us for Our 6 Year Anniversary! Reef-A-Palooza Orlando takes place April 6 & 7, 2019 at our new venue, the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. This marks the 6th year anniversary of the show in Orlando, Florida. Reef-A-Palooza is a two-day event...
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    RSS Stylocoeniella Is A Great Reef Aquarium Coral!

    Stylocoeniella is an underrated family of amazing aquarium corals, which, often end up in the aquarium world as a hitchhiker along other corals or live rock. This genus is part of an even more discreet, unheard of family: Astrocoeniidae that include other rare beauty corals genera such as...
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    RSS 40 Gallon LPS Reef Tank Installed at the Reef Builders Studio

    The Reef Builders studio has been humming along with the addition of three new reef tanks! In today’s episode of the Reef Builders vlog Jake gives us a tour of his new 40 Gallon LPS Reef Tank. This tank contains moon corals, Acanthastrea, Goneastrea, War coral, Favia, Platygyra, and a favites...
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    RSS Is This a NEW Acro Eating Flatworm?

    Coral pests are never fun, especially the type that are hard to remove with a simple dip. But undesirable parasites are even scarier and coral life-threatening when we don’t even know what we’re dealing with, as is the case with these images of a very unusual acropora-eating flatworm. Hopefully...
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    RSS A Rare Look at some Crocea Clams from Japan

    From the perspective of the aquarium world, we tend to think of Japan as a country where lots of exotic marinelife goes, but it’s easy to forget that Japan has nearly 30,000 kilometers of coastline, and much of that is in tropical and subtropical waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean. This...
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    RSS Reef Kinetics’ ReefBot Now Shipping in America

    For nearly three years now Reef Kinetics has teased us with the promise of automated water testing, kicking off this far-off future with the ReefBits at MACNA 2016. As a concept, the way all the important parts of ReefBits worked together was difficult to grasp so Reef Kinetics took all the...
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    RSS Montipora: A Practical Guide to the Variety of Forms Part 1

    If there is a group of coral, where we find ourselves struggling to properly identify to the species level, that’s Montipora! Montipora are probably the most popular coral right after Acropora, it’s a fast growing, very colorful group of SPS coral. We thought that it deserves a little bit more...
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    RSS Cove’s New Calcium Reactor

    Cove is best known as the premium brand of protein skimmers from China using the fabled AquaBee needle wheel pumps. But Cove makes a whole lot more than just skimmers, and they’ve just recently introduced their second generation calcium reactor. Like most modern versions of calcium reactors...
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    RSS Four New Virgin Tanks and Getting them Covered Up [Videos]

    We made a huge push in the last few weeks leading up to ReefStock not just to get everything ready in time for a few visits, but mostly to just to finally get some of these reef tanks going. After six months of build up and planning and laying the foundation for a safe, productive […] Continue...
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    RSS Bula Buddies & Coral Heroes, Two New Reef Comic Books

    Once the bane of modern civilization, comic books have come a long way in their public standing. This simple art form was almost banned during its heyday and now it’s a powerful tool for educating young and old alike. We’d like to believe we kicked off the ‘aquarium comic book’ movement with our...
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    RSS Five Super Exotic Thick Branching Acropora Species

    We’ve said it before and we’ll never stop saying it, there’s a whole world of wild corals which we still know next to nothing about. Reef aquarists tend to keep and concentrate on the corals that we already have, especially the ones that grow well for us, but there’s still so much for us to […]...
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    RSS Reefapalooza Orlando is Less than a Month Away

    ReefStock has the honor of being the first big reef aquarium conference each year but now that the Denver event is passed, it’s time to start planning for the next big reef show, Reefapalooza. This year there will be four Reefapaloozas with the first one going down in less than 30 days in sunny...
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    RSS The “Real” Acropora abrolhosensis Shows up at Unique Corals

    Acropora abrolhosensis – or the Abro Acro for short – is one of the first, most classic SPS corals that reefers ever loved and actually grew. In the early days of success with small polyp stony corals, the Abro acro was right alongside the green slimer, basic Montipora digitata and Porites...
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    RSS Mile High Reefers’ Coverage of ReefStock 2019

    ReefStock has developed a well-deserved reputation for being a different kind of reef aquarium and coral show. This year 2019 was the 12th time we held this annual event in Denver Colorado and the reef aquarium scene, the stores, coral farmers and many passionate people come together to make...
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    RSS New Powerbar 6E Coming Soon from GHL

    GHL has been on a tear introducing new products and updating existing ones, the latest of which to get the redesign being the trusty GHL Powerbar. The Powerbar 6E is the latest generation of switchable controllable power centers from GHL which brings with it a handful of refinements, both...
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    RSS Free Guide to Anemones of New Zealand

    Anemomes are a numerous group of marine creatures with diverse appearances and lifestyles from tropical shallows to bone chilling ocean abyss. Aside from a few species, mostly of the clownfish-hosting variety, the reef aquarium world is very poor in their knowledge and appreciation of Actinaria...
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