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    RSS Barcode Gem Tang Returns to Marine Collectors

    Yellow tangs have piebalds, scopas tangs have koi variants, and now it seems that the highly desirable gem tang has its own variant called the Barcode gem tang. The barcode Gem tang is a special variant of the gem tang that we’ve seen only once before from Marine Collectors and through...
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    RSS Cove EasyBox Sump Debuting at CIPS next Week

    The Cove EasyBox Sump is a new centralized filtration product from the company that makes the tanky I-250 protein skimmer and calcium reactor. Cove plans to release their EasyBox sump in three sizes, and EasyBox 50, EasyBox 80 and the largest being the EasyBox 120, the number loosely designating...
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    RSS Red Sea Reefer 3XL 900 gets more official with video

    Red Sea released a full video on its new Reefer 3XL 900 aquarium, the most extensive Red Sea Reef system, to date at 240 total system gallons. One of the most helpful new features is a separate sump section allowing you to add additional filtration as a larger refugium or even as a dedicated...
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    RSS Top 5 Reasons to Love Biota’s Rabbitfish in a Reef Tank

    We’re not sure what it is about the rabbitfish but we’ve always had a soft spot for these common and hardy aquarium fish in our aquariums. Their unique shape, docile behavior, and friendly personality has always endeared them to earn a place in our own tanks, and especially their tendency to eat...
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    RSS This Colorific Hammer Coral has a Trick up its Tentacles

    Orange hammer corals have become all the rage since Australian coral exports first began, and we now can enjoy nearly all colors of the rainbow from green to ‘toxic green’ to orange, peachy, and even some shades of purple. However there’s one distinct type of hammer coral coloration which is...
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    RSS The First Official Statement on the Coral Ban from the Indonesian Fisheries Dept.

    It’s been 3 weeks, since a new fisheries department minister was appointed in Indonesia. Under the former minister who was responsible for the ban, there’s hasn’t been any release of an official statement on the subject of the suspension of coral exports. Since Mr Edhy Prabowo has been appointed...
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    RSS Video Tour of the First Reefapalooza Chicago

    Reefapalooza made its first ever stop in Chicago this year after blessin’ the good reefers of SoCal, Orlando and the New York area for many, many years. We traveled down to the windy city to participate in the inaugural Reefapalooza Chicago event and it was great to see so many old friendly...
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    RSS Adaptive Reef Built a Tower to Hold Most of GHL’s Best Gear

    As aquarium controller companies have released more device, modules and accessories, it’s become increasingly challenging to keep everything in an organized, presentable fashion. GHL has been expanding their catalog in recent years so Adaptive Reef created a very swanky tower to showcase the...
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    RSS Tridacna squamosina: First Aquarium Pictures of the Rare Red Sea Endemic

    Tridacna squamosina was first described jus over ten years ago and we finally have the first solid evidence for this species in the aquarium hobby. Originally described as Tridacna costata, T. squamosina or the squamosina clam has a surprisingly distinct appearance which is hard to confuse with...
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    RSS Rhinecanthus abyssus Triggerfish, First Ever Live Specimen in Aquaria

    The Deepwater triggerfish, Rhinecanthus abyssus, is the rarest species of a genus of otherwise very common triggerfish. After years of covering rare fish and especially every triggerfish, the first living example of this fish has just turned up in Thailand as photographed by our friend, Ohm...
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    RSS eKoral Lite Launching this Weekend in Australia, Black Friday in the U.S.

    The eKoral Lite is a compelling new entry level aquarium controller which is launching this weekend first in Australia, and in December for the U.S. While the eKoral Lite may be much more affordable than most options that doesn’t mean it’s basic by any means, instead focusing on the core...
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    RSS Psammocora, an Obsession with this Encrusting Coral

    When my reef aquarium journey began around 16 years ago, little did I know that my first ‘hitchhiker’ coral would eventually become one of my favorites in the hobby and workplace. I’m drawn to the oddball species of coral that don’t seem to attract much attention in the hobby, the type of corals...
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    RSS Built in Displays are a Total Luxury, and We Love Them

    Built-in Displays in reef aquarium gear is one of those small design features that always grabs our attention when evaluating new tech. It obviously doesn’t make sense to include displays in everything but in cases where there is a lot of programming or control involved with the device, having a...
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    RSS First Tour of the Worldwide Corals Reef Aquarium Superstore

    It’s been over a year of anticipation, planning and building out, but finally the long anticipated Worldwide Corals flagship retail location opened its doors last weekend. Worldwide’s extended reefing family showed up for this momentous occasion and we were joined by Ecotech, Planet Aquariums...
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    RSS Top 5 Favorite Corals Spotted at Worldwide Corals’ Farm

    It’s no secret that Orlando Florida’s World Wide Corals is a hotspot of aquarium coral diversity, which is part of the reason we jump on every opportunity to visit. Last weekend we were fortunate enough to be present for the Grand Opening of the new Worldwide Corals flagship superstore and it...
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    RSS Among the Reef – a new high end rare fish supplier

    Among The Reef is an uber-rare purveyor of rare fish and corrals known as the Aquarium Concierge. The company, founded in 2015, caters to those of you looking for the best of the best in the world. The company was founded by Jordan Yallen, who played professional baseball while starting Among...
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    RSS Fiji Cube – novel sump gives features to hobbyists

    A new company called Fiji Cube is offering all in one tank, sumps, and related aquarium accessories in the United States and abroad. Their Advanced Reef Sump caught our eye – now in its second-generation. The Fijicube sump offers several excellent features like an interchangeable floss filter...
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    RSS Coral Frenzy Coral Foods gets refresh benefitting hobbyists and retailers

    Coral Frenzy Coral Foods got a significant upgrade earlier this summer with a new look that included improved product formulations and packaging while streamlining product options along with improving traceability and support for independent retailers. For Coral Frenzy, this is one of the...
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    RSS New Discoveries of the Relationship Between Corals & Bacteria

    Seems like the relationship between corals and bacteria are becoming a hot subject in the scientific world and a lot of publications on this are coming out every week. This week, we came across a recent paper describing the dynamic biological relationship between corals and marine bacteria in...
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    RSS Philips Coral Care Gen 2 Coming to U.S. Next Year

    The Philips CoralCare Gen 2 LED fixture is an exciting new follow-up to an aquarium light that has so far not really ventured far outside of Europe. Built with, let’s call it European Sensibility’, the Philips CoralCare has long been an aquarium light that has charted its own path in terms of...
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