Search results

  1. M

    RSS How We Manually Dose a Spectrum of Additives at the Studio

    Dosing of liquid additives is one of the most important aspects of routine aquarium maintenance, and paramount to having a healthy, growing reef tank. Despite this being such a critical part of a reef aquarium regime, the conversation about dosing – or restoring mineral balance at large – is...
  2. M

    RSS Lean Your Frags on Reefing Art’s Vertical Frag Rack

    We’ve seen all kinds of frag racks for holding and managing coral frags in our aquariums, but the vertical frag rack by Reefing Art is truly quite creative. Instead of using magnets or suction cups, this acrylic framed coral hotel hangs on the edge of your aquarium with several tiers or levels...
  3. M

    RSS F Aiptasia Review – A New Weapon in the Fight Against Reef Pests

    F Aiptasia is a new product that is the latest eradication tool specifically targeting pest anemones like Aiptasia and Majanos. There is no silver bullet when it comes to ridding an aquarium of undesirable hitchhikers like Aiptasia, and whether you’re using biological controls, mechanical...
  4. M

    RSS Atlantia, a New Genus of NPS Coral from the Atlantic Ocean

    Atlantia is a new genus of non photosynthetic stony coral (NPS) that was just recognized as being unique and as the name implies, from the Atlantic Ocean. Previously Atlantia caboverdiana was first classified as Enallopsammia and then reclassified as a species of Tubastrea. This unique species...
  5. M

    RSS Clownfish Colony at the Reef Builders Studio [Video]

    You don’t need us to tell you that clownfish are by far the most popular marine fish with hobbyists and casual observers alike, and often become the ‘stars’ of whatever tank they are in. With so much capacity for fish and coral holding at the Reef Builders Studio, we’ve come into posession of a...
  6. M

    RSS True Green Elkhorn Montipora Finally Discovered!

    When it was first introduced in the early 2000s, the Elkhorn Montipora quickly became one of the fastest growing strains of aquarium corals. This coral grows so fast that within a few years it was no longer welcome in a typical, healthy crowded reef tank and became relegated to a beginner SPS...
  7. M

    RSS Coral Carpets Turns Sand Zones to Live Coral Nurseries

    Reef building stony corals are not picky about where they grow in tropical regions, but one prerequisite is having something to grow on. This limitation of sorts means that there’s huge areas of sand in between hard bottom where most corals can’t grow, but researchers at the Israel are trying to...
  8. M

    RSS Mysterious ‘Zebra Tang’ Created by Bali Aquarich

    During our most recent monthly visit to Mr Su at the Bali Aquarich facility in North Bali, we were greeted by the cutest little juvenile tang we’ve ever seen. This single individual is a one of a kind fish, a surprise development from a captive bred group of Purple tangs. Purple Tang Captive...
  9. M

    RSS Is Hand Sanitizer Safe Around Aquariums?

    Hand sanitizer has never commanded so much attention, demand, or frequent use in our daily lives than it has over the last few weeks, leading some aquarium keepers to wonder, is it safe for aquariums? With our hands getting disinfected by this product now more than ever, perhaps several times a...
  10. M

    RSS Top 5 Tips to put a Reef Aquarium on Cruise Control

    As long as I’ve been keeping aquariums, I’ve always wanted more than one, or two, or five assorted freshwater, fish, and reef tanks. As you’ve read in the blog and seen in our videos, I also like to travel and visit aquariums and coral reefs on the other side of the world, taking me away […]...
  11. M

    RSS Hydros releases Power 4 Wifi power strip

    In what is a continuing trend among aquarium companies Hydros announced their Power 4 Wifi power strip for home aquarium automation. The new power strip works with the free Hydros app on iOS and Android allows you to control the outlets with rules and schedules at your whim. The power strip...
  12. M

    RSS Reef A Palooza Orlando – Postponed: TBA Date

    Reef A Paloolza Orlando, marketed as America’s largest saltwater aquarium show with mostly saltwater aquatics division has announced that is has been postponed. Originally the consumer event show was scheduled to take place between April 25 and 26, 2020 however those dates are no longer valid...
  13. M

    RSS ReefStock 2020 Complete Walkthrough & Coverage Video

    Earlier this month we hosted the 13th ReefStock in Denver, Colorado in a new venue which is not only much larger than any place we’ve used before, but with plenty of room to grow this veteran reef aquarium show. Along with the bigger space we welcomed more visitors than ever before, and almost...
  14. M

    RSS Salty Q&A: Can I Kickstart My Cycle with Aquarium Water?

    Q: I’m a newbie aquarium hobbyist and just starting to set up my first tank, which will be a 40-gallon soft-coral reef system with a few small fish. A friend of mine, who is also fairly new to the hobby but already has an operating tank, has explained the importance of cycling to me. I’m ...
  15. M

    RSS Alveopora japonica is Taking Advantage of Warming Subtropical Reefs

    We used to think that Alveopora was just another group of the unmistakable flowerpot corals, mostly Goniopora, but several years ago it came to light that these two genera were not related at all. Because of this historical clustering of our care, knowledge and understanding of flowerpot corals...
  16. M

    RSS Interzoo the worlds largest pet trade show Postponed for 2020: TBA Date

    Interzoo, the world’s largest pet trade show with a sizeable aquatics division has announced that is has been postponed. Originally the trade and event show was scheduled to take place between May 19 – May 22, 2020 however those dates are no longer valid. We reached out to the Interzoo show...
  17. M

    RSS RoboCoral: Turning a Pump Mover Into a Coral Mover

    RoboCoral is the beginning of a project we’ve wanted to do work on for a very, very long time. As aquarists we work so hard to try and achieve total water flow in the aquarium, eliminating any dead zones of water movement, as well as exposing our corals to an even, uniform light field by trying...
  18. M

    RSS Holey Discs & Tiles are our Favorite New Frag Accessory

    Ceramic tiles and discs made for growing corals on have been around for ages and they’re one of the staples of a toolbox for handling, managing and making frags. So who knew that we would have such a delighted feeling when we came across ‘Holey’ discs and tiles from Salty Concepts at last...
  19. M

    RSS Plectranthias cruentus, a New Perchlet Species from Lord Howe Island

    Plectranthias cruentus is a very unexpected new species of perchlet discovered in the remote waters of Australia’s Lord Howe Island region. The sole photo of a freshly preserved specimen collected off Ball’s Pyramid shows a fish that looks quite a lot like our beloved Plectranthias pelicieri...
  20. M

    RSS Eshopps Skim Buddy is a Convenient Skimmer Reservoir

    The Skim Buddy by Eshopps is a low-tech way to extend the servicing time of your protein skimmer. This acrylic reservoir conveniently hangs on the side of your sump or aquarium placing it within close range of your protein skimmer collection cup drain. Although Eshopps calls it the Skim Buddy...
Top Bottom