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    RSS Slide-Loc Offers Versatility For Transporting and Treating Coral Frags

    Slide-Loc containers caught our eye with their customizable frag rack system. The locking channel design offers versatility for transporting lots o’ little frags or spaced apart for larger more aggressive corals. Avoid plastic bags and carry your frag container for a local fish store for easy...
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    RSS An overview of 3D Printing in the reef aquatics hobby

    There comes a time in this hobby that something breaks, or a custom solution is needed, and you wish you can just make it like a scene in some old science fiction movie. For my last tank build, I needed more stable legs for an egg crate frag rack, a flow nozzle, a floss/carbon holder, […]...
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    RSS Could Artificial Upwelling Help Reduce Coral Stress During A Bleaching Event?

    We’ve often pondered, would pumping cold water up from the deep help corals during a bleaching event? It seems we’re not the only one to ask this question, as a new study published this week tests the hypothesis. A study led by Yvonne Sawall, assistant scientist at the Bermuda Institute of...
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    RSS Fritz Aquatics Acquires Startup Chemical Media Brand MaxOut

    MaxOut Aquatics is a startup brand of reef aquarium goods that has recently been acquired by Fritz Aquatics to fill out their saltwater aquarium catalog. The MaxOut products that will now become a part of Fritz Aquatics include a chemical media called MaxOut Pro, a chemical Bryopsis treatment...
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    RSS Deep Sea Fish Tricks – Ultrablack Color and Fusion Mating

    it’s no secret that deep sea fish are some of the most bizarre species on the planet but the more we learn about them, the weirder the story becomes. Two of the ways that the strange fish of the deep sea have adapted to their environment including being ultrablack and fusing with their mates...
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    RSS Four New Reef Blizzard Foods from Brightwell Aquatics

    Continuing their tradition of making reef aquarium foods based on specific particle size, Brightwell Aquatics has just announced four new Reef Blizzard formulas targeting specific reef animal mouths. The four new Reef Blizzard recipes are ZC – freeze dried copepods, ZR – freeze dried rotifers...
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    RSS Worldwide Corals is Sharing Their Reefing Style Through Aquarium Maintenance

    Worldwide Corals has been building world-class reef aquarium displays in their retail stores for over a decade, introducing a whole generation to their unique style of presenting the most colorful corals in the world. For years WWC only took on very select customers to build bespoke aquariums...
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    RSS This Mysterious LPS Coral Has Eluded Identification

    One of the things that keeps us continually fascinated by aquarium corals, and stony corals in particular, is the challenge of identifying some of the more obscure species. That’s why we were so excited to come across a very unusual LPS coral as a single polyp from Jared Burbank of My Reef to...
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    RSS Ghostly Multibar Angelfish is a One of a Kind Mutation

    The multibar angelfish has one of the most conservative color patterns of any pygmy angelfish, which is what makes the recent discovery of an aberrant specimen incredibly special. This ghostly white Paracentropyge multifasciata collected by Java Ornamental Fish is part of a very exclusive club...
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    RSS Boost pH+ by Brightwell Aquatics Raise pH without Affecting Alkalinity

    Boost pH+ is a completely new kind of additive from Brightwell Aquatics with one simple goal, to raise the pH of reef aquarium water without affecting alkalinity. The growth of aquarium corals is inextricably linked to the pH of the water they are living in and we’ve exhaustively preached the...
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    RSS Incredible Shipment of Solomon Island Acros land at Unique Corals

    The Solomon Islands was the birthplace of many of the nicest colorful SPS corals we originally enjoyed in the boom days of reef aquarium keeping. This is what makes corals from this part of the Coral Triangle so special and last week Unique Corals got a huge shipment of Acros from this region...
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    RSS Flowerpot Corals & Everything You Need to Know For Success

    Flowerpot corals are some of the most beautiful, unique, and desirable corals for reef aquaria but their captive care is not as straightforward as typical SPS or LPS corals. Once thought to be broadly ‘impossible’ to keep, the success rate with Gonies has been hit or miss with no reliable...
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    RSS New ICP Test Service and Lab Grade Elements from Oceamo

    ICP water testing and analysis has exploded in popularity in recent years with many different companies offering the service to aquarists around the world. This form of water testing is a delicate affair with many details to consider and lots of nuance that can greatly affect the accuracy and...
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    RSS Hands On With The New Plank Auto Feeder

    The Plank Automatic Feeder is an interesting new take on this type of device from a company known for spicing up product categories. Avast Marine designs and builds things a little different from the rest like their KalkReactor, Vibe zeolite reactor, Barrel Tender and their Plank Auto Feeder...
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    RSS Flamboyant Cuttlefish Spend Most Of Their Time Blending In With The Sand

    Lookup any pictures of the iconic Flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) and you’re sure to see it’s flashing bright purple and yellow hues. However, a recent study proves their colorful patterns are only a display, and they spend most of their time looking brown and bland, preferring to...
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    RSS Biota Now Shipping Captive Bred Animals Direct To Consumer

    The new Biota retail website is here, and it’s about to turn all your dreams of reef tanks fully stocked with cultured and captive-bred animals into a beautiful and sustainable reality. Biota can now ship direct to consumer, and with over 130 livestock offerings currently available, there are...
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    RSS Takaki’s Japanese ‘Nature Aquarium’ Style Reef Tank

    Calling all freshwater planted tank aquarists, we need more of you in the saltwater hobby!! If this beautiful split tank design is any indication of how the mind of planted hobbyist translates to the saltwater world… Join us!! Takaki Yagisawa is a freshwater aquarist with fifteen years of...
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    RSS First time breeding of Caesio cuning in NAUSICAA!

    It’s a first for the genus, NAUSICAA Aquarium in France managed to successfully breed and raise Caesio cuning, also known as the redbelly yellowtail fusilier. These results are obtained in the framework of the long-term research project COPEFISH involving NAUSICAA (National Sea Centre, Boulogne...
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    RSS MRC Cylinder Sump is Packed With All-Inclusive Filtration

    This all inclusive sump built into a metal framed circular base was custom built by My Reef Creation and is one of the most impressive pieces of commercial filtration we’ve seen lately, and an exciting work of art for an aquarium gear head such as ourselves. As you might have guessed the...
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    RSS Dream Reef Tanks From #reefbuilders Instagram

    We’ve been watching all your Reef Builders posts, and just want to thank everyone for continuing to share your amazing reef aquarium displays using #reefbulders on Instagram!! Not a day goes by where we aren’t completely blown away by your skills and dedication to this hobby. We find it’s fairly...
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