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    RSS Hallelujah Bounce Shroom is a Miracle of Colorful Bubbles

    The Hallelujah Bounce Shroom is an incredible new strain of Rhodactis mushroom anemone that has just bubbled up to the surface thanks to Reef Raft Canada. This veritable miracle of colorful vesicles is unlike any other so-called ‘Bounce’ shroom strain we have ever seen in that the color, neigh...
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    RSS Hydor Seltz D Pump Review: the Best Value in Controllable Flow

    The Seltz D line of controllable AC pumps are Hydor’s latest new product category for use on a wide range of fresh and saltwater aquarium applications. It’s only the second company to develop and release a controllable return pump that uses alternating current which eliminates the need for an...
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    RSS Mastertronic is a New Water Testing Machine Under Development

    Focustronic has carved out a very interesting space in the reef aquarium market for itself in a fairly short time. It all started with the dynamically movable Focus 1 LED light fixture, continued with one of the most refined alkalinity testers, the Alkatronic, and the compact, 5-channel...
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    RSS Captive Bred Gramma dejongi now Available from Biota

    The common royal gramma is one of our all time favorite fish which is why we were completely captivated when a new, much rarer species was discovered nearly ten years ago. In the intervening decade we have practically worshipped Gramma dejongi going all the way to the Netherlands to see this...
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    RSS Feeding Wild Corals on Natural Reefs of the Solomon Islands

    For as long as Reef Builders has been around, we’ve done our best to bridge the gap between aquarium corals and wild corals and the natural reefs they come from. This includes bringing you ‘aquaristic‘ images of wild corals, habitat reports on particular species, and one of our favorite...
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    RSS EHEIM Waterrefill Uses Completely External Water Sensor

    The Eheim WaterRefill is a boxy looking Auto Top Off kit which could be forgiven for appearing like just another ATO, but it’s actually using a relatively new approach to sensing water level in aquariums. As far as we can tell, the Eheim WaterRefill is the only auto top off device which uses a...
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    RSS Acropora anthocercis, Another Champion Coral of the Outer Reef

    When we think about Aussie Acros, there are quite a few that come to our mind before Acropora anthocercis. But actually this species is a very popular Acropora, almost as common in the trade as the Spathulatas or Strawberry Shortcake. The combination of a thin plate colony shape, with the...
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    RSS Liopropoma incandescens is a Brilliant New Species of Basslet

    Liopropoma incandescens is a smoking hot new species of basslet from one of our absolute favorited groups of marine fish, the Liopropoma. Like so many of its congeners this new species of Liopropoma wasnot just swimming around on some shallow reefs waiting for normal divers to discover it. In a...
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    RSS Cirrhilabrus wakanda, the Vibranium Fairy Wrasse Officially Described

    Cirrhilabrus wakanda is a brand new species of fairy wrasse described from the western Indian Ocean, more specifically from Zanzibar in Tanzania. Fairy wrasses are widespread from the East Coast of Africa through the Central Pacific Ocean but we know so much less about the species at the east...
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    RSS Indonesian Gold Torch Corals that GLOW in the Dark!

    By now we are well accustomed to Australian gold torch corals, Euphyllia glabrescens, and we’d almost started to forget the colonies we used to get from Indonesia. In the land down under, Gold torches are shallow water, cryptic corals, living in holes and cavity on top of bommies in the very...
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    RSS WATCH Premium Aquatics: From Edinburgh Indiana to the World

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    RSS The Peppermint Angelfish at LiveAquaria

    What can we say about the peppermint angelfish today, that we haven’t covered in extensive and repeated articles about this illustrious species? Since 2006 we’ve taken every opportunity to bring you stories on our all-time favorite group of reef dwellers, the marine angelfish, with the demi-god...
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    RSS Isopora cylindrica – a Solomon Island Specialty

    Isopora cylindrica – Corals of the Solomon Islands A few days ago I landed in the Solomon Islands, and while this destination is a popular topic on the pages of Reef Builders, in fact, it is my very first time visiting these far away islands! And, with well over a year of Indonesian coral...
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    RSS The First Aquarium Pitcairn Angelfish is Ready for Prime Time

    Pitcairn Island is one of the most pristine and remote marine environments and while it may be the namesake of Genicanthus spinus, thankfully this fish has been found somewhere a little more accessible. The single Pitcairn Angelfish specimen was collected at Cook Islands, a staggering 2,000...
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    RSS Meiacanthus solomon, a New Blenny Species from Melanesia

    Blennies are one of the most beloved and fun groups of small saltwater and reef fish yet we don’t see nearly enough new ones from year to year. The newly described Meiacanthus solomon breaks the drought from a genus of fangblennies which is recognizable for sporting a pattern of white, black and...
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    RSS Reefi Duo LED is All About Crazy Color

    Reefi is an aquarium LED light startup which is carving out a small niche for specific reef aquarium lighting applications. Based in Portland Oregon, Reefi immediately reminds us of smaller boutique LED light makers like NanoBox Reef LEDs out of North Carolina and AcroOptics out of Boulder...
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    RSS Hanabira yukibana, a New Species of Encrusting Polyps

    Octocorals are a very diverse group of reef animals which include many different families, including the tiny and encrusting Stoloniferans that are very easy to overlook. Today a new genus and species of Stoloniferans gets recognized with the official description of Hanabira yukibana from the...
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    RSS Cuteness Overload while Touring Bali Aquarich

    Since I live in Bali, only three hours drive from the best ornamental marine fish breeder in the world, I get to visit him on a regular basis. Mr. Wen-Ping Su has been breaking the news of all aquarium related media for the last month, with a plethora of new breeding breakthrough and world’s...
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    RSS Gigas Clam Return to the Reef Hobby thanks to ORA

    The true giant clam, Tridacna gigas, is finally making a return to the aquarium world thanks to recent success by Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums, better known as ORA. Several species of Tridacna clams can get quite large, over 18″ or 45cm long including T. squamosa and T. derasa, but the real giant...
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    RSS This is an Exceptional Batch of Rainbow Top Ricordea

    Ricordeas from both the Atlantic florida and Pacific yuma species have long held a special place in the mindshare of reef keepers for their colors and their unique appearance. Despite their shaggy, long pseudotentacles that makes them resemble a small anemones, Ricordea is in fact a corallimorph...
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