long island aquarium big reef left side-3 Long Island’s 20,000 gallon reef tank is STILL one of the best displays in the world The 20,000 gallon reef tank in Long Island NY designed and maintained by Joe Yaiullo has long been the apex of large reef aquarium displays. Featuring luxuriant coral growth and a dense and eclectic mix of large and colorful reef fish, for a decade this reef tank has been an artful work of inspiration. Having
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Nemateleotris helfrichi: A tale of two heads

Immense fish collection in the early 90’s brought new light to a plethora of colourful reef fish, many of which the world has never seen. In 1938, from a smorgasbord of specimens in the Albatross collection, one exquisite little fish was described and given a name. Nemateleotris magnifica, now known as the red fire fish Read More

How do you light a 20,000 gallon reef tank?

If you saw our rave “review” of Joe Yauillo’s magnificent mini-ocean he calls a reef tank yesterday, or have seen the tank in person and wonder “How it’s Made?”, then you’re going to love this multi part installment where we go over the primary aspects of this triumph of reef building. The first question most Read More

Orphek Atlantik Compact LED, unboxing and first impressions

Orphek has long been a player in the LED lighting game and with their new Atlantik Compact fixture, they plan to compete in the top tier of high performance reef LED lights. Priced at $749, the Atlantik Compact is aiming to exceed capabilities of the similar high end lights of the same price.  The Atlantik Compact is Read More

Centropyge abei and Chaetodon smithi: Black and yellow superstars of Waikiki

If you ever visit Hawaii and don’t stop by the Waikiki aquarium, consider yourself a felon and a convicted criminal for breaking the fish geek code. In a small public aquarium within the Waikiki neighbourhood of Honolulu lives two mega superstars of the fish world. Well three if you count the peppermint angelfish. Read More

GHL USA launches to add direct distribution arm in North America

We have been a fan of the GHL product line over the years and like many European companies, they forged relationships with distribution partners overseas to handle getting its products out to new markets. Today GHL has launched an affiliate company GHL USA LLC, located in Florida to be a direct distributor to the North Read More

Long Island’s 20,000 gallon reef tank is STILL one of the best displays in the world

The 20,000 gallon reef tank in Long Island NY designed and maintained by Joe Yaiullo has long been the apex of large reef aquarium displays. Featuring luxuriant coral growth and a dense and eclectic mix of large and colorful reef fish, for a decade this reef tank has been an artful work of inspiration. Having Read More

PRS Japan announces the Corrente+ flowmeter for 1.5″ and 2″ pipes

The Corrente digital flowmeter from PRS Japan has yet to really make it to the hands of that many reefers but already the company is working on making this a must have device. The PRS Corrente already comes in four sizes with pipe diameters from 0.5, 0.75, 1 and 1.25 inches yet PRS is already Read More

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Steinhart’s studly Genicanthus lamarck

Like the insanely beautiful traffic cone coloured male Genicanthus semifasciatus in the Dallas Aquarium, Steinhart in the California Academy of Science has its own studly Genicanthus to boast. G. lamarck is a common species with a rather large distribution in the Indo-West Pacific. Like all members in its genus, the Lamarck’s Angelfish is elongated and Read More

Antique coral reef illustrations will tickle your fancy

In centuries past—an era absent the wonders of Google’s image search—curious naturalists were reliant on published reports for knowledge on the obscure creatures living in the far corners of the world. The scientists of this period had to have not only a keen eye for zoology, but an artistic talent to present it to the Read More

XpertSea XperCount2 is the ‘magic bucket’ to count, size organisms in seconds

For large-scale aquaculture operations, having better insight, information and data about your operations is more than just about success rates and output, it helps with managing resources and efficiencies. In the past, when you needed to tally your aquatic organisms you needed to do hand counts or other semi-accurate methods. But the XpertSea XperCount2 is Read More

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