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Volumetric silicone LED lenses introduced at Cannabis Cup

We went to the Cannabis Cup this weekend for research and came across an LED light the likes we’ve never seen before. A new company called Total Grow was showing off a line of fluorescent lamps with UVA and UVB spectrum and with their fluorescent-leaning lighting tendencies, they have developed a novel new LED lens/diffuser out of Read More

Self-sustaining ecosystems in a box, how close can we actually get?

Something that I’m continually fascinated with and ponder about; the idea of creating aquarium setups that require minimal human intervention. Growing up in the 90′s, the biosphere experiment held my imagination quite a bit. And then there were those ecospheres with the shrimp in the back of Smithsonian magazines. On a similar note, now people are Read More

Atlantik Compact debuting at Reefapalooza Orlando next week

The Atlantik Compact LED is Orphek’s first departure from their standard rectangular light fixture since the company began selling LED lights. Based on the innovative Orphek Atlantik V2, pictured above, the Atlantik Compact is about half the size with the same dual chip LEDs, wifi control and a bevy of LED colors including the phosphor-enhanced Read More

Don’t miss the historic first ever East Coast Reefapalooza in Orlando Florida

If you live on the West Coast and anywhere near the southwest, you likely have attended the now-iconic Reefapalooza marine aquarium conference which happens every fall at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Reefapalooza is the largest gathering of marine and reef aquarists in the world in sheer numbers, with well north of 4,000 attendees annually. If you Read More

PJ Reefs is pushing the boundaries of miniature reef ‘aquariums’

PJ Reefs is a new enterprise who’s Kickstarter campaign we featured a little over a year ago. In that time the little LED-lit reef jars have almost been shipped to all of its backers and this past weekend in Southwest Florida we had the opportunity to see these novel miniature reef creations in person. On Read More

Note to self: Don’t stare into a UV lamp

Although it can seem pretty innocuous, your UV sterilizer can potential be harmful and care should be taken to protect yourself whenever you are working around a UV bulb. Chalk this up as a lesson learned the hard way for one hobbyist in Singapore who was partially blinded after light exposure from when he was Read More

Two-face masterpiece Scolymia looks both ways

It’s been a little bit since we reported on a Scolymia australis nice enough to be post-worthy but after a long absence, Frag Junky gets the honorable mention for their two-faced masterpiece scolymia. A “Masterpiece Scoly” is among the best of the best, incorporating features of ‘UFO Scolies’ which display a black ring and an even Read More

Giant staghorn corals so big they make you feel small

There are staghorn acros and then there are STAGHORN corals! It is astounding to see the massive size that some species can reach in their preferred habitat amnd stumble upon the kinds of gargantuan ship-grounding sizes the colonies and their branches can reach. We know how fast “aquarium” staghorns can grow and while it is Read More

From the Archives: Think outside the box with 115 gallon reef bowls

Dave Lackland’s write up on his unique 100 gallon reef bowls four years ago has been one of our most popular stories since it was first shared more than four years ago. We have recently learned that Dave is relocating to the Caribbean and had to let go of his supersized reef bowls. It was Read More

Giesemann coming to CoralVue, company secures rights to North American distribution

Giesemann, one of the world’s premier aquatic lighting companies based in Germany, recently announced CoralVue has been named as the North American distributor for Giesemann products. CoralVue has already begun branding the company as Giesemann Aquaristic USA. Update: This agreement does not include Giesemann T5 bulbs, retained by D&D. However, other lines of Giesemann bulbs Read More

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