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Video of Marshall Islands’ Pacific Elhorn Acropora rotumana

The Pacific Elkhorn Acro that made headlines several years ago has an uncanny resemblance to the Caribbean Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata.  It was a great surprise to find the highly distinctive Pacific Elkhorn Acro growing aplenty in Kwajalein Atoll and in addition to our original images, we made this video of the unique coral in its natural habitat. Read More

Hilarious video brings us “True Facts About The Octopus”

The octopus is a wonderous creature and thanks to this hilarious video by YouTuber ZeFrank, we have an all new appreciation for the cephalopod. This video called “True Facts About The Octopus” is one of the many True Facts About Animals series where they explore fascinatingly true facts about animals in an amusing way. Enjoy! Read More

ZooMed’s Repticare Day & Night timer can double as cheap ‘wavemaker’

If there’s one thing that aquarists and reefers are really good at, it’s repurposing products and devices to suit our needs and specific applications. We often reach out to totally unrelated hobbies and markets for new gear, but this ‘hack’ comes to us from ZooMed and one of their reptile products, which they could just Read More

First pictures of Orphek’s new Atlantik Compact LED light

Orphek won’t be unveiling their newest LED light, the Atlantik Compact, until Reefapalooza Orlando this weekend but we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the new goods. As you can imagine, the compact version of the Atlantik LED is smaller than its predecessor, with a shorter length and overall more squared out footprint. The housing for the Read More

National Geographic Aquarium products now available at Petsmart

National Geographic Aquarium products are real and they are already on the shelves of the local Petsmart. NatGeo is well known for its magazine and endeavors of exploration all over the world so you can imagine our surprise when we saw National Geographic’s name on aquarium filters and filter pads during a random walkthrough of Read More

Bloopers from the LFS: Surprise guest takes a dip at A Reef Creation

Those of us who have been in the hobby long enough know that there’s nothing like spending some quality time at your LFS [local fish store]. There’s great conversation, beautiful scenery and sometimes a place to share a great laugh or two. We recently heard a story about a local fish store, A Reef Creation in Read More

Gorgeous Atavai wrasse from Polynesia arrives as a pair at Pacific East Aquaculture

Polynesia is an alien world of unknown reef fishes in the aquarium world and topping the list of must-haves from the region is Pseudojuloides atavai. The Atavai wrasse is one of those obscure species of slender wrasses whose congeners are poorly known, and not particularly hardy but “wrasse people” with a knack for labrids seem to Read More

Four new nano propeller pumps for your consideration

2014 has kicked off with a plethora of new nano propeller pumps to address the needs of smaller marine and reef aquariums. Both Sicce, Eheim, Hydor and Cobalt Aquatics have their thrown their hat in the ring for contending in this newly populated segment of the aquarium water pump market. All of the new pumps on Read More

Quarter million crown of thorns starfish eradicated by new injection method

The news about the natural reef environment can be so overly bleak, it’s nice to hear some progress coming out of Australia that bodes well for the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The Crown of Thorns starfish, Acanthaster placi, is a well known destroyer of coral reefs with ravenous hoards of this echinoderm being Read More

The Reef Octopus automatic waste collector just works

Automatic waste collectors for use with high capacity protein skimmers have been around for some time but like aquarium controllers, they are getting affordable enough to be considered a piece of general aquarium equipment. The Reef Octopus Automatic Waste Collector sits neatly where the price and features intersect to create a good investment. It’s been years Read More