australomussa solomon islands-1 Rainbow Australomussa from the Solomon Islands has almost magic color I returned from a coral collecting and scouting trip to the Solomon Islands less than a week ago and all this time, I’ve been anxious to see how the corals collected would fare on the extra long, 48 hour flight from Honiara to Los Angeles. Yesterday, the ‘main event’ of coral shipments finally arrived at Unique
unnamed LiveAquaria carrying more of ORA’s quality livestock
Hands-on with the PRS Corrente digital flow sensor

The coral civilization, an anthropomorphic empire

Humans. Colonial bipedal creatures of soft squishy texture, seeking the safety of artificially constructed nests in which they live in. A coral colony can be viewed in a similar fashion, and while lacking the socio-economics and political agendas that a thriving and growing civilization possesses, a coral colony is in some ways superficially similar to a Read More

DoS Dual Reservoir (DDR) now available to monitor two part solutions

If the Apex aquarium controller system is a computer for the masses, and the DoS is a somewhat niche high accuracy fluid metering system, then the DoS Dual Reservoir (DDR) is a hyperniche accessory for those reefers who are fully committed to the Neptune System ecosystem. We love the concept of having dual, 2L reservoirs of Read More

Unique Siamese UFO Scolymia at House of Fins

This cool image was sent to us by Luke Wilson of House of Fins showing their Siamese UFO Scolymia’s striking appearance. While there isn’t much of a story here, we still love sharing with you the unique and one-off specimens of deliciously unique LPS corals that come along from time to time. Today’s spotlight is Read More

At the source of black dogface puffers in the Solomon Islands

Dogface puffers are some of the most popular fish for fish tanks, with their lovable faces, pointed doglike snouts, and their cute and human-like eyes. On a scale of 1-10, pufferfish rate at about a 0 on the rarity scale as nearly all species and color forms are available in abundance in the aquarium, all Read More

When life gives you lemons

Life sucks. Let’s not pretend to be one of those sickeningly sweet and optimistic people who say otherwise. We all have our bad days be it from a break up, a Judas level betrayal or just simply trying to eat an ice cream in the equator. So life throws you a lemon, it always does. Life’s a Read More

Happy as a (devil) clam

The shell world. A fascinating paradigm filled with species both innocuous and psychedelic, attention grabbing and coy. This juxtaposition is carelessly expressed in multiple genera and types, even in our favourite Tridacna. Tridacna is best represented by the magnificent T. gigas, whose hulk like form is no stranger to even the most pedestrian of reef enthusiasts. T. Read More

Brazilian Lionfish Discovered!

In their slow and steady march towards Atlantic reef dominance, the invasive lionfish Pterois volitans has at last crossed the final hurdle and been found in the reefs of Southeastern Brazil. To do so required it to traverse some inhospitable terrain, namely the effluent plumes of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers. These sediment-rich waters are Read More

Coral fluorescence is a thing of magic

The scintillating brilliance that exudes from a coral is without a doubt the clinching factor for decision making in purchasing, propagating or just old school showing off. Yet the colour magic registered by your retina may just be a facade, masquerading a different more exuberant brilliance that can only be seen under specific conditions of light. In this Read More

New Sanrise LED lights blends performance and versatility

The Sanrise Aqua LED is a new flagship light from the Chinese manufacturer whose fixture is stealthily hiding a cool suite of innovative features. LED fixtures have gotten so slim over the last few years that it’s easy to make a very different light that superficially looks like a generic black box. In Sanrise’s case, Read More

Rainbow Australomussa from the Solomon Islands has almost magic color

I returned from a coral collecting and scouting trip to the Solomon Islands less than a week ago and all this time, I’ve been anxious to see how the corals collected would fare on the extra long, 48 hour flight from Honiara to Los Angeles. Yesterday, the ‘main event’ of coral shipments finally arrived at Unique Read More

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