jake-vincent-video The Show Episode 5: Jake & Vincent talk about coral farming and diving the Flores Sea If you don’t know who Vincent Chalias is by now you must have been living under a very big piece of live rock. Following on the successes of Bob Mankin in the Solomon Islands and Walt Smith in Fiji, Mr. Chalias is one of the pioneers of aquarium coral mariculture in Indonesia. In recent years Vincent
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The Show Episode 5: Jake & Vincent talk about coral farming and diving the Flores Sea

If you don’t know who Vincent Chalias is by now you must have been living under a very big piece of live rock. Following on the successes of Bob Mankin in the Solomon Islands and Walt Smith in Fiji, Mr. Chalias is one of the pioneers of aquarium coral mariculture in Indonesia. In recent years Vincent Read More

Meet 6 of the corals that are in danger of becoming illegal

The petition to list over 80 species of stony corals as endangered led to a ruling that 20 of the proposed corals were deemed threatened, and warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Of those 20 corals, five are Caribbean species which have already enjoyed a thorough degree of no-take protection so these species are Read More

First four MACNA 2014 speaker videos now available to view online

The Marine Aquarium Conference of North America is such a seminal event in the marine aquarium community, it’s a gem to be able to gather once a year with friends and colleagues from all over the world. One of the best parts of attending a MACNA is seeing all the different presentations and the information Read More

Clownfish could be declared an endangered Species

That’s according to a new report from National Marine Fisheries Service that Clownfish (Percula) may warrant protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act because of threats from global warming and ocean acidification. The service will now conduct a status review to decide whether the Clownfish will be protected under the Act. The original petition (warning: Read More

The new InterZoo products we expect to see at MACNA

Writing about the release of the Radion Mounting System got us to thinking about all the new products we reported on at InterZoo which American reefers will see for the first time at MACNA. While it may be four months after their initial release, many of the products debuted at InterZoo 2014 are one-offs and Read More

Krzysztof Tryc shows the potential of using All in One Biopellets

Krzysztof Tryc is an experienced reef aquarist who has been in the “Low Nutrient Zone” for over five years using various methods including Zeovit and Biopellets. Krzysztof’s brilliant and colorful reef tanks have won him the coveted Dream Tank of The Quarter award over on Zeovit.com and his SPS displays continue to turn heads due to Read More

Recap of this week’s new products to create an aquarium reefscape

By some neat coincidence, this week witnessed the announcement of four new products which have a different approach to building a mini reef aquarium aquascape. Each of this week’s artificial reefscaping materials represent novel solutions to using an alternative to live rock. The various choices for building an artificial mini reef structure include man made rock, ceramic Read More

Comparing the Radion XR15w Pro and the Hydra 26 LED lights

Ecotech Marine and AquaIllumination have been on parallel paths in their development of marine aquarium products for some time and with their newfound synergy from the recent merger, they have simultaneously released comparable reef aquarium LED lights. The Hydra 26 and Radion XR15w Pro are very similar in some ways but still have distinctive features that Read More

Adventures in fluorescent photography in the Flores Sea

On our recent diving marathon during the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition, we brought with us many different tools for sampling and observing the natural reef environment. One particularly special device which we came into possession just in time for our travel to Flores and Komodo is a new version of the Light & Motion Sola NightSea Read More

Get ready for lots of exciting stories from the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition

We’re back from the Flores Sea with loads of exciting observations and documentation on the reefs of this part of Indonesia. With support from Fluval Sea and no less than nine months of planning, we succeeded in diving and surveying and extensive swath of the Flores Sea between Sumbawa and Flores including Rinca and Komodo Islands. Read More

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