kwajalein-coral-reef-scene-8-620x465 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
flores-acropora-unknown-two-5 The second unknown Acropora discovered on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition
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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

Announcing the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition

We are proud to finally be able to share with you the announcement of the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition, a very special project that we’ve been planning for the better part of a year. Blogging from aquarium events, about happenings, and new aquarium products is one thing, but the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition is a Read More

MaxSpect Riptide is the first pump specifically designed to create gyre flow

The MaxSpect Riptide is arguably one of the most exciting products released at InterZoo which comes to us from a company better known for their LED lighting innovations. First we had centrifugal pumps, then we had propeller pumps, and now we have the MaxSpect Riptide pump with a design so novel there’s no clear cut Read More

Hagen announces new larger Fluval EDGE tanks with LED light and Simpletec filter

Fluval’s popular EDGE line of all in one aquariums are celebrating the third generation milestone with new larger models that is brought to modern spec standards with new LED lights and the groundbreaking new Simpletec power filter. The new larger Fluval EDGE aquarium holds 72 liters (19 gallons) and will be available in  a basic Read More

Red Sea MAX E Series tanks come with LEDs, controller, rimless open top and upgradeable to sump filter

The Red Sea MAX E Series is Red Sea’s big release for InterZoo 2014 joining its staple of popular all-in-one marine aquariums. The Red Sea MAX E series aquariums will come in three sizes expected to ship in early 2013. These include a 130, 200 and 300 liter size, about 34, 52 and 80 US gallons Read More

Triton Reef Elementz and Triton Lab water testing are a revolution in reefing chemistry

Whenever a company says their ‘Product X’ is the “best in the world”, we usually will discount their claim and move on to something less outlandish. But in the case of Triton Reef which doesn’t explicitly make that claim, having spent a whole day at their facility wrapping our heads around the inner workings of Inductively Coupled Plasma Read More

California Academy of Sciences dive team is scoring big in the depths of the Philippines

After what has been a lengthy period of preparation, scouting and diving, the California Academy of Sciences’ expedition to the Philippines is beginning to yield a nice catch of truly exotic deep reef fish. The first notable catch of the expedition was Synchiropus circularis but now that the team has been pushing into the depths, some Read More

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