red-acropora-kwajalein Kwajalein has more than its fair share of Red Acropora Red Acros are one of the rarest color forms you can find in captively grown Acropora species, which is why species such as the ORA Red Planet, the Red Dragon acro, and the raspberry red Millepora acros are so popular in a field of otherwise blue and green SPS corals. With red color being such a
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Kwajalein has more than its fair share of Red Acropora

Red Acros are one of the rarest color forms you can find in captively grown Acropora species, which is why species such as the ORA Red Planet, the Red Dragon acro, and the raspberry red Millepora acros are so popular in a field of otherwise blue and green SPS corals. With red color being such a Read More

Breathtaking views of coral reefs at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Alright, alright, alright! We’ve been teasing you with innumerable posts about individual corals and novel colonies found at Kwajalein Atoll but now it’s time to blow your mind with some serious eye candy! If you thought scenery like this has become rare on coral reefs, we can assure you that they abound on the stony Read More

Acropora rongelapensis is one of the craziest Acros we’ve ever seen

Ever first we learned and wrote about the exquisite Acropora rongelapensis, it has been on our bucket list to go to the Marshall Islands to find and photograph this species in the wild. Last week we just happened to be on a diving binge in Kwajalein Atoll and fulfilled a true coral geek’s dream, to find Read More

Introducing the Red Devil Acropora tenella from Kwajalein Atoll

The Red Devil Acro is an astounding red strain of Acropora tenella that we discovered while diving the deeper portions some of the incredible reefs of Kwajalein Atoll. Admittedly it was while searching for another special coral, Acropora rongelapensis, that we came across the Red Devil Acro, always growing at between 50 and 100 feet deep. The Red Read More

Stony coral gems of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

We’re writing to you live from the reefs of Ebeye Island at Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. We know a lot about the Marshall Islands for their rare and endemic reef fish and especially wrasses, but we’re out here on a prospecting mission to get a good first hand look at Read More

Helix 5000 by Orphek adds a twist on the needle wheel with a spinning “spring wheel”

The Helix 5000 protein skimmer from Orphek was first announced and revealed at MACNA but there’s been a whole lotta tinkering on the design in the intervening months. While the shape of the body and the pump are highly reminiscent of the RLSS skimmers from a couple years back, a handful of notable features help Read More

The Show Episode 2: Jake talks with Matt Pedersen about Clownfish

A short while ago we had the chance to hang out with Matt Pedersen, at his house, to pick his brain over a few days, enjoy his decent sized fish room and to talk about all things captive bred, and especially clownfish. We decided to sit down with Matt behind the camera and to have Read More

Fluid Designers makes a big splash with a suite of novel acrylic designs

Fluid Designers is a brand new aquarium company started by some old school veterans of the aquarium industry. Founder Dave Marriott has been around the block at every level of the aquarium business chain, as front man for wholesale, retail, service and management positions, Dave has seen it all and he’s been building up a Read More

Ecotech Marine & Aqua Illumination announce landmark merger

Ecotech Marine and Aqua Illumination announced today a landmark deal which sees the two companies merge. From now on the two biggest manufacturers of reef aquarium LED lights will see each other not as competitors but as partners. Both of the aquarium industry’s largest players will retain their distinct product lines and identities, no Aqua-Marine or Read More

The American Reef Scene is descending on ReefStock March 1 & 2

We’ve been keeping ReefStock 2014 slightly on the Down Low as to not steal too much thunder from the also-coming to Denver MACNA 2014, but nothing can hold back the American Reef Scene from coming together and enjoying its annual mid-year mile high reefing extravaganza. There’s been so many new products and happenings in development Read More

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