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Kessil AP700 coming in September, 185 watts & wireless control for $949

The Kessil AP700 has been a long time coming but as of today, fans of Kessil’s unique approach to aquarium lighting can look forward to the concrete release date for the company’s first fully fledged aquarium fixture. Kessil made a name for itself for basically reinventing what an LED aquarium spotlight could be with the

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MindStream Aquarium Monitor goes live on Kickstarter

The MindStream Kickstarter campaign kicks off today with the new, potentially revolutionary new water monitoring device going to the first round of backers for the totally reasonable sum of $499. Currently, aquarium water quality management and testing can be one of the most time intensive, laborious, and expensive parts of keeping a marine aquarium. If

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Vectra L1 pump from Ecotech marine

The Vectra return pump is a new product from Ecotech Marine that was just leaked in a single image. The spy shot appears to show a typical DC pump body, a Mean Well power supply, a QuietDrive driver, and the box for the Vectra which is well in line with Ecotech Marine’s product packaging. There is no

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The top new reef aquarium sumps of the last two years

There’s been a ton of new interest in better and improved sumps for reef aquariums over the last couple of years. There’s been so many new sumps and designs introduced lately, we decided to put together this nice synopsis of how many companies are taking sump designs to the next level. After what seemed like a

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Pre Order the “Wrasse Bible” Labridae Fishes starting now

We are very excited to announce Reef Builders is publishing our first book entitled Labridae Fishes: Wrasses written by none other than Ruddie Kuiter. The special edition has been updated with all the latest information and pictures and could be likened to the “wrasse bible” with over 400 pages. Inside the book you’ll find updated

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The speciation, biogeography and hybridization of Zebrasoma

The family Acanthuridae boasts of charismatic, charming and iconic reef fishes that are immediately recognizable both in the field and in the trade. All eighty or so species spanning the six various genera have a single unifying trait, and that is the possession of razor sharp caudal peduncular spines. The family is diverse and well represented

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A sneak peek of the hot livestock coming to Reefapalooza NY

If you were looking for a sneak peak at unique, cherry, eye catching or totally limited edition corals, we’ve got the ultimate coral candy fix for you today. Leading up to the hottest reef aquarium event of the summer, we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the coral that will be offered for sale at

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Reef Reboot Phase 4, “Just Add Salt!”

So where did I leave off? Oh yeah, a tank full of RO water ready to become a reef! Now the fun part.. Salt was added and the pumps were fired up. I was thrilled that the new tank was relatively quiet. The bean animal overflow with a DC return pump kept things silent, with

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Full Tank Shots of S.E.A. Aquarium’s incredible public reef display

There are reef tanks, there are Tank of the Months, and then there are masterpieces in progress. The large reef display at S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa Singapore falls squarely in the latter category, and it firmly leads the pack, especially in the public aquarium space. We remember seeing this tank two years ago, and lamenting how

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S.E.A’s coral reef display is a veritable kaleidoscope of beauty

Oh S.E.A. Where do we begin. In our travels we’re fortunate enough to visit a hodgepodge of public aquariums. Often times we get to see behind the scenes, to the heart of the facility, where the quiet humming of machines and staff strive to set the gold standard of display. While most aquariums aim to captivate,

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