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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Gorgeous Atavai wrasse from Polynesia arrives as a pair at Pacific East Aquaculture

Polynesia is an alien world of unknown reef fishes in the aquarium world and topping the list of must-haves from the region is Pseudojuloides atavai. The Atavai wrasse is one of those obscure species of slender wrasses whose congeners are poorly known, and not particularly hardy but “wrasse people” with a knack for labrids seem to Read More

Four new nano propeller pumps for your consideration

2014 has kicked off with a plethora of new nano propeller pumps to address the needs of smaller marine and reef aquariums. Both Sicce, Eheim, Hydor and Cobalt Aquatics have their thrown their hat in the ring for contending in this newly populated segment of the aquarium water pump market. All of the new pumps on Read More

Quarter million crown of thorns starfish eradicated by new injection method

The news about the natural reef environment can be so overly bleak, it’s nice to hear some progress coming out of Australia that bodes well for the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The Crown of Thorns starfish, Acanthaster placi, is a well known destroyer of coral reefs with ravenous hoards of this echinoderm being Read More

The Reef Octopus automatic waste collector just works

Automatic waste collectors for use with high capacity protein skimmers have been around for some time but like aquarium controllers, they are getting affordable enough to be considered a piece of general aquarium equipment. The Reef Octopus Automatic Waste Collector sits neatly where the price and features intersect to create a good investment. It’s been years Read More

Don’t forget to clean your protein skimmer’s air silencer

As long as we’ve been reefing, it has always been well known and widely shared that is important to keep protein skimmer intakes clean. Whether you had a venturi or a needle wheel design protein skimmer, salt creep will accumulate right at the air intake, where the incoming air meets the water, and restrict the Read More

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

Volumetric silicone LED lenses introduced at Cannabis Cup

We went to the Cannabis Cup this weekend for research and came across an LED light the likes we’ve never seen before. A new company called Total Grow was showing off a line of fluorescent lamps with UVA and UVB spectrum and with their fluorescent-leaning lighting tendencies, they have developed a novel new LED lens/diffuser out of Read More

Self-sustaining ecosystems in a box, how close can we actually get?

Something that I’m continually fascinated with and ponder about; the idea of creating aquarium setups that require minimal human intervention. Growing up in the 90′s, the biosphere experiment held my imagination quite a bit. And then there were those ecospheres with the shrimp in the back of Smithsonian magazines. On a similar note, now people are Read More

Atlantik Compact debuting at Reefapalooza Orlando next week

The Atlantik Compact LED is Orphek’s first departure from their standard rectangular light fixture since the company began selling LED lights. Based on the innovative Orphek Atlantik V2, pictured above, the Atlantik Compact is about half the size with the same dual chip LEDs, wifi control and a bevy of LED colors including the phosphor-enhanced Read More

PJ Reefs is pushing the boundaries of miniature reef ‘aquariums’

PJ Reefs is a new enterprise who’s Kickstarter campaign we featured a little over a year ago. In that time the little LED-lit reef jars have almost been shipped to all of its backers and this past weekend in Southwest Florida we had the opportunity to see these novel miniature reef creations in person. On Read More

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