ReefBuilders_Banner FUSION Nano 10g & 20g Premium Starter Kit from Innovative Marine Innovative Marine will soon start shipping two new sizes of their Fusion aquarium series, the 10 & 20 gallon Fusion Nano all in one aquariums with more fit and finish than has ever been offered in an aquarium of this type and size. With the Fusion series Innovative Marine really broke new ground as far
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World’s largest underwater sculpture also serves as artificial reef

Rising from the ocean floor with the weight of the ocean resting on her shoulders, this 17-foot-tall sculpture is the latest installation for underwater sculpture artist Jason deCaires Taylor and titled “Ocean Atlas”. The sculpture of a Bahamian girl was installed earlier this month off the western shores of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas. Weighing in at around 60 tons, Read More

7 Questions with Steinhart Aquarium’s Matt Wandell

We thought it would be fun to do a series of “7 Questions” with people in the industry and hobby. Our first candidate is a Matt Wandell, a marine biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Throughout the years, we have been able to get to know Matt Read More

Coral-Shop compounds bond stone to both stone and glass

Coral-Shop, the equipment manufacturer from the Czech Republic, recently released two compounds to mount stone to both other stones and glass. The bonding agents are meant to be used dry and will provide strong and reef safe bonds while setting up your aquarium. The CS Reef Bond STS bonds stone-to-stone and is a one-part component that just Read More

Cortez Tropical Marine’s Craig Lightner convicted in diver’s death

Cortez Tropical Marine’s Craig Lightner was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years for endangering a diver that ended up dying last year off the coast of California’s Catalina Islands while illegally trying to catch blue-banded gobies (Lythrypnus dalli). Sadly this is not the first run in with the law and time spent behind bars for Read More

Wondrous and awe-inspiring images from the abyss

Blackwater diving is not for the faint of heart, but underwater photographer Joshua Lambus shows us why it is worth trying out. Blackwater diving involves diving in the dark of night in the deep sea to view the massive migration of deep-sea creatures that rise to the surface to feed. Lambus, based in Hawaii, often Read More

The truth about Crabzilla

In case you missed it, there is an image circulating showing what the media have dubbed Crabzilla – a giant crab spotted lurking under the water near Kent in the UK. The image spread like wildfire and there was plenty of speculation that it was a hoax. The story first appeared on a website called Read More

Rare beaked whale washes ashore in Australia

From time to time the might ocean washes ashore rare and unusual creature and the latest one has scientists all aflutter because an extremely rare sea creature recently washed ashore  in Australia. This intriguing 10- to 13-foot creature is thought to be a beaked whale that was discovered about 100 miles north of Sydney at Redhead Read More

Aquaculture sales are up according to USDA Census of Aquaculture results

Late last month, the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2013 Census of Aquaculture results and noted a 26 percent increase since the last report in 2005. The census measures the U.S. aquaculture industry in a detailed way. “The 2013 Census of Aquaculture expands on the data collected about aquaculture Read More

Rolling in the Deep in this awesome video from Papua New Guinea recently released this remarkable video shot in Papua New Guinea. While many other reefs and dive destinations in the Coral Triangle are dealing with the negative impact mankind has had on the local ecosystem, PNG is one of the “last unspoiled diving destinations left on earth,” according to the film’s description – and we Read More

Get to know some unique, free-living and “walking” corals

Disc corals have gotten incredibly popular over the last few years for their ability to have extremely brilliant colors, a single polyp & corallite which is hard to propogate, and because they are just that cool! However disc and tongue corals are not the only free-living corals on certain parts of the reef environment. Other super Read More