long island aquarium big reef left side-3 Long Island’s 20,000 gallon reef tank is STILL one of the best displays in the world The 20,000 gallon reef tank in Long Island NY designed and maintained by Joe Yaiullo has long been the apex of large reef aquarium displays. Featuring luxuriant coral growth and a dense and eclectic mix of large and colorful reef fish, for a decade this reef tank has been an artful work of inspiration. Having
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Diversity and forms of the Pseudanthias ventralis species flock: How many are there?

In light of our recent trend in picking apart cryptic species within a given complex like we did for Pseudanthias pascalus and Nemateleotris helfrichi, we continue yet again with a rather massive undertaking. This time with Pseudanthias ventralis. This beautiful species is wide ranging across much of Oceania, but seems prone to insular variations with at least Read More

Pseudojuloides polackorum is the newest species of pencil wrasse from South Africa

The genus Pseudojuloides constitutes a collection of fusiform torpedo shaped wrasses with chisel like incisiform teeth that are more often found living in lose sandy rubble instead of the usual coral cover. Pseudojuloides was last revised in 1981 where five new species were added to the original three. Since then, the genus has been growing steadily Read More

Lots of things can kill corals, suicide is not one of them

Over the years I have been asked a lot of questions by hobbyists regarding their corals and their tanks. Of these queries, the single most frequently asked question is” Why are my corals dying or why did this coral die?” Obviously my first response is: “what are the parameters in your tank”.  Invariably the response Read More

The 20,000 gallon reef tank relies on a diversity of filtration techniques

If you thought that the lighting for Joe Yaiullo’s 20,000 gallon reef tank is eclectic, just wait until you get a load of the various filtration devices that are employed on this behemoth reef aquarium display. From filtration devices, to protein skimmers to various types of chemical medias, the 20K reef tank at Long Island Read More

Nemateleotris helfrichi: A tale of two heads

Immense fish collection in the early 90’s brought new light to a plethora of colourful reef fish, many of which the world had never seen. In 1938, from a smorgasbord of specimens in the Albatross collection, one exquisite little fish was described and given a name. Nemateleotris magnifica, now known as the red fire fish Read More

How do you light a 20,000 gallon reef tank?

If you saw our rave “review” of Joe Yauillo’s magnificent mini-ocean he calls a reef tank yesterday, or have seen the tank in person and wonder “How it’s Made?”, then you’re going to love this multi part installment where we go over the primary aspects of this triumph of reef building. The first question most Read More

Orphek Atlantik Compact LED, unboxing and first impressions

Orphek has long been a player in the LED lighting game and with their new Atlantik Compact fixture, they plan to compete in the top tier of high performance reef LED lights. Priced at $749, the Atlantik Compact is aiming to exceed capabilities of the similar high end lights of the same price.  The Atlantik Compact is Read More

Centropyge abei and Chaetodon smithi: Black and yellow superstars of Waikiki

If you ever visit Hawaii and don’t stop by the Waikiki aquarium, consider yourself a felon and a convicted criminal for breaking the fish geek code. In a small public aquarium within the Waikiki neighbourhood of Honolulu lives two mega superstars of the fish world. Well three if you count the peppermint angelfish. Read More

Long Island’s 20,000 gallon reef tank is STILL one of the best displays in the world

The 20,000 gallon reef tank in Long Island NY designed and maintained by Joe Yaiullo has long been the apex of large reef aquarium displays. Featuring luxuriant coral growth and a dense and eclectic mix of large and colorful reef fish, for a decade this reef tank has been an artful work of inspiration. Having Read More

PRS Japan announces the Corrente+ flowmeter for 1.5″ and 2″ pipes

The Corrente digital flowmeter from PRS Japan has yet to really make it to the hands of that many reefers but already the company is working on making this a must have device. The PRS Corrente already comes in four sizes with pipe diameters from 0.5, 0.75, 1 and 1.25 inches yet PRS is already Read More

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