petco-foster-smith Breaking: Petco is planning to buy Drs. Foster & Smith, including LiveAquaria National pet-store chain Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster & Smith, the leading mail order pet supply company in the nation, and parent company to our beloved LiveAquaria. The first thing that comes to mind in times like this, is how things might change for either of the companies involved. As we
red-sea-reefer-450-black-white Red Sea REEFER tanks get pricing and early 2015 delivery date
Hands on and first impression of the Kessil Spectral Controller

Red Sea REEFER tanks get pricing and early 2015 delivery date

Red Sea made quite a splash this week when it was revealed that they have a new line of REEFER aquariums in the work which address a completely new niche in the aquarium hobby and market. The Red Sea Reefer series are a high end approach to offering reefers a high quality, pre-drilled aquarium, with Read More

Your new addiction, fluid simulation in your browser

If you want to stay productive, don’t read this post. In case you are still at work and are looking for a distraction or just looking for an excuse to waste a few hours of time, check out George Corney’s addicting browser-based particle fluid simulator. We came up for air enough to post and are pretty sure our Read More

Check out this insane concentration of invasive Lionfish

If you have any doubts about just how severe the lionfish invasion is on the Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico, just check out this video. This YouTube video uploaded by Alex Fogg was taken on a recent dive with the Coast Watch Alliance in the last Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition derby in Pensacola, Florida, Read More

Cree XHP LED designed for next generation high power lights

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard of new developments coming out of Cree but their newest XHP series LED is bound to make some jaws drop on specs alone. The new Cree XHP finally has a name that stands for something, Extreme High Power, and by all metrics this is one of the single Read More

Google Street View of Great Barrier Reef officially released

A little over two years ago, we learned Google, in conjunction with Caitlin Seaview Survey, had the ambitiious plan to map the Great Barrier Reef and allow anyone to take a “Street View” look at this majestic location. Last week, Caitlin Seaview announced the complete visual and data record from its GBR expeditions were now available to anyone to Read More

A masterpiece is born: time lapse aquascaping of Worldwide Corals’ new show tank

It’s not everyday that you know of a certain reef aquarium which is being built is destined for greatness, but when that tank is being set up by Worldwide Corals, you kind of just know. This weekend while working on on his brand new, 900 gallon coral farm and display reef tank, Victor sent us Read More

Variations and forms of Paracentropyge venusta

Paracentropyge is a small genus with three species. Over the years, the placement of P. venusta as well as P. multifasciata have been in rather constant shuffle, moving back and forth between this as well as Centropyge. Allen and Erdmann’s book on fishes of the east indies places the two back in Centropyge. P. boylei Read More

Teardrop ‘maxima’ clams are now a distinct species, Tridacna noae

Tridacna noae is a newly recognized species of giant clam which reefers have been enjoying in our aquariums for many years now. We’ve always been told that the morphology of the shells of giant clams is the key to identifying species in the genus Tridacna but for once reef aquarists get a lucky break by getting Read More

Top 10 signature corals from Jason Fox

When it comes to one-man coral farming and coral collecting operations, few have had the staying power of Jason Fox and his incredible selection of diverse and exotic corals. The success of Jason Fox is not by chance, or great business acumen, but simply driven by sheer passion for the craziest corals on the planet. Read More

Red Sea Reefer Aquariums blur the line between DIY and All in One

The Red Sea Reefer series is a new concept in aquarium products from the company that kicked off the upscale All in One aquariums with the original Red Sea Max. Currently, if you want to set up a marine aquarium you have the choice of buying an All in One aquarium, like the Red Sea Read More