kwajalein-coral-reef-scene-8-620x465 Recap of this week’s new products to create an aquarium reefscape By some neat coincidence, this week witnessed the announcement of four new products which have a different approach to building a mini reef aquarium aquascape. Each of this week’s artificial reefscaping materials represent novel solutions to using an alternative to live rock. The various choices for building an artificial mini reef structure include man made rock, ceramic
flores-acropora-unknown-two-5 The second unknown Acropora discovered on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition
AI Hydra 52, AI Director, Deltec, and Polyp Lab’s new prototype products launches at ReefDepot’s open house

The glorious colony shape of Acropora plumosa

Another day brings another interesting writeup on a notable stony coral we encountered on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition. Like any good card-carrying Acropora lover we have perused all the pages of Corals of the World and distinctive species like Acropora pichoni and Acropora suharsonoi always caught our eye. A slightly less obvious eye-catching coral is the peculiar Acropora Read More

Recap of this week’s new products to create an aquarium reefscape

By some neat coincidence, this week witnessed the announcement of four new products which have a different approach to building a mini reef aquarium aquascape. Each of this week’s artificial reefscaping materials represent novel solutions to using an alternative to live rock. The various choices for building an artificial mini reef structure include man made rock, ceramic Read More

A spectacular terminal male Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus debuts in Singapore

For hardcore wrasse lovers, Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus needs no introductions. For the less avid wrasse aficionados, here’s a little short intro before we dive into the story proper. Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus is a deepwater  japanese endemic not to be confused with Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus (Pintail Fairy Wrasse). The latter shares a similar temporary scientific name chiefly for Read More

4th generation RealReef rock looks virtually identical to wild live rock

Real Reef is getting really good at this hand-made reef rock game, with their fourth generation rock looking almost identical to real live rock. We got a sneak peek at the new Real Reef Rock at InterZoo and if hadn’t been for the signage, we would have thought that someone had placed some really nice Read More

Atlantik Pendant: Orphek working to develop the flagship LED in new form factor

The Atlantik Pendant is a new light slated to be released by Orphek at MACNA. The Orphek Atlantik Pendant is powered with the same assortment of LEDs as their flagship tablet-shaped Atlantik reef aquarium fixture. The Atlantik Pendant can crank up to 110 watts which are controlled via four channels and wireless connection just like Read More

Get your aquatics event on Reef Builders

One of the largest requests we receive here at Reef Builders is local clubs, societies and other groups to post their events on the home page. Starting today you can. Reef Builders events is a new collection of all of the aquatics industry events in one convenient place. To add your event you’ll need to Read More

Blue mimic anemone makes an impressive duplicate of Acropora digitifera

Unless they are hosting clownfish or somewhat reef-safe, Anemones don’t get a fair share of attention in the aquarium world. But things could be different if we saw more mimic anemones like this wonderful blue Phyllodiscus semoni which we sighted on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition. This blue mimic anemone was all alone on a dynamited Read More

Walt Smith doubles down on sustainability with ReefRock and ReefProject2.0

ReefRock is a new handcrafted aquarium aquascaping material from ReefProject2.0, a new effort from Walt Smith Incorporated. ReefProject aims to establish a more direct approach to sustainability and opportunity for coastal island communities by not only focusing on making the finest man-made rock possible, but also employing the very people who live near, and are stewards Read More

The second unknown Acropora discovered on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition

One of the most exciting outcomes we could have hoped for on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition is to encounter some corals that have never been seen before. Early on we observed not one but two species of Acropora the likes of which we have never seen in person or documented with photographs. We already told you about Read More

Avast Marine Vibe gets bigger, more international

The Avast Marine Vibe is getting bigger with a 4 liter model and is now availabe in a 220V, 55Hz for international markets. If you not familiar with the Avast Vibe, it literally shakes up your zeolite or other fluidized reactors to keep them in top shape, free of mulm and clumps to keep things Read More

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