jake-vincent-video The Show Episode 5: Jake & Vincent talk about coral farming and diving the Flores Sea If you don’t know who Vincent Chalias is by now you must have been living under a very big piece of live rock. Following on the successes of Bob Mankin in the Solomon Islands and Walt Smith in Fiji, Mr. Chalias is one of the pioneers of aquarium coral mariculture in Indonesia. In recent years Vincent
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Hanna Instruments Edge pH meter takes inspiration from modern smartphones

The Edge pH meter from Hanna Instruments is a new highly refined digital testing device which firmly breaks away from the design standards of contemporary laboratory testing equipment. Rather than looking like a blocky and intimidating slab of water testing plastic, the Hanna Edge looks like it was made from the mold of a modern Read More

Diary entry 1: Fighting fire with fire, chronicles of Pseudochromis tonozukai

Dear diary, i’m at my wits end. It has been three days since I’ve initiated my plan to remove a male Pseudochromis tonozukai from my reef. I’ve tried everything, but this fish is no ordinary dottyback. Highly intelligent, careful and secretive, he seems to be one step ahead of my every move. I should have Read More

Friday Smorgasbord: 3D cameras, shipwrecks, pranks, waterproof phones and Amy Adams

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. Kicking off this week’s edition is an intriguing project in Canada. We have gotten so used to flat 2D images of underwater expeditions, but Ocean Networks Canada is using a revolutionary 3D camera to study the underwater ecology off the coast of British Columbia in the Salish Read More

Nano Box Reef breathes new life into old fixtures with cool custom retro projects

Nano Box Reef is breathing new life into older fixtures with some pretty compelling modifications with the Nano Box Reef RETRO program to bring custom T5-LED and metal halide-LED hybrids to market. As a DIY hack, I always envisioned the clean, sleek and stylish aquarium but my budget often said otherwise so I have a Read More

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The mysterious Pseudocheilinus ocellatus

It’s been awhile since our last Awesome Fish Spotlight, and today we’re featuring the mystical Mystery Wrasse. To be honest I have no idea why this fish is called the Mystery Wrasse. There’s a certain pensive sinister look to this fish. Perhaps it stems from its yellow head gear adorned with psychic pink stripes that possess Read More

The new consumer aquatics lifecycle

Back in the 90s many folks got a freshwater tank and kept fish like the simple goldfish. They gradually progressed into keeping full-blown saltwater tanks and the progression from gold fish to clownfish took many years. Today, we are seeing a different behavior pattern, which has them jumping directly into keeping a saltwater tank. The Read More

Sea & Reef, followed by Reef Gen, bring WYSIWYG Wholesale Browsing Directly to Public Audiences

The concept of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) isn’t new; several online livestock retailers are well known for this practice.  Less well known perhaps is that some livestock wholesalers also have private WYSIWYG offerings for retailers to browse; no doubt this provides a superior shopping experience than simply ordering from a list. Sea Read More

The Jebao Wireless Wavemaker in action

We were able to see the Jebao RW Wireless WaveMaker in person at Interzoo 2014 and have recently come across a few videos of the product in action we felt were worth sharing. Although Jebao is known for some serviceable pumps at a lower price than other brand name pumps on the market, but this Read More

The Show Episode 5: Jake & Vincent talk about coral farming and diving the Flores Sea

If you don’t know who Vincent Chalias is by now you must have been living under a very big piece of live rock. Following on the successes of Bob Mankin in the Solomon Islands and Walt Smith in Fiji, Mr. Chalias is one of the pioneers of aquarium coral mariculture in Indonesia. In recent years Vincent Read More

Pink porcupine crab looks is a blend of geometry and crustacean

The pink porcupine crab is a highly unusual species of king crab with crazy exaggerated spines on its head and body. What is fascinating about this decapod’s appearance is how incredibly long the spines are relative to its body, covering the entire surface and even branching from the very front of its head.  The way the Read More

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