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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Monotypic no more – Two possible new Navigobius species

Navigobius dewa is a beautiful and sensational species of Ptereleotrine dart fish that was first discovered and described in 2009, with specimens coming from Kagoshima Bay, in the south of Japan. The distinct features of Ptereleotrine fish is seen in its slender body shape, but its characteristic deeply forked tail and other unique traits landed it in a Read More

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

Eshopps Curve refugium LED available now

The Eshopps refugium light we saw at Interzoo 2014 has officially been named and released. Dubbed the Eshopps Curve, this swanky looking light is illuminated by three 3W CREE LEDs with a color temperature of 6,500K suited to grow macroalgae. As the refugium and the equipment under the tank is being treated less of a 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

Pacific Sun adds Automatic Water Change (AWC) module for Kore 5th dosing system

Pacific Sun just released an Automatic Water Change (AWC) module for it Kore 5th dosing system. As aquarium control systems and other peripherals mature, the additional of other features like this are a welcome addition to maximize the overall benefit of the base unit. The Kore AWC is built with two DC adjustable speed pumps that Read More

Pacific Sun adds two new T5 bulbs to its fluorescent aresenal

Pacific Sun recently announced two new T5 tubes, an Ultra Wide UV and BlueEX, to its mix of T5 tubes. Although the industry is dominated by LED as of late, T5 is still holding strong and we are still seeing companies on the hunt for the perfect blend of phosphors for reef applications, especially in the supplementation arena. Read More

Penn Plax Action-Air Skeleton Ornament adds action and intrigue to any mundane reef

We have all been there before, you spend hours on aquascaping, sourcing and growing out an awe-inspiring selection of corals and adding a bevy of wonderful fish, but our reef tanks still don’t have “it”. We struggle with reaquascaping, readjusting our corals and even buying a bigger tank, all to no avail. Penn-Plax is looking to Read More