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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Hands-on with the PRS Corrente digital flow sensor

Swirling gyre of juvenile Acanthochromis polyacanthus videoed at an opportune moment

While admiring the aquarium at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo recently, we chanced upon a rather special moment in one of their reef set ups. It came as an opportune moment just as we were about to leave, when the eggs belonging to a pair of Acanthochromis polyacanthus decided to hatch. Needless to say, we took Read More

Happy Taxonomist Appreciation Day!

Today, March 19th is Taxonomist Appreciation Day. This rather obscure day may not sound familiar to everyone, but it should, and hopefully it will gain a stronger following in the years to come. Today we say thank you in appreciation to all taxonomists and systematists for the work they have done, for without them we would Read More

Bali Aquarich successfully raises the flagfin angelfish

The flagfin angelfish, Apolemichthys trimaculatus, has been successfully bred and reared in captivity by Bali Aquarich. After years of stagnation in the captive breeding space of marine angelfishes, Mr. Wen-Ping Su and Bali Aquarich is blazing a trail so fast it’s almost hard to keep track of their accomplishments. Therefore it comes with little surprise that Bali Read More

The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium might just be Omaha’s best kept secret

When you think coral and saltwater fish, Nebraska would probably not come to mind immediately. Being triply landlocked, Nebraska is as far away from the sea as you could imagine. Somewhere within Omaha however is home to the Henry Doorly Zoo, the world’s best zoo, where it features a public aquarium with a pleasant surprise. Read More

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Who took a tuka and made it pascalus?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but the hiatus ends today with another Awesome Fish Spotlight. This time we feature not one, but two species as we draw attention to Pseudanthias pascalus and Pseudanthias tuka. While looking superficially similar and rather uniformly unassuming, both species are deceptively complicated and difficult to identify. This problem is no less Read More

DaStaCo2 calcium reactor media now available in America from Triton US

With the introduction of Triton additives and Triton Lab water testing, the reef aquarium community has become increasingly cognizant of trace levels of beneficial elements, impurities, and anything that could be an unwanted source for the latter. It’s now easier than ever to be critical of what level of purity is in our aquarium additives Read More

Hands-on with the Biotek Marine USB PAR Sensor

BioTek Marine really got a lot of attention when they announced their unique BTM3000 PAR meter. The BTM 3000 is actually a bare PAR sensor with a USB connection to be ‘powered’ by any regular old computer, PC or Mac, and we couldn’t be any more impressed with the execution on the hardware. Users of Read More

Hybrid flasher wrasses abound at Triton Bay’s Flasher Beach

When it comes to reef fish, Gerald Allen is a world renowned ichthyologist, diver and all around messiah of all marine fishes. So when Dr. Allen writes a rave review about a particular place in the world, you better take note, such as the case of his recent description of a very special place in Read More

New species of Stylaster coral, Errina labrosa

Of all the different types of corals we keep in our aquariums, the group that gets the least amount of our attention or bandwidth is undoubtedly the Stylaster corals. It doesn’t help that Stylaster and Distichopora have very poor survival rates in our aquariums, or that they are not “true” corals, but we still could stand to Read More

Join us for NERAC 2015 in Long Island this Saturday

The Northeast Regional Aquarium Conference aka NERAC is taking place in Long Island and we are very much looking forward to an overdue visit to the fabulous saltwater displays at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, formerly known as Atlantis Marine World. This Saturday, the home of Joe Yaiullo’s world-famous 20,000 gallon inland coral Read More