giant-staghorn-corals-jake-1 Giant staghorn corals so big they make you feel small There are staghorn acros and then there are STAGHORN corals! It is astounding to see the massive size that some species can reach in their preferred habitat amnd stumble upon the kinds of gargantuan ship-grounding sizes the colonies and their branches can reach. We know how fast “aquarium” staghorns can grow and while it is
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Breathtaking views of coral reefs at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Alright, alright, alright! We’ve been teasing you with innumerable posts about individual corals and novel colonies found at Kwajalein Atoll but now it’s time to blow your mind with some serious eye candy! If you thought scenery like this has become rare on coral reefs, we can assure you that they abound on the stony Read More

This is one serious closed loop system

To close loop or not to close loop is one question serious reef geeks try and consider. If you have the luxury, a closed loop system is a fantastic way to handle flow in the aquarium without having to have the lovely powerheads all over the place. For public aquariums with hundreds of thousands of Read More

Meyer and reticulate butterflyfish hybrid from the Marshall Islands

It’s been a little bit since we’ve dug up a butterflyfish hybrid, so how about a Chaetodon cross that we haven’t seen before? While some hybrid Chaetodon butterflyfish can be hard to place, this little fishy is an obvious cross between Chaetodon meyeri and C. reticulatus, two closely related, coral-eating butterflyfish. Both parent species of Chaetodon are Read More

Giesemann helps you take the guesswork out of setting up an LED profile

Giesemann is helping to take the head scratching out of setting up and LED profile on its advanced LED fixtures. Let’s face it, setting up an LED system for your corals can be pretty daunting. All these cutting-edge features, controllable channels, multi-colored diodes and lenses can mean an infinite amount of configurations. Now consider your Read More

Celestial LED spotlight by MaxSpect should be landing this month

The MaxSpect Celestial LED spotlight first unveiled at MACNA last year did a great job at turning some heads, and the time is almost here for the lights to get put to use. Later this month the 30 watt Celestial LED spotlight will be arriving in three colors, a full spectrum, a super actinic and Read More

Angel Plasma fixture by EuroQuatics in solid state and air cooled versions

The Angel Plasma fixtures from EuroQuatics offers the aquarium hobby some of the most refined aquarium lights using this cutting edge HID lighting technology. Since EuroQuatics is a Gavita company the Angel Plasma fixtures borrow heavily from Gavita fixtures we’ve seen in the past, with both a sealed solid state unit and an air-cooled model Read More

Check out this amazing $1.5 million custom aquarium

Are you tired of your current aquarium setup? Have $1.5 million lying around? Want to throw a party inside your aquarium? Then you have to check out this unique custom aquarium that is not only BIG but has a room inside it big enough to hold a party. The aquarium built by Red Fin Aquarium Read More

Possible Acropora chimera: a table acropora develops unusual upright branches

We spotted many beautiful corals and unknown colors while thoroughly assessing the coral life of Kwajalein Atoll, but one particularly colony stands out among our discoveries for some very unusual features. Two coral species which are well represented inside the lagoon of Kwajalein Atoll include Acropora cytherea, the common table coral, and Acropora inermis, a Read More

JBWave controller to synchronize any pair of Jebao WP pumps

The JBWave is a new basic controller from Joe Jaworski, the electronics wizard who brought his own blend of aquarium controller with the MCU Research Lighthouse and novel accessories several years back. His newest creation the JBWave gets back to core functionality with some simplified and advanced controllability with Jebao’s WP line of propeller water Read More

Nice Japanese SPS reef tank video

When it comes to aquascaping a reef tank, there is plenty of discussion on advanced rock arrangement, the golden ratio, and getting an asymmetrical layout in three dimensions. Sometimes keeping it simple can be equally effective at producing a visually striking aesthetic, especially when the corals are in the peak of health. There’s something about Read More

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