Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs get some love

Nudibranchs and sea slugs may not sound as interesting as all the designer corals and fish we see in the hobby, however in our opinion, these creatures are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures in the ocean. A new book “Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification – Indo-Pacific” by Terrence Gosliner, Ángel Valdés and

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New pricing for Euroquatics Angel LEDs makes them a very good value

  Euroquatics announced today that it would be selling their new A1 and A1P LEDs at new pricing which makes them much more competitive in the reef aquarium market. Previously, the Angel A1 retailed for $549 while the more powerful A1P had a list price of $649. The initial pricing of both Angel LED fixtures

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New video demonstrates a highlight feature of the Vectra pump, calibration

The Vectra starts shipping this week and this new controllable DC pump from Ecotech Marine is already garnering a lot of attention. It’s not just the hardware of the Vectra M1 & L1 pumps that make them such great water movers, but also the built-in software that makes them silent using QuietDrive, and the great

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Lembeh now has the second highest reef fish diversity in the world

Coral reef fish superstars Gerald Allen and Mark V. Erdmann are at it again, this time participating in a “reef crawl” in Lembeh that was focused on sighting as many reef fish as possible. The reef life survey turned up an additional 43 new species records for Lembeh, bringing the total number to 1101 species

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New, extra slim Mini Bubble King 160 VS12 skimmer

The new, extra slim Royal Exclusiv Mini Bubble King 160 VS12 protein skimmer is a good choice if you are looking for the performance of a Bubble King skimmer without sacrificing sump space. Technology advances are making us more productive with our equipment but is also creating new gadgets and gizmos that compete with our

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Get your Reef Dynamics/Euro Reef parts at Aquarium Source

Reef Dynamics, formerly known as Euro Reef, may be out of business, but Titan Aquatic has you covered. A new website they just launched called Aquarium Source is slated to be the go-to place for all your replacement parts needs. Reef Dynamics and Euro Reef protein skimmer famously stuck with modified Eheim pumps which use

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Palytoxin from Palythoa zoanthids is really, REALLY dangerous

If we could have your attention please, this is an important public service announcement from your neighborhood Reef Builders to let you know to be very careful when handling your Palythoa zoanthids. Zoanthids are hardy, neigh indestructible flower animals of the coral reef which reef keepers have enjoyed growing in aquariums since the inception of

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Revision of Acropora & Isopora, a free guide to Staghorn Corals

Coral books for diehard coral junkies like ourselves are few and far between, which is why we spend so much time digging through the scientific literature. We frequently come across new discoveries, new species, but occasionally, we come across a real gem of a paper which is a fountainhead of condensed information on our favorite

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Nyos Phosphate & Nitrate test kit review

NYOS is a progressive brand of marine aquarium products which has recently teamed up with Ecotech Marine to make inroads in the American side of the marine aquarium hobby. The Reefer line of marine aquarium test kits are some of NYOS’s signature aquarium products, and we recently got our hands on the full line to “test

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Monterey Bay gets new reality show

California’s Monterey Bay is getting its own reality TV show thanks to a partnership between PBS and the BBC showcasing marine life in Monterey Bay. For three nights starting August 31, viewers will get a live look at whales, sea otters and other critters that call the bay home. “Big Blue Live” will have separate

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