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Three more new MACNA talks; Nick Klase on LEDs, Laura Birenbaum on cuttlefish and Justin Credabel

MACNA may be more than a month past but the density of high quality speaker presentations continues to be felt on a weekly basis with releases from BulkReefSupply every seven days. Up this week are talks from Nick Klase of BuildMyLED, and Laura Birenbaum and Justin Credabel both from ReefGen. Nick Klase has been pushing Read More

Advances in Cephalopod Science, a new book to cover their biology, ecology, cultivation and fisheries

Books are getting rarer and books on Cephalopods are especially few and far between. It’s a good thing then that the new cephalopod book of the day seems to be a huge pile of information on so many different aspects of cephalopods in general. The new book entitled Advances in Cephalopod Science: Biology, Ecology, Cultivation Read More

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Genicanthus watanabei and notes on the genus

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight features a member from the angelfish family Genicanthus, which features medium to large plankton feeding species that sport unusually long tail filaments. Like the colloquial name “swallowtail angels” suggests, Genicanthus are noted for their markedly long filamentous extensions on both caudal lobes in both sexes. This genus of angelfish stands apart Read More

Friday Smorgasbord: Why fish smell, stupid human tricks, circuit pen, cold corals, nudis and more

Welcome to this addition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We have a few fun ones lined up for you today. Ever wonder what makes fish smell, well fishy? It has to do with the natural process of decay and some physiology unique to sea creatures. In order to maintain fluid balance, ocean critters like fish must Read More

Let’s talk about anything you want for the next hour

It’s Friday and the weekend is just around the corner. It’s also fall and the days are also getting shorter which signals that we are headed towards prime reefkeeping season, letting the warmth of our tanks and their powerful lights distract us from the fact that it’s about to get less than stellar for outdoor Read More

Apex User meetup at Reefapalooza later this month

Neptune Systems has been investing heavily in research and development of new products but they’ve also really been putting a lot of effort into personally reaching their users. Between the MACNA Apex users meetup, and the Apex road trip this summer, Neptune Systems is doing everything in its power to bring their community of aquarium Read More

Photos of Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih and Paracheilinus walton give us a glimpse into the endemic life of West Papua

In a world abundant with coral reefs and geographical landscapes, no place captivates me quite like the amazing and wonderful West Papua. Isolated and disjunct from just about everywhere, the local flora and fauna both terrestrial and aquatic have evolved in harmony over the years into a collection of highly endemic species. As a fish geek, Read More

While Blue LED inventors get Nobel Prize, father of LEDs still snubbed

LED lighting is probably one of the most significant industry advancements in the last 20 years and has far-reaching implications outside of the world of aquariums . This has been validated with the awarding of the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics being awarded to the trio of scientists who invented the blue light emitting diode. Read More

Reef Nuggets 1: Damsels in disguise

Here at ReefBuilders, we keep our readers on their fins as we strive to deliver the latest aquarium happenings around the world. At the same time, we also try to pepper our blogroll with informative posts so as to keep that reef noodle working. Reef Nuggets is a new mini series that can hopefully spruce up Read More

Pictures of cool cryptic corals from the Flores Sea

When we get corals through the regular distribution channels, we are at the mercy of the coral collectors in Indonesia and the Pacific Ocean as to what corals they collect, and most often these will be known species that are sold by the hundreds every week. But when you’re diving in the heart of the Read More