most-popular-stories Top 10 most popular stories of 2014 It’s that time of year again, not only when we recap our favorite new species of corals and fish, but also take a look back at what YOU the readers really liked the most. Through a combination of page views, comments and facebook like we’ve distilled our top ten most popular stories from the past
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Observe more than 250 corals from the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition in the comfort of home

We spent a great deal of time trying to tell you about all the neat corals we observed and documented on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition with more than 20 stories on different coral strains and species alone. However we shot more than 5000 photos ourselves, and probably 10,000 collectively, but there is simply no way Read More

Halo Bluetooth pH meter from Hanna Instruments works with iPad app

The Halo pH meter is an exciting new chemistry measurement tool from Hanna Instruments that connects to an iPad using bluetooth. The Halo pH meter transmits directly to an iPad application called Hanna Lab essentially turning your Candy Crush gaming hub into a fully fledged pH meter with a range of features not usually available Read More

Chromis bermudae is a Bermudan endemic recently separated from C. flavicauda

Chromis flavicauda is a beautiful and large species from Brazil. Although coloured in a very typical and boring blue body yellow tail configuration, C. flavicauda has a different body shape and a brighter more lustrous colour. Their ability to change the intensity of the blue has led to its common name of “Flashing Chromis”, although Read More

Fisheye Aquaculture’s Pearl Eye Gold Flake Maroon Clownfish

Designer clownfish enthusiasts will have yet another new twist in the Gold Stripe Maroon category with the latest introduction from Fisheye Aquaculture – Pearl Eye Gold Flake Maroon Clownfish. This form was found in their “Super Sexy Goldflake” Maroon Clownfish breeding, which is also being sold into the market as Gold Rush Maroons (the name Read More

ADA unveils new AquaSky Moon LED with brighter light and novelty mirror

Th ADA AquaSky Moon LED is the second generation of the solid state lighting fixture from venerable freshwater planted aquarium company, Aqua Design Amano. The AquaSky Moon introduces refined styling of the fixture and its stand, brighter LED diodes and an optional mirror attachment that offers and interesting front-facing top down view of the aquarium’s Read More

A trip down memory lane of needle wheel impellers

Of all the specialized equipment we use on our reef tanks, we dare say none are as aquarium-specific as the needle wheel impellers that drive most of our protein skimmers. The design of the needle wheel impeller has been through so many incredible iterations over the years, and creative tinkerers are always coming up with new Read More

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Serranus luciopercanus, the Walleye Basslet

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight features another Curaçao gem from the genus Serranus. We love Serranus, and over the years we’ve covered articles on a wide range of species from this genus. The genus attains highest development in the Atlantic, especially in the Caribbean where aquarium favourites such as S. baldwini, S. tigrinus and the beautiful Read More

LRS Reef Frenzy review: There’s a reason reefers and marine fish love this food

Over the last year a new frozen fish food called Reef Frenzy by Larry’s Reef Services has been blowing up in the marine aquarium world. From the US to Europe to Japan, diehard fishkeepers all over the world are discovering that it is possible to feed our aquarium pets a very nutritious frozen food that Read More

The Reefer’s Code formally explained by Mike Paletta

The following article is a contribution from Mike Paletta to bring attention to an unspoken yet very important rule of reefing and sharing corals among friends, the Reefers Code. I was lucky this year to be invited to give a talk at MACNA on the history of reef keeping. In addition to giving the talk and Read More

Yusei Nagashima is a watercolour artist from Japan with a flair for reef subjects

We don’t often blog about art but there is no denying the presence of wildly talented artists right here in our hobby. Karen Talbot is well known for her meticulous and incredible paintings, while Christ Turnier for his whimsical wood carvings. The beauty of the ocean and our reefs can be captured and enjoyed in a plethora Read More