Psammocora eldredgei sets new record for mesophotic photosynthesis

Psammocora eldredgei is a new species of stony coral that is remarkable not for its size or appearance, but for how deep this Scleratinian was collected from. Most new species of stony corals are really rare, very odd, or come from very unusual habitats. Psammocora eldredgei falls into that latter category, having been collected only

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Coryphopterus curasub newly described from mesophotic curacao

Coryphopterus curasub is the newest species of deepwater reef fish described from the depths of Curacao. The new Coryphopterus goby species is yet another new discovery made by the deep-diving Curasub which now gets its full name included in the binomial designation of the new discovery. The new goby species was collected at a the fully mesophotic depths of 230

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Reef Dynamics AKA Euro Reef closes for good

It’s been a long time coming but Reef Dynamics, the company formerly known as Euro Reef, has finally bitten the dust. Once a thriving and important mover and shaker in the marine aquarium hobby, Euro Reef AKA Reef Dynamics has been limping along for the last few years, and several months ago finally reached an

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Living the Dream

To paraphrase the old adage, you should find a job that you really enjoy doing and then every day going to work is a pleasure. Unfortunately for most of us this is not possible and many of us are content to simply find a vocation that will help us pay for our addiction. A lucky

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Colours of the Reef, a sprawling new book by Roger Steene

Colours of the Reef is a massive new picture book by Roger Steene that is setting new benchmarks for marine life photography. The sprawling new work consists of three volumes, with more than 7,000 pictures spread across an astounding 1,400 pages. Roger Steene has been one of the leading marine life photographers for many decades, he

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The Envelope is a touching movie about the passion for reef aquariums

“The Envelope” is a new video released by Kessil to promote their forthcoming new Kessil A700 LED fixture, but really it’s so much more than a promotional video. With only a tiny bit of product placement throughout the seven minute clip, this touching short film is an attempt to really capture what it means to

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Mindstream Aquarium Monitor is alive and coming soon

The Mindstream Aquarium Monitoring System is a groundbreaking new device that was first announced in late 2013, but then went completely radio silent for all of last year. The Mindstream Monitor turned a lot of heads by promising to be able to constantly monitor many different important aquarium water parameters. Lots of different aquarium monitors

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Tropical marine life is moving farther away from the equator

The oceans are warming and the warmer water is working its way father from the equator and taking tropical marine life with it. A recent story about how the famous East Australian current (the famous “EAC” used by the migrating sea turtles in the Finding Nemo fame) discusses how it is bring warmer water to southern

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Balinese faux gold: Captive bred hybrid Goldflake Angelfish

In continuation with our previous post on Bali Aquarich’s new Euxiphipops angelfish, we’re revealing the second angelfish to hit the scene. This time its not one species, but a hybrid combination of two. This marks the eighth species of angelfish and second hybrid produced by Mr. Su and Bali Aquarich since he first started with

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Vectra L1 pump from Ecotech marine

The Vectra return pump is a new product from Ecotech Marine that was just leaked in a single image. The spy shot appears to show a typical DC pump body, a Mean Well power supply, a QuietDrive driver, and the box for the Vectra which is well in line with Ecotech Marine’s product packaging. There is no

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