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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MaxSpect Gyre XF180 to be unveiled at MACNA

The Gyre XF180 is the newest and largest new model to be officially revealed by MaxSpect, and it will be formally displayed at MACNA 2015 in Washington D.C. next weekend. The FX180 marks the third new model of powerful Gyre pumps from MaxSpect that really shook up the propeller pump and reef aquarium flow pump market

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Crossbreeding may be the key to coral survival in warming seas

Researchers are looking for ways to create a more heat resilient coral to battle the negative impacts of warming oceans. By mixing and matching corals of the same species from different latitudes, the team is hoping to find a way for coral reefs to survive with warming ocean temperatures. Mikhail Matz, an assistant professor of integrative

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MACNA 2016 to be hosted in San Diego, California by the S.D Marine Aquarium Foundation

It’s official. MACNA 2016 will take place in San Diego California, hosted by the San Diego Marine Aquarium Foundation (SDMAF). The 28th annual Marine Aquarium Conference of North America makes its big return to the West Coast for the first time in 18 years since 1998. For almost three decades, MACNA has been widely revered as the top

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Limited edition Fish and Coral Of The World posters are now specially priced for MACNA

A few months ago we released a collectible set of limited edition Fish and Coral Of The World Posters. These collectible prints feature all original photographs taken by myself, each with a personal story and experience from my travels around the world. They are set upon a 24″ x 36″ sized poster in landscape and portrait format

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Top 5 picks for MACNA 2015 Speaker presentations

Seems like the Denver MACNA was wrapping up just yesterday, but truth be told we are just a little over a week away from MACNA in Washington D.C. As usual, we like to share with you our personal top five picks for speakers to watch from the forthcoming MACNA. All of the speakers on the MACNA Schedule have

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