Palauastrea ramosa is your weird coral of the week

Palauastrea ramosa is one of those bizzar-o corals that we’ve always wondered about from seeing it in books, and which has never truly enjoyed any kind of exposure in the reef aquarium scene. Thankfully, a few recent trips to the Coral Triangle helped to bring us face to face (or polyps to face mask) with

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JBJ announces the new Orion LT-120 LED Fixture

The JBJ Orion LT-120 LED fixture is the first new high powered light from JBJ in a really long time. It’s been a hot minute since JBJ has released any new LED fixture, making the Orion LT-120 the first new light announced by JBJ since the ho-hum Pacifica LED, and the still-impressive JBJ Unibody LED.

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Clownfish will NOT be listed as a threatened or endangered species

Good news for the hobby as the potential threat of the clownfish being listed as a threatened or endangered has been averted. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the species does not warrant the listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The NMFS completed the 12-month review of a petition put forward by the Center for Biological Diversity to

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New Fusion Lagoons tanks in two sizes from Innovative Marine

The Fusion Lagoons is a new line of all in one aquariums from the prolific glass box builders at Innovative Marine. The Fusion Lagoons join the Nuvo Shallow Reef, Fusion Nano, Fusion Nuvo line of all in one aquariums that are specially tuned for saltwater aquarium use. The two new sizes of Fusion lagoons share similar

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How to Remove Unwanted Fish from a Reef Tank

Okay let’s admit it, we all make mistakes. And sadly I must admit that I probably make more than most. As we all know there are two types of mistakes: omission where we don’t do something we should have, and commission where we actively do something that causes the problem. Adding a fish to our

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Kamoer is becoming the brand for dosing pumps

When we first heard about Kamoer dosing pumps, we didn’t know what to make of the company, or their dosing units. Their dosing pump design is pretty straightforward, and with so many rebadged products coming from OEMs in China, we held Kamoer with suspicion until we could see how their products fared in the market,

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Hawaii’s reefs gets photographed for Google Street View

First the Great Barrier Reef, then Florida and now Hawaii is getting the Google Street View love. According to a recent Associated Press report, Hawaii’s reefs are getting mapped as part of a larger project by the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. The research team is make thousands of images of reef around the world to

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Fathom announces new affordable underwater drone

The Fathom Drone is an exciting new device that unlocks the secrets of deep waters without ever having to get wet. What makes the fathom drone unique is that it has a single turbine engine and it was built with the user in mind.  The Fathom promises to be simple to use compared to previous

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Doc’s Eco Systems: New Packaging, Same Great Product

Recently the range of foods from Doc’s Eco Systems underwent an upgrade. In the past I have commented how great the product “Eco-Brew” was as a food in marine systems. Now the team have redesigned the packaging of their Eco eggs to make a product that is easy to use, readily dispensed, and rapidly consumed

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Channel design of Eshopps Advance sumps explained on video

The reef aquarium hobby is enjoying quite the renaissance of reef aquarium sumps, and Eshopps is going all in with their radically designed ADV sumps with ECD. If you haven’t seen one of Eshopps new channeled reef aquarium sump filters in person, then you might be curious to know how the water flows. The unique Eshopps

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