best-of-interzoo-2014-b The new InterZoo products we expect to see at MACNA Writing about the release of the Radion Mounting System got us to thinking about all the new products we reported on at InterZoo which American reefers will see for the first time at MACNA. While it may be four months after their initial release, many of the products debuted at InterZoo 2014 are one-offs and
Pachyseris-inattesa-new-coral-species Pachyseris inattesa is a newly described coral from the Red Sea
Tunze’s smallest skimmer, the DOC 9001, set for release “any day now”

Epinephelus flavocaeruleus is an incredibly colorful grouper

Groupers don’t get much airtime in our reef tanks, due to their large size and capacious mouths. But last week while visiting the Denver Downtown Aquarium we saw an incredibly colorful specimen of Epinephelus flavocaeruleus living in a reef display with other similarly large fish. Epinephelus flavocaeruleus is also known as the Coral Cod or blue and Read More

The best MACNA ever is less than four weeks away

The 2014 MACNA committee, of which we are part, has been working its tail off for the better part of two years to put on the Mile High MACNA in Denver Colorado. In that time we have been extremely diligent in organizing the kind of global marine aquarium conference that will attract marine aquarists from all over Read More

Aquatic Life Smart Buddie Booster Pump turns any RO/DI into a powered system

One of the smartest investments you can make in this hobby is in a good reverse osmosis system but the new Aquatic Life Smart Buddie Booster Pump is looking to take your current RO/DI system to the next level. What exactly does the Smart Buddie do? It turns any RO/DI system into a powered system Read More

CAS finding success with hyperbaric chamber to decompress fish

The California Academy of Sciences is finding success in decompressing reef fish from depths around 300 ft. thanks to a unique hyperbaric decompression chamber that provides a safer alternative to piercing the swim bladder. The CAS’s Matt Wandell used a modified version of the chamber used by the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring this Redstripe Read More

Coral rolloliths can occur in really unexpected species

We tend to think of most corals as being stationary, one-sided colonies of creatures but in some habitats, an abundance of corals occur as living tumbleweeds. When colonial corals occur as unattached rolling living rocks they are called ‘rolloliths’ - while diving one particular site during the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition we observed an incredible diversity Read More

Sergeants Pet Care Products and Fritz Aquatics announce distro and royalty deal

Fritz Aquatics just scored a royalty agreement with Sergeants Pet Care Products. Sergeants if you weren’t familiar are extremely popular for their Mardel and aquarium product lines including: CopperSafe, Maracyn, Maracyn 2, MarOxy, Maracide, Maracyn+, ProtoShield, ParaShield, BacterShield, QuickCure, Crystal Clear, Clout and BioZyme. Most people didn’t realize that Fritz was manufacturing the majority of Read More

New Pulse LED light Fixture from Aquatic Life

Aquatic Life took the wraps of their new Pulse LED Fixture for saltwater tanks and threw their hat in the ring for on board controller dimmable LED light fixtures. The new Pulse product has multiple channels of control and comes with 3 watt LEDs in white, blue and UV Pink/Red. It ships with an on Read More

Gardinoseris sighted in never before seen colors

When it comes to little known oddball corals, Gardinoseris is by far one of our super favorites with almost no known aquarium specimens in the reefing hobby. Therefore when we’re gallivanting in the parts of the Coral Triangle as we did during the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition, we ket a keen eye out for this unique Read More

Mame Design aquarium products now available in US and Australia

We’ve been following the unique products of Mame Designs for many years now and have shared many stories about our experiences with them. Many of the places we travel people always ask us where they can get Mame Design products in the U.S. and now one company has taken the plunge and actually has supply Read More

Acquario Ceará, South America’s largest aquarium set for 2015 debut, has strong US ties

The largest aquarium in South America, Acquario Ceará,  is expected to open its doors in 2015. While this unique design and location may be enough for a cool story, there is an even more intriguing story behind the aquarium. The aquarium will be built in Fortaleza, Brazil, in hopes of driving tourism on the heels of Read More

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