giant-staghorn-corals-jake-1 Giant staghorn corals so big they make you feel small There are staghorn acros and then there are STAGHORN corals! It is astounding to see the massive size that some species can reach in their preferred habitat amnd stumble upon the kinds of gargantuan ship-grounding sizes the colonies and their branches can reach. We know how fast “aquarium” staghorns can grow and while it is
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Pick your algae color, Build My LED launches genius refugium LED fixtures

We usually stick with a simple 6,500K or lower light for our refugiums but Build My LED is challenging this point of view with its new line of custom LED fixtures designed with your color of refugium macroalgae in mind. If you have predominantly green algae, red algae or a blend, Build My LED has Read More

LED Showdown Round 2 — The Sweet 16

The 2012 LED showdown is moving along and we have our first round of winners slimming the field down from 32 to 16 lights. The Sweet 16 round begins today and we’ll keep voting open over the weekend. We’ll close the polls at 12:00 noon PT on Monday, January 21. So get your votes in Read More

Philips Hue is one nifty WiFi RGB light system with apps to boot

The Philips Hue WiFi-enabled LED lighting system shows a lot of promise towards pushing app-controlled lighting into the mainstream and bodes well for the hobby overall. If you recall the Greenwave LED lighting system we touched on last week and compare it to the Philips Hue, you can see a vast difference and sophistication with Read More

Blau LuminaLED coming this summer

The Blau Lumina LED we spied last fall is closer to reality, heading into production with a target date for release in the wild in June. The Blau Lumina LED lights are going to include LED boards that use what appears to be 12 individual LEDs running at 2 watts each, utilizing secondary optical lenses Read More

More details on the forthcoming Maxspect Mazarra X

With the new Maxspect Mazarra X being snuck into Reefstock recently, and Mr. Saltwater Tank doing a brief video clip on it, we assume there are many of you who are really itching to find out more information about this upcoming fixture. Well, we have details. The Mazarra X is basically an upgraded Mazarra S, Read More

More images of the new Giesemann Teszla LED

More images of the upcoming Giesemann Teszla LED light fixture have emerged and we can tell you we are looking forward to getting our fins on one of these fixtures. As we mentioned earlier, the Tezla is the first fully fledged LED aquarium fixture from the German company known for its quality products. Along with Read More

New Cree XB-D LED Set to Lower Product Costs

The Cree XB-D LED just announced today is being released into the wild to start bringing high quality and high output LED fixtures down to a price range that will start to compete with the many budget fixtures that are currently on the market. How Cree is accomplishing this increased performance per dollar in the Read More

Elite Eight narrowed down in 2011 Aquarium LED lighting showdown

The votes continue to roll in here for our 2011 Reader’s Choice LED showdown. The first two rounds are complete and we have it narrowed down to the Elite Eight in this fun way for our readers to chose the top LED lights we covered that were released this last year. A few surprises with Read More

2011 Aquarium LED lighting showdown — Round 2 of the Reader’s Choice ready for votes!

Put round one in the books and get your voting fingers ready for the second round of the 2011 Aquarium LED showdown. As we mentioned before, we picked our 32 top stories on new aquarium LED lighting that appeared in 2011 and paired them up in our first ever Reef Builders reader’s choice tournament bracket Read More

2011 Aquarium LED lighting showdown — we’ll let you decide

  Looking back at our posts in 2011 we can definitely see the effect of LED lighting in the aquarium market, proving to be one of the hottest topics we covered this past year. With so many new products hitting the market, we thought we’d pick out a good chunk of them and let you Read More

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