devil clam-4 Face to face with the mythical Devil Clam, Tridacna mbalavuana We’ve been writing about the devil clam, Tridacna mbalavuana (formerly T. tevoroa) for years, and even more so in the last couple months since Tonga loosened up its exports of giant clams. But finally, this week we had the chance to see a real live devil clam, in person, in the flesh, and extremely personal. Coming face to face
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AquaticLife Halo LED pendant finally ready for market

The AquaticLife Halo LED pendant we saw at MACNA back in 2013 is finally hitting the market with two available models. We have two models. The AquaticLife Halo Deluxe pendant has the onboard controller and the AquaticLife Halo Basic can either be used as a slave unit or with an external aquarium controller. The pendants Read More

Coralife LED Aqualight is a great choice for the mid-range of LED lighting market

The Coralife LED Aqualight that was debuted at MACNA 2014 in Denver got its first big reveal to the consumer world in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Coralife’s first effort at making an LED aquarium light was ill-fated for trying to compete in the top-end of the LED lighting market with companies that specialize in Read More

New Aquatic Life Pulse LED gets video treatment

The new Aquatic Life Pulse LED we introduced this summer has received a video walk-through to show off all its features. The Aquatic Life Pulse LED has 275W of power designed for the saltwater aquarium with the sleek form similar to others we’ve seen on the market. The fixture comes with an on-board computer with Read More

Blue LEDs have just been awarded the nobel prize for physics

If there’s one group of people among the general population who really love and appreciate the blue LED it is definitely reefers. A few years ago we barely used them over our reef tanks for anything more than a moonlight at $50 a watt. Today us marine, reef and coral enthusiasts are so into blue LEDs Read More

Nano Box Reef breathes new life into old fixtures with cool custom retro projects

Nano Box Reef is breathing new life into older fixtures with some pretty compelling modifications with the Nano Box Reef RETRO program to bring custom T5-LED and metal halide-LED hybrids to market. As a DIY hack, I always envisioned the clean, sleek and stylish aquarium but my budget often said otherwise so I have a Read More

GHL Mitras Lightbar now available for nanos, deep actinic color coming soon

The GHL Mitras Lightbar is getting smaller and is now available for nano tanks. Additionally, the Mitras Lightbar is also be made in a deep actinic color for those looking for a deeper blue color in their reef aquarium. The nano Mitras Lightbars are designed for 40 cm (around 15.75 in.) or 50 cm (around Read More

Build My LED gets multi-channel control, taking beta product orders

Build My LED MC Series is showing the company is getting even more innovative by bringing multi-channel control to its custom LEDs. The new MC Series is being debuted in a small, beta product launch before the final launch later this fall. Coming in two flavors, the MC Series 6300K Dutch Planted Spectrum and the Read More

New Coralife Aqualife LED features interchangable LEDs and directional lunar lights

The new Coralife Aqualife LED is taking affordable aquarium LEDs in an intriguing direction allowing you to customize and tweak your lighting with interchangeable 3W LED tri-lamps. We were able to get a sneak peak at this image and expect to see the real deal tomorrow at MACNA. The mini three-diode LEDs, three cord power Read More

TMC AquaRay Horizon LED is designed to disappear

The AquaRay Horizon LED light from Tropical Marine Centre is the first light “fixture” to take LEDs to their inevitable built-in conclusion. There will always be a place for standalone high powered LED lights with tons of functionality and features but for 99% of the aquarium market, there is a simple need for a decent light Read More

Illumagic Style is a nifty line of LEDs out of Taiwan

The Illumagic Style LED Mini and full fledged Fixture caught our eye at Interzoo 2014. Particularly once we learned about some of the distinguished features put into these lights. The Style Mini is a single cluster of LEDs in a square pendant, and then there’s the fixture with 6 clusters. Each cluster contains a Neutral White, Cool Read More