Astraeosmilia is a new Genus that Splits up the Candy Corals

Astraeosmilia is a new genus of stony coral that is about to change up our understanding of the candy or trumpet corals, formerly limited to the Caulastrea genus. This new group of stony…

Unboxing Some Fun LPS Corals from Cali Kid [Video]

If there’s one thing we wish we could share with you more, it’s the enjoyment and excitement of opening up a box of brand new corals for the Reef Builders Studio. Unfortunately many corals simply aren’t that photogenic in any…

The Purple of These Indo Lords are Different from Australian Strains

Long before Australia started exporting an infinite variety of Micromussa lordhowensis in a myriad of colors to blow our collective minds, the rest of the world had to make due with ‘Acan’ lords from Indonesia. Indonesian Lord corals have a…

Tropic Marin says Pro Reef Salt supply will improve “by the middle of 2021”

Tropic Marin Pro Reef Salt is a popular salt mix designed for reef tanks and traditional saltwater aquariums and a lot of consumers love the salt. As we enter a full year of pandemic-related lockdowns across the globe the thirst…

Live Aquaria Loses their Top Lieutenant – Kevin Kohen Departs

Kevin Kohen has decided to part ways with Live Aquaria the company he helped grow into a major eCommerce player in the specialty aquatics market per a social media post. Kevin was always interested in fish. His interest in rare…

Rossmont is Out of Business, Goodbye Mover Pumps

Rossmont was a trailblazing Italian aquarium pump maker that literally made waves with their innovative Mover pump and complimentary Waver controller. Unlike pretty much all other controllable pumps in the aquarium market, Rossmont’s Mover pumps use AC power instead of…

Estimates Place Half a TRILLION Corals in the Pacific Ocean

We’ve all heard that coral reefs are at risk of extinction due to a number of factors and exacerbated by climate change and coral bleaching. Aerial views of endless reefs of bleached corals sure does make for a poignant illustration…

Spinnercube³ Improves the Magnetic Stirrer with Built-in LED

The Spinnercube³ is a new magnetic stirrer aimed at aquarium water testing which brings with it one very important and useful new feature. We’ve been using miniature magnetic stirrers as part of our tools for streamlined water testing for a…

Hybrid Blueface x Sixbar Angelfish Collected by RVS Fishworld

Large hybrid angelfish species are some of the most exciting and interesting surprises that the ocean can gift to the aquarium hobby and angelfish fanciers. These hybrid crosses, especially of Pomacanthus species get our hearts racing precisely because they are very…

Blue Zing Birdnest is a Unique Cross of Popular Seriatopora Strains

For the past forty or so years all ‘new’ coral strains introduced to the reef aquarium hobby have only come from the wild, mostly due to the fact that successful sexual reproduction is quite rare in aquarium corals. This assessment…

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