Reef S2/M Desktop Mini is the new feature-loaded nano tank from Cade

Cade showed off a new desktop mini reef system at Reefstock Australia 2022. Called the Reef S2/M it’s the smallest in the S2 range at 45x45x40cm tall, only it has one big,…

Sunday tank maintenance: Do you siphon or not siphon your substrate?

Maybe it’s because we’re from the land that we are so obsessed with the substrates in our aquariums. Deep sand, shallow sand, live sand, Aragonite, sugar-sized fine, coarse, chips, coral gravel, or bare bottom – we’ve done them all, and…

Triton gets reloaded with Core 7 Flex and new Concentrated Reagents

You may be forgiven for thinking TRITON has been quiet recently, but in true TRITON fashion, the leading, global aquarium lab company has been anything but, and instead has been busy inventing new ways for reefkeepers to use and experience…

Great Barrier Reef records highest hard coral cover in 36 years

The Australian Institute of Marine Science has reported a 36-year coral coverage high across the Great Barrier Reef for 2021/22. The greatest coverage increases were reported in the North and Central regions of the GBR, which is in direct contrast…

Chagos Brain Coral, Ctenella chagius, rediscovered on the edge of existence 

A coral that was previously thought to be extinct has been rediscovered in the Chagos Archipelago. The Chagos Brain Coral, Ctenella chagius, is endemic to the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean. It belongs to a monotypic genus within Meandrinidae,…

Dupla Marin Algae & Hemp will give your fish the munchies

Dupla has released what they say is the world’s first ornamental fish food to contain hemp. Dupla Marin Gel-o-drops 24 Algae & Hemp are individually packaged gel portions containing sea lettuce and 4% hemp. The hemp provides vegetable protein, amino…

Reef Aquariums video archive reminds us of the Golden Age of reefing

YouTube can be a wonderful thing and the Brooklyn Aquarium Society – a 111-year-old fish club, has been kind enough to upload and share some of its archived speaker presentations from years gone by. Reef Aquariums Questions & Answers was…

Neptune Systems launch new A3 Apex, A3 Apex Pro, and A3 Jr controller systems

Neptune Systems has released its latest generation aquarium monitoring and controller systems. The two existing Apex and ApexEL controller systems are being replaced by three new A3 models – the A3 Apex, A3 Apex Pro, and A3 Jr. The A3…

Deciding Between an Orange Scoly and an Orange Acan

This weekend while visiting the Rocky Mountain Coral Farmer’s Market we were faced with an interesting dilemma that we thought would make for a fun short read. At the booth of Jesus Corals we spotted two different corals sporting our…

Tempestichthys bettyae is a tiny new ocean sleeper from the Coral Sea

A new species of reef-dwelling ocean sleeper has been described from Eastern Australia. Named Tempestichthys bettyae the tiny 12.4mm long fish looks like a goby but is in fact from the sister family of the true gobies, Thalasseleotrididae. The ocean…

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