How to keep the aquarium hobby fresh and exciting

From time to time one of my friends will comment about how they find it amazing that I still seem to have the same level of excitement about my tanks and the hobby as I did when they first met me. Invariably, this leads to a discussion about why the hobby has remained fresh and

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Friday Smorgasbord: Boars attack, strange robots and crowdsourcing diver data

It’s time to dust off the good old Friday Smorgasbord and share a few of the interesting and even strange bits of news floating around out there. In this edition we have boards attacking from the seas, robots made from slug lips, crowdsourcing data from divers and more. Without further ado… Holy Beach Boar Attack

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Scientist scans fish to uncover the amazing world beneath the skin and scales

One scientist began his quest by wondering how sharks and rays are able to move like other fish despite have a skeleton make of cartilage instead of bones. Fast forward 15 years and Adam Summers has an impressive collection of CT scans with the goal to digitize every species of fish on earth. By using

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WWC 9th ANNIVERSARY LIVE SALE

The World Wide Corals 9th Anniversary Live Sale is taking place this weekend. Join the WWC Crew as they host this amazing party for 18 straight hours of absolute coral insanity. The Sale will take place this Saturday July 23rd on reef2reef.com. The sale will start at 10A.M. Saturday and run into the wee hours of Sunday Read More

Odontanthias cauoh is a new anthias species from Brazil

Odontanthias cauoh is a new species of deepwater anthias hailing from the São Pedro and São Paulo archipelago of Brazil. Odontanthias cauoh is the second member of this genus to be described from the Tropical Atlantic Ocean, bringing the total number of described Odontanthias species to 16. Up until a few years ago this illustrious group of showy anthias was

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New Species of deepwater scorpionfish, Scorpaenodes barrybrowni

Scorpaenodes barrybrowni is a new pretty little species of scorpionfish from the deepwaters of the Caribbean Sea. Discovered in Dominica by the Curasub, the newly described Scorpaenodes barrybrowni is named in honor of Barry Brown, a member of team Curasub and the primary photographer of many of the new species that the team has discovered over the

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Flower Anemones Discovered in Bali Indonesia!

Flower anemones, Phymanthus crucifer, are one of the most striking reef invertebrates that until now, have only been available from Florida and surrounding Caribbean, or so we thought. Bali Aquarium shared some photos of a recent batch of ‘flower anemones’ from Indonesia that are virtually identical to the beautiful polyps the hobby has enjoyed from Caribbean habitats.

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Project Coral Update: Impressive coloration, growth at 7 months

Its hard to believe its has been 7 months since Project Coral completed its groundbreaking in-vitro fetilization of captive coral at UK’s Horniman Museum and Gardens. We have seen a snapshot of the growth they are getting on some of Acropora tenuis and Acropora millepora we are definitely impressed. From pale lavender to deep purple the A. tenuis

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Zoo Med 50 Gallon ‘Low Boy’ Aquarium is a Dream Tank for Frags

The Low Boy is an interesting new breeder aquarium from Zoo Med which is destined to be the hobby’s new favorite frag tank. This 50 gallon aquarium has an area of 48 by 24 inches, but it is only 10 inches tall! This low and flat breeder tank, aptly named the ‘Low Boy’ is the

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Dave Botwin’s Reef Has the Most Eclectic Mix of Fish & Corals

Dave Botwin, AKA O2manyFish, is a veteran reef aquarist who has been in the epicenter of the reef aquarium scene for at least 15 years now. Dave loves all things reef, including fish, corals and aquarium gear, and his diverse interests have culminated into quite the eclectic reef tank. His 400 gallon reef tank is

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