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Florida reefs are dissolving away faster, earlier than expected

Ocean acidification is much worse than imagined, as the limestone structure that forms the foundation of Florida’s coral reefs are actually dissolving dissolving away sooner than ever expected. According to a new study published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles, research showed the upper Florida Keys were the most impacted by the annual loss of reef during the fall

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Nisso Aqua Cooler Mini is the first truly hang on nano chiller

The Nisso Aqua Cooler Mini is an innovative thermoelectric with a form factor we haven’t seen before. Not to be confused with the myriad of small hang-on fans that are becoming increasingly available for small and medium sized aquariums, the Nisso Aqua Cooler Mini is a true chiller for nano and small sized aquarium. Most large

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LemonTYK’s new limited edition posters are now available to purchase

Long time Reef Builders writer & editor Lemon TYK has revealed two new releases in his limited edition series of marine aquarium posters. Angelfishes of the World and Exotic Tropical Fishes II follow on the wildly popular first two posters, Exotic Tropical Fishes and Corals of the World. Until about a year ago, the marine aquarium hobby had

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Casper the white tang is all grown up

We’ve been following the saga of Casper the White Tang for nearly six years now. As a long time resident at Worldwide Corals, Casper has truly grown into the team and the company’s mascot and spirit animal, and it’s always a pleasure to visit him when we are in Orlando, Florida. Besides the huge standing crop

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Fishbit controller and monitor now available to pre-order

Fishbit is a new company with an innovative new approach to aquarium control and monitoring. Fisbit’s first offerings have been the success story of crowdfunded aquarium products, with two successful KickStarter campaigns under their belts. The first Fishbit Kickstarter delivered a few dozen beta units of the Fishbit monitor and controller to a first round of

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SeaDreams builds a masterpiece of Aquarium Engineering

SeaDreams made quite a big splash last year when they shared pictures of a fabulous Reef Water ultimate sump that has every bell and whistle you could ever want. Now SeaDreams is putting themselves on the map with a complete tank build which features top of the line gear, and even bigger, more elaborate sump,

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Serranus pulcher, new basslet species from West Africa

Serranus pulcher is a new species of basslet from the east Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. It’s been a good long while since we’ve had a new species of Serranus described, so the new S. pulcher joins a tear of many new reef fish species getting formal descriptions this year. The new

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Fished Out, a comedy short on the “other” dangerous side of lionfish

We know the invasive lionfish is doing significant damage to local underwater habitats in the Atlantic and Caribbean, but what about the harmful “street” danger this spiny alien invader brings? This comedy short that premiered back in 2013, shows the danger of spiking — using the poisonous spines to get high. The 18-minute film follows

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Truncatoflabellum veroni, this unseen azoox coral makes reef aquarium debut

Truncatoflabellum is a genus of Azoox corals so obscure, and rarely documented (alive), that we never had hope of seeing specimens in our aquariums. Thankfully, Cairns Marine, purveyor of so much exotic marine life from Australia has scored again by bringing this unseen coral to the surface. You wouldn’t know it by looking at a

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Reef aquarium secrets, good or bad, we need to share them

Coca-Cola has secret ingredient 7X. What goes into Chanel No. 5 is known by only a couple of people and we have all seen a movie where discovering the secret formula was the plot. And truth-be-told, most of us know or have a secret or two that we keep to ourselves. Unfortunately this is also

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