There’s a lot of good news in the marine aquarium magazine world these days including the increasing diversity of ways that two publications are reaching out to their readers. The nascent Reef Life Magazine is making some headway with it’s third issue being sold out from widespread distribution to “selected book store news stands worldwide” (Japan’s Blue Harbor has it). What’s nice to see with the culmination of this third issue is that Reef Life has really charted a course for teasing out the subtle nuances of a very broad group of reef life animals. One of our favorite pieces in this third issue is Kevin “McCullochi Farmer” Kohen’s not so subtle jab at the scientific establishment to do it’s job and get their Nemateleotris Â dartfish classification straight; there are probably two species between the Micronesian and Polynesian “helfrich’s” firefish. Get your Reef Life Magazine fix in print at your LFS and bookstandsÂ worldwide or in digital format via Reef Life Magazine website. On another note, today’s issue of Advanced Aquarist is the harbinger of new found diversity in this polished and well matured publication, the original online reef magazine. After hammering out the cutting edge of reefing technique and know-how for the last 8 years, today AAOM presented a number of articles with a diversity of new writing directions: Terry revisits the basics of reefkeeping with a modern perspective and decades of reef aquarium hindsight, Jay discusses the role of captive aquaria in the preservation of critically endangered aquatic animals and someone you know introduces the several different ways that new school freshwater planted aquariums are assembled these days. In addition to it’s web presence and a the recently downloadable pdf version of AAOM, we may or may not have held a microprinted copy of this magazine. Let us all rejoice at the wealth of quality information available to marine and reef aquarists, it’s a good time to know how to read.