Ogles’ new mesoscope gets a massive price cut down to $200!!

The Ogles Mesoscope is by and large, one of the most innovative and niche products ever conceived and created for the aquarium hobby. We were completely amazed when we began tinkering with the first model of the Mesoscope, and fall…

Take microscopic images of your reef with a Mesoscope camera

The ground-breaking Mesoscope 2 magnifying tele-microscope for aquariums has just been endowed with an accessory to capture the highly detailed view of your reef. The Ogles 5 megapixel C-mount camera for the Mesoscope 2 is ready to mate up with the Mesoscope…

Mesoscope 2 review: a mandatory visual tool for serious reef hobbyists and professionals

The Aquarium hobby is a pastime of observation and if you like detail and discovery, the Mesoscope 2 is an indispensable visual tool. The Mesoscope 2 improves on its predecessor in every way with a better attachment, better field of view, improved optics with…

Ogles Mesoscope 2 & DSLR adapter is a great tool for aquarium macro photography

The first time I came in contact with the original Mesoscope was just mere months ago. At that point the Mesoscope 2 was not yet announced  and I was instead just getting familiar with the first generation Ogles Mesoscope. Boy did…

Mesoscope 2 looks more like a gun part than aquarium tool

We’ve already been treated to a few sneaky smartphone photographs using the Mesoscope 2 but what does this optical tool actually look like? More than anything it seems like the second generation Mesoscope was built by a gunsmith using sniper…

The Mesoscope 2 makes it easy to take photos using only a smartphone

You’ll have to forgive us if instead of rushing into a hands-on and review of the Mesoscope 2 we dived right in and started playing with it. We’ll get into its much improved usability, ergonomics, function and compatibility with USB…

Ogles Mesoscope hits version 2 with angled eyepiece, better field of view and improved suction mount

The Mesoscope V2 is the long awaited successor to the extremely useful aquarium tool which helped us to learn so much about the minuscule reef world and coral behavior. The original Ogles Mesoscope is by far one of our favorite niche…

Ogles mesoscope seeks to offer what normal eyes can’t

The naked human eye only can see so much of our reef aquariums. One company’s product seeks to change all that. Meet the Ogles Mesoscope, a device that will magnify your reef creatures, corals and other things in your tank.…

The MicroBiology of Aquariums

You might think that your aquarium has a few fish, some corals, and perhaps an assortment of invertebrates that you may or may not have intentionally introduced. We all kind of  know that there’s a lot of microbial life in our…

Hanabira yukibana, a New Species of Encrusting Polyps

Octocorals are a very diverse group of reef animals which include many different families, including the tiny and encrusting Stoloniferans that are very easy to overlook. Today a new genus and species of Stoloniferans gets recognized with the official description…