Adam Blundell
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T5/LED hybrid aquarium light fixture from CoralVue combines the best of old school and new school

Coralvue has launched a T5/LED hybrid fixture that incorporates your typical T5 HO fluorescent system but adds to it high power one watt blue LEDs. Given the highly positive feedback users are reporting with blue LED supplementation, these fixtures are…

Selectively bred Black Tiger Prawn is easier to raise and breed

The black tiger prawn is a delicious crustacean which was once mainly harvested from the wild. Scientists working with the CSIRO have created a new “breed” of black tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon, which is easier to breed and faster to…

Eheim Powerscraper is a motorized algae cleaning blade

The Eheim Powerscraper is a motorized algae scraper that borrows from the technology of powered toothbrushes and razorblades. In a rather stunning marketing move Eheim has elected to not share any photos nor details on their upcoming Eheim Powerscraper.  This…

BP Oil Spill: Cold-Water Reefs Threatened

While the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser spill continues to stir political debate and attention, a lesser known problem is also being documented.  It turns out that oil is actually leaking into the water.  Who knew?  This information may hit mainstream media sometime…

BiOrb 105 takes fish bowls to a grand scale

The BiOrb 105 is a new all-in-one spherical aquarium from Reef One. Although bowl shaped aquaria are hardly ever considered for reef tanks, the inspirational work of Dave Lackland and his 115 gallon reef bowl demonstrates the enormous creative potential…

Rise of medical marijuana may have consequences on LED lighting for reef aquariums

In a surprising bit of news we’re reporting that marijuana (yes the Cannabis plant) is having a direct impact on the reef aquarium hobby. The popularity of medical marijuana may be a double-edged sword in the widespread availability of new…

Reef ball type cemetery allows for burial at sea for your cremated remains

Reef enthusiasts and ocean lovers now have another final resting place to call home.  In addition to the Neptune Memorial Reef a person may now be laid to rest in a Reef Ball.  A company called Reef Innovations is constructing…

Chinese tanker left a mark on the Great Barrier a kilometer long and a trail of toxic paint

We’ve been giving you coverage of the Chinese Tanker that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef.  New reports show that the oil spill from the tanker may not be the most ecological damaging part of this incident.  Dispersants used…

Boost your color with green light, an additional source of fluorescence excitation

For years and years we’ve seen a hobby dominated by white lights, with blue actinics.  Be it halide, pc, vho, led, or anything else; the usage of a bright white light with the enhancement of blue light (about 420 to…

Bring Back The Wall!!! Rock Wall Aquascaping

The aquascaping world has been thrown topsy turvey with all sorts of new designs these past few years.  We’ve seen the pinnacles, the islands, the arches, the feng shui, the focal points, the atolls, low profile, and everything else.  But…