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Coral Frenzy Coral Foods gets refresh benefitting hobbyists and retailers

Coral Frenzy Coral Foods got a significant upgrade earlier this summer with a new look that included improved product formulations and packaging while streamlining product options along with improving traceability and support for independent retailers. For Coral Frenzy, this is…

Make a clean start with Algae Barn’s Ultimate Refugium Starter Pack

Setting up a new refugium typically meant scooping up some free algae from a “friend” and hoping it was clean, full off all the good things and free of all the bad things — and we all have heard about…

8 Things to Think About to Help Find the Perfect Reef Tank

You have been bitten by the reefing bug and decided you are going all-in, diving headfirst into the hobby. But the best piece of advice we can give you is, take your time and really think about what you want…

What is a Starfire glass aquarium? The lowdown on low-iron glass

Starfire glass is the brand name for a type of low-iron, a high-clarity glass used for one or more viewing panels on an aquarium. The term may be a bit confusing as people often use the term Starfire in a…

Audible for Fish? 10 rare or beautiful fish that would have made this gag better

In case you missed it, yesterday was April Fool’s Day and there were many corporations and tech companies sharing some serious groaners with a few funny ones in the mix. The one that caught our attention was Audible’s attempt at…

Friday Smorgasbord: Bracket Buster Edition

It has been a while to say the least, but felt time was due to dust off the old keyboard and deliver another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We’re in the middle of March Madness here is the States and…

Friday Smorgasbord: New Year Edition

After a bit of a break, I’m back to usher in the new year of Friday Smorgasbord posts. For those of you wondering where 2018 went, I am with you, but also wondering how did we get so close to…

Petco adds buy online, pick up in store option

Although many of us hardcore hobbyists might be never be caught alive in a big box store, there is definitely a time and a place, and Petco is making a better case with a new “buy online, pick up in-store”…

Monterey Bay Aquarium trolls Apple over anatomically incorrect squid emoji

We love our emojis and while many people don’t read into them too much, there are others that take emojis way too seriously! However, we did appreciate the Monterey Bay Aquarium trolling Apple for their anatomically incorrect squid emoji. Now…

TMC’s new REEF Easi-Dose Plus 3 and Easi-Stir

Tropical Marine Centre has been on a roll lately (no pun intended) and have a few new products for all your dosing needs. The new Tropical Marine Centre REEF Easi-Dose Plus 3 and Easi-Stir give you the ability to stirring…