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Buy Your ReefStock Chattanooga Show Tickets Today

It’s just five weeks until you get to go live and visit Reef Builders’ very own event ReefStock in person, this time in a brand-new location, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Started in 2004 in Denver, Colorado, ReefStock is the original real reefer’s…

Flower Bomb is a Newly Released Tabling Acro from Top Shelf Aquatics

This coral was originally imported from Australia and hand-picked as a pale, small mini colony with loads of potential. I have hand-picked many pieces from various suppliers throughout the years but this one really stood out as something that could…

We just can’t get enough of the TSA Fruity Splice Acropora

We’ve known about this spliced acro for a while now, but after Remy went to see it in person we just can’t stop thinking about it. We reached out to Top Shelf’s Kevin Burda for more info on his discovery. …

Frogfish Has Surgery to Remove Algae Magnet Its Eaten

While it’s fairly well known that frogfish, in this case, a hairy frogfish (Antennarius striatus), will eat anything that can fit in its extremely large mouth, we did not expect our pet Tadpole to quickly pounce on a Two Little…

Tropical Fishkeeper Revealed to be Pro-Russia Propagandist

An Aquatic Retailer who once appeared in an Aquarium Co-Op podcast has been found out as a well-known Pro-Russia Propagandist called Donbas Devushka. 37-year-old Sarah Bils from New Jersey ran a store named Cascade Aquatics, selling tropical fish and imported…

FAQs on Dwarf Angelfish

Dwarf angels are some of the most sought-after saltwater fish for reef aquariums, but are they reef-safe, can you mix them, and what size tank do they need? Here we answer all your most frequently asked questions via our email.…

Beginners: Frequently Asked Questions on Wavemakers 

It’s that time again when we answer all of the questions that get fired at us on a particular subject, even the most basic ones. Here are our answers to all the most basic questions we’re asked each week on…

Reef Builders celebrates International Women’s Day

Today is international women’s day and that makes us think about all the amazing women in reefing, all the female reefers we met at ReefStock, as well as those in our own team. Marissa Francis is Reef Builders’ Event Coordinator…

Reef Tank Basics: What you need to know before you start

Brand new to the reef aquarium hobby? Well don’t fear as you’re in safe hands here at Reef Builders, and it’s the best hobby in the world. Let’s start with some of your frequently asked questions on the absolute basics…

Observations on a “new” soft coral in the hobby, Paraminabea rubeusa, by Julian Sprung

After so many years enjoying and looking forward to the coral feature articles that Jake Adams wrote and Vincent Chalias still writes for Reef Builders, I came across a coral that inspired me to want to compose a gushing, over…