Coral

Adee’s reef is a sunlight driven beast from South Africa

Although we spend hours covering the latest lighting fixtures here on Reef Builders, nothing really comes close to actual sunlight. Adee’s aquarium is a  1340 L (355 G) reef, measuring 2oocm x 1oo cm x 67cm (78in x 40in x…

Eleutherobia ‘Fuzzy Carrot’ coral is a new maricultured NPS softy from Quality marine

As you may have guessed the yellow, orange but most often red colonies of Eleutherobia are non-photosynthetic, filter feeding fine particles from the water column. Some species of Eleutherobia Fuzzy Carrot coral occur in shallow water but only in caves or…

Scientist to freeze, cryogenically preserve Great Barrier Reef corals

[dailymotion width=”680″ height=”382″]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmmiji_scientists-look-to-cryogenics-to-preserve-coral-reefs_news#from=embediframe[/dailymotion] Cryogenics and coral banks are nothing new but as one of the largest and most famous reefs in the world, Australian scientists are exploring using cryogenics to preserve corals from the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve previously seen…

A short reminder why Halcurias anemones are awesome

We covered the first Halcurias anemone that appeared at live aquaria a couple weeks ago, and as there is more and more of these puppy’s popping up in the trade, here is a reminder why they a freaking awesome. One…

ORA Montipora Confusa now available to retailers and hobbyists

ORA just added Montipora confusa that will be available to retailers shortly. In a blog post: “The ORA Confusa is a horizontal plating Montipora with very pronounced ridges covering its undulating surface. The overall green coloration is interrupted between the ridges…

1,500-gallon reef aquarium a beautiful specimen after four years

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2itCSx1HdM[/youtube] We featured this 1,500-gallon aquarium nearly two years ago on a post featuring Borbonius anthias (Odontanthias borbonius) shared by Aquatic Art, Inc. and this new video shows how nicely this tank has matured over the last four years. The corals…

Taka’s tank is an impressive Ukrainian reef

Any reef with an impressive aquascape, filled with healthy mature corals will catch our eye, and this Ukrainian reef is no different. The scape of the tank works especially well with the large stony corals inhabiting it, and we certainly…

Top 10 new and cool corals of 2011

2011 brought us a ton of new reef fish species and although coral species and new aquairum strains come about at a crawling pace, this year was an exceptionally good one for a broad range of corals of all types.…

Simple, clean nano aquarium makes big impression

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5MqxHR7sHI[/youtube] We love well edited aquariums and in many cases, less can be more. This nice video of a very clean aquascaped ADA nano aquarium by YouTube user digitallyblue took a simple approach to make a big impact in a…

Algae-grazing fish help preserve corals

We’ve all seen how algae can choke off corals in our home aquariums and the same holds true in the wild. But algae-grazing fish in the wild are doing their parts to keep algae levels low on natural reefs to…