Coral

EcoEZ PNG SEASMART Operations Hamstrung by Premature Funding Loss

We were starting to wonder what happened to the forecast December 2010 release of maricultured corals from SEASMART program in Papua New Guinea. Today it was announced that the loss of PNG government funding during the last quarter of 2010…

Azoox.org, the dark side of the hobby gets their own forum

Azoox.org is a newly created forum that was developed to provide and share information about the care of Azooxanthellate corals in aquariums at all experience levels. The goal of Azoox.org is not just to provide and share information on a hobbyist…

Reef Builders top ten livestock picks of 2010

2010 has been a great year for marine aquarium livestock, with many new corals and rare fish appearing in the marine and reef aquarium hobby. It was hard to make a decision, there was a lot to pick from this…

Julian Sprung’s “Refugium” is an oasis of coral and reef life

[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYN705Qu6_U[/youtube] If our previous video of Julian Sprung’s peninsular reef tank wasn’t evidence enough that he is an aquarist who reefs to his own wave, then this second video of his refugium coral tank ought to reinforce that…

Incrediscoly outshines even the Spirograph Scolymia

Speaking of masterpieces, this incredible Scolymia australis dubbed the ‘Incrediscoly’ by Cherry Corals is an LPS to remember. The Incrediscoly may not have as much contrast of patterning as the original Spirograph Scolymia, but it more than makes up for…

Julian Sprung’s home reef tank is an inspired peninsula reef with minimal live rock

When we first laid eyes on the home reef aquarium of Julian Sprung, we didn’t quite know what to make of it since it is quite unlike the conventional reefscape. Thanksfully, we had he opportunity to check out the reef…

Red Epizoanthus from Cortez Marine are sure to please the Azoox and NPS reefers

Red Epizoanthus are not new to the hobby, but it certainly has been a long time since we’ve seen them around. A few years ago the mainstream reefing crowd could have cared less about non-photosynthetic zoanthids but like the white…

Simon Garratt’s inspiring intertidal reef at six months

[youtube width=”640″ height=”505″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6MUPVyFDUM[/youtube] Simon Garratt, our reefing friend across the pond, recently posted a video of his latest experiment an intertidal reef-flat biotope and we were able to garner a few nuggets of wisdom from Simon on the genesis of the…

Green Devil’s Hand Lobophytum is the coolest leather coral we’ve seen in a long time

It’s not too often we get excited about a new soft coral strain but this neon green devil’s hand leather coral, a Lobophytum species, is most certainly an exception to that rule. With bright green polyps and an even brighter…

Acropora spathulata is the “thick milli Acro” endemic to Australia

Acropora millepora is one of the most iconic and recognizable SPS corals on the reef and in the aquarium trade. However, within shipments of Australian Acro Millis we’ve secretly been receiving a lurker species endemic to Australian reefs, Acropora spathulata.…