Coral

Naso brevirostris spawn caught on video

While the exhibitors were busy setting up at this year’s Fragstock at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver CO, we took a brief stroll through the exhibits to sneak a peek at the reef and fish tanks before being kicked out…

Reeflo Snapper 18 spotted at Fragstock ’09

The Reeflo Snapper 18 is the latest addition to the high performance line of Reeflo pump. No sooner does this new machine hit the market than we get a nice hands-on with the pressure centric water mover. As a sponsor…

Sandpoint Wave2 wavemaker is a blast from the past

The Sandpoint Wave2 wavemaker is such a perfect piece of analog pump control that it makes us really sad that contemporary wave simulating devices didn’t follow in it’s footsteps. This Wave2 unit was brought to Fragstock 09 in Denver CO…

Indo-Pacific Scolymia is now officially recognized as Acanthophyllia deshayesiana

You know that coral we’ve been calling Scolymia for all these years? Well it turns out it’s not a Scolymia at all but a member of it’s own genus, Acanthophyllia. There has been confusion surrounding the true taxonomic identity of…

Julian Sprung’s aquarium showcases modern and elegant reefing design

Trimless and braceless tank, check. Discreet and unobtrusive equipment, check. Stylish red metal stand and concealed filter system, double check. Reef aquarium legend Julian Sprung has nothing to hide with his main reef display aquarium splayed out across the pages…

Spirograph Scolymia is the ultimate high definition coral

Do not attempt to adjust your screen. The above image is very real and having seen this coral specimen in person we can attest that this coral looks exactly like the image, no camera or light tricks. The crazies over…

Acropora rongelapensis, a recently described species from Marshall Islands

While skimming some literature we came across the coral name Acropora rongelapensis, which we had never heard before. A few minutes of sleuthing and the original description provided us with all the details of this new Acropora species described in…

Rare Solitary Balanophyllia video

Ok so solitary corals may not be the most exciting marine life to videotape but if youve never seen them these Australian Balanophyllia are very cool. This is a non-photosynthetic stony coral which can grow corallites up to 1.5″ long…

Jendub’s Pot of Gold Favia raises the bar for top shelf Faviids

We’re not much for hyping new coral strains but there appears to be no limit to the eye-popping coral coming of Australia, and some corals just can’t be ignored. If you’re a faviid collector then you’ve already seen the mystic…

The largest captive hammer coral in the world

Dear readers, we have the pleasure to present to you a coral which has been in captivity longer than most of us have been in the marine aquarium hobby. This is the largest aquarium hammer coral in the world as…