Editorial

Reef Tanks of Instagram are Beauty Magazines all over again

“Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.” These iconic words appeared in the “Wear Sunscreen” address given to graduates in 1997 by Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune and were later popularised by Australian film…

Eheim LEDControl Shows How Out Of Touch This Company Has Become

If any other company had released a device like the LEDControl we would give them a pass, but we have much higher expectations of the venerable German company. Looking more or less like a PWM controller, the Eheim LEDControl appears…

How long should you wait to add livestock to your reef tank?

How long should you wait to add livestock to your reef tank? That question has plagued saltwater aquarists for years. Odds are you would receive different responses to the question from anywhere from a few days to months. The later…

Transitioning from clinical to practicing reefer, once again

It’s been a while, huh? Amazing what changes while you’re “away.” Amazing what happens to you when you drift off from the stuff you love so much, isn’t it? Of late, I’ve made a (for me) wonderful and long-overdue transition…

The Rise of the Connected Aquarium

The growth of smartphones and Internet-connected devices around the home has had a positive impact on the aquarium industry. Just like the rise of the connected home, we are seeing a rise in the connected aquarium. Each year we are…

All in one Aquariums: Critical to the Success of the hobby

All in one aquarium kits are extremely popular with consumers a trend that has been increasing over the last several years. The trend is no doubt brought on by the vast amount of product combinations available on the market today…

1.1 Fairy Wrasses: The lubbocki group

The lubbocki group houses six members divided evenly into two separate but closely related clades. They are the lubbocki clade and the marjorie clade. All members of this group are small to medium sized species with a recurring red and white…

0.0 Fairy Wrasses: A review of the genus Cirrhilabrus

Fairy wrasses are some of the most ubiquitous fishes in the marine aquarium trade, which is why it may come as a surprise to learn that the group has never received a serious taxonomic review. The scientific literature is filled…

XpertSea XperCount2 is the ‘magic bucket’ to count, size organisms in seconds

For large-scale aquaculture operations, having better insight, information and data about your operations is more than just about success rates and output, it helps with managing resources and efficiencies. In the past, when you needed to tally your aquatic organisms…

Citron Clownfish—Bali Aquarich’s New Intergeneric Hybrid Anemonefish

A very interesting clownfish was recently brought to my attention by MJ Jones, who saw the fish labeled as “CF217X” at east coast wholesaler Carolina Aquatics, asking what I thought it was. Anyone who has become enthralled with the Anemonefish produced…