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We sit down with Ecotech Marine to find out how QuietDrive works

Like many of you, when we first heard that the new QuietDrive controller for Ecotech Marine Vortech pumps resulted in 90% less noise, we simply couldn’t believe it. We could fathom how better motors, high tech bearings, and other engineering refinements could…

Sunset Mocha Clownfish is Latest Twist on Cocktail Clownfish

If anyone is left wondering what the real guppies of the marine aquarium world are, it’s the clownfish, specifically Amphiprion ocellaris, A. percula, the Darwin Black, and all the myriad variations that are being discovered and/or created. The combination of…

Rossmont Mover MX pump will push more water without getting any larger

Rossmont has come up on the one year anniversary of the announcement of their unique Rossmont Mover pumps. To celebrate, Rossmont has entrusted us to reveal that a brand new range of water pumps called the Mover MX line will soon be…

Unique observations of the natural habitat of Acropora suharsonoi

As far as cool “mythical” acros go, for us Acropora suharsonoi has always been one of the be-all unique and beautiful small polyp stony corals for the home aquarium. As an SPS lover, getting our hands on this species for the…

Cirrhilabrus claire trio was invited to America by Quality Marine

Cirrhilabrus claire is one of our all time favorite species of fairy wrasses and lucky for us, it seems like this year might be be a fruitful one for this incredible and exciting fish from the South Pacific. Two years…

Endangered versus Threatened: Why should you be concerned?

While yesterdays event scared just about everyone in the greater aquatics industry we might come to expect that more often as different petitions make there way around federal bodies that deal with the ESA. A lot of folks think we…

What our readers do to “beat the heat”

People are worried about excessive heat in the aquarium during the summer months but the majority of are just using cooling fans to keep things in check, according to the results of our aquarium heat management survey we conducted earlier…

Sneak video preview of DeJong’s world debut display of tiger and peppermint angelfish

Featured here are two of the aquarium world’s rarest species of marine angelfishes; the peppermint angelfish, Paracentropyge boylei and the tiger angelfish, Apolemichtys kingi. Both of these two demi-gods of reef life have been thoroughly featured on Reef Builders throughout the years but this…

First pictures of Orphek’s new Atlantik Compact LED light

Orphek won’t be unveiling their newest LED light, the Atlantik Compact, until Reefapalooza Orlando this weekend but we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the new goods. As you can imagine, the compact version of the Atlantik LED is smaller than its…

Bloopers from the LFS: Surprise guest takes a dip at A Reef Creation

Those of us who have been in the hobby long enough know that there’s nothing like spending some quality time at your LFS [local fish store]. There’s great conversation, beautiful scenery and sometimes a place to share a great laugh or…