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FAQs on the Weeping Willow Leather Coral

We ask Sarcophyton fanatic Remy about the Weeping Willow Toadstool, how to ID it, and who if anyone has it now. What is the Weeping Willow? The “Weeping Willow” is a species of Sarcophyton. Commonly called “toadstools,” these leathers are…

Reef Builders Studio Tank gets Aquatic Art Appraisal

Evie met up with Cris Capp at the Reef Builders Studio and they put together a cool video examining the coral growth in one of the Studio’s peninsula display tanks. Cris owns a store called Aquatic Art and he and…

John Sorkness is the God of Gig Anemones

Salem Clemens talks to John Sorkness about Carpet Anemones, how to ID them, keep them, propagate them, and maybe even spawn them! Tell us what got you into the hobby, how long you’ve been in it, and your passion for…

Underrated Corals, Bobbit Worm Bites, and a Visit to the Reef Builders Studio!

I think it’s safe to say that those of us who live in a colder climate are looking forward to an early spring. A couple weeks ago, Phil didn’t see his shadow, so we’re good, right? Regardless, we’ve had a busy week…

Why Coral Collectors Trim Corals and Why You Should Trim Them Too. 

Have you wondered why some corals look the way they do when you buy them at your aquarium store? Some with a flat base cut, some with grinding marks on them, and other man-made alterations. You might have seen this…

Snake Polyps are the Oddballs of the Coral World

A fascinating soft coral rarely seen nowadays is the “snake polyp.” several species belong to this family, including Isaurus tuberculatus, I. cliftoni, and  I. maculatus. These species are closely related to zoanthids. They have a long stalk with a central…

Client’s Fish Only Dream Tank Contains Clarion Angel, Conspic and more   

Having one large reef tank is the dream for many of us, but if you could run two tanks simultaneously, what would you put in the second one? For New Wave Aquaria’s client Josh, the second dream tank had to…

ReefStock Denver 2024 Is Right Around The Corner

It’s not long now until everyone’s favorite reef aquarium show ReefStock opens its doors for another year, at Crowne Plaza, Denver. With over fifty vendors, visitors can expect to see the very best in what Colorado has to offer from…

TMC Reef Skim 2.0 Reaches New Levels of Protein Skimmer Efficiency 

Tropical Marine Centre has launched a new range of DC pump-powered protein skimmers called Reef Skim 2.0. Aimed at cleansing saltwater systems from 250-1250 liters/66-330 gallons, Reef Skim 2.0 comprises three models that major on a compact footprint, low running…

Gracilaria vs Vibrio: The Antimicrobial Properties of Red Macroalgae

Bacteria of the family Vibrionaceae are some of the most universally present microbes in aquatic environments. Even well-established reef aquariums, exhibiting no apparent problems, likely contain a number of Vibrio bacteria species. This is because many species and strains of…