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Everything We Scored While Touring 15 Shops for #LFSsaturday

We’ve been very vocal advocates of local fish stores in our writing, the Reef Therapy Podcast, and countless aquarium shop tours throughout the years. This past holiday shopping weekend we didn’t just talk about supporting these important retail establishments but…

Green ‘Grafted’ Heronensis is one of the Rarest Corals

The Hero Coral, Turbinaria heronensis, is one of the most interesting of all pagoda cup corals because it can exhibit a range of growth forms. Sometimes hero corals are completely branching like a delicate looking Duncanopsammia, other times it’s nearly smooth and…

Cop some Reef Builders Merch with a Rare Discount Code

Our job at Reef Builders is to promote other companies, events, products so we don’t spend too much time beating our own drum, or hustling our audience to buy or merchandise. But hey guess what? We do have a store with a…

How to Keep Multiple Surgeonfish Tangs in the Same Aquarium [Video]

There’s been a lot of confusion regarding the keeping of surgeonfish in reef aquaria especially when it comes to keeping multiple specimens and several different species within the same tank. Experienced reefers have never had a problem keeping a yellow…

Help Us in Making #LFSSaturday an ‘Aquarium Holiday’

Ever year, just before the black friday and cyber monday deals, we make a plea to the greater aquarium community to do something for their local reef scene and support their local fish stores. A few years ago we started…

Sending Our Own Corals to EcoTech Marine [Video]

You’ve seen us ‘Bob Rossing’ up our reef tanks and picking out corals from the growout systems to plant into the display tanks before, but the purpose of this video is surprisingly different. Last week we travelled to Bethlehem Pennsylvania…

Serene ‘Softscape’ Reef Aquarium by Aquarium Design Group

Aquascaping is a term that gets thrown around all sides of the aquarium ‘chloride divide’ but when it comes to putting the principles into practice, coral reefers can hardly touch the execution and presentation of nature aquarium gardeners. Part of…

Revised Queensland Coral Exports Approved Until 2024

The Australian government has confirmed that hard coral export from the Great Barrier Reef can continue for another three years, albeit with several caveats. In a statement by the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, a new approval for the Wildlife Trade…

EcoTech Marine Joins Bertram’s BRS & Neptune Systems Supergroup

It’s been a very dynamic year for the reef aquarium industry and the surprises keep coming with the announcement that EcoTech Marine has just joined the Bertram Capital aquarium ‘SuperGroup’. If you’ve had one eye open on the goings on…

The Funnest Part of Reefing with Happy Little Corals

Setting up a reef tank can be a lot of work – getting the whole system right where you want it in terms of the placement, rock scape, lighting, flow, chemistry levels, not to mention gear selection to get your reef…