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We’ve been on a coral ID course. Here’s why you should too.

We’re feeling high on reef life this week, as we’ve just finished a four day BYOGUIDES Online Coral ID workshop with Russell Kelley. As the title suggests, this virtual, live workshop is held by author and science communicator Russel Kelley…

Make AAC part of your saltwater fish store Grand Tour

View Post Everyone likes to visit a good marine store and if you’re traveling to or across the UK, put Advanced Aquarium Consultancy in Harlow, Essex, on your to-do list. Owned and operated by industry veteran Paul Hughes, AAC is…

Tangerine Coral Beauty flexes its colorific DNA

RVS Fishworld has shown off a Tangerine “super xanthic” Coral Beauty that it just sold to a well-known fish collector. For many of us, a Coral Beauty was our first introduction to dwarf angels, their purple coloration complimenting the yellows…

CDU’s Gucci Chalice features every color of the rainbow

Think of a Rainbow chalice and you’ll probably picture an Asian Bugatti or Jelly Bean, but the Australian Rainbow Chalices coming out of Queensland display color and patternation on a whole other level. This “Gucci” Chalice collected by Corals Down…

Awesome fish spotlight: the Lennardi Wrasse, Anampses lennardi

Ask someone to assemble a list of dream reef fish and this next species will most likely be on it. Anampses lennardi, aka the Blue and Yellow Wrasse, Lennard’s Wrasse, or simply Lennardi Wrasse, would already be wrasse royalty just…

Aqua Illumination launches new Blade LED Light Fixture

Aqua Illumination has taken a big leap with the launch of an all-new light fixture called Blade. A change in form factor from the well-known AI fan-cooled models, Blade is a slimline passively cooled LED striplight that can be used…

Reef Builders Top 10 new products of 2022

Over 80 new products rolled across the Reef Builders news desk this year, ranging from pumps, lights, and skimmers, to tanks, controllers, fish food, and dosers. A global shortage of microchips was still being felt throughout the first three quarters…

Hoshitsutsu’s Grafted Montipora setosa is red as the Rising Sun

Up until now, we admit to losing interest in Montipora setosa, such is its abundance in the hobby, ease of keeping, and frequency in frag form. We used to get offered so much of it in our retail days that…

14 of our favorite featured fish from 2022

Cast your eyes over our pick of the hottest fish to make the Reef Builders news in 2022.

Instagram’s Ancolie Coral is our favorite #reefbuilders tank right now

Every day we scroll through some of the 300,000 reef-related posts and videos carrying our hashtag on Instagram, but this Japanese aquarium by @ancoliecoral caught our attention for all the right reasons. At 160x160x70cm/63”x63”x28” and holding 1792 liters/473 gallons this…