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12 of the Rarest Corals We’ve Found on Wild Reefs

The definition of a ‘rare coral’ means very different things depending on who you ask. A rare aquarium coral is not usually a rare species, but a very unique or unusual color or strain that everybody wants, and is often associated…

10 Fun & Handy Accessories to Increase the Enjoyment of your Aquarium

Major reef aquarium gear such as tanks, pumps, lights and dosers get the lion’s share of the airtime when it comes to aquarium equipment, but accessories can really improve the enjoyment of your aquarium. We’ve covered a number of aquarium…

CITES Europe to Discuss Restrictions on Australian Corals

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species will meet on December 3rd to discuss the collection and export of certain hard coral species from Australia.

Support Your Local Fish Store this Shopping Season

With several holidays on the horizon, we know that the broader holiday ‘shopping season’ is imminent and with it, offers of screaming deals on lots of necessary and desirable aquarium gear. We don’t have to tell you that it’s been…

Anubis Tang is Probably the Rarest Surgeonfish Ever

We’ve been following Anubis, the one-off purple scopas tang hybrid, for almost a year now. Despite its radical juvenile appearance, we initially thought that the Purple X Scopas tang would lose its appeal as it grows. But we are glad…

One Year Video Update of the Worldwide Corals Superstore

When you spend a lot of  time admiring an object or a concept from afar, there’s certainly some degree of romanticism that can arise from the distance and the resulting online reality distortion field. This is precisely why famous movie…

Unboxing Fresh Frags from Worldwide Corals [Video]

Everyone loves new frags and last week we had the good fortune of visiting the Disneyland of aquarium frag culture, Worldwide Corals in Orlando Florida. As is tradition, we spent the majority of our time documenting as much as we…

Cycling the Australian Reef Tank with the First Fish & Coral

Once a reef tank gets fully running and salted, the first order of business is to kickstart the biological cycle. In a typical fish aquarium, fresh or salt, cycling pretty much only pertains to developing the bacterial, biological cycle but…

Calculating Actual Tank Volume Using Pre-Measured Salt Mix

Over the years the reef aquarium hobby has become increasingly analytical about many aspects of our reef tanks. We measure light levels using micromols of photosynthetically active radiation, send off water samples for ultra precise chemistry measurements using ICP testing…

Aussie Reef Tank Build Pt. 2: Aquascaping the Rock Wall

Aquascaping a brand new reef tank is at once one of the most exciting and also stressful periods of setting up a new coral aquarium. This is the period where the particular arrangement of rocks will determine the general look…