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The Acan Garden Nano Reef and the Jump LED Lighting It

In todays video we take a closer look at this Acan dominated reef tank, including a brand new light from Maxpect in their Jump line of aquarium accessories. A lot can be accomplished in a small space when the proper…

First Captive Spawning of Homophyllia australis, the Australian ‘Scolie’

For the past ten years my work has been focused on successfully inducing coral spawning events in aquariums, but Homophyllia australis is a species that remained elusive to me despite four years of effort and commitment. The challenge of working…

Budget Vs. Premium Calcium Reactors, Servicing & Cleaning 2 Different Models

Calcium reactors are one of the most novel tools for maintaining mineral balance a reef aquarium with fast growing, resource-hungry stony corals. Like all things ‘made for reef tanks’, there’s a huge range in how much you can spend on…

Grafting Live Corals for Better Growth and Nicer Shapes

The biggest challenge in reef keeping is keeping the alchemy of light, flow, nutrients and chemistry stable for long enough that corals grow to an appreciable size. But once corals really take off, our favorite part of reefing is grooming and…

Some of the Best Stony Corals for All Kinds of Reef Tanks [Video]

Today we once again visit the home tank of Evan Montgomery where we show off some of the old school corals in his display. Many of these corals have been circulating in the hobby for decades, beloved by reef hobbyists…

Thin Branching Red Montipora & Anacropora Comparison

Thin branching Montipora are among some of the fastest growing small polyp stony corals in the world and many varieties and species have become quite prolific in the reef aquarium world. Recent years have seen a greater interest in the…

The Inspiring Anemone Cube of Aquarium Design Group

Today’s reef tanks are a far cry from the natural reefs we (used to) try to replicate with more attention being paid to the arrangement of the rocks before the tank is even filled, than how the living animals will…

Resetting a Large Colony of Acropora carduus

Acropora carduus is a fast-growing, thin-branching species of SPS coral which comes in a huge range of color forms, none more popular and widespread in the reef keeping hobby than the venerable ‘Red Dragon Acro‘. First introduced to the reef…

Reefology ATO: Using Float Valves for Auto Top Off

After you’ve learned how to mix proper seawater for your marine/reef/saltwater aquarium, the next most important concept to understand is the management of evaporation, and the automatic replenishment of water lost to evaporation. Whether you have a nano aquarium with…

Grafting Live Acropora Colony to its Own Skeleton [Video]

Fragging corals because they’ve gotten too large and in need of a trim is one of the most rewarding reasons to propagate a coral from your reef tank. Beyond just gluing the cut coral pieces to frag plugs, there’s lots…