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The Flagship Reef Tank Thrives on Aquarium Fundamentals

The Flagship reef tank is an aquarium display we’ve been working with at the Reef Builders Studio for a little over three years and lately this tank has really been turning up. Being a six foot long peninsula style aquarium…

Orange Tip Hammer Coral at ReefStock Australia, East Vs. West Coast Editions

There are few corals more iconic and beloved across generations of reef keepers than the inimitable hammer coral, Fimbriaphyllia ancora, which is abundant across big stretches of the Indo-Pacific. For years we sought ever greener specimens of F. ancora, we collectively gasped…

Adding a New Fish to A Boisterous Saltwater Aquarium Display

We never thought we’d see that day that our YouTube channel would feature a how-to about adding a gold crown butterflyfish to a display tank that is already home to a large mature adult Tinker’s butterflyfish but here we are.…

Pachyseris speciosa can Grow Tubular Branches Too

When we stumbled across some huge colonies of Echinopora ashmorensis growing like a field of tubes in New Caledonia, we had no inkling that we could encounter this morphology again in a different species of stony coral. Unlike the Echinopora and…

Aquarium des Lagons in New Caledonia is a World Class Marinelife Exhibit

Public aquariums are a staple of many countries and some larger cities may even have more than one, but when we heard that the tiny island nation of New Caledonia had an aquarium we went in with very modest expectations.…

The Nishi Chalice, Echinomorpha nishihiroi, is One Rare Coral

Words like that are used to describe the relative abundance of corals like ‘rare’ have all but lost any meaning in the aquarium hobby because it gets thrown around so much. But if there’s one holy grail coral species among all…

Hemigymnus fasciatus, the Banded Thicklip Wrasse

Wrasses are undeniably one of the most colorful and diverse groups of marine fish and despite having all the books at our fingertips, sometimes we have to meet the right example to truly appreciate certain species. Case in point is this…

Echinopora ashmorensis is Totally Tubular

Echinopora asmorensis is a very interesting and unmistakeable coral that we just had the pleasure of finally seeing for ourselves for the first time in the wild. The species closely resembles the much more common E. lamellosa which can also…

ReefStock Australia is a big success down under

ReefStock – the global reefing event and the biggest reefing show in Australia – was held last weekend and proved to be a huge success for all the hobbyists and vendors who attended. Situated at the Sydney showground, ReefStock attracted…

Triton gets reloaded with Core 7 Flex and new Concentrated Reagents

You may be forgiven for thinking TRITON has been quiet recently, but in true TRITON fashion, the leading, global aquarium lab company has been anything but, and instead has been busy inventing new ways for reefkeepers to use and experience…