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Aussie Reef Tank Build Pt.1: Installing the Equipment

If there’s one thing we’re about and Reef Builders is known for in the aquarium world it’s reef aquarium gear. Therefore it is with great excitement that we kick off our latest reef aquarium build and get to install a…

Moving New Fish to Displays After a Thorough Quarantine

Quarantining new fish is a necessary protocol to ensure the health and safety of the displays they will eventually be living in. This delayed gratification might be less desirable than enjoying your new fish in their new home right away,…

AI Nero 3 Pump Review – The Sweet Spot for Nano Reef Water Flow

The AI Nero 3 pump is the new, smaller successor to one of the best water moving powerheads on the market today, the AI Nero 5. Priced at only $149 the new AI Nero 3 propeller pump from AquaIllumination is a…

We Made a Hypnotic Spinning Barrel of Macroalgae

Pretty much as long as reef tanks have been around, mini reef keepers have employed algae in its various forms to control and reduce nutrients of the aquarium water. The popularity of using micro or macroalgae for this purpose has…

Reef Trigger Built an Impressive Modern Japanese Style Reef Aquarium

Ever since we posted our first story about a ‘Japanese Style Reef Tank’ almost 12 years ago we’ve been asked very often what exactly qualifies as a Japanese Style. We’ve yet to really be able to come up with a…

Top 10 Benefits of Keeping Mollies in a Saltwater Tank

Saltwater mollies are one of the least celebrated fish that aquarists can keep in a saltwater tank and this is very unfortunate. Of course all the new salt hobbyists are drawn to the hyper bright colors of saltwater fish compared…

Hanna Nitrate Checker Review; Extra Effort for a Lot More Accuracy

The Hanna Nitrate Checker is a brand new water testing kit which takes a very different approach to measuring nitrate compared to what is currently available in the aquarium hobby. This low range colorimeter is specially designed to measure NO3…

Nero 3 Submersible Wave Pump quietly released by Aqua Illumination

The new Nero 3 Submersible Wave Pump was quietly released by Aqua Illumination just in time for the end of the year. The new Nero 3 is about half the size of Nero 5, which is perfect for nano tanks…

Incredible Shipment of Solomon Island Acros land at Unique Corals

The Solomon Islands was the birthplace of many of the nicest colorful SPS corals we originally enjoyed in the boom days of reef aquarium keeping. This is what makes corals from this part of the Coral Triangle so special and…

Flowerpot Corals & Everything You Need to Know For Success

Flowerpot corals are some of the most beautiful, unique, and desirable corals for reef aquaria but their captive care is not as straightforward as typical SPS or LPS corals. Once thought to be broadly ‘impossible’ to keep, the success rate…