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Aquavitro Sentia Dosing Pump Hands-On and Teardown

It’s been over a year and a half since Seachem first introduced their new dosing pump system and after a healthy wait we’ve finally gotten our hands on the Aquavitro Sentia. This new dosing pump has an interesting design which…

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…

OATA Fishing for Facts report is packed full of positive marine trade stats

All reefkeepers have a wobble now and again and wonder about the impact their hobby has on the environment. But the UK’s Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has painstakingly assembled fact-based data that’s going to make everyone selling fish and keeping…

Radion XR15 and XR30 Gen 5 Now Available with Freshwater Spectrum

It’s taken almost two years but freshwater aquarists can now finally get the groundbreaking and highly refined Radion LED light in a light with a classic freshwater spectrum. Costing as much as their marine focused counterparts, the $460 Radion G5…

Is Cornerstone the New Standard in Artificial Branch Rock?

Branch shaped live rocks have long been the most popular aquascaping material for use in our beloved reef aquariums and it’s always been the hardest to find. The wild stuff is made by ginormous large colonies of branching staghorn Acropora…

We Can Only Dream of a Reef Tank Looking Like the Corals of Lizard Island

There’s no shortage of videos of wild ocean scenes, habitats and marinelife but these are almost exclusively of megafauna. If you want to see footage of sharks, dolphins, sea turtles or even more sharks, video hosting sites like YouTube have…

Kole Tang & Squaretail Tang Comparison

The bristlemouth surgeonfish of the Ctenochaetus genus are some of the most perfect aquarium fish with a size, behavior and disposition that seems tailor made for a life in a reef tank. There are many species available in the aquarium hobby…

Tunze Osmolator 2 Has Been Completely Redesigned

The Tunze Osmolator 2 is the company’s long awaited follow up to one of the most popular auto top-off solutions in the wider aquarium hobby. Power users of the Tunze Osmolator would be hard pressed to find much to improve…

Abalones are Fascinating and Long Lived Aquarium Animals

Abalones are some of the coolest gastropods in the ocean, they are tasty, have beautiful shells, but they can also make for great reef aquarium animals. We simply love having them in several of our coral aquariums but there’s no…

Acid Trip Cyphastrea Just Melted My Brain

Ultra Coral Australia, the famous Australian coral business owned by master coral collector and farmer Nic Dos Santos, just showed us some pictures of a Cyphastrea coral that blew our mind! Multicolored Cyphastrea are quite a common sight. But this…