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Iconic Australian Lineatus Wrasse Collected in Papua New Guinea

If there’s one iconic reef aquarium fish that we’ve come to associate with classic marine fauna of Australia the lined fairy wrasse is certainly very high on this proverbial list. If you rewind the clock almost almost twenty years to…

Two miles of Twilight Zone corals discovered off Tahiti

A scientific research mission has discovered one of the largest pristine coral reefs in the world, according to UNESCO. Situated in the middle of the Pacific, off Tahiti, the reef is two miles long and between 30 and 70 yards…

Aqua Excel DF-N Protein Skimmer comes with Wi-Fi app control

As DC pump manufacturers continue to ditch wired for wireless control it makes sense that we’re seeing the technology spread into protein skimmers via the pinwheel pumps that power them and Aqua Excel’s latest range of DC skimmers features exactly…

Touring Our Ultimate Frag Tank [Video]

Coral frag tanks have emerged to become a natural offshoot of virtually all reef tanks and nearly every reefer either has one currently or has had one in the past. Whether it’s attached or separate a frag tank is an…

Pyronotanthias, Nemanthias and Mirolabrichthys help to Sort Out the ‘Classic’ Anthias Species

Anthiadines have had a taxonomic shake-up this week with 18 Anthias species being reclassified into three other genera, one of which is completely new. Dr Anthony Gill of the University of Sydney has been sifting through what was the sixty-plus species…

API Nitrate Reagents are ‘Usable’ With the Hanna Checker

The Hanna Nitrate Checker is one of our favorite new aquarium tools to measure the nutrients in our reef tanks but the only limiting factor has been getting enough of the official Hanna nitrate reagents. We’ve been carefully doling out…

Grassy LeDio RX121s LED Spotlight with Bluetooth

In case you needed any more evidence that LED Spotlights are still very popular in Japan we have another new line of second generation lamps to be announced this year. The Grassy LeDio RX121s is the second generation controllable LED Spotlight…

Juwel’s SmartCam lets you livestream your reef underwater

Tank manufacturing giant Juwel has released a new underwater camera for aquariums. Named SmartCam, it’s a small, waterproof camera that you place in your tank enabling photos, video, live and recorded footage that’s viewable on your phone or tablet from…

New ‘Variety’ of Takeuchi Angelfish Hybrid

Genicanthus takeuchii is an angelfish so rare that it practically unknown in the aquarium hobby so it doesn’t even show up in lists of holy grail saltwater fish. Despite being one of the largest species of swallowtail angelfish and being…

Malaysian Acropora speciosa land at Unique Corals

Acropora are some of the most unique and interesting of all wild stony corals not just for their diversity of species and shapes, but also for just how unique the populations from different regions can appear. Case in point is…