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Reef Builders Staff picks best aquarium products of 2010

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since we last published our list of best aquarium products of 2009. If you needed any indication that 2010 was a big year for aquarium products, consider that last year…

2010 was a massive year for marine fish captive breeding

In May of this year, I asked if 2010 would be the year that the marine aquarium hobby shifted to breeding. By September of this year, I felt we already had our answer since this has indeed been one of…

Reef Builders top ten livestock picks of 2010

2010 has been a great year for marine aquarium livestock, with many new corals and rare fish appearing in the marine and reef aquarium hobby. It was hard to make a decision, there was a lot to pick from this…

ReefStock 2011 at the Denver Downtown Aquarium, March 12

Mark your calendars because the fourth annual ReefStock conference is happening at the Denver Downtown Aquarium once again next year. As usual we’ll have great speakers, great vendors and live corals, an amazing raffle of great reef aquarium gear, and…

IceCap Lighting officially goes out of business, closes its doors

IceCap, a once popular lighting company that is headquartered in the United States is out of business. In a letter to their customers, Chuck Troiani stated that they have suspended¬†operations. Chuck goes on to explain: “Unfortunately, we finally hit a…

Anampses lennardi video documents nearly a dozen of these glorious wrasses at Route 66 Marine

[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_74_ZAsSxgg[/youtube] Anampses lennardi is the rarest of the rare wrasses and although we count their imports on one hand at a time, it appears that Route 66 Marine has succeeded in obtaining nearly a dozen of these amazing…

Rare xanthic potter’s angelfish captured by Pacific Tropics

This odd-colored Potter’s Angelfish, Centropyge potteri, was recently captured by Pacific Tropics in Hawaii. The Potters Angelfish is one of the Centropyge species which can show a great deal of variability in it’s color pattern, and Dave Kelly was lucky…

Sustainable Aquatics releases new Ocellaris and Percula Clownfish Crosses – Updated

Tennessee-based Sustainable Aquatics has been busy with their clownfish.¬† Recently announced, SA is now producing both the Snowflake variety of A. ocellaris (marketed as the SA Snowflake Clownfish – pictured at right) and the Platinum variant of A. percula (marketed…

Arsenic-based lifeform may be revealed by NASA later today

Take this with a grain of salt arsenic, but this morning the internet is aflutter with rumors of an exciting new discovery that NASA is set to reveal this afternoon. The word on the internet corner is that NASA has…

BOT skimmer series from Planctonite feature dynamo/vortex recirculation

The BOT Skimmer series by Planctonite is quite a departure from the cone skimmer craze which is still in full swing in the reef aquarium hobby. Instead of forgoing turbulence, the BOT skimmers actually have a Dynamo built-in that encourages…