Opinion

Anyone interested in doing an Archeological Reefscape?

This past weekend we attended the Fragstock coral farmer’s market at the Denver Downtown Aquarium. Along with many amazing corals and some neat, new products, we spied this interesting arrangement of home made reef rock. The maker Rich had arranged…

Thinking “Negative”- an overlooked aquascaping aspect

If you read my blog posts and articles on aquascaping, you hear me blabber on and on about the virtues of great rockwork, avoiding the uninspired rock wall configurations, the Golden Ratio, etc.  Yet for all my talk about rockwork,…

Corals are cool, mistakes happen, planning for the worst is awesome

In an effort to make Jake’s head explode, I like to write about all the mistakes I make with my home reef system. Even though they may seem embarrassing, everyone makes bone head mistakes, and I think we all learn…

Sustainable Collection vs. Captive Breeding – Is There Room For Both?

You’re seeing it everywhere.  “Sustainability”.  You’re going to see this buzzword-of-the-decade coming up more and more as we debate a more responsible marine aquarium trade for the future, such as Ret Talbot’s hot-off-the-presses article on PNG’s Seasmart Program in this…

Something old, something new: Evolution within the hobby

One of the coolest things about our hobby is the amazing progression over the years in both the state of the art and the technology that we embrace.  Improvements that have enabled us to do things previously thought incredibly difficult…

Full RSS feeds are back

We turned off full RSS feeds for a few weeks. We did this mainly to reduce scrapping from other sites. I just turned them back on this morning. Quite a few of you complained about having the crippled RSS feed…