Opinion

Revisiting the custom PE Mysis strainer pot

From time-to-time, we start poking around all the thousands of posts we’ve written and we remember some of the cool stuff we’ve seen, written or created. This article originally appeared in January 2012 and it got us thinking, what cool…

New Morse Code PNG Maroon Clownfish from Sea & Reef

Sea & Reef Aquaculture announced the release of their new PNG-lineage “Morse Code” Maroon Clownfish, Premnas biaculeatus. Lovers of the Lightning Maroon Clownfish, or for that matter any of the unusual Maroon Clownfish that came out of Papua New Guinea…

Longfin Ocellaris: The Verdict? It’s Genetic!

Just yesterday we published our 2013 Marine Breeding Year in Review, part II, which included speculation and a short update about Sustainable Aquatic’s Longfin Ocellaris breeding project. At the time the review was written in late December, Sustainable had just…

Online coral shopping: is What-You-See really What-You-Get?

Many die-hard hobbyists know exactly where and when the new cool stuff comes in. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to be present physically when a new shipment is unpacked. In these cases, the internet is a great thing: lots…

Feds aren’t messing around when it comes to coral smuggling

For coral vendors looking to sneak one past the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service you might want to think again. The Federal Courts have sentenced one person to a year in prison along with a $500,000 for smuggling corals over a…

Flickr redesign includes a terabyte of storage for all your reefing images

For the photography enthusiasts in the hobby, there was some significant news with Yahoo! announcing upgrades to its photo storage and sharing site Flickr that included 1 terabyte of storage. Flickr may not have been the first but they were one of the…

World Wide Corals, we salute you and your (in-store) livestock policy

Have you ever seen a more beautiful sight than the one above? If you’ve spent any time working in the retail setting of the aquarium world, as we have for over ten years, then the posting will come as quite…

Bridging the old & new: revisiting halides after some time with LEDs

Over the last few years, I migrated every reef tank I have to LED, even a little freshwater nano is running LED. I think there is a huge future in LEDs and switching to LED changed my view on lighting…

LiveAquaria proves mad skills with Oxymonacanthus halli

We’re sorry to sound like shrieking young fangirls when singing the praises of “LiveAquaria” Diver’s Den, but time and again Kevin Kohen, Steve Krogh, and the rest of the team behind the Drs. Foster & Smith live aquatics division, prove…

2012 Marine Breeder’s Year in Review

As has become a tradition, it’s time again for a look back at the past year’s advances in marine fish breeding with our annual Marine Breeder’s Year In Review.  (see 2010, and 2011 Part 1, and 2011 Part 2, for…