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Illumagic Rail Mounting System has Tons of Directional Lighting Options

The Rail Mounting System is part of Illumagic’s efforts to flesh out their lighting ecosystem in advance of the release of their new X4 Light Fixture. We’ve seen many companies offload the work of having a compelling mounting solution to…

D&D BladeRunner Algae Cleaning Magnet

The Bladerunner magnetic algae cleaner is a new aquarium maintenance tool from UK’s D&D The Aquarium Solution with some welcome features. Algae ‘magnets’ are one of the least celebrated of all aquarium cleaning tools but having a well engineered unit…

Neptune Systems SKY LED Light Leaked Image Reveals New Details of Unreleased Light

The SKY LED from Neptune Systems is a new reef aquarium LED light that has been acknowledged by its parent company, but for which no details have yet been divulged. Fortunately, and perhaps intentionally, an image was shared online yesterday…

Hydra Aquatics Silent Giant Air Pump

The Silent Giant was a celebrated air pump made for decades from the 50s to the late 70s and is so cherished that instead of replacing it, aquarists go to great lengths to get theirs repaired. The Hydra Aquatics Silent…

Aerospace Hydnophora is a Wild Color Morph of Horn Coral

Hydnophora or more commonly called ‘Horn Coral’ are a distinctive group with some of the fleshiest tissue of all so-called SPS corals. Most reefers will be most familiar with the thinner branched, neon green species called H. rigida that is…

MACNA 2021 on Sept 3-5 has been canceled – in-person events in 2021 unlikely

While we all endure the pandemic, in-person events like tradeshows and small frag swaps even with the global distribution of vaccines are very risky. Because of this MACNA 2021 has been canceled and will move to a digital-only event to…

White Patch Dottyback is the Newest Aberrantion of Pictichromis

Dottybacks were once one of the most popular groups of marine aquarium fish to be found in every single kind of fish and reef display. However over the years they’ve been overly maligned and it’s now a pleasant surprise to…

Neptune Systems GRO: a Rerelease of the Zetlight E200s Macroalgae Light

The Neptune Systems GRO LED is a ‘new’ light recently announced by the Morgan Hill, California based aquarium company. The GRO is a flat panel of medium output LEDs that was designed specifically to grow macroalgae in a sump environment…

Maxspect Jump L-165 LED Strikes a Balance of Features, Power, and Price

The Maxspect Jump L-165 is a new light fixture that brings together a very rare balance of power, features and performance at a mid-range price point that is often ignored in the aquarium hobby. We’ve seen a lot of new…

Astraeosmilia is a new Genus that Splits up the Candy Corals

Astraeosmilia is a new genus of stony coral that is about to change up our understanding of the candy or trumpet corals, formerly limited to the Caulastraea genus. This new group of stony corals pulls in three species from Caulastraea, one…