Butterfly Fish Faces Possible Extinction

The beautiful black, white and yellow butterflyfish, much admired by eco-tourists, divers and aquarium keepers alike, may be at risk of extinction, scientists have warned. The case of the Chevroned Butterflyfish is…

Scheduled Downtime tonight

As a reminder to those of you that didn’t know, we will be having scheduled downtime tonight. This will start Tuesday February 26th, 2008 from 9:00PM CST to 2:00AM CST. During this time, Reef Builders will not be available. As…

Reef Aquarium Destroys House

It has been a sad week for my local reef club.  A week ago, one of our members had a fire at his house.  The fire did major damage to the house and killed the family cat.  There is now…

JBJ “adds” cooling fan to Viper series metal halide

[Image credit: 3reef] Looking at the Viper series metal halides produced by JBJ is a sight for sore eyes. Producing 150 watts over a small nano tank is nothing short of impressive.  One thing does stand out if you happen…

New Octopus Pro Series Skimmer hits market

  Coral Vue is releasing it’s newest line of protein skimmer, the Octopus Pro series.  Starting the last week in February, 2008, Coral Vue will be introducing it’s in-sump version of the skimmer, the Octopus Pro 250, with plans of…

Ocean Impact Map Reveals Human Reach Global

Fishing, fertilizer runoff, pollution, shipping, climate change—these are just a few of the ways that human activities influence the oceans that cover 70 percent of Earth’s surface. And in all that vastness—139 million square miles (360 million square kilometers)—less than…

Hydor Wavemaker 2 hits the Global Pet Expo

[Image Credit: 3reef] Hydor is rapidly increasing its product line with the expansion of its very own calcium reactors, protein skimmers and very own prop powered pump. Adding to the hydor  line is their wavemaker 2, which is due out…

Euro Reef’s New rotors “Whisper”

Euro Reef has been playing around with among other things new rotors. Apparently trying to get the rotors to become silent among other things (no kidding?). “We have been working on a new rotor assembly design that can be used…

Living Corals Thousands Of Years Old Hold Clues To Past Climate Changes

New research shows that the second most diverse group of hard corals first evolved in the deep sea, and not in shallow waters. Stylasterids, or lace corals, diversified in deep waters before launching at least three successful invasions of shallow…

The State of Deep Coral Ecosystems of the United States

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released The State of Deep Coral Ecosystems of the United States, providing new insight into the complex and biologically rich habitats found in deeper waters off the U.S. and elsewhere around the…

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