Human genes may hold secret to saving Barrier Reef

Corals could have thousands more genes than humans and may have been one of the first animals to develop immune system genes to fight disease, according to new research Scientists at James…

Robot Fish Debut in London Robo-Carp

This week the London Aquarium unveiled the newest “species” to join its collection: robo-carp. Computer scientists at the University of Essex in the U.K. developed the self-guided robot fish, seen here swimming in the aquarium. The designers say it is…

AquaDom, the world’s largest cylindrical saltwater aquarium

Placed at the lobby of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Berlin, the 25 meters high AquaDom is the largest cylindrical aquarium ever built. Filled with about 900,000 liters of seawater, it contains some 2600 fish of 56 species. Combined with…

Puerto Rico to Build Reef, Buy Reserve

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A fund to compensate Puerto Rico for damages from a 1994 oil spill will be used to build an artificial reef, create a shoreline nature reserve and restore the walls of a Spanish colonial fort,…

Seachem releases canned fish food NurtiDiet

NutriDietâ„¢ Naturals are the ideal solution for feeding a natural diet to fresh and saltwater fish. They are perfect for the aquarist seeking variety or an alternative to pelleted foods. Studies have shown that shrimp and mealworms can be used…

Predator Starfish Threaten Coral Reefs In The Philippines

The spiny and toxic crown-of-thorns starfish are voracious predators that can wipe out large areas of coral; an individual can consume up to 6 square metres of living reef per year. Outbreaks of the species often occur when ocean temperatures…

Rapids Pro Series Wet/Dry Filter Systems

Rapids released a new wet/dry filter with an auto top off feature. This looks really cool and if anyone decides to get this, just remember to ditch the wet/dry part with a refugeium, unless you are very strict with changing…

Drs Foster and Smith Adding Salifert Test Kits, Vortech Pumps, Nutri-SeaWater

Seems Drs. Foster and Smith, the company that took over Petwarehouse years ago has finally realized that Reef Builders require high end and special products. They have finally added Salifert test kits for saltwater aquariums which are the standard in…

Mandalay Bay’s Shark’s Reef Aquarium

Since I was in Las Vegas this past weekend on Business, I took the time to go to Mandalay Bay’s Shark’s Reef Aquarium exhibit located inside of Mandalay Bay hotel & Casino. This exhibit features an array of animals including…

Reef Builders mobile version now online

If you have a PDA, smartphone, Blackberry, etc. You can now access all our forum content by going to www.reefbuilders.mobi We hope this allows our members be able to reach us more easily with a site that was designed with…

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