Liopropoma dorsoluteum, First Live Photos of Yellow Back Basslet

Liopropoma dorsoluteum is a very rare species of basslet that had until now, never been photographed alive. The original type specimens of the ‘yellow back’ basslet were obtained from fish markets in…

PicoGrow, PicoTumble & PicoFree Reactors from Printed Aqua

Printed Aqua is the latest company to apply their 3D printing know-how to fun and useful aquarium accessories with a special emphasis on the very smallest of reef tanks. The Printed Aqua catalog includes a small skimmer and a CO2…

Invasive Sansibia & Clavularia Discovered Growing off Brazil Coast

Sansibia and Clavularia are two genera of soft octocorals that are well known in the aquarium hobby, one for being a pest and the other for sometimes being a colorful aquarium coral. Reef aquarists are well aware of how fast…

Corals & Clams Can Only Look Blue Under Daylight Spectrum

I love blue light, you love blue light, we all love blue lights over our aquarium corals, especially all the different shades of blue LEDs that help bring out the fluorescent colors of our favorite coral strains. However with more and…

Genicanthus takeuchii Angelfish Redux

Genicanthus takeuchii is hands down one of the most beautiful and exotic of all angelfish species, known only from very few hard to reach locations in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. This species of swallowtail Genicanthus angelfish is at the very top…

Penguin Pro Power Filter Initial Review

The Penguin Pro power filters from Marineland are the first major release of a new aquarium filter of this kind in many years. Marineland’s Penguin and Emperor filters have been some of the most popular models in the aquarium hobby…

Pomacentrus andamanensis & Eviota angustifascia, New Damselfish and Goby Species

Two new species of reef just got their official descriptions inaugurating them into the annals of reef fish taxonomy. Like so many recent damselfish, Pomacentrus andamanensis was split off from a common and widespread species, the ambon damselfish, while the…

The Bali Aquarium Armageddon Tenuis is just mind blowing!

For quite a few years now, the ‘Homewrecker’ Acropora tenuis has been high on the wish list of many reefers. We thought it will be difficult to beat that one, and take years before we would see any other tenuis…

Three of Our Favorite Fish and Why We Got Them from TSM Aquatics

As we kick off the new year and take stock of how the Reef Builders Studio is coming along, we are very pleased with how the coral population has grown but we are certainly light in the fish department. There’s…

Nothing Rivals the Tunze Wavebox For Real Oscillating Wave Action

We’ve been testing quite a few wave making machines in the last few months since we are now producing a large amount of corals inland, especially Torches, Branching Hammers and Frogspawn. We were looking for a correct way to balance…

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