New Ecoray LED Lighting System to join Reefstock LED Showcase

Virtually every LED light system for reef tanks will be featured at this year’s Reefstock. So it is my pleasure to introduce the Ecoray High Power LED light from Naxandra Inc. This light has been in development over the last…

Aquascaping “Outside The Box” The Volcano-scape of Kyle Verry

If you are a regular reader of my ramblings here on Reef Builders, at hobby conferences, and in hobby magazines, you know I’m a HUGE fan of outside-the-box thinking in aquascaping. No rock walls and boring layouts for me. Nope!…

Stop buying saltwater fish from PETCO

Most of you know about PETCO and their saltwater fish problems. It is no secret. For years, PETCO has had a real problem keeping saltwater fish and livestock alive. I’m not sure why they have this problem. It’s not exactly…

Reef Ramblings- Changing Perspective (top down views)

Background Have you ever wondered why so many fish are horizontally compressed? Do you see beautiful clams for sale on-line but when you get them they are bland? Why do so many wrasse have horizontal stripes? Why do seahorses swim…

Reef Builders Guide: How to setup a Reef Tank

    The best words I have to describe a coral reef is a “lush wasteland.” By this I mean many extremely different types of life inhabit a coral reef, yet it is incredibly nutrient poor. Reefs rely on powerful…

Top 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by Saltwater Aquarists

  Interested in making the plunge to saltwater? I encourage you to read this article by Stan & Debbie Hauter. They offer some excellent tips to get started in keeping saltwater aquariums.