Chasing the world’s most expensive aquarium fish, the Asian Arowana

We have seen some startling price tags on some rare saltwater fish and collector corals, but nothing compares to paying $300,000 for a red Asian Arowana. In a new book, The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World’s Most Coveted Fish, details the dramatic underworld and lengths you go

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Seaway Aqua Launches a Whole Catalog of Reef Aquarium Goods

Seaway Aqua is a newer company from England which we learned about at InterZoo 2016 earlier this summer. Seaway Aqua makes and offers a wide range of aquarium products from foods to treatments, including diseases and aiptasia eradicators. Some of Seaway Aqua’s core products include a range of foods to meet the nutritional needs of

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Custom Acrylic Sumps and more from 302 Aquatics

302 Aquatics is a small acrylic manufacturing company based in the USA that has been designing algae scrubbers and custom sumps since 2013. Their custom sump designs come in a range of colors and all their building materials, lights, PVC, and acrylic are all made in the USA. On top of offering sumps and scrubbers, 302 Aquatics

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Wesley Vreeswijk is the Ultimate Reefing Control Freak

In America, many of us have more than one tank, and sometimes more than one room of tanks. But for many European reefers where space is often a constraint, having a single display tank is more often the norm. Having only one reef tank to focus on can result in some truly spectacular results and Wesley

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Building An Obsession is Transforming the Way We Transport Frags

We reviewed Building An Obsession’s Frag Transport System a couple years ago and it made a good first impression on us. However, it seemed at the time of launch that the only thing that might hold it back from success was a questionably high price tag. Today, Building An Obsession has quietly grown this to

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Pro Clear Aquatics’ Groundbreaking Grab ‘N Go Retail Livestock Display

Pro Clear Aquatics’ is a company that’s been making basic acrylic aquarium products for many, many years now. Their no-frills sumps and throwback protein skimmer designs are in stark contrast to their newest product, the Grab N Go livestock retail display for aquatic animals. At first glance the Grab N Go looks like just a

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Apolemichthys griffisi, face to face with the striking Griffis angelfish

The Griffis Angelfish, Apolemichthys griffisi, is one of the most unusual looking members of the angelfish family. Compared to the carnival colored large angelfish species, the Griffis Angelfish has a wardrobe that borders on gothic, an outfit that takes a lot of conditioning to really make it look healthy and beautiful. The first time I ever saw an Apolemichthys

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Underwater microscope catches incredible coral images on the reef

Scientists have developed a new microscope that allows them to get up close and personal with corals in their natural environment without having to remove them from the reef. The high-powered digital microscope was developed by a team at UC San Diego and unveiled in Nature Communications the other day. The underwater world is still

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Check out this powerhouse all in one skid-filter from MAT LSS

You know that a filter is in a completely different league when it moves away from describing itself in gallons per hour, to power consumption in kilowatts and filtering capacity in kilograms of biomass. This is precisely the kind of filter we’re featuring today, designed and engineered by Marine Aquarium Technology Life Support Systems. MAT LSS, as it

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Have We Reached Peak Bounce Mushroom?

We’ve written many articles in the past on Bounce Mushrooms and all the craziness surrounding them in the last few years. However, based on what was seen at ReefAPalooza New York 2016, it is very clear that Bounce Mushrooms are still the king of current coral vending. In fact, as the trend keeps growing, Bounce

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