There’s a Lot of Phoney ‘Maricultured’ Coral in the Hobby

As the old adage goes ‘if it’s too good to be true, then it probably isn’t’ and this wholly applies to many different corals being classified as maricultured. Everyone who deals in…

D-D’s ClariSea Gen 3 roller filter offers faster and easier set up than before

An upgraded version of a popular automatic fleece filter has been spotted on sale in the UK. Like the Gen 2 before it, the new ClariSea Gen 3 looks to come in two sizes, capable of handling flow rates of up to 3000 and 5000lph.

Nyos Torq G2 Receives a Number of Incremental Upgrades

The Nyos Torq G2 is the newest modular media reactor from the makers of the Quantum protein skimmer line which brings with it a wealth of useful new improvements. The original Nyos Torq was not the first modular media reactor…

First Ever Tosanoides flavofasciatus for Sale in the U.S.

It’s been more than 12 years since we stated that Tosanoides flavofasciatus was one of the most beautiful of all the rare and deepwater marine fish and in all that time, we’ve still never personally laid eyes on this illustrious species.…

Is This Coral Pocillopora acuta or a Hybrid with Seriatopora?

Hybrid reef animals are a very common sighting and it is especially well documented in the marine angelfish, clownfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, and basically many different families of fish but it is much less well documented or studied among the corals.…

AquaEl Opti Set aquarium can house up to nine LED light strips

The marine conversion market is considerable and few freshwater aquarium sets scream out for some saltwater fun like this one from Polish manufacturer AquaEl.

Hydor – Financially Troubled Brand is acquired by Ferplast SpA

Hydor – a global brand known for making aquarium equipment and supplies has been sold to Ferplast SpA – a large global company that makes pet products including in the aquatics market. Ferplast has taken over Hydor and told us…

In Memorium: Octocoral taxonomist Dr. Leen P. van Ofwegen

On June 25th, 2021, one of the preeminent octocoral taxonomists, Dr. Leen P. van Ofwegen of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, passed away. Though his name may not be immediately familiar to the average aquarist or diver, his impact on our…

Oregon Mummy Eye Chalice Forgot What Color It’s Supposed to Be

The Mummy Eye Chalice coral is one of the oldest and most beloved of the classic strains of Echinophyllia but this coral has a unique trick up its tentacles. When it was first introduced to the reefing world by Isaac Seidel…

Solomon Island Acropora millepora Are Taking Over Unique Corals

The Solomon Islands is one of the original birthplaces of ‘fancy coral’ strains and it was the first country in the world to mariculture corals in the ocean. It’s no coincidence that the Solomon Islands is one of the promised…