Fauna Marin’s Reef ICP Test Total includes nitrate, alkalinity, and more

Fauna Marin has released a testing kit that tests for over 90 parameters in seawater and reverse osmosis water. Named Reef ICP Test Total, the test is based on sending aquarium water…

Two companies plead guilty to unlawfully importing corals from Vietnam

Two aquatic companies pleaded guilty this week to federal criminal charges for illegally importing protected live corals from Vietnam, concealing their unlawful activity, and submitting false records with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The United States Attorney’s office…

Bluelined surgeonfish inhibits coral growth says Coral Sea Foundation

The charitable organization Coral Sea Foundation has observed Bluelined surgeonfish, Acanthurus lineatus, actively suppressing coral growth at one of its monitoring sites, Lizard Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. Also known as the Lined Surgeon, or Clown Tang, A.lineatus is…

Two Dipsastraea speciosa corals we wish we’d bought when we saw them

Do you ever regret not buying a coral? We were scrolling through our phone pictures recently when we were reminded of two “Favia” which were on sale when we worked in a wholesaler’s. There we dealt with thousands of corals…

WAMAS donates $20,000 to the Living Coral Biobank Project

The Washington DC Area Marine Aquarist Society (WAMAS) has donated $20,000 USD to the Great Barrier Reef Legacy Living Coral Biobank Project. Based in Port Douglas, Australia, the aim of the project is to safeguard the biodiversity of all known…

Oceanic Institute of Hawaii raises Longnose Butterflyfish, Forcipiger flavissimus

The Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University has succeeded in culturing the Longnose Butterflyfish, Forcipiger flavissimus. The institute that bought us the first captive-bred population of Yellow Tangs has today released pictures of 90-day-old captive-raised F.flavissimus, breaking the 86-day record…

ReefStock Australia is a big success down under

ReefStock – the global reefing event and the biggest reefing show in Australia – was held last weekend and proved to be a huge success for all the hobbyists and vendors who attended. Situated at the Sydney showground, ReefStock attracted…

Nyos join the two-part epoxy putty party

Two-part epoxy putty needs no introduction as most of us get covered in it every weekend, but Nyos has launched its own epoxy called Reef Putty. Like other epoxy putties in the hobby, Reef Putty contains two equal parts that…

Reef S2/M Desktop Mini is the new feature-loaded nano tank from Cade

Cade showed off a new desktop mini reef system at Reefstock Australia 2022. Called the Reef S2/M it’s the smallest in the S2 range at 45x45x40cm tall, only it has one big, novel feature hidden away under that base plinth…

Sunday tank maintenance: Do you siphon or not siphon your substrate?

Maybe it’s because we’re from the land that we are so obsessed with the substrates in our aquariums. Deep sand, shallow sand, live sand, Aragonite, sugar-sized fine, coarse, chips, coral gravel, or bare bottom – we’ve done them all, and…

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