Bashsea ATO tanks announced

Bashsea is cranking out more new products with their Bashsea ATO tanks they unveiled at Reefapalooza Orlando this past weekend. These new tanks feature the Bashsea touches you’d come to expect and if you are needing a nifty container for your top off water, these are worth taking a look at. The new Bashsea ATO tanks

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Skilter hybrid protein skimmer & power filter is coming back!

The Skilter combination power filter and protein skimmer is a fabled aquarium object that is sure to pull on the heartstrings of the old salts still reefing today. Despite being introduced nearly 20 years ago, the Skilter has never really been duplicated, even though more than a decade has passed since this unique device was

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Dominican Reef, a community for Santo Domingo Reefers

This week we will be traveling through the Dominican Republic documenting Caribbean corals and visiting reef projects around the island. Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet with Jhon H. Morató who runs @Dominican Reef, a reef shop in the capitol city of Santo Domingo. Dominican Reef was founded just over a year ago and

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Spotted Multibar Angelfish channels its inner Snow Leopard

A spotted multibar angelfish has been collected which could be one of the most sensational aberrant angelfish we’ve ever seen. Besides the very rare hybrid multibar angelfish specimen, this species is very consistent in its pattern, but we could never have imagined the striking appearance of the spotted ‘Snow Leopard’ multibar angelfish. The multibar and peppermint

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Magnetic Diffusers for the Kessil AP700 revealed by Kessil at Reefapalooza

The Kessil Magnetic Lenses we saw at Reefapalooa Orlando turned out not to be lenses at all, but rather a nifty add-on magnetic diffuser. These ‘Diffusion Opticals’ as Kessil calls them are made of a translucent glass encased in a soft rubbery material that is attached to the Kessil AP700 through built-in magnets. The magnetic diffusers

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My new reef tank after three months

As we have all heard time and time again patience is a virtue, and in this hobby it is pretty much mandatory for long-term success. Truth be told, it is not really one of the virtues I am known for. But when I decided to put together my new 90-gallon tank I really wanted to

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Baby dolphin birth captured on video

A video of a baby dolphin being born is taking the internet by storm. The newborn Pacific-side dolphin was born at Chigago’s Shedd Aquarium on April 18 and the entire event was captured on video. The statement on the aquarium’s YouTube page read: “We welcomed a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf to the Shedd Aquarium family April

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Firefly inspires scientists to make brighter LEDs

Scientists have developed a unique way to boost the power of LEDs by replicating the body of a firefly. By replicating the three-layerd structure of the firefly’s lantern, a team of scientists were able to produce an organic LED that is 60% brighter than an LED without this layer. The team at the Korea Advanced Institute

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Reef-A-Palooza Orlando going on this Saturday & Sunday

In case you have not heard Reef-A-Palooza Orlando takes this weekend at the Caribe Royale All Suites & Convention Hotel. Located at 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821 So being that today is Friday you’re technically not too late to head over to Reef-A-Palooza Orlando this weekend. You can expect over 100 different companies exhibiting from

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Edelkrone StandPLUS wants to make your tripod obsolete

The new Edelkrone StandPLUS is one of those inventions where you wonder why somebody didn’t come up with it earlier. Many of us in the hobby are just natural tinkerers and have learned over the years sometimes you have to just leave the tank alone and find something else to do with your hands and

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