Bounce mushroom anemones are killin’ it right now!

Bounce mushrooms, bullseye mushrooms, and every derivative of Rhodactis and Discosoma corallimorphs are incredibly popular right now. This group of reef animals, which were once considered beginner corals, are now being sought out by coral collectors and fetching record-setting prices. We are delighted to see mushroom anemones, and Rhodactis shrooms in particular, currently receiving the

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Reef Brite Lumi Lite LED T5HO retrofit hybrid

The Reef Brite Lumi Lite T5HO retrofit hybrid is a great way to retrofit your tank if you are in love with your T5s but want to add a bit of LED “oomph!” While LEDs have taken over the hobby, many hobbyists are finding the hybrid approach works best for them and for those looking

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Aquaforest shows off a field of probiotic Acros

Aquaforest is a new company from Poland that makes an interesting line of reef aquarium additives. Aquaforest products seem to mirror many of the additives we’ve seen from Zeovit and Fauna Marin, but they are really emphasizing the probiotic functions of all their supplements. We’ve heard this same probiotic aquarium refrain time and time again from

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Eco-Lamps releases a crazy new hybrid LED light . . . for gemstones?

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve reported on Eco-Lamps but their new Gemstone LED hybrid light really caught our attention. This crazy concoction of an LED light is fully controllable, and it not only includes T5 lamp but also has a couple built-in halogen bulbs. To be clear, this is not an aquarium light,

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Kessil Mounting Arms help class up your LED light

The Kessil Mounting Arm is a new mounting solution for installing any of Kessil’s LED spotlights and fixture. Up until now Kessil has been the only major light manufacturer to offer a reasonably nice and adjustable gooseneck mounting arm, but we realize some people don’t find gooseneck classy enough for the living room. The Mounting Arms were

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King of DIY speaks wisely on the realities of keeping aquariums

When you are setting up your first tank, or your first tank this month, you are excited about all of the new and exciting aquatic life and thinking about all the great times you’re going to have with the new aquarium. What you generally don’t think about is that our hobby involves living creatures, and every fish you ever

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ReefStock 2016, February 27 & 28th in Denver Colorado

ReefStock, the official Reef Builders marine aquarium conference is just a month away, taking place in Denver Colorado the weekend of February 27th and 28th. With ReefStock in its ninth year, we’ve hit quite a stride about getting into high gear for this show this time every year, and for 2016 we’re really working to

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Pink Acropora jacquelineae discovered in Raja Ampat

Acropora jacquelineae is a very recognizable species of deepwater or smooth skinned Acro. It is relatively easy to keep, but until now if you wanted to try your hand at growing the unique shape of Acropora jacquelineae you had to be content with enjoying it in a shade of light brown or grey. Once again,

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Acquasole, new high end Italian aquariums from CoralVue

Acquasole is a new line of high end italian glass aquariums coming soon to America from CoralVue. The aquariums in the Acquasole line are made by NG Tank of Italy and feature a wide range of familiar tank sizes and dimensions. The design of Acquasole tanks and cabinets bear an uncanny resemblance to Elos Aquariums,

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Jourdy’s 90 Gallon reef tank will add a burst of color to your day

Jourdy’s 90 Gallon reef tank first caught our eye with an explosion of colorful Zoanthids. It made us think someone spilled a bag of skittles in the tank and somehow they starting sprouting Zoas. Can you taste the rainbow? What makes Jourdy’s 90 gallon reef tank unique is that he lives in the Philippines so his access to

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