Spectacular Reef Tank of José Elias Castro in the Dominican Republic
This jam-packed reef tank comes to us from José Elias Castro in the Dominican Republic. This 400 gallon tank is stocked with over 60 fish and just about every coral you could wish for. For water movement, Elias uses a VorTech…
The Hottest Corals of 2006

Not to make you feel old, but ten years ago was when Nintendo brought out the Wii, and Pluto was still a planet. Yeah I can’t believe they did that to Mickey Mouse’s dog either. The first one billionth song was…

Micromussa pacifica finally gives Indonesian ‘Acan Maxima’ a real name

Micromussa pacifica is a name that we’ve all been waiting for to identify an undescribed coral for nearly a decade. Ever since the small ‘Indonesian Scolymia’ popped up on the radar of reefers, it’s gone by many names but we…

An explosion of color in Aqua Medic USA’s Cubicus reef tank

Today’s featured reef is a gorgeous Aqua Medic Cubicus all in one aquarium, set up in the offices of Aqua Medic USA. This little tank is slightly tweaked from the stock Cubicus aquarium, with different lights and flow, and it…

Micromussa lordhowensis – Acan Lords are now ‘Micro Lords’

Micromussa lordhowensis is the new designation for one of the reef aquarium hobby’s most popular species of large polyp stony corals. After a decade of enjoying this colorful and fleshy coral in aquariums as Acan Lords, we’re now going to…

Two-face masterpiece Scolymia looks both ways

It’s been a little bit since we reported on a Scolymia australis nice enough to be post-worthy but after a long absence, Frag Junky gets the honorable mention for their two-faced masterpiece scolymia. A “Masterpiece Scoly” is among the best of…

The coral tree of life is being rewritten one LPS at a time

Warning: the following is a nerdgasm of coral taxonomy, guest-written by Joe Rowlett, one of the many talented fish geeks working the fish tanks at Old Town Aquarium in Chicago.  Historically, corals have often been grouped at the genus and family level based…

Will the real Acan Maxima please stand up?

<rant> Why o why do the majority of coral slinger still insist on calling the Indo-pacific Scolymia australis by the name of a species that comes exclusively from the Middle East? I mean, it’s clear that the corals we are…