The Most Immersive Look at Reefapalooza to Date

Reefapalooza is growing as a conference, and as a force of the American reef aquarium community. In just a few short years, the Reefapalooza conferences have dwarfed other reef shows and its thousands of attendees have been treated to one of the greatest spreads of live corals, new products, and lots of reefing camaraderie in

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Stunning pink Hemicorallium and more from the Marianas trench

The Okeanos Explorer is currently exploring seamounts in the Northern Marians trench. The Expedition is live-streaming on YouTube, and the Okeanos website, we recommend you tune in! July 5th, Dive: 19 Today’s dive was on the Vogt Guyot. A Guyot is an ancient volcano which over time has eroded into a flat-topped seamount, and this particular location

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Habitat Persistence Hypothesis is Rich Pyle’s exciting theory about deep reef fish

Dr. Rich Pyle is one of the undisputed pioneers of deep reef fish species habitats, and biology. Over the last thirty years, Pyle has been exploring deep mesophotic reefs and discovering new species of reef fish in these habitats at an astounding rate. Despite having found hundreds of deep living reef fish, Pyle and his

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Xport BioPlate from Brightwell Aquatics is all the biomedia you need

Xport Bioplate is a new biomedia product from Brightwell Aquatics which can satisfy the most demanding needs for biological filtration. We’ve seen this form of molded biomedia products for years but Brightwell has actually been perfecting the ‘recipe’ for this loaf of biologically active surface area for many years now. The new Brightwell Xport Bioplates

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An overview of Reefapalooza New York 2016

Nothing is worse than being invited to a great party and not being able to attend. If you did not go to this year’s Reefapalooza in New York, that is definitely the case. Since I know you already feel bad if you did not get to go, I will try not to rub it in,

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Marine Fishes of Florida, a new book by Snyder and Burgess

There is a new book out, “Marine Fishes of Florida,” that just might be the most comprehensive book ever written detailing all the fish surrounding the state. Like any good book on marine life, it contains hundreds of photos and descriptions of all the fish you may encounter in the surrounding waters. The coverage of

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The ‘Finding Dory Effect’ is already in full swing

Finding Dory has been a smash hit at the box office, grossing nearly $300 million in its first couple weeks at the box office. But as with many movies produced by Disney and Pixar and targeted at younger audiences, there will be huge piles of money to be made selling film related merchandise, in the

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AquaScape Fix by Fauna Marin is a completely new type of ‘glue’

Aquascape Fix is an interesting new aquascaping material which is unlike anything we have seen before. The new material from Fauna Marin is unlike the thick super glue gels and two part epoxy putty that have been pretty much the go-to binder for arranging live rocks in a reef tank. But Aquascape Fix is quite

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Leopard Multibar Angelfish is now in the best of hands

From where we’re standing, the Leopard Multibar Angelfish that was collected in Vanuatu about a month ago is just about one of the most sensational aberrant marine angelfish we’ve ever seen. This one of a kind fish could have gone to any number of private rare and exotic fish collectors but luckily for us, long

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Vertex Open Letter to manufacturers and the Cerebra Development Contest

With the launch of the Cerebra controller right around the corner, Vertex is keen to make the new machine as appealing and useful as possible. Since the Cerebra is based on the Android operating system, and many manufacturers of controllable products already have android apps available, it is already possible to install these 3rd party

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