iSocket 3G alerts you about power outage, temperature without need for WiFi

The iSocket 3G is a simple way to get alerts if your power goes out or there are temperature swings for your aquarium helping to cut down on the traveling reefer blues, even if you WiFi is out. The iSocket 3G answers the question, what happens if you have all your aquarium doohickeys connected to

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Sinularia levi, a new species of soft coral from the Red Sea

There’s a new soft coral on the books and it’s called Sinularia levi. This new species of finger leather coral comes to us from the shallow waters of the Red Sea. Sinularia levi was described from a re-examination of S. polydactyla, the pulsing finger leather coral, and likely identity of the reef-building soft coral we documented in the Solomon

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Catsharks have evolved fluorescence to better see each other

Fluorescent fish and other animals other than corals have been making headlines the past few years. One of the most notable inclusions to the list of fluorescent fish are fluorescent sharks, and recent research has possibly teased out why sharks fluoresce in the first place. Fluorescence is a simple quirk of complex proteins, interacting with

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Bubble King Ecomax 200 & 250 protein skimmers by Royal Exclusiv

The Bubble King Ecomax 200 & 250 is a new line of high performance protein skimemrs designed by Royal Exclusiv, exclusively for Extra Bright Lighting. The two new Bubble King Ecomax skimmers are derived from the Bubble King 200 VS13 and the Bubble King Deluxe 200 with materials and quality that is equivalent to Royal Exclusiv

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Crazy rainbow Acanthophyllia will knock your socks off!

We’ve seen some pretty epic Acnthophyllia meat corals in our day but a pair of insane specimens from Malaya Reef Aquatic are on a whole other level. If we had an idea of what colors and patterns constituted a top shelf for the one and only species of Acanthophyllia, these two new specimens just raised the bar much, MUCH

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Traveling reefer blues and the anxieties of the vacationing aquarist

Piling the kids in the car. The smell of the ocean and coconut sun screen. Getting up in the middle of the night so you can be on the road when there is not much traffic. These are some of the things I remember about heading off on vacation. Since it is just about vacation

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Coral System by Korallen Zucht is totally new, from the makers of Zeovit

Coral System is a completely new line of aquarium additives from Korallen Zucht, makers of the Zeovit method. Unlike the holistic approach of trying to create a low nutrient environment for stony corals, Korallen Zuckt’s new line of additive is meant to be used as an alternative to Zeovit, alongside contemporary reefing techniques. Reefers around the world,

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Great Barrier Beer: Drink a beer, save a reef

We are fans of social causes that benefit our reefs and oceans. We are also fans of a tasty beer. Australia’s Good Beer Company is combining the two in their “Great Barrier Beer: Drink beer. Save The Reef.” campaign that will donate proceeds from sales of the beer to the Australian Marine Conservation Society to benefit preserving the

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Fluorescent Friday: World Wide Corals edition

For our previous installment of Fluorescent Friday we focused in on WWC’s famous ‘Grafted’ orange and green Montipora capricornis but today, we check out some of their other bangin’ corals with a fluorescent filter. World Wide Corals is one of the undisputed global leaders in hot and highly colored aquarium corals. However, for as many blued-out photos of

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MaxSpect’s new QBox, magnifyer, breeder box and frag rack

The MaxSpect QBox, Magnifyer, breeder box and frag rack are a suite of new products that qualify as essential accessories for both marine and freshwater aquariums. MaxSpect is better known for creating more high tech aquarium gear like LED lights, the Gyre pump, and the new forthcoming Gyre Advance Controller. There essentially three components to

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