Fragging a Nice Orange Bowerbanki at Aquatic Art Inc.

It’s no secret that LPS corals enjoy a strong following with a wide cross section of the reef aquarium community, and one of the corals leading the charge has long been Homophyllia bowerbanki. We’ve documented the various color forms of this large,…

Master of all UCA Homophyllia bowerbanki, is the ultimum LPS coral

During our stay in Australia, and touring up Ultra Coral Australia shed, we came across plenty of amazing coral. But one particular piece, stood far above the crowd. We were very lucky enough to steal a shot of the whole…

Homophyllia bowerbanki, a reintroduction to ‘Bankies’ and ‘Hillae’

It’s been nearly a year now since the familiar Australian ‘Scolymia’ and Bowerbankis were removed from Acanthastrea and placed into their own new genus Homophyllia. Unsurprisingly, most reefers still call them ‘Acans’ by convention, but there is a lot that we…

ARC Ultra Bowerbanki is Part Master, Part UFO

The ARC Ultra Bowerbanki is a recently imported coral colony from A Reef Creation that channels the best color patterns of the species, and the genus. Normally, ‘Scolies’ are the LPS coral which we see with either a master color…

Homophyllia steals bowerbanki and hillae away from Acanthastrea

Homophyllia bowerbanki is the new name for both corals we once called Acanthastrea hillae and A. bowerbanki. Amid the reshuffling of Micromussa lordhowensis and Australophyllia wilsoni into their new respective categories, the new analysis now places the corals once known…

Reef Safe Angelfish: What’s the Secret?

Have you ever owned a reef-safe angelfish? A hot topic of discussion that has yet to be answered. If you peruse the forums, you will find yourself reading a multitude of different opinions. Some believe they will get lucky and…

Maxspect’s Pastel Reef Magnifier is a Light, Phone Lens, and Magnifier In One

A good product is one that you didn’t know you needed until you tried it, and Maxspect’s new Pastel Reef Magnifier and Filter Lens has proved to be exactly that. In essence, the reef magnifier is similar to what we…

How to Set Up a Nano Reef Tank

We’ve really been feeling it lately for nano tanks. We run much larger tanks for surgeonfish, but while we’re waiting for our Acros to grow in those we like to have some low-cost fun and set up nano tanks as…

Four Aussie corals allowed back into UK for first time since the ban

A UK supplier has imported four coral species for the first time since the Queensland-UK import ban was imposed in 2021. Since then, all corals from The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, have been prevented from import into Britain due to…

Two popular corals classified “extreme” in Queensland Fishery risk assessment 

Homophyllia cf. australis and Micromussa lordhowensis have been given an extreme risk rating by the Queensland Coral Fishery Ecological Risk Assessment, 2022. In ongoing reforms to the management of the fishery, a harvest strategy has now been implemented based on…