Ukraine’s A&C Protein Skimmer is Packed With Innovation

The reef aquarium hobby is truly a global community and every major region has its own specialties in how they build reefs, and how they design reef aquarium gear. Eastern Europe is an insular hotspot with influence from both Europe…

3D Printed Terra-Cotta Coral Tiles Deployed Around Hong Kong

Marine scientists and architects from the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and its Robotic Fabrication Lab of the faculty of architecture have created a novel 3D print terra-cotta tiles that will act…

Anemone Protection Guard is the Newest Innovation From 3D Printing

The 3D printing revolution is really just beginning in the reef aquarium hobby and a new product has emerged which really makes the technology shine. The new anemone protection guard is an ingenious use 3D printing technology and it helps to…

Add Variable Flow To Your Tank With The RFG Nozzle

The Random Flow Generator nozzle is an interesting accessory from Vivid Creative Aquatics. Much like the eductors and ‘flow accelerator’ that were introduced to the reef scene more than ten years ago, the RFG Nozzle modifies incoming water flow from…

Printed Reefing Solutions now building nifty 3D printed accessories

A new company called Printed Reefing Solutions has a refreshing new catalog of innovative marine aquarium accessories. As the name implies, PRS uses 3D printing technology to create some really neat aquarium devices, none of them earth-shattering, but oh so…

Kristen Marhaver’s TED Talk on reef-building with baby corals

We recently came across this great TED talk which presents some pretty interesting research about coral larval behavior, and what it may take for baby corals to survive and thrive in a changing ocean environment. “How we’re growing baby corals…

Monaco will install 3D printed reefs to battle declining reefs

Global warming is rearing its ugly head around on the world’s reefs and Monaco is taking an interesting path to help rejuvenate strained reefs by using 3D printed reefs to help sustain its reefs. The plan is to install six 3D…

Reefgreentech is selling a 3D-printed fluidized reactor

France’s Reefgreentech is touting the first commercially available 3D printed fluidized reactor. As 3D printing is still gaining momentum and as the technology improves and the price gets more reasonable, we expect this to be more common and mainstream. The…

NextReef not printing sumps but they are showcasing use of 3D printer in the industry

Yesterday’s post on NextReef using a 3D printer to ‘print’ sumps was in fact an April Fool’s prank we were a part of so sadly, we are not quite ready to have a 3D printed sumps quite yet. However, there…

GHL looks to 3D printing to accelerate product development

3D printing has moved beyond a novelty and is providing some serious benefits for manufacturers and companies like GHL are tapping into the technology to accelerate production and reduce costs. How? Simple. The 3D printer allows the company to build…