Are Reef Tanks Stress-Reducing or Stress-Inducing?

Since we are in the midst of the holiday season, we are all familiar with how the family get-togethers, shopping, and hustle and bustle can be both stress-relieving in some ways and also stress-inducing. I have come to realize that…

Mariner is Eshopps’ new Glass Aquarium, Cabinet, and Acrylic Sump Combination

Acrylic manufacturer Eshopps has entered the reef-ready glass aquarium market with the launch of the new Mariner range. At first sight, Mariner appears to tick many of the other popular aquarium’s boxes, including a low-iron, rimless, braceless tank with a…

Levi’s Caribbean Biotope Aquarium

I’ve always personally wanted to set up an aquarium endemic to a certain area of the ocean. I recently moved across the country to Florida, and with the move, I happened to have an empty 75-gallon aquarium. I figured if…

$17.5 million mansion with 15,000-gallon aquarium goes up for sale near Manhattan

A 16,000-square-foot dream home complete with a huge custom aquarium has been put up for sale in Rumson, New Jersey. Owned by real estate developer Sal Cannizzaro, the 15,000-gallon tank was custom-built in the house’s recreation room and stocked with…

How to Move a Reef Tank and Cabinet

We reefkeepers are a fickle bunch. We achieve a thriving healthy tank full of corals and then we break the tank down so we can go bigger as we never seem to have enough. I say this from experience as…

Red Sea Goes Fully Reinforced With Two New Reefer-S Models

Red Sea has added two new models to its top-of-the-range Reefer-S line of reef-ready aquariums. Named after their total system volumes, the new Reefer-S 550 and Reefer-S 700 are 4’ and 5’ long, and hold 550 l/145.1gal and 700 l/184.4gal…

How to Care for Your Reef Tank while On Vacation

There are many terms that we reefers have come to fear: RTN, Montipora eating nudibranchs, wife seeing the credit card bill, and Fedex losing the box. Unfortunately, many of us have come to fear something that we should look forward…

How to keep your Reef Tank Cool in Summer Heatwaves and Hot Weather

Summertime, wildfires, and the return of El Nino mean it’s time to think not about how we heat our reef aquariums, but how we keep them cool. We need to keep our tanks at a steady 25C/77F with few exceptions,…

How to Drill Glass Fish Tanks

Glass drilling and aquarium cutting are invaluable skills for reef keepers who want to build their own custom tanks and systems. While drilling and cutting acrylic are simpler processes, acrylic tanks are usually much more expensive. A fish-holding or coral…

What you need to know about Sumps and Overflows    

For any of you that are coming from the world of freshwater tanks and have only had experience with a “standard” tank, that is one with all of the equipment either inside of the tank or hanging on the back,…