Lifegard Full View aquariums offer different perspective

If you are looking for a unique aquarium the Lifegard Full View aquarium is one option. Instead of the traditional cube or rectangle, the Lifegard Full View has the front panel tilted at a bit of an angle to give…

How Aquariums Are Made At Custom Aquariums

Aquariums are such an integral part of the hobby and while we use look at them everyday, we’re quite removed from the processes that make them for us. Interestingly, reefers have much more experience in making their own tanks from…

Ultum Nature Systems Aquariums are Flawless Boxes of Glass

If there’s one overarching goal with our reporting of the latest and greatest aquarium gear, it’s the never ending pursuit of finding the best. The same way that engineers and architects try to design the perfect chair, as reef hobbyists we’re…

New Poll: What are your hobby plan for 2016?

The end of the year is a perfect time to reflect on the hobby and take stock of the last year, while looking forward to what’s to come. The reefing hobby can touch on all your emotions — the joy of…

Pros and Cons of the aquarium hobby being so expensive

Recently I became involved in something I hadn’t done for a long time: helping a total newbie set up his first reef tank.  Initially he wanted to set up a 300-gallon reef, but after we came up with the list…

Crazy aquarium window tints play underwater scenes

We’ve seen some pretty interesting aquariums and aquarium scenes in the craziest places and these aquarium car windows seen in Dubai certainly do trump many of the normal car mods we typically seen. This YouTube video has a short description…

Get your new Giesemann showstopper tank at MACNA

One nice thing about MACNA is most vendors hate having to lug stuff back and that can usually mean some great deals for hobbyists at the end of the show. If you are in the market for a vibrant, showstopper…

What do you do when you are rich? Build a crazy aquarium fence

What do you do when you have copious amounts of money? You get crazy with aquarium installations. One wealthy citizen in Turkey decided to create a fence of fish to separate his castle from the common folk. The fence measures…

Closer look at the Aqua Medic Kauderni

We heard about the Aqua Media Kauderni, the latest version of Aqua Medic’s all-in-one aquariums, in April and were able to swing by the Aqua Medic booth at MACNA to see this aquarium up close. Our first impressions are favorable…

The IKEA Effect: The psychology behind the attachment to our DIY projects

From a hobbyist who was low on funds but big on ideas I DIY’d and hacked my way into this hobby and even DIY’d my way into writing for Reef Builders. There I was six years ago with a brand…