Maxspect Coral Putty is Everything Epoxy Should Be

When Maxspect Coral Putty first came across our review desk, we didn’t think much of it as we’re not the biggest fans of typical 2-part epoxy. However while doing some unconventional aquascaping yesterday the Coral Putty really demonstrated how incomparable…

Ceramics Artist Creates Best of British Reefing Design

Everyone wants a great-looking aquascape and these bespoke ceramic pieces by British artist Colin Denovan certainly caught my eye. He’s been doing stuff with art and ceramics for over twenty years but started creating his own aquarium pieces and now commissions, only recently.

Observations on Dry Rock Aquascaping

Throughout my years in the marine aquarium hobby, I’ve typically aquascaped my systems using cured live rock from Fiji. However, when setting up my 125-gallon tank in our new home about a year and a half ago, I wanted to…

How to Setup a Mini Reef Aquarium – Part 2: Aquascaping, Live Rock & Leveling

The reef aquarium hobby has grown so much that it’s never been easier to set one up, although a deluge of information can make it hard to know where and how to start. In an effort to give our readers…

Amazing “floating” Nano Reef video

This may be a small tank, but it is definitely an interesting design. The hobbyist who designed this unique aquascape — Pongpit Zhang from Guiyang, China — has achieved a cool look where it appears as if the reef is…

Salty Q&A: Can Powerheads Be Concealed in Rockwork?

Question I have a new 60-gallon reef tank, and I’m using two powerheads to provide water circulation. One is mounted in the upper right-hand corner of the tank near the back and the other is in the lower left-hand corner…

Marine Aquarium Aquascaping: The Rule of Thirds

Aficionados of freshwater planted aquariums have long understood that observing certain rules of composition when aquascaping with plants, rocks, driftwood, and other features can have a tremendous impact on an aquarium’s overall aesthetic impression. While we reefkeepers haven’t traditionally placed…

What Hobbyists Can Learn when They Visit a Public Aquarium

Here in the US, the summer travel season is well underway, and popular attractions all across the nation are swarming with tourists. For those of us enamored with marine life, vacation travel often involves a visit to major public aquariums,…

Biopod smart microhabitat vivarium ecosystem

Biopod is a new company out of Canada which is taking some inspiration from the diverse number of all in one aquarium available for both and freshwater aquarium systems. We know that this is a reef aquarium blog but every…

What’s Your Aquascaping Rock of Choice?

Today’s marine aquarists have more options than ever before when it comes to the types of rock used to aquascape their tanks—from live rocks, whether aquacultured or wild-harvested, to all manner of dry rocks and even natural-looking man-made rocks. Each…