Rodney Ridikas reef from Australia has some serious potential

It is always a lot of fun to see reef aquarium mature from a system filled with frags to a reef aquarium stocked with massive colonies. It is also much fun predicting how a system will mature, and if it…

Friday Smorgasbord: Starfish, weird fish and sea foam

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Smorgasbord where we have some fun, wacky and weird news to share with you. First off is some stunning macro photography from photographer Alexander Semenov. We’ve seen his  amazing work before and now…

Neon yellow hammer corals are the new must-have Euphyllia ancora

The yellow hammer coral is an exciting new color variation of the ever popular Euphyllia ancora. We’ve seen a steady stream of exciting new fleshy LPS corals coming to aquarium channels over the last few years; most of us will…

Photosynthetic Leptoseris coral found living deeper than 400 feet!!!

Leptoseris is a unique genus of stony corals that is just beginning to enjoy a following by reef aquarists. A team of researchers recently discovered some colonies of Leptoseris on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia growing at depths of…

Rod’s Reef is a Sunlit, LED Supplemented, Gyre flowed coral tank From Australia

Rod’s awesome reef is an anthias-populated, sunlit, LED-supplemented, Gyre-dominated coral aquarium with massive SPS colonies. On paper, an aquarium like this really doesn’t get any better, not even to mention the location of the reef. With all the extremely strict…

Friday Mega-Smorgasbord: Squid arms, robofish, shark feast, sea slugs, coral planting, living undersea, AEFW hit the high seas and gigantic clumps of whale poo

We have a great post lined up for this Friday with everything from amazing to just odd and something in between. We lead off this edition with a breaking story about deep sea squids that actually tear its arms free…

The kelp reefs of Carnac Island harbor some of Western Australia’s lesser known temperate wrasses

Australia is well known for producing some of the industry’s best psychedelic corals and drool worthy reef fish. The land down under is a wealth of untapped bounty and what we’ve been able to bring to the trade is nothing…

Stand up next to a mountain

And chop it down with the edge of my branching Favites complanata.

Australia now has a domestic supplier of square frag plugs and tiles

Aquatic Culture is an Australian company making frag plugs that at least has themselves a kiln and some molds to make square frag plugs and square tiles. The smooth white ceramic frag plugs are the first of their kind to…

Scientist to freeze, cryogenically preserve Great Barrier Reef corals

[dailymotion width=”680″ height=”382″]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmmiji_scientists-look-to-cryogenics-to-preserve-coral-reefs_news#from=embediframe[/dailymotion] Cryogenics and coral banks are nothing new but as one of the largest and most famous reefs in the world, Australian scientists are exploring using cryogenics to preserve corals from the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve previously seen…