Eastwood Aquariums is PACKED with Australian Corals!

From the moment I touched down in Sydney Australia and started touring the local aquarium stores, the name Eastwood Aquariums came up again and again in suggestions by local reefers. This shop was saved for last so that most of…

The Australia LFS Tour Continues at Abyss Aquariums

We hope you’re enjoying the epic whirwind tour of the Australia aquarium scene because we still have a ton of videos to share with you. Continuing the momentum is Abyss Aquariums, a very interesting aquarium shop that has a lot…

The Fish At JZ Marine Aquariums Will Knock Your Socks Off!

Australia has proven to be an extremely fruitful aquarium scene, and our latest LFS visit brought us far outside of Sydney to JZ Marine Aquariums. This small unassuming shop is truly a specialty shop and while it’s easy to dismiss…

Australia LFS Tour: Found Some Delights At Hurstville Aquariums

The Australia Aquarium and LFS tour is in full swing over here in Sydney and boy are the videos stacking up. The second LFS to get the Reef Builders ‘review’ is Hurstville Aquariums, a small shop outside of town which is…

New Species: Cyphastrea salae From Lord Howe Island, Australia

Cyphastrea salae is the newest species of hard coral to be described from Lord Howe Island. The discovery of a new species, suggests that the fauna of this isolated location in the Tasman Sea off south eastern Australia is even…

Australia LFS Tour: Majestic Aquariums Sets a High Bar!

In the spirit of learning everything about the hobby, from all corners of the aquarium world. we’re on a tour of the great land down under, Australia. We’ve got a crazy touring schedule planned to visit fish stores, aquariums, wholesalers…

The Ocean’s Protein Skimmer Is Overflowing In Australia!

Anytime someone is first introduced to the concept of a protein skimmer for cleaning saltwater aquarium water, we invariably use the example of beach foam that is sometimes seen on beaches. Well this week that example got kicked into overdrive…

Meet The Desert Dwelling Australian Shield Shrimp

Australian Shield Shrimp Last months after heavy rains in Australia, tiny shield shrimps (Triops australiensis) started hatching after years of lying dormant in the middle of the desert. The shrimps are adapted to desert conditions and their eggs can remain dry…

Friday Smorgasbord: Giant goldfish, shipmaps and leaping manta rays

What a strange week! There have been some pretty cool and unusual stories this week that deserved a bit more than just a run down in the Friday smorgasbord, like giant fish pee and cute purple squids, but we’ve still…

First Video Of Coral Bleaching Behavior

For the first time coral researchers in Brisbane, Australia have recorded a time-lapse video of coral bleaching behavior. To capture the video researchers took a photograph every 3 seconds using a combination of digital camera, smart tablet and microscopes to record…