California Issues Total Ban on Caulerpa: Warns Retailer of $10,000 Fine Per Violation

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Agency has written to e-commerce company Etsy and notified them that the sale, possession, or transport of all species of marine macroalgae Caulerpa is now prohibited. In a letter written on Jan 2,…

What you need to know about Refugia

A reef tank is different from other types of tanks in a lot of ways, with one of the biggest being that most reef tanks utilize a sump to hold the equipment and to add volume to the system. An…

KoralSea live macroalgae, copepod products and more

KoralSea is an interesting marine aquaculture company from Ireland that supplies¬†live foods like copepods and live macroalgae to feed your favorite marine critters. The company’s tagline is “aquarium life through science” and it shows when you scroll through their website.…

Why You Should Never, Ever Release Marine Aquarium Livestock into the Wild

In a perfect world, every fish, invertebrate, or alga introduced to a marine aquarium would be allowed to live out its entire lifespan there. But as we all know, there are many contingencies that can make it necessary for hobbyists…

Nano-reef user Metrokat’s display refugium is an awesome collection of macroalgae

Marcoalgae is awesome, and not only because of their nutrient removal abilities. We love macro algae for its ease of maintenance, cool growth forms and colors and we’re even more fond of macro algae displays. This display refugium of nano-reef…

Marine planted aquarium are compellingly beautiful too

In my humble opinion, the diversity in marine aquarium types is at an all-time high. I’ve always been turned on by the idea of biotope aquariums. The freshwater folks have certainly embraced aquarium themes, ¬†even beyond the biotope or species…