How to Cycle a Reef Aquarium Right Away – With Corals First

Forever and a day we have been schooled in how to set up and cycle an aquarium. Set it up, wet it, add bacteria, test, add fish, test again, and then eventually add corals. But here at Reef Builders we can’t help but think there’s another way to fast reef tank cycling, and that actually, people have been doing it wrong all along…

Who Says Australia Lacks Coral Diversity?

Going diving on a regular basis with the master collector Nic Dos Santos from Ultra Coral Australia, I’ve had the chance to see a nice cross section of the Great Barrier Reef. And if there is one thing I can…

The coral civilization, an anthropomorphic empire

Humans. Colonial bipedal creatures of soft squishy texture, seeking the safety of artificially constructed nests in which they live in. A coral colony can be viewed in a similar fashion, and while lacking the socio-economics and political agendas that a thriving…

Dr. G’s getting busy, adds Coral Dip to the equation

Dr. G’s Marine Aquaculture has been busy lately and just added another product unveiling the Dr.G’s SPS & LPS Coral Dip Solution on Facebook. The company describes the product as touch on parasites but gentle on coral tissues. Among the…

Feds aren’t messing around when it comes to coral smuggling

For coral vendors looking to sneak one past the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service you might want to think again. The Federal Courts have sentenced one person to a year in prison along with a $500,000 for smuggling corals over a…

Two new coral species found off West Coast of North America

Two new species of octocoral have been discovered off the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada. The new corals were discovered in a tide pool in San Diego and the other off the coast of British Columbia. Octocorals are…

Reef Raft USA hosting 24-hour sale starting at 6 p.m. PDT today

Reef Raft USA is a great coral vendor from Orange County in California and the store is hosting a unique 24-hour coral sale starting on today at 6 p.m. PDT and ending Saturday, June 8 at 6 p.m. PDT. As…

uniquecorals “Sneak Pique” tomorrow offers SoCal reefers first glimpse into new facility

  uniquecorals will be holding its “Sneak Pique” event on Saturday, July 21, to show the new company’s Van Nuys, CA, facility to the public. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, the one-day event is described as, “The chance…

Gorgeous up close video tour is like a safari of established aquarium corals

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwPZzonDWCk[/youtube] Anyone can take videos of freshly collected corals but for us, there’s a distinct attraction that we hold towards corals that corals that are looking great, and appear to have been settled into captive life for a…

Black Friday and holiday sales kicking off, deals galore

Holiday shopping season officially gets in full swing this week with the usual long pre-dawn lines, mad-dash for the handful of plasma TV’s or other “must-have” doorbusters on sale and crazy crowds known as Black Friday. You won’t need your…