Fluorescent Friday – Reef fish edition

Coral reefs are one of the most richly fluorescent ecosystems on the planet. When it comes to fluorescence, most of us reef aquarists tend to think of corals first, but many of the tropical reef fish in your tanks right…

Fluorescent Friday: Cycloseris edition

Disc corals are some of the most recognizable corals on the reef, and some of the most popular coral animals for the home aquarium. Disc corals in all their various forms are easy to keep, come in a bewildering array…

We can’t get enough of Synergy Reef’s fluorescent acrylic sumps

Let’s face it, we reefers love shiny pretty things, that’s we gravitate towards beautiful fluorescent corals with colors so vivid they are “supernatural”. In recent years there’s been an even bigger push to make the reef gear and marine aquarium…

Adventures in fluorescent photography in the Flores Sea

On our recent diving marathon¬†during the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition, we brought with us many different tools for sampling and observing the natural reef environment. One particularly special device which we came into possession just in time for our travel…

Fluorescence is discovered to be widespread in marine fish

Five years after it was revealed that fishes from the Red Sea fluoresce red, new research in the ocean and in the aquarium has revealed that lots and lots of marine fish fluoresce all kinds of different colors. 180 species…

Mix in a fluorescent night dive at MACNA

Getting underwater is exciting enough but if you are looking to take a dive to the next level, make sure to check out Horizon Divers in Key Largo, especially if you are heading to MACNA. By using a yellow filter…

Philips TLED lamp prototype hits 200lm/W

Philips, the lighting company behind the Luxeon series of LEDs that are used by a number of aquarium fixture makers, recently announced that they have a prototype LED lamp that is hitting an efficiency of 200lm/W. The 1500lm, 3000-4500K, 7.5W…

Sola NightSea LED Dive light exposes fluorescent reef life

The Sola NightSea LED Dive light is a collaboration between the masters of underwater lighting Light & Motion and the pioneers of fluorescence viewing and imaging, NightSea. Built on the super high¬†performance Sola 1200 LED dive light, the Sola NightSea…

Fluorescent night dive turns a Red Sea reef into a modern day aquarium

The Red Sea is one of the most iconic regions for marine life and home to an amazing abundance and diversity of reef fish and corals. While we can enjoy a limited amount of sustainably collected fish from the region,…

Coral Fluorescent Protein (CFP) Checker Flashlight makes it easier to search for special corals

The Coral Fluorescent Protein Checker Flashlight is the coolest tool we’ve yet seen to help us reefers to “paint by numbers” with the different wavelengths of LED colored light. Like the full-spectrum edition KR93 the CFP Checker flashlight is a…