Texas LFS owner tragically killed in attempted robbery

The reef hobby is a small, tight family and we are always sad to hear when we lose a member of the family. This past weekend, Alfred “Al” Armour, the owner of Dynamic Reef Systems in Carrollton, Texas., was tragically…

Tanks A Lot has brilliant idea with their Live Brine Shrimp cups

Anyone who’s ever worked at the local fish store knows that bagging feeders for customers is one of the least glamorous parts of the job, and for marine aquarium shops, that staple is live brine shrimp. Live brine has been…

This video is mandatory watching for anyone who deals with LFS

Let’s face it, there’s been a huge shift in the dynamics of the marine aquarium hobby and industry over the last ten years. For the most part the aquarist as a consumer has gotten increasingly closer to the source of…

London’s Aquatic Design Centre is an aquarium store that has it all

The Aquatic Design Centre is an aquarium store in London that any kind of aquarium enthusiasts would be thrilled to visit. The space that ADC takes up is modest but every square inch of the shop is densely packed with…

Reef Raft NorCal opening in Bay Area

Reef Raft is opening a new full service reef store in Northern California that will feature the exotic corals and fish Reef Raft USA has worked to bring to its Southern California presence. The store is opening this weekend in…

Vivid Aquariums website sports a swanky new modern look

There are some pretty tech savvy people in this hobby, but often our online experience with stores and vendors seems to take us back to the 90s or early-2000s. When we see websites doing a great job like the Vivid…

Thieves rob local fish store with everything caught on tape (again)

Stealing is an unfortunate reality even in this hobby, and over the years we’ve almost lost count how many times local fish stores have been blatantly robbed. Strangely almost all of the incidents have the robbers clearly caught on camera.…

This store display from Marinescape Aquarium, in Ottawa Canada is as classy as it gets

We love special reef tanks, and this is certainly one of them. Despite having an aquascape with a detritus-trapping and flow momentum-destroying rock the effect of having a reef aquarium scene packed with wall to wall corals is still quite…

Ocean View Aquariums is an exemplary new fish store in Miami

One of the best and most enriching aspects of traveling around and seeing how people do reef aquariums and fish stores across the country and the world is finding truly inspiring places like Ocean View Aquariums. Barely open for just…

Ocean Blue Aquarium’s 90 gallon reef is a display worthy of a high end LFS

Ocean Blue Aquarium is a fishstore with a seriously cool display reef aquarium. To many the ┬ámain displays in your local fishstores were one of the first live reef aquarium’s they encountered when they first got started out in the…