Reef Therapy Sessions – Real Live Rock and the Kessil A500X

It’s official, with the massive success of last week’s pilot episode of Reef Therapy it’s clear that the reef aquarium community has been longing for an uninterrupted lengthy discussion format like this. Together with our old friend Mark van der…

Tampa Bay Saltwater’s New Owners Will Breathe Life into Live Rock Farm

Tampa Bay Saltwater is a name that has become synonymous with Caribbean live rock, having pioneered the concept of turning dry rock into life-encrusted pieces of the reef. TBS has been on the quiet side the last couple of years…

Observations on Dry Rock Aquascaping

Throughout my years in the marine aquarium hobby, I’ve typically aquascaped my systems using cured live rock from Fiji. However, when setting up my 125-gallon tank in our new home about a year and a half ago, I wanted to…

REEFlections Rock is an Attractive, Stackable Live Rock Replica

REEFlections Rock is a line of live rock replicas from Blue Ribbon, a company with an extensive and growing catalog of aquarium ornaments. Part of the Exotic Environments line, the REEFlections Rock is unlike any man made live rock in…

How to Setup a Mini Reef Aquarium – Part 2: Aquascaping, Live Rock & Leveling

The reef aquarium hobby has grown so much that it’s never been easier to set one up, although a deluge of information can make it hard to know where and how to start. In an effort to give our readers…

SolviReef has a Unique line of Man Made Live Rock

‘Real’ live rock is really falling out of favor in the reef aquarium hobby and dry or artificial rock is really starting to take over aquarium reefscapes. Solvireef is a new company from South Africa that debuted at Reefapalooza Orlando…

Real Reef Teases Murdered Out Black Live Rock

Live rock, whether wild or manmade is only supposed to come in a few familiar colors, usually shades of green and purple for the real stuff and white to grey for the manmade stuff, sometimes solid purple. Real Reef pioneered the…

Artificial Rock From ATS Looks Better Than The Real Thing

As long as the reef aquarium hobby has used live rock, reefers have been trying different ways to make their own. We’ve seen a lot of different offerings from ‘aragocrete’ to Real Reef rock but the new shapes we recently…

Ceramic Vida-Rock is Back With Great New Shapes, WYSIWYG Too!

VidaRock was once one of the great Ceramic rock makers in the U.S. but they seemed to have busied themselves with other projects the last few years. After a long absence the company is back with a ton of new…

Caribsea Liferock Shapes Brings Dimension Back To Our ReefScapes

Man made or artificial live rock has come a long way since we were just fashioning stuff out of concrete and aragonite – anybody else remember aragocrete? Caribsea is raising the bar again with new Shapes of their popular LifeRock reef…