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…

Marine Aquarium Aquascaping: The Rule of Thirds

Aficionados of freshwater planted aquariums have long understood that observing certain rules of composition when aquascaping with plants, rocks, driftwood, and other features can have a tremendous impact on an aquarium’s overall aesthetic impression. While we reefkeepers haven’t traditionally placed…

RevoReef 3DM Rock is a new mineral based rock from Qian Hu

RevoReef 3DM Rock is an interesting new aquascaping material recently announced by Qian Hu at InterZoo 2016. UNlike so many man-made rocks used in reef aquarium in recent years, RevoReef 3DM Rock is neither purple, nor it it made out…