The huge success of MACNA 2012 bodes very well for the marine aquarium hobby

Without any numbers to go on, it’s safe to say that the crowds and energy of MACNA 2012 was objectively very big and very excited this year.┬áMACNA, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, is the oldest and largest conference…

Plasmalyte partners with ReefBrite for blue-LED supplements for Plasma lighting

PlasmaLyte is a line of plasma lighting from Stray Light Optical, the company which first introduced plasma lighting to reefers with their SeaShine fixture. It’s been a little while since we’ve heard news of Plasma in the aquarium but the…

ReeferTees shows off some t-shirt hillarity

We do appreciate a good humorous t-shirt and ReeferTees had some good ones on display at MACNA over the weekend. There were the “Purple People Eaters,” “Tang Police” and “Reefer” shirts we saw before and we were impressed with the…

RoboSnail glass-cleaning aquarium robot is real and coming very soon

The RoboSnail from AquaGenesis first hit the interwebz over two years ago but it’s only recently that more details about this ingenious device came to light. At MACNA in Dallas this weekend we got to see, touch and feel a…

Real Reef Tonga Branch rock has come a long way in a year

Tonga branch live rock while once a staple of the spectrum that reefers could hope to find in abundance at their LFS has been supplanted mostly by other varieties. Last year Real Reef showed off some of their first hand…

Veritas Controls Eclipse Smart is one well-built, multi-color LED fixture

The Veritas Controls Eclipse Smart LED system is a well-built and feature-rich LED aquarium light we saw here at MACNA. The Michigan-based company is here showing off three different LED systems for a variety of applications and budgets but it…

Reef Nutrition highlights Tigger Feast, R.O.E. and Beta Brine

We wrote all about Reef Nutrition’s new R.O.E. and Beta Brine and were happy to see them in person here at MACNA along with the announcement of the Tigger Feast being available in a 6 oz. bottle. The Tigger Feast…

AcanLighting debuts 300 series LED light strip at entry level price of $199

There’s lots of LED lights hitting the market this year for the aquarium hobby but AcanLighting’s 300 series LED really blurs the line between striplight and fixture. With 30 watts per foot, the 300 series LED from AcanLighting features large…

Marco Rocks Smart Start Live takes the pests outta live rock

Marco Rocks’ Key Largo reef rock is a great dry alternative to live rocks in a tank giving you nearly all the benefits of live rock, except the life. That is about to change with the introduction of the Marco…

Eshopps showcasing new Nano Skimmer in style with a pair of Peppermint Angels

No cost is too high when it comes to debutting new gear at the Eshopps booth as a pair of Pepperming Angelfish swim daintily in circles to show off the new Eshopps Nano Skimmer. The magnetic mount Nano Skimmer is…