MACNA 2010 Rocked!

Reefbuilderss has asked contributors to recount their MACNA 2010 experience – its my turn, so here goes! My MACNA 2010 really started when I arrived at the hotel at 11:55 pm on Thursday night. I expected to go to the…

Purely H2O combines RO/DI flow restrictor and flush valve into one small, ingenious product

Every so often you come across a simple, yet ingenious product that makes the reef geek inside you just smile and glow and the nifty combination RO/DI flow restrictor and flush valve by Purely H2O is just genius. Available in…

MACNA XXII – Matt Pedersen’s Story

I hope to see my fellow Reef Builders contributors jump in and share their take on MACNA 2010 in the coming days.  Seeing the annual pilgrimage to the marine aquarium hobby’s nomadic mecca through multiple points of view may offer…

The art of Photobombing with John Ciotti

[youtube width=”625″ height=”445″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmkfuNnv28M[/youtube]The art of photobombing can be a complicated one. The trick is, of course, to get unsuspecting persons to pose for a photo while the photobomber has a completely different pose in the background. After the MACNA 2010…

Blue Moon Aquatics LED pendants coming in October

The Blue Moon Aquatics LED pendant lights we gave you a glimpse of earlier this year are going to start shipping in October. The first generation of these lights will come with an adjustable tank-mounted bracket but could also be…

MACNA 2011 show floor already 80% sold

You might have read about the next MACNA being hosted in Des Moines, Iowa. The event, to be held next year on September 9-11, marks the first time, in a very long time that Macna will be on the western…

ProFilux Touch from GHL spied in person

GHL thought it wise to show off their new ProFilux Touch interface device. The Touch that GHL had on display at MACNA was a prototype with the functionality limited to only two buttons. We’ve been following the Touch and first…

Coral Vendors issued warnings at MACNA 2010

With MACNA 2010 finally wrapping up there were many side stories. One such side story involved the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation commission. Apparently in the state of Florida you need the proper permits, licenses, and certifications for anyone selling,…

A view from above, a quick snapshot and thoughts on MACNA 2010

I’m sitting 39,000 ft. above terra firma flying back to the West Coast from MACNA 2010 in Orlando and wanted to weigh in with a “newbie” perspective after three fun-filled days at the show. MACNA — we all hear about…

Sera USA giving away $10,000 of prizes in photo contest, free supplements to first 100 hobbyists

Sera USA is celebrating 40 years and as part of their promotion for the Sera Marin line of supplements, they are giving away $10,000 worth of prizes along with free supplements to the first 100 people who shoot them an…