Hawaiian Fish Under Threat Once Again – Fight For Them Today!

The beautiful Potter’s Angelfish that’s on the permitting list Around one year ago, Hawaiian Senate Bill 505 was voted down, which opened a legal pathway for the collection of eight marine fish species. As mentioned in our previous article, the…

Levi’s Deepwater Reef Tank

Deepwater organisms have always had a special place in my heart. In this article, we are going to explore my “Deepwater Reef”.  First things first, what is generally considered to be “deepwater”? Many people have their opinions on this, but I…

To Truly Understand Coral Disease, We Must Shift Our Perception

In my time in the reef aquarium industry, I have seen much misinformation contradicting published peer-reviewed data. Some of these ideas stem from ignorance – many people haven’t been exposed to contradictory ideas to those pushed by mainstream media and…

$20,000 Rare Fish, Probiotic Concoction and Zoa Brackets continue! 

It’s been another eventful week! Salem stayed at the house for a long weekend and we toured some home aquariums and several local fish stores. Needless to say, we’ve got some new content to explore. I’m most excited about all the…

Old versus new equipment. Which was better? 

With all this talk of live rock and metal halides, it made us take a trip down memory lane, recalling what we did differently in the earlier days of reefing, as well as the equipment and methodologies that have stood…

John Sorkness is the God of Gig Anemones

Salem Clemens talks to John Sorkness about Carpet Anemones, how to ID them, keep them, propagate them, and maybe even spawn them! Tell us what got you into the hobby, how long you’ve been in it, and your passion for…

How to Manage Reef Tank Pests

Typically when starting a new project we only see the positive aspects and every task is filled with excitement and anticipation. For instance, when setting up a new garden in the Spring, we cultivate the soil, plant the seeds fertilize…

10 Gallon Nano Reef Tank Makeover

If you’ve ever kept multiple systems at once, you know that sometimes we all have those one tanks – the ones you don’t have time for. You tell yourself you’ll find time, but then you don’t – this repeats for…

Jack Resurrects the Reef Builders Studio Soft Coral Acrylic Tank

The Fat Cube second-hand acrylic tank was one of Jake Adams’ last projects in the Reef Builders Studio, and sadly, one that he didn’t get to see come to full fruition. Jake passed away in October 2022, and the then-still…

Reef Flare Bar 2 is the Latest LED Striplight from Reef Factory 

Reef Factory is finishing a strong year with the forthcoming release of its latest generation striplight, the Reef Flare Bar 2. Like the Reef Flare Bar before it, the Reef Flare Bar 2 is a long, thin, linear light fixture,…