Hydros Control X10 is a Dosing Pump and Aquarium Controller In One

CoralVue is soon to release its latest addition to the Hydros Aquarium Controller portfolio, the Control X10. Like others in the range, the X10 comes fitted with two Command Bus, two Drive Ports, and four Sense Ports to power 12V…

Rare Soft Coral Surfaces at QGI Aquatics 

We have all seen our fair share of soft and azooxanthellate corals in the hobby, but this one is definitely different. Not much is known about Chromonephthea as they rarely make it into the hobby. The specimens pictured were imported…

Upgrades to TRITON’s ICP-OES-EOP Worldwide Labs bring 25X Greater Sensitivity

The global pioneers of ICP testing have made some changes to their ICP tests, to include new parameters as well as releasing new data on their latest machines. The new, upgraded TRITON ICP test now includes Fluoride, Chloride, and Salinity,…

Malaysia’s Largest Inland Coral Farm Uses Radio Frequency ID Tags

Earlier this year I was invited to speak at The Garden and Aquatic Show in Singapore. This show also featured quite a few highlights of interest for reefkeeping enthusiasts. One of those was a marine aquascaping contest. All participants started…

Flashback Friday – Remember When Jake Did This To An Acropora?

Jake Adams had so many cool, original ideas while at the Reef Builders Studio, and when we were reminiscing all the good times we came across this post about a crazy, but successful regraft of a “Derek’s Indecision” Acropora back…

Buy Your ReefStock Chattanooga Show Tickets Today

It’s just five weeks until you get to go live and visit Reef Builders’ very own event ReefStock in person, this time in a brand-new location, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Started in 2004 in Denver, Colorado, ReefStock is the original real reefer’s…

Top 10 Algae Eaters For Reef Tanks

Algae is one of the worst menaces of any aquarium, and a top reason people leave the hobby. Here are just 10 fish and invertebrates that can help to make our tanks more algae-free. 1. Algae blenny The humble Algae…

Take part in TSA’s Coral Smackdown Grow Out Competition

Are you good at growing corals? Are you good at growing Acropora? Do you think you’re good enough to take your skills to competition level? Then this Top Shelf Aquatics/Reef Builders collab competition was tailor-made for you. What’s the competition?…

The Importance of Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium in a Reef Tank

There are many aspects of the hobby that for one reason or another are controversial. But one of the few that isn’t is the need to manage the big three: Calcium Alkalinity and Magnesium. That is everyone agrees that it…

Outplanting Coral Fragments May Be A Big Expensive Waste Of Time.

Principles for Coral Reef Restoration in the Anthropocene is a fascinating document that has been put together by leading coral scientists from the James Cook University and the University of Melbourne in Australia. We got to see this document after…