Feeding Wild Corals on Natural Reefs of the Solomon Islands

For as long as Reef Builders has been around, we’ve done our best to bridge the gap between aquarium corals and wild corals and the natural reefs they come from. This includes bringing you ‘aquaristic‘ images of wild corals, habitat…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Lembeh Strait

Coral Spotting Lembeh If you’ve spent any amount of time scuba diving, chances are you’ve heard of the Lembeh Strait. This channel of water between the mainland of Sulawesi and Lembeh island holds a mythical place in the psyche of…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Bunaken National Park

Reef Builders blue is the best word I can use to describe the deep color you find while peering out from the Bunaken Wall. Countless sea turtles dart by, schools of pyramid butterfly fish, anthias, and triggerfish swim in synchrony…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Manado Bay

Manado Bay Manado is a rapidly developing city in Northern Sulawesi. Shopping malls, and tourism development are encroaching further and further towards the sea, and not many people would expect to find world class diving a stone’s throw away from…

Weird and Wonderful Corals of Weda Indonesia

Whenever i’m diving on a coral reef, I often find myself turning to the scuba diver next to me in excitement, “can you believe we just found this epic blastomussa colony…” only to realize they could really care less about a…

Acropora Thrive In The Shallow Reefs Around Halmahera Indonesia

Halmahera Indonesia We’ve just spent a week diving in the northern province of Maluku Indonesia around the island of Halmahera, and to say we found our Acropora dream reef is an understatement. We visited this region as part of the…

Coral View Lens Review – A Must-Have Accessory For Social Reefers

Without exaggeration, a clip-on yellow or orange smartphone filter to take pictures in blue light reef tanks is one of the most important accessories a reefer should have in 2018. Since we can’t take our tanks with us and we…

Change your Mobile Photography Game with Polyp Lab Coral View Lens

The Coral View Lens from Polyp Lab is a groundbreaking new kit that is a must have for any reef aquarium enthusiasts. The kit includes three detachable add-ons for a mount that simply clips on to the small camera of…

Acropora plumosa Is A Coral That Sprouts Wings!

Acropora plumosa Have you ever heard of Acropora plumosa, the glorious coral that sprouts wings? The unique beauty and distinguishing traits of this corals are only realized once it reaches a mature adult size, and even if you’ve spotted this…

Colossal Coral Colonies Found In Halmahera Indonesia

Colossal Coral Colonies Unless you have a 1000+ gallon aquarium and are growing a single species of coral it’s unlikely you would have seen corals get anywhere near this size. Even for wild colonies, the corals in Halmahera are left…