The Long Island Aquarium: A Pleasant Surprise Near the Tip of the Island

If you are ever visiting NYC and have time for a day trip out on Long Island, I would highly suggest the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center out in Riverhead as an excellent family destination. The center is about…

What Hobbyists Can Learn when They Visit a Public Aquarium

Here in the US, the summer travel season is well underway, and popular attractions all across the nation are swarming with tourists. For those of us enamored with marine life, vacation travel often involves a visit to major public aquariums,…

5 reasons to visit the Denver Aquarium

The Denver Aquarium features a mix of saltwater and freshwater displays and is home to over 500 species of marine life. With over 1 million gallons of underwater exhibits there is plenty to see and do at the Aquarium. 1.Dreamy Coral…

Dreamy coral reef scape of the Denver Downtown Aquarium

It used to be that us reefers would visit zoos and public aquariums and have pity on the sorry excuses for a saltwater aquarium that passed as a reef tank. Those days are long since gone and nowadays public aquarists…

Bottled Ocean debuts modular approach to large-scale aquarium decoration installations

Although we appreciate real rock and coral installations in large aquariums, sometimes it is more affordable and efficient to utilize artificial rock and reef structures. But even the fake structures can be difficult to move, clean or remove from a…

It’s a shark eat shark world: Shark snacking on another shark caught on video

This video may not help with your fear of sharks. This video footage is making the rounds on social media and in the news, showing a sand tiger shark munching on a smaller banded hound shark at at the Coex…

Tenji’s latest installation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is stunning

Tenji Aquarium Design recently completed this stunning installation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Animal Research and Care Center facility that grabbed our attention. While we don’t know too much about the system, the project included quarantine and tanks for both…

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach California

When I’m traveling for business or when giving talks I usually try to visit everything I can that is hobby related. I stop at shops, wholesalers and manufacturers to see what is new and interesting. Truth be told, I rarely…

A collection of six spectacular reef tanks which deserve a second look

We love rare fish, exotic corals, and fancy new reef aquarium gear, but the best part, the real point of it is how it all comes together to create a beautiful reef tank. We’ve seen a number of spectacular reef…

A fly/spy on the wall at Cairns Marine – Part 1

The heaven and earth contrast between home aquarists and public aquarists have succeeded in fissuring the marine aquarium paradigm in more ways than one. While both industrial scenes are unified by the prevailing love of marine life, the industrial aspects and technical rigmarole…