Aussie Reef Tank Build Pt.1: Installing the Equipment

If there’s one thing we’re about and Reef Builders is known for in the aquarium world it’s reef aquarium gear. Therefore it is with great excitement that we kick off our latest reef aquarium build and get to install a…

Fragging Duncan Coral and Installing the UltraReef Skimmer

There’s never any shortage of things to do around the Reef Builders Studio and topics to bring to the Reef Builders Studio video series. Instead of focusing on a single thing this week, we thought we’d combine two different topics…

Tour of our Dedicated Mangrove & Coral Community Aquarium [Video]

For virtually all of my aquarium career, mangrove trees have been a niche of the saltwater hobby that we’ve admired at arm’s length, but not anymore. As you may have seen from the early videos from the Reef Builders Studio…

Clownfish Colony at the Reef Builders Studio [Video]

You don’t need us to tell you that clownfish are by far the most popular marine fish with hobbyists and casual observers alike, and often become the ‘stars’ of whatever tank they are in. With so much capacity for fish…

Coral CAN be Colorful Under White Lights [Video]

If you spend anytime on reef aquarium social media these days, especially facebook and instagram you might be shocked by how colorful some people’s corals tanks and corals are. Hopefully by now most of you are aware that these photos…

Our Show Fish Display Tank is Starting Hot [Video]

We talk a lot about fish, corals, clams, and to a lesser degree anemones but with the reef side of the saltwater aquarium hobby taking over, the corals are kind of displacing the other major groups of reeflife, just by…

Building a Massive Closed Loop for the 400 Gallon Hardline Reef

There once was a time that every serious large reef tank was on track to become outfitted with a closed loop for providing water flow throughout the aquarium. Right before any kind of propeller pump became not only an option but…

Hydra 64HD Review and Soft Coral Reef Update [Video]

It’s been about six months since we first featured our very own soft coral reef tank and with the new Hydra 64HD on the market, it’s time for an update on both the corals and the lighting upgrade. The various…

Beginning to Build a Massive Closed Loop [Video]

before propeller pumps took over how we generate water movement in our reef tanks, the most cutting edge way to do this, especially in large tanks, was closed loops. Still used on some of the largest tanks, in conjunction with…

2019 Complete Tour of the Reef Builders Studio

It’s been a little more than a year since we first let everyone in on our most ambitious project to date, the Reef Builders Studio. On the surface it might look like a typical commercial coral aquarium store, this facility…