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…

Opening Four Boxes of Cherry Picked, Australian Corals [Video]

If there’s one solid perk to the job of traveling the reefing world to seek out all the most important and interesting stories it’s getting to see a lot of corals. Whether it’s on the reef, at exporters, stores, and in…

Building the Ultimate Water Mixing Station

We’ve been building out the Reef Builders Studio for well over a year now and if there’s one project that has felt like it would be the capstone to the endeavor, it’s the water mixing station. When you have a…

All the Fish in the Reef Builders Aquarium Hotel [Video]

Keeping most fish in a dedicated aquarium is incredibly more easy than trying to condition and acclimate them to aquarium life in a reef tank. For most of this year the Mode retail rack at the Reef Builders studio has…

Comment to Win a Vectra S2 or M2 Pump from Ecotech Marine

We don’t do giveaways too often here on Reef Builders but when we do it’s for good a pretty reason. As you know we’ve been hard at work building up our ability to produce original and creative reef aquarium videos…

Nice Thorough Update of the Reef Builders Studio

It’s been around nine months since we ‘broke ground’ on Reef Builders’ first ever reef aquarium studio. There’s already around fifteen displays running at the studio and we’re learning a lot by setting up and maintaining so many tanks in one…