Waterpik: Removing Coral Pests with a Miniature Pressure Washer

Dealing with coral pests and parasites can be one of the most challenging experiences beginner and experienced reefers will ever have to deal with. It’s the most frustrating to have a healthy reef tank with ideal parameters, only to have…

Up Close with an Aberrant Pictichromis Dottyback

Dottybacks are some of the most colorful, small & hardy perfect aquarium fish, and this is especially true of the several different species of Pictichromis. These fish are packed with personality and are very easy to care for, but unfortunately they…

Close Video Look At My Reef Tank and its Maintenance

One of the most satisfying parts of building out the new Reef Builders Studio is how well my home reef tanks are coasting. Despite minimal attention and falling behind on feeding, dosing and basic maintenance, the reef tanks at my…

Turning on Reef Lights For the First Time Never Gets Old

No matter how long you’ve been in the reef aquarium hobby, there’s always a rush of excitement at several stages of setting up new reef tanks and coral aquariums. Definitely one great part is getting the water flowing for the…

Vlog #8 & 9: Driving for Mountain Corals and the First Nano Reef Cleanup

Getting the new Studio up and running has been such a fun and time intensive endeavor, but it will be well worth the effort. Having all the room and tanks and resources to set up displays, work and propagate corals,…

Studio Vlog 4 & 5: Setting up the Coral Flat and A Sexy First Fish

The Reef Builders Studio is coming along nicely and although it’s a lot of work getting everything started, it’s also a lot of fun. In the previous Vlogs we shared the setup of our first token nano reef tank in…

Vlog 2 & 3 on the Buildup of the Reef Builders Studio

We’re firing on all cylinders over at the new Reef Builders Studio and already have a couple more videos on our progress. On one end we’ve got nearly 100 square feet between three flat coral flats to set up, and…

Announcing the Brand New Reef Builders Studio

Since it s inception way back in 2006 Reef Builders has grown and developed as the quintessential reef blog for reef aquarists and saltwater enthusiasts all over the world. During that time we’ve had many tanks, traveled many miles, and…