Interview with Waveline Part 2: departmentalization for quality control

And, now on to part two of the series. The importance of departmentalization of the DC pump for quality control. Tony: So Daniel, looking around the Waveline facility I can’t help, but notice many little departments. Can you please explain…

ME Corals has a nifty hack for dosing containers

For anyone that’s used dosing pumps, it can mean either pouring your liquids into containers or popping a hole in the cap and sticking in a tube. While these work, this great gadget from ME Corals makes it easier to…

Vargas Cespitularia is a sensational purple and yellow Xeniid from ORA

The Vargas Cespitularia is an exciting new soft released by ORA which has a long and storied history. Originally discovered in the Indo-Pacific, this large bodied Xeniid has long fleshy stalks topped by large feathery polyps. Although very colorful, the…

Tony Vargas’ Cirrhilabrus brunneus: a diabolical looking fairy wrasse

Our very own Tony Vargas recently scored with a most unusual lab rid. The unusually colored fairy wrasse appears to be C. brunneus, a species recently described and previously thought to be a dark color form of Cirrhilabrus lunatus, which…

ReefStock 2013 – Truly a Mini-MACNA!

“What is Reef Stock and where is it held?” some may ask.  Reef Stock is hosted in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by majestic mountains and some of the best skiing in the country.  It’s an event that was created by the…

Two Little Fishes presents Tony Vargas at ReefStock 2012 in Denver Colorado

What can we say about Tony Vargas that we haven’t already said in the past year? The newly christened author of the Coral Reef Aquarium has been orchestrating a breakout/comeback year into the professional marine aquarium scene after being a hobbyist himself for…

Love thy local fish store, Vargas in Omaha and a big sale at Greenwich Aquaria

Lots of great things happening in the retail aquarium space this weekend. The aquarium hobby could use some more editorial reflection on the state of affairs in our awesome hobby and to this end PFK’s Nathan Hill has written a…

The Coral Reef Aquarium book has landed, pre-orders being signed and shipped first

  The long awaited new reef book The Coral Reef Aquarium has finally arrived. Tony Vargas is currently chained to a desk signing the first 200 copies of The Coral Reef Aquarium that were pre-ordered. Over the next two days Tony…

Genicanthus semifasciatus angelfish makes a surprise appearance in large numbers

Genicanthus semifasciatus is perhaps the rarest of the obtainable six species of swallowtail angelfishes that make up part of the Genicanthus genus. The other four members are extremely rare and conventionally unobtainable to the average aquarist, perhaps with the exception…

The Coral Reef Aquarium by Tony Vargas is a balanced union of reference and inspiration

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, Tony’s The Coral Reef Aquarium is the next great book of reefing, and we foresee a whole new generation of reef builders looking to this great volume for reference and inspiration.…