Resetting a Large Colony of Acropora carduus

Acropora carduus is a fast-growing, thin-branching species of SPS coral which comes in a huge range of color forms, none more popular and widespread in the reef keeping hobby than the venerable ‘Red Dragon Acro‘. First introduced to the reef…

Grafting Live Acropora Colony to its Own Skeleton [Video]

Fragging corals because they’ve gotten too large and in need of a trim is one of the most rewarding reasons to propagate a coral from your reef tank. Beyond just gluing the cut coral pieces to frag plugs, there’s lots…

We Can Only Dream of a Reef Tank Looking Like the Corals of Lizard Island

There’s no shortage of videos of wild ocean scenes, habitats and marinelife but these are almost exclusively of megafauna. If you want to see footage of sharks, dolphins, sea turtles or even more sharks, video hosting sites like YouTube have…

Performing Hypodermic Surgery on a Tilefish with a Swollen Eye

There are a lot of ailments that can affect saltwater fish and for most of these we have tried and trusted treatments. If a fish gets ich we know how to use copper, if a fish has flukes we can…

2021 Reef Builders Studio Mega Tour Videos

If you’re anything like us you’re craving about as much as the reef community can put out and to answer the call this week we published over two hours of pure reef aquarium video and discussion. We’ve been hard at…

How Top Shelf Aquatics Grows Their Corals [Video]

The reef aquarium hobby has experienced explosive growth in the last couple of years with demand for new and unique strains of tank grown corals going through the roof. One company that has been riding this wave is Top Shelf…

How To Glue Corals in Your Reef Tank [Video]

We don’t know what reefers would do if somehow cyanoacrylate super glue was toxic to our reef life and saltwater aquariums. Thankfully it’s not because this wonder material is one of the single most important tools we use to build…

Here’s Your Reef Therapy About High Coral Prices

If you’re just getting into the reef aquarium hobby, you might be astounded at the prices that some corals are going for. However if you’ve been in the reef aquarium hobby, you will certainly have noticed that in general, coral prices…

Reef Shows are Back Baby! Video Tour of Reefapalooza Orlando

ReefStock 2020 was the last big reef aquarium event before our social world was turned upside down so it was incredibly fitting that social guidelines for vaccinated Americans were revised right before Reefapalooza Orlando this year. It was a refreshing…

500 Day Update of the One Day Nano Reef [Video]

It’s been a good long interval since we did an update on our one-day nano reef tank build but this tank has been absolutely coasting. Part of the reason for the delay is that we did an update at 300…