We Really Do Miss the Soft Corals from Fiji

Soft Corals are such an important part of wild coral reefs but as with most corals that aren’t radioactive, they are massively underrepresented in the reef aquarium hobby. We’re not talking about zoanthids, or shrooms, start polyps or any of…

Bula Buddies & Coral Heroes, Two New Reef Comic Books

Once the bane of modern civilization, comic books have come a long way in their public standing. This simple art form was almost banned during its heyday and now it’s a powerful tool for educating young and old alike. We’d…

Aquaculture ADE Project Might Be The Best Counter to Fiji Coral Ban!

2018 got off to a rocky start for the fate of ornamental fisheries in Fiji – it all began with a notice from the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forrests (FMFF) stating that they plan to essentially ban everything but…

Walt Smith Int’l lays off 75% of Staff Following Fiji Rock & Coral Ban

It’s been less than a week since the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries & Forests abruptly announced an immediate and complete ban on all live coral and live rock exports from the small island nation. The immediate result has been the…

Walt Smith Reef Rock is ready for prime time

Reef Rock is a new man-made live rock substitute from Walt Smith International which is among some of the best we’ve ever seen. Walt Smith Fiji has been one of the leaders in supplying Fiji live rock all over the…

Man-made branch rock is coming soon from Walt Smith Fiji

Branching live rock like that which came from Tonga back in the day has always been some of the most highly sought after shape for aquascaping reef tanks and marine aquaria. branching rock from the wild is unpredictable in shape,…

Jim Walters, Walt Smith and Rufus Kimura’s MACNA presentations now online

MACNA 2014 may be long over but thanks to the hard work by the folks over at Bulk Reef Supply, there’s still a steady weekly flow of MACNA presentation videos. The MACNA 2014 organizers worked very hard to reach outside…

Recap of this week’s new products to create an aquarium reefscape

By some neat¬†coincidence, this week witnessed the announcement of four new products which have a different approach to building a mini reef aquarium aquascape. Each of this week’s artificial reefscaping materials represent novel solutions to using an alternative to live…

Walt Smith doubles down on sustainability with ReefRock and ReefProject2.0

ReefRock is a new handcrafted aquarium aquascaping material from ReefProject2.0, a new effort from Walt Smith¬†Incorporated. ReefProject aims to establish a more direct approach to sustainability and opportunity for coastal island communities by not only focusing on making the finest…

Want to tour Fiji for 10 days with Walt Smith? Head to MACNA for chance to win dream trip raffle

Being able to head to Fiji for 10 days is a reefers dream alone. Now add onto that the ability to not only meet Walt Smith but tour the WSI facility, take a dive on the coral farm and just…