Cyphastrea is the ultimate ornament encruster

It’s been a while since we started getting creative with aquarium ornaments and corals, but nothing makes you look twice more than an ornament with a tight skin of encrusting Cyphastrea. For…

Chromis abyssus video shows life in Palua’s mesophotic zone

A video of one of the world’s deepest known species of damselfish has been shared by one of the three people who described it. Chromis abyssus was discovered in 2007 and described in 2008 by ichthyological legends Richard L. Pyle,…

Reef Supplies expands with a new website and warehouse

When we first wrote about Reef Supplies in 2016 they were operating out of a 1500 sqft shop where they catered to online and walk-in retail customers. They have since moved to a much larger 4000 sqft warehouse, ceased retailing…

Northern Star Coral shifts microbial communities while dormant 

A study led by the University of California has found that microbial communities within the Northern Star Coral, Astrangia poculata, shift while it enters dormancy, providing it an important seasonal reset. The work carried out by Assistant Professor Anya Brown…

AF Air Scrubber removes CO2 and airborne pollutants 

If you’re from colder climbs, winter presents several challenges for your reef tank including increased condensation and carbon dioxide in the home. Carbon dioxide is the enemy of reef-building corals and its acidifying effects are well documented in the oceans.…

TRITON online stores land in the Americas with exciting new features

Two new TRITON online stores are now operating in the US and Mexico, bringing much better availability to the regions along with an additional level of support. Now customers in North and Central America can send off their ICP and…

Why 2022 has been the year of the Indonesian Torch Coral

Visit your local reef store this weekend and we can guarantee that several of the conversations you will overhear will be about Euphyllia glabrescens, the Torch Coral. Torches have always been popular because of their flowing tentacles and movement, but…

Controller + brings Wi-Fi capability to Octo Pulse pumps 

Reef Octopus is soon to launch a Wi-Fi wave controller for its Pulse range of DC pumps. Named the Octo Pulse+ Wi-Fi Controller, the new electrical box will connect to up to two separate Pulse pumps, enable scheduled changes to…

Thor and Thor X are MicMol’s mythology-inspired lighting fixtures 

Lighting manufacturer MicMol has come up with two new iterations of its G4 Aqua Mini and Aqua Pro Series lights, the Thor, and Thor X. The Thor is a 60-watt fan-cooled compact and slimline light fixture made from a single…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Freckle Face Tang 

If you’re in the market for a show-stopping surgeonfish that won’t cost the earth, look no further than the Freckle Face Tang, Acanthurus maculiceps. Also known as the Spot Face Surgeon or White Freckled Surgeonfish, A.maculiceps is native to the…

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