LAD builds rollers for nano reefs

Artisan tank accessory manufacturer London Aquatic Design has produced some nano-sized roller filters to fit three popular brands of marine nano tanks. Available to fit the Fluval, Waterbox, and Innovative Marine nano-sized…

Filefish use teeth anchorage to hold on

Filefish have been observed on more than ten separate occasions using their mouths to hold on to corals, algae, and other items to prevent themselves from being swept away. The interesting behavior was first documented in a scientific paper by…

Petco’s tank sale slashes prices on all Aqueon aquariums

Pet care retailer Petco is having a tank sale across a wide range of popular aquariums. Large or small, 1 gallon up to 75 gallons, prices have been slashed across the extensive Aqueon range, saving fishkeepers valuable dollars off their…

Reef Factory pH Meter gains pH controller functionality

pH control just got a whole lot more interesting as Reef Factory’s pH Meter has been given new functionalities via the Smart Reef app. Up until now, the Reef Factory pH Meter has been a good pH monitor that displays…

Receiving Two Boxes of Rarities and Oddballs from Ultra Coral Australia

If you want to find the best and most interesting corals in the world you’ve got to cast a wider net, beyond just your LFS or local reefing group online. Aquarium events are one great place to encounter a wide…

The Reef Therapy Podcast about Skimmers went for Three Hours!

If you needed any indication that Mark and I are pretty hardcore when it comes to reef aquarium gear, and especially protein skimmers, then look no further than last week’s epic long session of Reef Therapy. Foam fractionators aka protein…

Wild Spotted Swallowtail Angelfish Hybrid fished up by RVS Fishworld

Hybrid Genicanthus are some of the rarest among the Pacific species of angelfish so we definitely perk up and take note anytime one of them shows up on our radar. The latest annual example of swallowtail angelfish with mixed parentage…

ReefBoxx is a New Affordable Battery Backup for DC Reef Gear

The ReefBoxx is an interesting new take on a battery backup device that is way less of a quality of life improvement for reefing and more of an insurance policy against unforeseen power outages. A battery backup power switcher for…

This is what Flake Food SHOULD Look Like

It was around a year ago we professed our admiration for Brine Shrimp Direct’s Cool Mysis and Cool Green flake foods for use around the Reef Builders Studio and today we reaffirm this enthusiasm. In the past 12 months our…

A Wild Encounter with Ruby Red Jawbreaker Shrooms

When it comes to spotting them in the wild, Jawbreaker Discosoma are very similar to anemones in many ways. In the same way as Bubble tips anemones (Entacmea quadricolor), you either find a large size colony of various corallimorphs or…

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