Cypho purpurascens is a Rare Dottyback You Can Actually Get

The oblique-lined dottyback, Cypho purpurascens, is a gorgeous and hardy little fish which deserves to be a lot more popular in the reef aquarium hobby. Growing to barely three inches long, this cherry…

Labracinus atrofasciatus, Re-Description of a Strikingly Beautiful Dottyback

Labracinus atrofasciatus is a strikingly beautiful species of dottyback that is virtually unknown, and in fact so absent from the scientific literature that the species was just treated to a rare re-description. The original description of Labracinus atrofasciatus was based…

The Acan Garden Nano Reef and the Jump LED Lighting It

In todays video we take a closer look at this Acan dominated reef tank, including a brand new light from Maxpect in their Jump line of aquarium accessories. A lot can be accomplished in a small space when the proper…

First Captive Spawning of Homophyllia australis, the Australian ‘Scolie’

For the past ten years my work has been focused on successfully inducing coral spawning events in aquariums, but Homophyllia australis is a species that remained elusive to me despite four years of effort and commitment. The challenge of working…

Budget Vs. Premium Calcium Reactors, Servicing & Cleaning 2 Different Models

Calcium reactors are one of the most novel tools for maintaining mineral balance a reef aquarium with fast growing, resource-hungry stony corals. Like all things ‘made for reef tanks’, there’s a huge range in how much you can spend on…

Floating Rock Kit from Blue Marine is an Instant Nano Reef Aquascape

The Floating Rock Kit from Blue Marine is a fast pass to mostly skipping the aquascaping process, and getting right to the coral placing and arrangement. Coming in two distinct styles the Blue Marine Floating Rock Kit uses a robust…

AQUA show 2021 product round up

The UK’s biggest aquatic-only trade show went ahead last week, despite some major marine players being conspicuously absent. Previous exhibitors including Tunze, Red Sea, Tropical Marine Centre and the EcoTech and Triton distributors were all missing this year, resulting in…

Using Chemical pH Indicator to Monitor Calcium Reactor pH

If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the world of calcium reactors, you may have thought that the price of a reactor itself is not that bad, but the costs start to add up when you price out…

Nyos Torq G2 is Raising the Bar for Media Reactors

It’s not often that we write about a product twice before we’ve even set eyes on it but Nyos has forced our hand. At first it seemed like the Torq would be a simple curiosity among media reactors with some interesting…

Reef Delete is a New Way to Sterilize Aiptasia and Other Pests

Reef Delete is a creative new approach for the eradication of aquarium pests and parasites which doesn’t use any chemicals or injection techniques to get the job done. Unlike consumable solutions of kalkwasser, lye, paste or any number of potions…

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