Reef Aquariums

Reef A Palooza Orlando 2018 Coverage : Clearwater Scrubber

As I was walking the show floor of Reef A Palooza, I became intrigued by a red and blue light that caught the corner of my eye, and was surprised to …

Algae

The Perks of Using A Digital Water Flow Meter

When I first started using the Corrente Flowmeter by Perfect Reef Systems, I couldn’t have known how much I would really fall in love with this …

Reef Aquariums

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Reef Aquariums

Five New Species Of Blanket-hermit Crabs

<i>Paguropsis confusa</i>, seen with an ROV near Durban, South Africa. Credit: DST/NRF ACEP – Spatial Solutions project team / Lemaitre <i>et al</i>. 2018<p>Hermit …

Zoology

Mystery disease spreads, threatens coral reefs in Lower Florida Keys

A mysterious disease hammering Florida's dwindling reefs was found for the first time this week in the Lower Keys, alarming scientists who have used …

U.S. Army

Our Best Look Yet At The “Great Amazon Reef”

First underwater images of the newly-discovered Amazon reef taken from a submarine launched from the MY Esperanza. The Greenpeace ship is currently …

Breakthroughs

aquavitro Live Phytoplankton Coming Soon

Many of you probably know that Seachem is producer of the aquavitro line of aquarium products that is sold exclusively to brick and mortar retail …

Marine Biology

Reef A Palooza Orlando 2018 Coverage : Reef Kinetics

For this video, we went to the CoralVue booth in Reef A Palooza Orlando to meet up with Rabih Krayem of Reef Kinetics and see the unveiling of their …

Reef Aquariums

Reef A Palooza Orlando 2018 : Elos America

During Reef A Palooza Orlando, we met up with Francois of Elos America. I consider them a top-tier aquarium manufacturer, an equal to companies like …

Aquariums

Hawai’i Bans Amateur Collection of Live Marine Fishes

“This is legal; catching them alive for an aquarium is not. No permit needed to kill them.” Paku Ikui (Achilles Tangs) on ice for sale at $4.99 a …

Hawai

Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again.<p>Scientists said nearly one-third of the reef’s coral were killed when …

Climate Change

Buy 1000 mL Pro Bio-Pellets & Get a Free Somatic UF-1 Fluidized Media Reactor - Vertex Technologies

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Reef Aquariums

Friday Smorgasbord: Ocean Cleanup and more Friday Smorgasbord Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Hope your Friday is going well! We have another addition of the Friday Smorgasbord for your viewing pleasure. Grab a cup of coffee, a cold beverage …

Northern California

Confessions of a Well-Seasoned Hobbyist

ID), 'large'); ?> ID)); ?><p>Some of the gorgeous colonies in Trido’s Reef<p>When I tell you about Duane Oestreich, I’m telling you about a good friend of …

hobbyist

Okeanos Is Back With A Weird Purple Squid

Described by our resident cephalopod expert as “probably the most bizarre squid I’ve ever seen,” we encountered this unusual squid while exploring an …

University of Chicago

Top 5 Corals for Beginners: Soft Coral Edition

Top 5 Soft Corals for Beginners In this video we cover my top 5 choices of soft corals for the beginning reef hobbyist.<p>In this video we cover my top …

hobbyist

9 things to look for to be sure you’re buying a healthy fish

Let’s face it–this hobby is about acquiring cool stuff–cool gear, bright corals, and the best fish. When it comes time to get your next fish, you …

Reef Aquariums

The Orange Conger-moray Is An EELusive Beauty From The Deep

Orange Conger-moray (<i>Myroconger nigropunctatus</i>). Credit: Chris Grossman / diver.net<p>Conger-morays are a weird little family (Myrocongridae: <i>Myroconger</i>) …

Costa Rica

Pond Fish & Plants: Koi, Goldfish and Plants for Pond Stocking

LiveAquaria adds life to your backyard pond whether you're looking to stock it with high quality koi or plant a lush water garden. Shop domestic and …

Plants

Marine Aquarium Water Quality: How to Maintain Proper Specific Gravity

<b>FAQs ABOUT REFRACTOMETERS</b><p><b>What is a refractometer?</b><p>Serious hobbyists know that the best way to measure the salinity and specific gravity of aquarium …

Aquariums

The Severe Health Risk Posed By The Caribbean Condylactis Anemone

Caribbean Giant Sea Anemone (<i>Condylactis gigantea</i>). Credit: Kent Kanouse<p>There is a great disparity in the relative strength of sea anemone stings. …

Medicine

Hawaii’s Contentious Inshore Fisheries, By The Numbers

Traditional Hawaiian wood carving of guards at ancient Hawaiian site Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park on Big Island, Hawaii. Image …

Hawai

Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery Debate Moves Forward With Environmental Assessments

An aerial view of Kealakekua Bay, Big Island, Hawaii. Image Credit: Vlad Turchenko/Shutterstock<i>special commentary by Robert Likins, Vice President of</i> …

Conservation

VIDEO: SECORE International: Giving Coral Reefs a Future

Endangered Elkhorn Coral, <i>Acropora palmata</i>, now a rare sight on Mexico’s Caribbean coral reefs.Documentary film maker Vanessa Cara-Kerr. Image Credit: …

National Parks

HSUS and Partners Criticize Draft Environmental Assessments of Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery

Snorkeling paradise Hanauma bay, Oahu, Hawaii. Image Credit Eddy Galeotti/Shutterstock<i>via The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)</i><b>Coalition</b> …

Hawai

EcoReef Two: This is what a Reef Tank Looks Like With NO Filter Featured Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

The concept of having ‘no filter’ in a reef aquarium generally applies to tanks that are run naturally, with a significant amount of sand and a lots …

Time I

You Won’t Believe The Age of this Tank-Grown Trachyphyllia

It has long been a mystery how old, exactly, some of these solitary, large polyp stony corals are when we get them in our aquariums. We’ve been …

Aquariums

VIDEO: Dexter’s Aquarium Dividers Offer Robust Form and Fit

Whether the fishtank is empty or filled, new Dexter’s Dividers allow for instant reconfiguration of an aquarium into multiple compartments.<i>via LRS</i>LRS …

Dexter

Friday Smorgasbord: Death and Taxes Edition Friday Smorgasbord, News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

As the saying goes, the only thing assured in life are death and taxes. We try to keep up with your weekly dose of Friday Smorgi love, but sometimes …

Fish

Fauna Marin Reef-Focused AquaHomeTest Launching Soon

Alongside the announcement of their new Elemental additives, this year Fauna Marin is also kicking off a new line of aquarium test kits. Aqua Home …

San Francisco Bay Area