The Dr. Seuss is one seriously cool soapfish

Another Dr. Seuss has been spotted on the Facebook page of Filipino marine exporter RVS Fishworld Inc. One of the rarest and most sought after marine imports in the world this alluring deepwater species is known for its odd looks, Dr. Seuss moniker, and $6000 price tag. Full-grown at just 6.2cm/2 ½” that’s $1000 per […]

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Video: Watch how Parrotfish protect coral reefs

If there’s one cool thing to know about reef life, it’s how everything has its niche and everything is interconnected. Pristine coral reefs are perfectly balanced ecosystems where every organism contributes and every action is counterbalanced by a reaction. Remove one part of that three dimensional jigsaw and the reef goes out of balance, favouring […]

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IceCap CO2 Scrubber helps raise pH in a reef tank

As we look more and more to achieve perfection in our captive reef systems many of us are revisiting pH. The pH in a reef tank should be 8.3-8.4 for optimal coral growth. If you’re struggling to maintain pH there may be an excess of CO2 in the room, that your skimmer is sucking in […]

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We discovered a new species, but war means it may now remain hidden forever

Alec Moore, Bangor University The world has a new species. My colleagues and I were hugely excited to announce it but, alas, this stingray – a distant cousin of sharks – can’t be claimed to be a particularly spectacular or awe-inspiring animal. It’s small – about the size of an outstretched hand – and, as […]

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CRF out-planted corals spawn in the wild

The Coral Restoration Foundation has reported that corals they planted 14 months ago have successfully spawned in the wild, in Florida. These are the youngest nursery-raised and out-planted staghorn corals they have witnessed spawning to date, as well as the youngest to reach sexual maturity.  The team was led by University of Miami Associate Scientist […]

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D-D H2OCEAN Skimmer Guardian stops skimmer cups from overflowing

Reefkeeping just got a little bit easier with the launch of D-D’s new Skimmer Guardian. As the name suggests this nifty little device prevents protein skimmers from overflowing or flooding by way of a sensor that sits inside the cup, cutting power to the skimmer pump if the water level inside gets too high. You […]

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Floating frag rocks are going to be all the rage in reef

Flick through your reef-related Instagram feed and sooner or later you will stumble across a floating reef. While not floating in the true sense of the word, these structures give the illusion of a floating reef by having all rockwork and corals high up off the bottom in midwater. Most have been created by the […]

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Tiny new shrimp goby species found in Papua New Guinea

A new species of shrimp goby just an inch long has been discovered and described from Papua New Guinea. Named Vanderhorstia vandersteene, it’s named in honor of two underwater photographers, Rob Vanderloos and Roger Steene, and the species was described by Gerald Allen, Mark Erdmann, and William Brooks.  The goby comes from the East Cape […]

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Dose 1 Part with All-For-Reef by Tropic Marin

Many reefers will be familiar with two-part dosing to maintain Calcium and Alkalinity, or three-part dosing of KH, Calcium, and Magnesium if dosing the classic Balling Method. After Balling, you have Balling Light, Triton Method, and maybe use four dosing heads for four liquids, plus some extra bottles to supply your corals with all the […]

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Reef-A-Palooza Chicago now canceled

Following the California and Orlando shows, Reef-A-Palooza Chicago is the latest to cancel the show it was due to hold in October.  RAP Chicago released the following statement on its Facebook page today:  “Due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, and our concern for the continued health and safety for our […]

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