While most hobbyists are conjuring up thoughts of their “dream” reef tank, I myself imagine an aquarium that is entirely … unique. Like an aquarium made out of a bomb, for instance. That’s right, a bomb. Fabricated from the tail shells of a Vietnam-era MK-84 bomb, MotoArt’s Aquabomb is blowing away the notion that a […]Read More
WELLINGTON (AFP) — A dolphin guided two stranded whales to safety after human attempts to keep the animals off a New Zealand beach failed, a conservation official said Wednesday. “I’ve never heard of anything like this before, it was amazing,” Conservation Department officer Malcolm Smith said. The actions of the dolphin, well known locally for […]Read More
Please excuse the poor image quality of these photos (they were shot with a 1.3 megapixel Motorola Q). Oh, and nevermind that aiptaisa there in the background, either. These images of the marketing department’s Candy Coral were shot this morning after we turned off our Hydor Koralia and Maxi-Jet pumps and fed the tank. It […]Read More
With an even greater biodiversity than rainforests, coral reefs provide spawning, nursery, refuge, and feeding areas for more than one million marine species. But this breathtakingly beautiful ecosystem now faces a potentially lethal combination of threats. Chronic stresses such as over-fishing, pollution, and coastal development have decreased coral reefs’ ability to withstand the impacts of […]Read More
Back in January, we posted an announcement about Marine Aquarist Courses Online (or MACO for short). Well, the time has come for an update (hold your ooo’s and ahhh’s until I’m finished, please – lol). Marine Aquarist Courses Online (MACO) has a course on Fish Husbandry starting on April 6. The course includes 6 weeks […]Read More
While surfing through the blogs in our blogroll this morning, I stumbled upon a cool little video game I thought you reefers might get a kick out of. Thanks to Mark over at blogfish for the find. Oh, and Boss, if you’re reading this, I only played it once just to make sure it was […]Read More
To hook up an undergravel filter (UGF) all you need to do is put the UGF plate(s) on the bottom of the tank and hook up a single riser tube (clear tube that is usually about 1″ in diameter). Many times the UGF systems will come with two tubes per plate but you will only need […]Read More
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