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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Reef Factory TDS meter sends alerts by Wi-Fi

Reef Factory is a new marine tech enterprise producing smart devices for reef aquariums. Its product line-up includes LED lighting, dosing pump, heater control, level control, and others, with the main feature being that all are controlled via Wi-Fi on an app, and none have to be plugged into a main brain as they are […]

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Reef A Palooza Orlando canceled, this September

The team behind Reef A Palooza Orlando has revealed this week that like California, the Orlando event has been canceled due to Covid-19.  RAP Orlando was due to take place on September 26-27 this year, and everyone hoped that September was far enough into the future for the show to still go-ahead. But Corona Virus […]

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Feed your Chaeto with ChaetoGro refugium fertilizer

Many reefkeepers report poor growth from their Chaetomorpha algae and blame it on the lighting, but its often down to nutrient deficiency instead. We’re not just talking nitrate and phosphate here as Chaeto grows in low levels of both in the Ocean. Chaeto needs other nutrients to grow as well, including Iron, Cobalt, and Molybdenum, […]

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Sicce XStream SDC wave pump – reviewed

The wave pump market is a funny one. Everyone wants the newest, the most powerful and the most radical-looking wave pump they can get. And if I were to ask an on-trend reefer to name their top three wave-making pumps I bet the XStream SDC by Sicce wouldn’t be mentioned. But I’ve been running one […]

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AP9X has every good Kessil feature all rolled into one

The Kessil AP9X is a 185 watt Wi-Fi controllable LED light fixture suitable for SPS tanks up to 3×2’. That in itself doesn’t make it too different from any other high-end reef led light on the market, but its the combination of other features that will delight Kessil fans and also maybe convert potential buyers […]

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Whale sharks have armor on their eyes

A research article in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that Whale sharks have jagged, teeth-like scales on their eyes for extra protection when cruising through the oceans. Known as dermal denticles, Sharks have them all over their bodies to reduce drag (instead of normal fish scales,) but this was the first time that an […]

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Waterbox launch Peninsula Mini aquariums

Prolific aquarium company Waterbox has added another model to their extensive range. Named the Peninsula Mini, it comes in 15 and 25-gallon sizes, and with or without an AI Prime lighting package. If it’s a popular size or style of marine aquarium, you can bet Waterbox will either have it or will launch it in […]

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