Category Archives: Featured

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 […]


The TRANquil Reef life

To call Tran Phan ‘just’ a hobbyist doesn’t seem appropriate for an aquarist with an eye for mesmerizing photos.


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 […]


Women in Reefing Part 2: A Trail Blazer, A Love Story, A Content Creator, A Whisperer, A Writer

I had no idea that Part 1 of our Women in Reefing blog would become the most shared blog on this website. In a time of disheartening news, focusing on the good in the world, and on ladies that bring that good in their own way to everyday people has been a journey of self discovery for me.


New Dates Announced for the AGA 2020 International Aquascaping Contest

The AGA Aquatic Gardeners Association International Aquascaping Contest is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in August.


Are you Salty or Fresh? Pick a side: Meet Freshwater Hobbyists Ed, Willy and Scott

Meet some freshwater hobbyists from all over that are as passionate about the hobby as any aquarists you have ever met. Some of them have kept reef tanks and find interesting differences between the salty side and staying fresh.


So, you think you can take pictures. Can you take SMOKing reef pictures?

Get a yellow filter, that will improve your reef aquarium photography instantly. If you can’t, see if your camera has a custom white balance setting and set it to the highest Kelvin number possible (usually 10K).


Scapers get your IAPLC entries in before May 31

It’s just days now until the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest 2020 closes for entries.  The IAPLC is the original aquascaping contest and was conceived by the late great Takashi Amano of Aqua Design Amano fame, the godfather of modern aquascaping. The largest aquascaping contest in the world, in its 20th year it now receives […]


MACNA 2020 this August is cancelled due to Covid-19

The Marine Conference of North America has been cancelled. The longest-running marine aquarium conference in the world was meant to be held from August 28-30 in Phoenix AZ this year, but due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, it’s been called off by its organisers.   The MASNA board of directors released the following statement this week: […]


So, you think you’re an influencer? Meet Hope, the Turtle.

Hope was born with an exposed heart. There isn’t a diagnosis for it in turtles but it’s called ectopia cordis in humans.