Pemuteran Artificial Reef Project is using Biorock technology to create new reefs in Bali, Indonesia. Electricity is conducted through metal frames to create a calcified structure where corals can flourish in once barren seas. How well does this technology work? Watch this terrific video and see for yourself.
Can we possibly match the amount of natural light in an aquarium?
Australian aquarist "Acro Al" is diving head-first into the fascinating world of Tridacna clam breeding ... not on some tropical island but rather in the suburbia of Perth. He's successfully reared his first batch of T.maxima and shares some amazing photos and video with Advanced Aquarist.
Radion users who logged into ecosmartlive.com this weekend may have noticed a "Vortech folded corner" on their Radion settings page. Clicking on it takes you to this preview of ecosmartlive.com's upcoming ability to also control Vortech pumps with Ecotech's ReefLink communication device they introduced last weekend.
Coral reefs are tremendously important for ocean biodiversity, as well as for the economic and aesthetic value they provide to their surrounding communities. Unfortunately they have been in great decline in recent years, much of it due to the effects of global climate change.
Some of you may already know about this masterpiece of Ultra-Low-Nutrient-System (UNLS) reef methodology. For those that don't, prepare yourself for arguably the cleanest looking reef aquarium setup you've ever seen, both inside and out. A must-see for any avid reefkeeper and any fan of overly dramatic cinematic soundtracks!
When guests sneak a peek inside the medicine cabinet of my guest bathroom (you know you do it too), this is what they find. There's no hiding that I'm a fish nut.
Many deep-sea animals such as anglerfish use parts of their body as lures to attract prey. Some deep-sea squids may use this strategy as well.
The ReefLink is Ecotech Marine's upcoming answer to a fully wireless control interface for their Radion and Vortech devices. At the time of this writing, the ReefLink is in beta and only controls Radions. We share our first impressions on Ecotech's latest product, including the first full description of how it works along with its schedule and pricing.
Ever wanted a small reeftank, but didn't want to maintain it? Fund this Indiegogo campaign and you could have the next best thing: a holographic reef.
It's now official. MACNA 2014 is scheduled to take place August 29-31 in the Mile High City.
Reef Brite has been busy designing lighting devices. We have confirmed they will introduce three new products this weekend at MACNA: Microprocessor-controlled dimmable MH ballasts (with remote controls), a very high powered MH+LED *fan-less* lighting system, and a digital interface module to control LED lights.
Spawning Staghorn and Elkhorn coral at the Coral Restoration Foundation's coral site are studied by researchers in hopes of replacing them back onto the reef at a later date to continue to grow and be monitored.
How reef fish larvae know how to find their way back home after venturing out was a mystery, but a new study is showing that baby reef fish use their sense of smell to orient themselves and navigate the big ocean. Furthermore, different fish (such as cardinals vs damsels) react very differently to olfactory stimulus.
I'll provide you information about the genus Siganus as a whole, the Rabbitfish species commonly offered in the hobby, and how to take good care of them.