MACNA 2014 LATEST-Neptune launches DŌS

Neptune Systems DOS

MACNA 2014 LATEST-Neptune launches DŌS by Justin Hester Utah, get me 2! DŌS that is! Hot off the press from MACNA, Neptune systems has entered into the tank dosing market with a bang.  From the looks of their new doser cleverly named "DŌS"  it will not only be able to do your daily dosing of things like alkalinity and calcium, but will also include both micro and macro dosing for trace elements and water … [Read more...]

Google Streetview coming to the Florida Keys

Catlin Seaview Camera and Diver in action

Google Streetview coming to the Florida Keys Reefs this weekend by Justin Hester Google street view has given us an unprecedented views of city streets all around the world and now they are giving that same view to us in HD for many of the worlds reefs.  We first reported on this a few years back when Google had partnered with Caitlin Sea Survey to map out the underwater world of the great barrier reef in Australia. … [Read more...]

RN Speciosa and RN Northern Lights Loripes

RN Northern Lights Loripes RN Speciosa

RN Speciosa and RN Northern Lights Loripes by Justin Hester These two corals rarely get together since they are both in the blue and purple family.  We used to have them about 8" away from one another, but they have been creeping together as they grow towards our LED's.  Both have been fairly easy SPS corals to keep and both have been growing in our tanks for 6-7 years now.  The loripes was a frag from a friend in … [Read more...]

Sharknado 2: The Second One

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Sharknado 2: The Second One Tonight on the SyFy network fans of the atrociously amazing Sharknado can witness the megalodong of all sequels, surreptitiously named "The Second One".  I won't go so far as to call the plot on the second installment of this nature vs nature dramedy an instant classic, but the social media following the first go around garnered was really almost as amusing to witness as the movie itself.  I … [Read more...]

New Reef Raft USA Corals coming soon

Reef Raft USA Corals

New Reef Raft USA Corals coming soon by Justin Hester Tony at ReefRaft USA has been known for bringing some pretty sick pieces into the reef hobby over the years.  I've seen many of them first hand on my business trips out to California over the years.  Here are 3 that are hot off the presses over there at Reef Raft USA.  They don't even have names at the time I am writing this.  As they get names, I'll come back … [Read more...]

Potential down side to dosing vodka,vinegar and amino acids in a reef tank?

STN RTN from Salt Alkalinity Swing

Potential down side to dosing vodka,vinegar and amino acids in a reef tank? by Justin Hester In previous articles, we have talked about the plus sides to dosing carbon sources like vodka and vinegar in our reef tanks, but is there a more elusive and dangerous down side we need to look out for?  Does the same apply for amino acid dosing? There just might be a scary corollary to dosing these supplements given the right … [Read more...]

New Coral Release: Reef Exotic Watermelon Milli

Reef Exotic watermelon milli

  New Coral Release: Reef Exotic Watermelon Milli by Justin Hester Finally getting some nice size frags of this coral going.  Its a stunner as far as its color, but to get that you usually have to have it up pretty high.  We have moved a second colony of it a bit further down in less light and its been nice enough to offer us up some arms that we are able to frag and share with you all.  Look for it here in the … [Read more...]

ReefNation Live Cam

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ReefNation Live Cam by Justin Hester Some of you may have noticed the live cam link that has popped up recently on the main ReefNation.com page.  We thought it would be fun for you all to see live who is swimming around and what corals are growing in our main display tank around here.  Who knows, you might just see one of us pop our heads in a say hi too! Check back often though as this camera isn't just going to … [Read more...]

New Coral Release:Tyree Rouge Milli

Tyree Rouge Milli

New Coral Release:Tyree Rouge Milli by Justin Hester This week we are proud to release one of our all time favorite corals, the Tyree Rouge Millepora.  This coral has been sought after by SPS collectors for years and we are excited to be able to now offer it through our catalog of sustainably grown frags. What has made this coral so unique is its contrasting coloration of lime green to yellow polyps over a deep … [Read more...]

New Coral Release: Sexy Samoensis

Acropora Samoensis

Sexy Samoensis Here is a shot of our acropora samoensis.  This coral actually came to us about 4 years ago from a local reefer here in Chicagoland that was doing some work on his tank and needed it out of there for a while.  We placed it medium in one of our display tanks and then gradually moved it to the top where it sits today.  In fact, you can see it on the live ReefNation webcam on our homepage.  Its on the top … [Read more...]