Ecotech Marine / Aqua Illumination Merger

LED, Ecotech Aqua Illuminations merger

Ecotech Marine/ Aqua Illumination Merger by Justin Hester   Two weeks ago we saw the two giants of the reef tank LED industry announce a merger.  Like most mergers, it was announced that in the near term, there will be little change in either companies products, support, or sales models,  but what will the future hold? How will they merge and enhance their future joint products?  What will this mean for the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Algae Eating Reef Tank Fish

Purple Tang Zebrasoma

                      Top 5 Algae Eating Reef Tank Fish   In a reef tank, many of the conditions that we create as we grow our corals also promote the growth of an unwanted neighbor, algae.  The balancing act of providing a nice habitat for corals to grow and keeping algae at bay plays out every day both in the wild as well as … [Read more...]

Primo Reefs Has A Sustainable Alternative to Live Reef Rock

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Primo Reefs Has A Sustainable Alternative to Live Reef Rock Ever since the hobby of reef keeping was started, the foundation of any new tank setup consisted of many pounds of "live rock".  This live rock typically consisted of dead coral skeletons that made up the foundation layer of a reef or ocean bottom somewhere around the world.  This rock is removed, kept wet, and shipped to local fish stores around the world. … [Read more...]

Fish Tank Kings: Youth Center Kids Episode

Live Coral Tank

Fish Tank Kings: Youth Center Kids Episode So I wasn't sure what side of reef keeping would be shown on the latest reality TV take on the aquarium world, but NatGeo's  Fish Tank Kings seems to be doing a decent job of entertaining as well as educating.   This is Nat Geo's first foray into the reality side of the aquarium world which is the counter to Animal Planet's Tanked.  I have to admit that when a second show in … [Read more...]

Keys to Successful Reefkeeping: The Eyes Have it

Underwater shot of some of our corals in the ReefNation Aquaculture facility

Keys to Successful Reefkeeping: The Eyes Have it We have all seen amazing reef tanks with troves of schooling fish, crystal clear water, and not a piece of algae in sight. If we all had the means, we would snap our fingers and presto that aquarium would show up in our living room. Now, once you pinch yourself, pop that bubble over your head and take a good look at the aquarium that really sits in your living room, you … [Read more...]