starlet-reefs Good morning friends, last night was the first of three nights of coral spawning for the month of September. I completely missed the August spawning but never the less this month is usually always the best. Like every year 7 days after the full moon corals around the world all release eggs and sperm into the water column in hopes of growing new corals and insuring it’s species will survive. The downside for me is the time in which this all happens, I mean I am usually fast asleep by the time this event is just starting. Aimee went with me last night but only for shore support and to help me get my giant camera in and out of the water, it’s impossible for me to do alone as it’s so cumbersome and heavy. I jumped in at 9:30 by myself and off I went in search of any possible star-corals that might spawn but ended up finding everything but those Read More
ghl-p4-controller-reefs It was recently announced at MACNA 2016 in San Diego that GHL, the makers of the Profilux controller line, dosing pumps and Mitras LED fixtures will be launching a new aquarium controller dubbed the P4. The above photo was taken at MACNA and as you can see, GHL will be offering the P4 in two color choices.  The very attractive P4 controller also offers many upgrades that the current model lacks and Vinny Altamirano from GHL USA was kind enough to put together some details for us (see below).  The P4 controller is expected to launch later this Fall.  Pricing on the controller hasn’t been set yet but GHL should be releasing that information ahead of the anticipated November release date. Profilux P4 Details: Measurement and Control Read More

macna2016-apex Neptune Systems, manufacturer of the highly prized Apex Aquacontroller, once again managed to stand out from the crowd at MACNA 2016 with their expansive, well-designed booth. We had the chance to see some brand new additions to their line, as well as prototypes of products still in development. But center stage was taken by the new Apex, a long-awaited update to the industry standard when it comes to aquarium controllers.… More:

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seneye-reef-reefs As expected, MACNA 2016 in San Diego, delivered another crop of new and innovative products into the aquarium market. There were so many exciting products on display and we look forward to reviewing many of them for you in coming days and weeks. We wanted to start with one of our favorites, the Seneye Reef Monitoring System and PAR Meter.   Seneye’s owner and founder, Matt Stevenson, is an avid supporter of MACNA, the aquarium industry and hobbyists.  As one of the supporters of AquaNerd, Matt was kind enough to give us a personal demonstration of the functions and features of Seneye’s exciting new product. We have watched with keen interest as Seneye has become recognized and popular among aquarists around the world. So what’s so unique about Read More

reefs-magazineAs the doors close on the 28th  Marine Aquarium Conference of  North America, Reefs Magazine drops the curtain on our next issue. Much like the conference itself this issue presents a mature and diverse hobby combining the best of science, practical husbandry, conservation and passion for all things aquatic. 

In our feature, Rich Ross offers a personal account of his field work in the Caribbean collecting and analyzing the spawn of Acropora cervicornis as part of project CORL.

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macna2016 SpectraPure SpectraPure’s line of RO/DI filtration devices are true workhorses in many aquarists’ homes, mine included, and their presence at MACNA in San Diego didn’t escape my attention. I stopped at the SpectraPure booth on Day 2 of MACNA and had an opportunity to talk to Charles Mitsis, the company’s president, who shared with me a couple of brand new products.… More:

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