BioTek Marine Frag Tags and Photo Boxes Released

We are pleased to announce the release of 2 new products from BioTek Marine. First on the docket, are the Frag Tags. Frag Tags Frag Tags come in 2 different sizes and they are available in black or white. Both sizes are sequentially numbered in packs of 25. The tags simply slide around the stem of various brands of frag plugs and disks. The larger are better suited to use with larger corals so you can see the tag from the top down. The tags are laser cut and easy to read even if they become covered with Coraline algae. Unlike similar products, BioTek Marine Frag Tags slide over the frag plug stem and won’t drift away in the aquarium current. Both sizes are retailing for $12.00 per pack and

Another Option for an AEFW Dip

For many years I used Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer as a dip to kill AEFW on SPS frags. Bayer is a garden insecticide and it will not only kill AEFW, but Red Bugs as well. But here is the thing, Bayer is hazardous to humans and, thus, you must be extremely careful when using the product as a dip. To be on the safe side it is a good idea to use latex gloves, a mask and protective eye wear. Another downside to using Bayer is that the liquid is milky white. This makes it extremely difficult to spot any AEFW that may fall off a frag during the dipping process. Fortunately, other options besides Bayer exist. One is potassium chloride. If you own a water

DNA to ID public aquarium corals

In the past 30 years, marine heatwaves are estimated to have increased by more than 50%. Ocean temperatures are predicted to increase by 1 – 4° C by 2100. These changes cause the loss of marine habitats and species and change the structure of...
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