Orphek OR2 LED Blue Plus

We are ready to test the new Orphek OR2 Blue Plus, it’s the second LED bar we’ve ever had, and we expect to get even more in the future. The bars are beautiful, solid, and seem very well...

Stylophora: Achieve that SPS Aesthetic with Less-Demanding Corals

Stylophora are a less-challenging SPS coral that still provides a similar aesthetic to more difficult speciesStylophora are branching small-polyp stony corals from the Family Pocilloporidae. Stylophora shares that family with Pocillopora and Seriatopora, and the three together are the only genera in the family. As a result of their close relationship to one another, all three of these genera share quite a lot in common. What is immediately obvious is that their appearance is very similar. They are all bushy, branching corals, and even on close inspection, their polyps are nearly indistinguishable. So, this is one of the rare instances where observing the whole colony is more helpful than taking a close look. Stylophora vs. Pocillopora vs.

Rapid LED new Corona light fixture 

Rapid LED, an American company that supplies LED parts for legions of DIY aficionados in the hobby, just announced their newest saltwater-specific LED panel, called Corona. Designed and assembled in-house in Burlingame, California, the light joins the wide catalog of...

Reef Threads Podcast #272

Can you grow overweight corals?

It’s time for a new podcast. A little early this week due to upcoming weekend commitments. This week’s topics include coral feeding and over feeding, lighting technology, and advancements in flow pumps. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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