SPS Deep Dive – $500 Efflo

$500 for a frag? Well, today there are a number of frags out there fetching this price but years ago this sort of price point was not as common. An exception was the $500 Efflo.

 

According to reeffarmers, the original owner of this Acropora efflorescens did not want to part with the coral since it had […]

Focus on Fish – Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish

A Butterflyfish in a reef tank? Surely you jest. You see them all the time in videos and photos of natural reefs but fish in this family are typically housed in fish only with live rock […]

How to Start a Reef Tank With Live Rock

Live rock is a great way to quickly bring a new reef tank online since it typically comes teaming with life, including beneficial […]

Is Automatic Monitoring of Calcium & Magnesium Necessary?

A few weeks ago I provided an overview of the GHL KH Director and touched on some reasons why I went with that unit versus others in the marketplace. […]

Installing a Calcium Reactor Injection Assembly

A number of folks who own Pax Bellum ARID algae reactors have been asking for a how to video on installing a calcium reactor injection assembly, which sends excess C02 […]

Product Showcase: GHL KH Director

Over the many years I have been keeping reef tanks I have learned that it is critically important to have stable, rock solid […]

Reef-A-Palooza 2018 New York

This was my third visit to Reef-A-Palooza New York and boy I was not disappointed. A lot of people, a lot of vendors and a ton of corals!
Reef-A-Palooza New York: My Video Report!

 

 

 

If you are looking for additional insights and information, please explore my many other reef tank and SPS related articles as well as my […]

Top 5 SPS Corals

Taste can very subjective when it comes to selecting eye-catching SPS corals for a reef tank. For me, I am an old school reefer and today I tend to stay away from the over-priced corals with a lot of hype and buzz. You know, the ones that look almost too good to be true thanks […]

Blue Squamosa Clam – A Mollusk With Wow Factor

Years ago when I first entered the hobby I was mesmerized by a giant blue clam at a LFS. It was about 5 inches and I had never seen a blue clam with that type of pattern. I was told it was a Blue Squamosa clam, considered at the time to be the holy grail […]

Tips on Choosing and Placing SPS

One key to keeping an eye catching SPS dominated reef is to plan ahead and think about what the reef might look like in a year or two when it matures. Do your homework and […]