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Innovative Marine is jumping aboard the external overflow trend with their new NUVO EXT aquarium line, which are essentially IM's excellent Fusion aquariums with external "Herbie" glass overflow boxes.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
A new study has isolated the first identified toxin specific to stony corals as well as discovered many interesting characteristics of coral toxicity.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
Eggcrates are very useful in aquariums as frag holders and tank dividers. Innovative Marine has created a better eggcrate system that allows aquarists to quickly and securely create customized solutions via a locking, modular design.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:00 pm

Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Easy Reef EasySPS coral food is the one of the latest products from the Spanish company that bills itself as a company combining technology and nature. As you can guess by the name, EasySPS is formulated for our colored sticks and is made from lyophilized shrimp, a selection of microalgae and blue fish oil. The […]
Posted: February 22, 2018, 2:26 pm
The new IceCap K1 Protein Skimmers are the latest protein skimmer line from the company following up on its K1 line launched in 2015. Although its becoming more difficult to find the “new” enhancements on skimmers, a primary change on the IceCap K2 is the shift from the industry norm Sicce pump to an  EVair […]
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:56 pm
Chances are you’ve read a post or two here on Skimz Singapore and you’d recognize the clean white and orange details on the company’s products, but what about looking Behind the Brand and learn a bit more about the company. Reef Builders Behind the Brand is a new series that takes a closer look at […]
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:21 pm

Coral Reefs News -- ScienceDaily

A new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral reefs shows the ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s. The finding surprised the research team, because the sparse instrumental records for sea surface temperature for that part of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean did not show warming. Scientists thought strong upwelling of colder deep waters spared the region from the warming seen in other parts of the Pacific.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:18 pm
Researchers have measured the protective role of coral reefs and field-tested a solution that reduces coastal risks by combining innovative engineering with restoration ecology.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 6:08 pm
Hong Kong is the global hub for the more than USD 1 billion Live Reef Food Fish Trade (LRFFT), much of it unreported and unregulated with serious consequences for vulnerable species, food security and livelihoods in Southeast Asia.
Posted: February 5, 2018, 3:27 pm

With the advancement of the internet and our hobby, we are now getting our information faster than ever. No longer are the days of snail mail or looking through books or even email for answers, you can access a plethora of information instantly with just the tips of your fingers. While it’s so good in so many ways, a few negative aspects have come up as well. Let’s discuss it!1.) Have patience.  (Both advice givers

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When starting a reef tank it is always a great idea to lay out your plans for how you want to plumb together or connect all of your equipment. I call it a plumbing roadmap. I start by breaking out a pad of paper and doodling some sketches to see what works and what doesn’t work. Once I am happy with my design I bring it to life on the computer with some more defined and legible sketches (my handwriting is the worst). Sketchup is a great program for this purpose and I highly recommend it for anybody who has the skill set to work with this type of software. I am still learning it so when I set out to sketch the deign for my new

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I am sitting down with a keyboard in one hand and a glass of ruby liquid in the other to write this short but (I hope) to the point review. I have to admit up front, I truly enjoyed testing the two products that are the topic of this article, for several reasons, all of which I will point out in the following paragraphs if you decide to stay with me 🙂You will? Great, then

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