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Touch of Modern Offering PJ Reef Deluxe Kit Flash Sale

TOM Looking for just a sliver of reef in your life without the hassle of expensive equipment or maintenance? Touch of Modern, the uber-sleek hub of flash sales focusing on innovative and unique wares is offering the PJ Reef Deluxe Kit with a generous discount. The ultra-pico “tank”, which was successfully funded in July of 2013 with a Kickstarter campaign, boasts itself as a super low-maintenance, self contained marine environment. … More:

New Temperate Marine Species Set to Enter Trade This Year

Photo by Ed Bierman. CC by 2.5.

Photo by Ed Bierman. CC by 2.5.

 Temperate marine aquarists can expect significant increases in livestock selection through 2015. While most of the wholesalers have been bringing in a little bit more of the temperate stuff these days, the lion’s share of new species will be available through Coldwater Marine Aquatics. We have reported on some of their past shipments. Next week, the Oregon-based company will be receiving a shipment of European animals that will include, according to co-owner Stu Wobbe, “beadlet anemones (all colors), fragacea anemones, snakelock anemones, Corynactis viridis (12 colonies, 6 colors), lesser spotted catshark eggs, Sepia officinalis eggs and several large gorgonians (four take up a box by themselves.)” … More:

Eclectus Mushroom Lands at Cherry Corals

reefs.comEclectusIf any of you have followed the mushroom craze as of late there’s no doubt you’ve heard about the new kid on the block, the Eclectus mushroom. Todd whispered to me last week that one might be making it’s way to the pristine waters within Cherry Corals, and earlier today he shared this picture of a happy ‘shroom. This is the first Eclectus mushroom to hit a US retailer. No word yet on whether this beauty will be offered for sale or held back for propagation, however I can’t wait to see this thing with my own eyes.… More:

Richard Dawkins Reads His Lovely “Fan Mail” With Some Reef Eye Candy

 What a wicked sense of humor this man has. 73-year-old Evolutionary Biologist, author and self-proclamed atheist, Richard Dawkins, receives scads of “fan mail”, and as you can imagine, a great deal comes in the form of hate-spiked, anti-gay rantings from religious zealots clearly unhappy with the man.… More:

Shipping Live Corals

Shipping Live Corals Shipping corals is one of the main challenges of operating an online-based business. Corals by their very nature are fragile, and shipping them across the country is a highly stressful event.... From: Tidal Gardens Inc. Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 05:52 More in Pets & Animals

SunnyX is Coming Back

reefs.comSunnyRimlessDo you remember seeing the name SunnyX around forums? Do you remember drooling over all of his gorgeous pictures? Do you remember reading about organic carbon dosing, T5 lighting and keeping systems simple from one of the reef aquarium masters of our time? I do. And I’m lucky enough to be local to this fantastic aquarium guru and have known him for a decade now. Recently SunnyX (Sonny Harajly) has been teasing us on Facebook with notions of starting a new aquarium, and has even launched a new website called Reef Site. I highly recommend perusing the site and gaining a little knowledge, if not just to refresh what you already know. A little bird told me that we may even be graced with future articles from  Sonny linked right here on reefs.com. For now, follow the break for some more amazing pictures from Sonny’s past aquariums. Credit for all photos goes to Sonny.… More:

A Little Eye Candy For You Today: Lovely Juvie “Rorschach” Clarion

CLARION1Ok, this little six centimeter stunner isn’t actually called a “Rorschach” Clarion (I made that up), but you have to admit his aberrant pattern is reminiscent of the good ol’ fashioned psychological inkblot test. I see two seahorses kissing, or perhaps human embryos? Now we do occasionally see an aberrant Holacanthus clarionensis, usually from Bali, but this is one of the coolest ones we’ve seen in a while.More:

Welcome To The Reef Table: Lemon Tea Yi Kai On Deep Water Fish

 Let’s start off this week with something new! Here’s our first installment of what we hope to make an ongoing feature here at reefs.com, a little video blog called “The Reef Table”. Here we’ll be addressing the hobby’s hot topics on a face to face basis with industry experts in hopes of shedding light on prevalent issues, or sometimes just sitting down to talk about some really sweet fish. Well, for our very first episode, that’s exactly what we decided to do. I sat down with Lemon Tea Yi Kai, editor for ReefBuilders and an unfathomable wealth of knowledge when it comes to reef fish. He was kind enough to join me all the way from Singapore (via a video call, of course), despite the fact it was nearly 3AM his time AND he had a flight to catch to yet another dreamy destination, to touch on the scarcely discussed topic of deep-water fish. Hope you all enjoy! Have any questions or topics you’d like to see discussed? Send them my way to my inbox, caitlin@reefs.com… More:

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