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Picture of the Week, Glowing Zoanthid Colony

We don’t know what they’re called, and frankly, we don’t care what they’re called. These are some amazing zoanthids, regardless of their given trade name, and their colors are popping right out of the screen. We spied this awesome colony at a local frag swap, hypnotizing us under the blue glow of one of the vendors at the show. The coral features some sharply contrasting colors, including a neon green mouth surrounded by a dark center, a neon pink ring, another dark section, and tentacles tipped in neon green. The alternating colors, coupled with the utter vibrancy of the neons make this a nice piece of eye candy.
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‘Coral Therapy’ by Coral Morphologic

reefs.comCoralMorphologicDesignMiami 300x200 Coral Therapy by Coral MorphologicCoral Morphologic is at it again in this time premiering their new film in a custom designed room at DesignMiami/ 2014. They’ve taken it to the next level making this film viewable on the Oculus Rift lending a 360° virtual reality experience to visitors. The room alone would be something to experience, and I have to imagine the film they created is nothing short of amazing.… More:

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Neptunes Cove Boasts Rainbow Carpet Nem

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Lately we have seen a surge in our hobby through avenues such as facebook and instagram. Communities within mediums like facebook are growing, and pages are created with their own regional attachments and colorful groups of people. Instagram is showcasing the latest and greatest coral imported through an instant feed, and the days of sifting through page after page to view comments or pictures are quickly disappearing. Everyday it seems the newest, biggest and baddest, coral hits the market and its no wonder why vendors are gravitating towards these mediums. With that said Im going to my best to bring you the latest and greatest in the “For Sale” worlds slowly being crafted here on the internet. For our first showcase were featuring a “Rainbow Carpet Anemone” from the retailer Neptune’s Cove. This thing is one of the most righteous nems ever imported and I can only imagine how it gleamed in person. Enjoy the eye candy because this beautiful specimen sold promptly for $1600 shipped.… More:

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Two Days Left for Reef Savvy St. Jude Fundraiser

reefs.comReefSavvyStJude 300x66 Two Days Left for Reef Savvy St. Jude FundraiserSome of you may remember Caitlin sharing the wonderful fundraiser Reef Savvy is involved with for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, “We Give Tanks. To Give Thanks.” This year they raised their goal to $20,000, and we’re so pleased to say that they’ve surpassed that with flying colors already collecting a whopping $29,620! Wow, just incredible. The Reef Savvy team is currently number 7 in the entire nation, and for individuals Felix Bordon, owner of Reef Savvy, is the number 1 fundraiser in the United States! If you hadn’t heard Reef Savvy has been raising these donations through the purchase of $10 raffle tickets, for which the grand prize is an astounding aquarium system consisting of high end equipment and livestock from throughout the world. 

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Reef Savvy 100G 4 sides low iron, Red Bottom Rimless Reef Ready Aquarium.

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Reefs In Art: Intricately Tangled Driftwood Sculptures From Tony Fredriksson

Shark Anatomy Reefs In Art: Intricately Tangled Driftwood Sculptures From Tony Fredriksson How cool is that damn shark?! So wood has long been used as a medium in sculpture carving, dating back to Ancient Egypt when delicately carved panels lined the tomb of Hosul Egypt, at Sakkarah. To this day, there are some really mind-blowing pieces of work with unfathomable amounts of detail to be found around the world. What’s particularly notable about the driftwood sculptures of Tony Fredriksson is their seemingly mesmerizing raw form and almost haunting presence. Utilizing the driftwood’s organic shape, Fredriksson brings knotted, twisted beach-washed limbs to life in the form of humans, birds, mammals, insects and, of course, sea life. … More:

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Aquarium Disposal King

reefs.comZia 300x245 Aquarium Disposal KingEver been so angry with an event in your aquarium that you were ready to throw it out the window? Or smack it with a hammer? Username “Zia” takes the cake on the most creative and brutal way of disposing of an aquarium I’ve ever seen…… More:

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Designs From The Abyss – Nothing Wrong With A Little Cephalo-Bling

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It may seem like a pretty niche market, but with all the Steampunk trends rapidly gaining popularity over the past few years, one could imagine this would end up being pretty sought-after.… More:

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Reefs In Art: Fantastically Bizarre, Twisted Edition

David Choe has used UV spray paint on a black surface to create the appearance of glowing underwater creatures in this surrealist street art painting Reefs In Art: Fantastically Bizarre, Twisted Edition So I’m in a mood today, something I have the habit of getting into, the kind that had me itching to do a “Reefs In Art” post as it’s been a while. But I wanted to look for something a bit more offbeat than usual, which brings me to this – a wild, surrealist street-art painting depicting a “bird” (dude in a bird costume?), ninja turtle (?) and a portly percussionist hitching a ride on a fish eating a girl with an octopus on her head, trailed by some shimmery jellyfish. Right up my alley.… More:

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