Category Archives: Eye Candy

Latest Posts

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:

Tidal Gardens 2014 Year in Review

Tidal Gardens 2014 Year in Review 2014 has come and gone. It's been a big year for us here at Tidal Gardens. Let's take a look back at the major milestones of 2014. Check out http://www.tidalgardens.com for information... From: tidalgardens Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 07:01 More in Pets & Animals

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.

‘Coral Therapy’ by Coral Morphologic

reefs.comCoralMorphologicDesignMiamiCoral 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:

Neptunes Cove Boasts Rainbow Carpet Nem

RainbowCarpetAnemone14b(1)
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:

Reefs.com is the world's leading destination for sustainable coral reef farming and the aquarium hobby. We offer a free open forum and reef related news and data to better educate aquarists and further our goals of sustainable reef management.