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    Monthly Archives for December 2008

    It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

    Merry Christmas

    Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas Wishing you the enjoyment of the Holidays… perhaps some nice reef presents under the tree?

    Europe sees new controllable Aquabee pumps

    Aquabee pumps are generally used here in the US for skimmer applications, but that may change as Aquabee has come out with controllable versions of their 2000 and 3000 models. If they work as advertised, these would make some great return pumps for the sub 100g crowd wanting some additional random flow. I am not […]

    The glassbox Update – Post AEFW?

    The Holiday season is upon us and the cold weather is not lacking here in Chicago. Today is one of the coldest days I’ve experienced, -5F with a wind chill of -32F! It looks like someone sprayed that tacky festive snow in the corners of my home windows, only it’s condensation & slush. I don’t […]

    The Illusion of Depth | Uwe Breuer’s Reef

    Uwe Breuer is an artist by trade, and has put his creativity and knowledge to work on his beautiful Acroporid dominated reef. Using airbrushed acrylic and an overlapped blue T5 bulb, he creates the illusion of a never ending reef. This is the most natural background I’ve seen. Goodbye Foam/Rock walls. Hello Uwe Backgrounds. The […]

    Feeding Marine Aquariums | Do you feed enough?

    Anorexia and underfeeding among captive fish is a chronic problem, and can be even worse in Acroporid dominated reefs as aquarists make an effort to keep nutrients low. Today keeping a colorful SPS reef is not all that challenging. Keeping a colorful SPS reef that is heavily stocked with fish for a long time period […]

    New Cone Skimmer from Singapore

    A new conical skimmer from Singapore has popped up in the Asian markets.¬†Shown first is the smallest model, powered by an Aquabee 2000/1 NW. The foot print is only 7.5″ x 7.5″ with a total height of 20″. This would hit the sub 100g range nicely. Best of all the price is only $310 USD. […]