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    Monthly Archives for November 2010

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

    Vertex Giving Away $2,000 in Free Equipment

    Vertex is having their very first ‘Vertex Me’, a video contest in which customers have the chance to win $2,000 in Vertex equipment.  Not bad. The deadline for video submission is December 26th, at which point we would not be surprised to see the new Vertex Libra dosing pump or Lumilux LED aquarium light. Check […]

    Piscine Energetics Mysis Blister Pack Makes Feeding Easier and More Controlled

    Piscine Energetics Mysis Shrimp is one of the best frozen aquarium feeds available. Our only real complaint stemmed from their frozen flat packs. For your average home sized aquarium they are a messy pain in the wrasse. By comparison, blister packs are easier and give us better portion control. Blister packs make it easy for […]

    Missed Some Reef Talks? GIRS Has You Covered

    In case you did not attend MACNA, RAP or the myriad of other reef shows across the world, the Greater Iowa Reef Society (GIRS) has graciously shared videos from their Spring Fest event and regular meetings on Vimeo. This past spring brought in one of our own, John Coppolino, as well as Kevin Kohen. //Update: […]

    The Best Deepwater Collection Video You’ll Find

    Leave it to Rich Pyle and BBC to present this amazing video. Watch as Rich, Brian Greene and John Earle collect some unbelievably rare fish at 120m in the waters of Palau. It appears this footage is back from April, 2007 when Centropyge abei was collected along with Chromis abyssyus. Around that time John Earle […]

    Bubble Magus Goes Slope Style With New Hero Skimmers

    What does Bubble Magus now have in common with the Supermarins, Sharks, and Powercones? Yup, that big sloped neck. These are the new Bubble Magus Hero skimmers, arguably the best looking products from the Chinese manufacturer. BM has released three models shown here from top to bottom: BM Hero 180, BM Hero 220 and BM […]

    Milwaukee Mini PO4 Photometer Puts Checker in Check

    Not to be out done by Hanna’s popular line of Checker photometers, Milwaukee Instruments has come out with their own line of hand held, digital PO4 kit. The MW-12 Phosphate meter has a range of 0 – 2.50 ppm with a resolution of .01 ppm. Milwaukee states accuracy levels as ±0.04 ppm ±4% of reading […]