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    Copps’ Reef in HD: Acros and Angels Galore

    If you’re reading this site you’ve likely heard his name before–John Coppolino, or Copps, is a top notch aquarists with a knack for landing some of the rarest fish available and for growing some impeccably colored corals. He’s also the biggest angelfish lover in the industry and a good friend of mine. A few weeks […]

    Do you Confer? What Cf. Means and How It’s Used

    We’d like to welcome Jeremy Maneyapanda to the GBD team with his first article on aquaria related nomenclature. For some background on Mr. Maneyapanda, he has BS in Biological Sciences in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics from Cornell University. This background and his love of marine life found him deeply enveloped in the marine hobby in […]

    Unboxing the New Aqua Illumination LED Module

    The newly redesigned Aqua Illumination LED reef aquarium light fixture is officially in house for testing by GBD. Aqua Illumination kindly sent us one of their first models for an exclusive review–a special thanks to Chris and the AI crew. After delays from overhauling the fixture to incorporate the latest Cree XP-G LED, the new […]

    ATB 840 Cone Skimmer Gets A Makeover – v1.5

    ATB has made some significant cosmetic changes to their Econo 840 cone skimmer, being called the 840 v1.5. The new design distinguishes itself from the ATB line up with a seamless molded cone body, polished CNC work, skimmate drain valve, and removable base. The molded cone body is attached to the PVC base with screws, […]

    A trek to see Paracentropyge boylei, the Peppermint Angelfish

    Just before the holiday season began our friends Tetsuo Otake and Hideki Mukai took a quick flight from Osaka Japan to Nagoya Japan. The reason for their trip was to visit some nice LFS, but they also happened to swing by and see the infamous Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentropyge boylei). Hideki & Tetsuo report that the […]