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    Radium 20K Lovers: Consider Stocking Up

    For those old school metal halide coral keepers using the irreproducible Radium 20K–take note. Osram, which sells your coveted Radium bulbs, is undergoing a business unit carve out of their general lighting unit. The legal separation is slated to be completed by July 1st and the entity’s new name is LEDVANCE. We spoke with Osram […]

    ‘My favorite ocean animal is a little fish with orange polka-dots and a large yellow head’

    As I browsed LiveAquaria this morning I was surprised to see this rarity still available. Yes, I am talking about that $6,000 three inch fish that only the 1% of the 1%, that are actually fish nerds, could justify splurging on. But so far in Amercia it’s not happening. When I got word from Japan […]

    Reef News: Radioactive Seawater in Japan, ORA Yellowlines, Aquarium Specialty Facelift, Bucket O’ Queens

    Water samples taken near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have exhibited radioactive caesium levels 24.8 times the established limit (established by Japanese authorities)while Iodine-131 has been measured 126.7 times greater said limit. What does this mean for Japan’s reefs and ocean life? [via ZeroHedge and WSJ.] ORA yellowline gobies are now available. Not a new release, […]

    Eric Yao’s HK Reef Gets TOTM Honors

    This month’s TOTM by ReefCentral has deservingly been awarded to Eric Yao’s vivid SPS reef. This Hong Kong based aquarium is the result of careful animal selection and a well balanced coralscape. Eric’s 175g reef utilizes powerful skimming via a Bubble King 250 Internal and enhanced nutrient export via ZeoVit. Specifically, Eric doses ZeoStart, ZeoBac, […]

    Third Documented Fisheri x Potteri Hybrid Collected in Oahu

    Just over 10 days ago, the third documented Centropyge fisheri x Centropyge potteri hybrid was collected by Alika Garcia, a diver on Oahu, Hawaii, at apprximately 75′ on the south side of Oahu. This stunning hybrid was promptly sent to wholesaler Tropical Fish Emporium where it has been made available to the retail world. The […]

    Glassbox Throws A Changeup for 2011

    When I first started Glassbox Design there was nothing like it. A few websites were writing about common domestic products, but no one was writing about the gadgets, livestock and beautiful aquariums that I liked–so I decided to do something about it. Fast forward two and a half years and I am amazed at the […]