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    Aqua Rei Photo Contest Shows Off Japanese Reef Hall of Fame

    Thinking of re-aquascaping your tank? A heavy dose of Japanese Reef inspiration awaits you below. From the Archives. This was originally posted in June 8th, 2009.  Aqua Rei, a LFS in Japan put on a Photo Contest for its customers to see who had the best aquarium of all. Fortunately for us it has been […]

    Yasuhiro’s Blue Lagoon, The Tank that Started it All

    October is here and the “Reefing Season” is back in full swing. In a quest for reefing motivation I turned to the Blue Lagoon, one of my favorite aquariums. This article was originally published on June 4, 2009–tanks this good never reach an expiration. I remember stumbling across the Blue Lagoon online. It was nearly […]

    Welles’ Stunning 250g Beijing Reef Captured on Film

    Large mature corals. Elegant and natural aquascaping. Stunning colors. There’s really not much else to say about Hu Haiwei’s reef which is one of the best in the world. Hu, better known as Welles,  uses 3 x 400w XM 10K metal halides to pop reds and yellows, while also packing enough PAR and blue wavelengths […]

    Prognathodes guyanensis Collected in FL, Shown Off at House of Fins

    Rare fish nuts and Chaetodon fans will be happy to hear that Prognathodes guyanensis has recently been collected along with a handful of Bank’s Butterflyfish (Prognathodes aya). These deepwater Caribbean / Atlantic species typically get sent to Japan where they retail for $500 to over $1,500 USD. This time they are staying in the US […]

    Thor’s Bonsai Inspired SPS Reef Tank Revisited

    Thor’s reef was the first top selection ever on GBD. It set the tone for the aquariums we have since featured, while highlighting the importance of aquascaping. Thor has maintained this beauty and further improved upon it by removing some fast growing tangs and improving the coral scape. We love the way the Scolymia australis […]

    New HD Videos of Anagonbe’s Japanese Reef

    Anagonbe’s stunning reef aquarium was a past top selection that has begun to make the rounds on US and European discussion forums and social media platforms. [You can find the original top selection article here: Anagonbe’s SPS Reef from Japan]  We’re glad to see  and happy to report that the reef is still progressing and […]