The company credited with high-quality reef-safe products has released a first-of-its-kind bristle worm trap made with 3D printing technology. 


Clarendon Hills, IL, September 20, 2021 – Think that 3D printing is just for castings, toys, medical accessories, and automotive parts? Think again. The Chicago-based company Printed Reef continues to claim its rightful place in the world of 3D reef accessory printing, showing the industry that the printing process can be beneficial to any hobbyist with a vision.

Using modern 3D printing technology, Printed Reef makes accessories for reef enthusiasts with FDA-approved, PETG high-quality filament. This kind of work is important because of the delicate and sensitive ecosystems that make up a reef structure. Because every accessory at Printed Reef is made with 100% reef-safe PETG high-quality filament, the health and vitality of a reef can be easily maintained with these expert-crafted products. 

The newest Printed Reef product, a 3D-printed bristle worm trap, is a reef-safe trap made of food-grade filament. This trap can capture the type of pestering bristle worm that is harmful to fish and coral by baiting and trapping the pest in a center cage. A clear plexiglass lid allows you to see what has been caught so you can empty and re-bait the trap when necessary. 

Other Printed Reef items include reef shelves, mushroom cages, plug stands, rock holders, filter accessories – all necessary elements to include when designing and building a complex reef environment. Most products come in a variety of colors, allowing you to customize the look and feel of your carefully designed reef. 

“We’re excited about the new products available to our fellow reef enthusiasts,” business owner Tom Linly celebrates. “We’re dedicated to designing and creating efficient products that make reef maintenance easier. We believe this should be an affordable, accessible hobby for anyone with a passion for the reef ecosystem.” 

No 3D printer? No problem. Because Printed Reef accepts custom orders, your wildest reef dreams can finally be made possible. 

“We want to hear your ideas,” Linly encourages. “Share your new concept or something that your reef could really use and we’ll print it for you. You’re probably not the only reef hobbyist who could use that idea to complete their reef project.” 

Printed Reef offers free shipping for orders over $39. Because they’re printed in-house, you can rely on Printed Reef products to be available when you need them.

Don’t know where to start? Learn from reef hobbyists everywhere and stay inspired by viewing their gallery of products sold and shipped to reefers all over the country. 

About Printed Reef

Printed Reef creates 3D-printed, 100% reef-safe supply options for home reef owners. They are proud to provide reef tank components to replace any pre-assembled tank, or to partner in building a new reef environment from scratch. To view available Printed Reef products, or to place a custom order, browse product options at today. 

Contact Info: 

Name: Tom Linly
Organization: Printed Reef 
Phone: 630-686-9181
Email: [email protected]