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Elevated phosphate reduces coral bleaching

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An intriguing new study titled "Limited phosphorus availability is the Achilles heel of tropical reef corals in a warming ocean" discovered that enriched PO4 seawater actually mitigates bleaching.

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LED Lamps from Lowe's and Home Depot: Intensities (PAR) and Spectra

By Dana Riddle on Aug 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Walking through big-box home improvement stores, we see an increasing selection of LED bulbs. Are any of these bulbs suitable for aquaria? Dana investigates seven LED lamps.

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MASNA publishes three very good and important articles

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MASNA has published three must-read educational articles for reefkeepers. Two articles explain the hidden dangers of zoonotic dieseases and palytoxin - and how you can safeguard against them - within reef aquariums. The third article describes the terrible impact of releasing aquarium species into local waters.

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Reef life detailed in wonderful 4K time-lapse

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Advanced Aquarist author Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us his incredible 4K time-lapse video revealing the mesmerizing behavior of coral polyps, tube worms, tunicates, crinoids, starfish, urchins, flatworms and anemones.

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Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, a new Timor Sea fairy wrasse

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Few reef fish are as vibrant as fairy wrasses. The color palette just got more colorful by one species with the formal description of Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the monsoon fairy wrasse.

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Deep-water cephalopods are the cutest things ever

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The flapjack octopus has competition for most adorable deep-sea cephalopod. This cuttlefish is Rossia pacifica, AKA the googly-eyed stubby squid. Life way down there is really weird and wonderful.

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Fish pee is vital to reef health

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A new study finds that the urine of big reef fish plays a major role in providing the nutrient-poor reefs with the available phosphorus that it needs. Past studies have shown reefs with fish grow more than twice as quickly.

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Eli's 10,000 gallon reef aquarium

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In a newly published video, Eli describes the design, installation, and life support system for his massive 37,000 liter reef system. Yes; it is as impressive as it sounds.

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Two new Lake Malawi cichilds are amazing

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Labeotropheus chlorosiglos and L.simoneae are the two newest described cichlid species from Lake Malaŵi, Africa, and they are real stunners.

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The next generation Ecotech Radion is here

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The Radion G4 is the next evolution of Ecotech's revolutionary LED light. The G4 features more LEDs, more power, more control channels, and a new HEI optics. The new features contribute to Ecotech's most powerful and advanced lighting system yet.

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Anti-aquarium film "The Dark Hobby" in production

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Anti-aquarium activists Robert Wintner (AKA Snorkel Bob) is teaming up with filmmakers Paula Fouce and Michael Flores to produce a full-length, self-described "entertaining exposé" to attack the marine aquarium hobby.

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This is what the process of coral bleaching looks like

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Advanced Aquarist readers surely know what coral bleaching is, but few of us have ever seen the process in action. A new study records how the LPS long-tentacle plate coral, Heliofungia actiniformis, actively (and rapidly) sheds zooxanthellae.

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Climate change and its effect on fish nutrition

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Studies about the effects of warming waters and acidification on fish have focused on their direct physiological impact. But a new study links the food chain to show that climate change can malnourish fish by stunting the zooplankton (e.g. copepods) they feed on.

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One of the world's most beautiful reefs is Russian

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We shared this beauty in 2014, and the reef is only getting more amazing with age. Viking's 2000 liter (~525 US gallon), 300x80x80cm (120x32x32") aquarium is simply jaw-dropping, and we have four minutes of 4K video to prove it.

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A new American crayfish

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Fallicambarus schusteri is the newest described crayfish from the Americas. The new burrowing species was discovered, surprisingly, along seasonally-flooded roadside ditches.

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