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Must-have item for your baby

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If babies and toddlers need knit caps to keep their lil' heads warm, they might as well sport one with serious style! Kerry Siegel sells this pattern for turning a string of yarn into a glorious fishy headpiece for your precious.

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Get to know Reef-A-Palooza, Orlando

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Advanced Aquarist speaks with Lou Schiavo to learn more about the first ever RAP held in Orlando, Florida. The reefkeeping event starts this weekend, April 26 to 27th, 2014

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Three new beautiful tropical fish species described

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The newest issue of AQUA, International Journal of Ichthyology is out, and in it is three newly described species of tropical fish including a gorgeous reef shrimp goby and two spectacular killifish.

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Florida may ban import of live lionfish

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Invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish are breeding and preying on Atlantic wildlife in plague-like proportions. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering the outright ban of all live lionfish. While the proverbial cat is already out of the bag and such a ban will likely have little impact on invasive populations, this proposal may pave the way for further bans of other wildlife.

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IceCap is back

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If you've been reefkeeping for more than a decade, it's a safe bet you know of or have owned a IceCap product. CoralVue is resurrecting the venerable brand! They plan to announce at least six IceCap products at Interzoo (May 29 to June 1, 2014).

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Giesemann designates CoralVue as its North American distributor

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German hi-tech aquarium manufacturer Giesemann has chosen CoralVue as its new North American master distributor. Coralvue will sell and service Giesemann products under the name Giesemann Aquaristic USA.

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"Clownfish are social animals" is an understatement

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This short video from 2007 is an oldie but a goodie (back from the days when "regular" captive bred clownfish were still the norm). Juvenile CB clownfish will often ball up in what can only be described as a Clownado. We need to trademark that word.

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Aquarium Lighting: Building a LED Fixture: How We Did It

By Dmitry Karpenko, Vahe Ganapetyan on Apr 16, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Last year, Dmitry Karpenko and Vahe Ganapetyan explored the science of light in the reef aquaria. They apply their previous work in this new paper explaining the theory and process of building a DIY LED fixture.

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Coffee table aquariums we actually like

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Most of the coffee table aquariums we've seen are uninspired novelty glass boxes amounting to nothing more than fish tanks that sit on the floor. Or they're simply not functional; Hint: Neither fully-sealed nor open-top designs are good ideas. Here are a three examples that are actually attractive and workable.

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2014 - 2015 $4,000 MASNA Student Scholarships

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The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) is proud to present the 2014 - 2015 MASNA Student Scholarships.

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Fish From Acidic Ocean Waters Less Able to Smell Predators

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Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.

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New Red Sea dwarf goby described, and it's green!

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It ain't easy being green. Most Eviota sp. dwarf gobies are varying patterns of red, orange, and yellow. This newly discovered species from the Red Sea, Eviota oculopiperita, is a sublime tint of pistachio green with a see-through body.

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Recipe for must-see coral reef videos

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1. Capture spectacular macro imagery of exotic tropical organisms that boggle the mind. 2. Add transportive ambient soundtrack. 3. Mix gently. Enjoy. Pairs well with any full-bodied beverage.

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Toledo Zoo Fish Health Q&A: Ciliate protozoans

By Jay Hemdal, Dr. Yousuf Jafarey: The Toledo Zoo on Apr 09, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Toledo Zoo and Advanced Aquarist have partnered to provide professional advice about your freshwater and marine fishes' health. In this first installment, Toledo Zoo offers treatment information for freshwater fish exhibiting raised greyish-white lumps on their body.

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Giesemann introduces new multi-channel controllable bluetooth T5 lighting system

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Giesemann's newest lighting system is an advanced T5 light with multiple independent channels of wireless control. The new MATRIXX-II light shares the beautiful and sleek body design of Giesemann's flagship FUTURA LED lights.

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