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Aquatic Life Debuts its Classic RO/DI Series

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What is old is new again. Aquatic Life improves the classic, time-tested reverse osmosis design. Their new Classic Series is one of the cleanest iteration of the classic RO/DI form factor we have seen.

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pH: What It Is, Why It is Important, and Ways to Measure It with an Emphasis on Hanna Instruments' pH Meters

By Dana Riddle on Aug 16, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Dana Riddle helps aquarists understand pH and describes the various methods to measure pH, including a review of multiple Hanna Instrument pH meters.

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Should reefkeepers strive for quieter aquariums?

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A clearer picture is painted with a growing body of research: noise pollution impacts the health and behavior of marine fish. Should marine aquarists pay more attention to noise levels within their aquariums?

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Aquacultured sea cucumbers are now available

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Los Angeles wholesaler Quality Marine received their first aquacultured Caledonian Sand Sifting Cucumber (Holothuria fuscopunctata). Cukes may not be the most glamorous animal, but any new aquacultured marine species takes pressure off wild reefs and deserves the star treatment.

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Thief makes off with 50 bags of aquacultured tropical fish

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A masked woman is recorded on hidden camera stealing an estimated $15,000 to $20,000 worth of cichlids, angelfish, and kois from V W Tropical Fish farm in Lakeland, Florida.

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Baby cichlids exercise their jaws to change their faces!

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When you zoom in on baby Malawi cichlids, you'll see them constantly opening and closing their mouths at lightning speed. It's a strange behavior, and now scientists have discovered its purpose. The baby fish are actually exercising their jaws to promote bone formation and ultimately shaping their mouths.

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Birds feeding fishes is a real thing

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There are a lot of really fascinating videos of birds (of all feathers) feeding pond fish. Why do birds do this? Some animal behaviorists hypothesize these birds might see fish mouth as baby bird mouths, so their parental instinct kicks in. Whatever the reason, it's really cute.

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Nicholas' 360g reef is REALLY filling in nicely

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After a mere nine months, Nicholas Liu's 360 gallon (72x40x24 inch) reef tank is already shaping up to be a world-class aquarium.

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Male livebearing fish are evolving faster than females

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Girls might MATURE more quickly than boys when it comes to humans. But scientists have discovered the male livebearing fish (e.g. guppies, mollies, platies, swordtails) EVOLVE more quickly than females.

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The data is in: Coral reef restoration via frag "gardening" works

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We've long assumed that the technique of restoring reefs by fragging (a technique pioneered by reefkeepers) and transplanting the frags to new reef sites works, and now a new study proves it. Fragging caused no harm to parent (donor) colonies, and outplanted frags grow and behave just like wild colonies.

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Clownfish eggs are adorable

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Look at these tiny bundles of joy! Technology has allowed zoom in clownfish eggs in stunning detail, and what we see are hundreds inquisitive lil' eyes staring right back at us.

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These new mysis shrimps are too pretty to eat

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Three new and beautiful species of tiny shrimps are described from the southern-most tip of South Africa. One shares a special relationship with octopus, another with hermit crabs, and the third has bling for eyes.

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Man cooks and eats flowerhorn cichlid

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If you are a cichlid keeper/lover, be forewarned you may find this article unsettling. A Malaysian man posts photos and a video of him cleaning and stir-frying a spectacular mature flowerhorn cichlid for dinner.

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Female fish prefer average active lovers

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In evolution, a high sex drive does not always pay off. Female mosquitofish swim away from over-impetuous lovers because they leave them hardly any time to feed and also tend to injure their genitalia more often.

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Trump could reduce or eliminate eleven marine reserves

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We've refrained from wading into American politics, but this proposed executive order could have far reaching consequences for marine conservation. From Monterey Bay to Hawaii, New England to American Samoa, Trump's proposed order could reduce or eliminate marine reserves to pave way for oil exploration and drilling.

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