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Aquarium Chemistry: Regeneration of Granular Ferric Oxide Media with Sodium Hydroxide

By Matt Wandell, Laura Kormos on Oct 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

For aquarists who keep non-photosynthetic corals that require massive feeding, have large tanks, or a dense fish population the costs of regular GFO replacement can be significant. With a few simple tools and techniques we can easily regenerate GFO so that it can be reused several times over.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Metasepia pfefferi – the aptly named Flamboyant Cuttlefish

By Richard Ross on Oct 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

The Flamboyant cuttle is one of the most amazing animals I have encountered in the wild or in captivity. They are beautiful, masterful predators that live fast and die young. It is my hope that one day they will be bred in captivity and readily available for all cephalopod enthusiasts.

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Feature Article: Types of Phosphorus in a Reef Aquarium and Comments and Observations of Removal by Protein Skimming

By Dana Riddle on Oct 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

This testing makes it clear this protein skimmer did remove phosphorus, although the process may not be particularly effective as a sole method of P control, and phosphate could accumulate in the system if other removal mechanisms are not used.

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Editorial: October 2010

By Terry Siegel on Oct 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

Terry discusses this month's issue.

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Announcement: October 2010 Kindle / Nook eReader Edition Available

By Shane Graber on Oct 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

Kindle and Nook / Sony eReader editions are now available for this issue!

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Sea Turtle Conservation with Josie Romasco of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

By Gary Lindner, Russ Kikel on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

AmericanReef.com visits with Josie Romasco, founder of the Sea Turtle Second Chance conservation program to discuss their goals.

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Aquarium Fish: Reconsidering the Sand Tilefishes

By Kenneth Wingerter on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

There is much to be learned about this valuable aquarium fish (reports of captive spawns of some sand tilefish species have certainly been encouraging); clearly, the suitability of these intriguing animals for the home, and public, aquarium has yet to be fully demonstrated.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Octopus chierchiae – The Lesser Pacific Striped Octopus

By Richard Ross on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

(With special thanks to Dr. Roy Caldwell) Octopus chierchiae is an amazing little animal and  is clearly worth further study.

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Feature Article: Tunze Wavebox, Turbelle Stream Pump, and Wave Controller

By Dana Riddle on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

Tunze makes many claims about the Wavebox - a pump producing 'high speed' currents while using little power, wave heights of 3 cm (1.18 inches) with oscillations corresponding 'precisely' to wave action seen on natural reefs. How do these claims hold up under scrutiny?

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Editorial: September 2010

By Terry Siegel on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

Terry talks about Hurricane Earl, Murphy's Law, and how he ended up purchasing a generator that uses propane as its fuel source.

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Announcement: Winner of the Free Advanced Aquarist Book

By Advanced Aquarist Staff on Aug 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations to Karin Baker, our book winner!

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Editorial: August 2010

By Advanced Aquarist Staff on Aug 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

Terry's getting married! Please wish him well in the comments!

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Feature Article: Actinic Lamps at Home Depot?

By Dana Riddle on Aug 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

However, these specialty lamps should lend themselves well to applications devised by an enterprising hobbyist. Replacing these lamps every six months (~2,000 hours of operation) should not be a difficult or expensive endeavor.

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Freshwater Aquaria: Considerations for Scaping and Stocking the Paludarium, Part 2

By Kenneth Wingerter on Aug 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

This article focuses on aquascaping, terrascaping, and stocking paludaria; a preceding article began this discussion with a focus on paludarium construction.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: The Bleaching of Corals and Giant Clams

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Aug 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

Due to the fact that there are so many things that can lead to bleaching, it can be quite difficult to identify its specific cause at times. However, by starting with the basics, and using your head, there's a good chance you can find and fix the problem.

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