Aquatic & Terrestrial Research Team. While Probiotics continue to grow in popularity, it is important to look at the actual organisms found in culture.
Aquarium Chemistry: The Carbonate System in the Aquarium, and the Ocean, Part II: The Interacting Carbonate System
Center for Marine Science, Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln, Wilmington, NC 28409. In this article we will discuss the major interactions of the carbonate system in sea water.
Feature Article: How to Make Corals More Colorful, Part Two: New Information! Green Fluorescent Pigments, Pigment Clades, and Photoconversion from Green to Orange/Red
This month, we'll look at the most populous coral pigment category: Green Fluorescent Proteins (or GFPs). In addition, we'll examine how light intensity and spectral qualities affect GFPs.
Terry discusses upcoming featured aquariums, new features for the magazine, and some exciting news about the Reefs.org website.
Charles discusses various non-photosynthetic corals and their care requirements.
Practicing these good habits will minimize stress, prevent injury and insure that your stock will be well nourished.
Reflector design for reef aquariums has improved considerably allowing for more efficient use of light. With these reflectors we can now light reef aquarium with fewer lamps, get deeper light penetration over larger areas.
Feature Article: The Development of a Method for the Quantitative Evaluation of Protein Skimmer Performance
Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Protein skimmers have become indispensable for many aquarists who strive to maintain the high water quality necessary to keep stony corals.
Feature Article: How to Make Corals Colorful, Part One: New Information, With Particular Attention to Blue-Green Fluorescent Pigments
Light intensity and its spectral characteristics play important parts in promotion of coral coloration.
Aquarium Chemistry: The Carbonate System in the Aquarium, and the Ocean, Part I: The Components of the Carbonate System
By understanding the carbonate system and using that knowledge to our advantage it is possible to encourage rapid calcification and growth in many of the calcifying organisms we maintain in captivity.
Recent research has suggested a 'best lamp' - but some caveats exist!
Create a thriving reef tank or spend some time in scuba gear observing a tropical reef and you are likely to care about and fight for what remains of the wild coral reefs of the world.