From Coralscience.org: Marine scientists currently have reached a general consensus about how corals take up nutrients, which ranges from dissolved nutrients to megazooplankton, and have shown the importance of a variety of nutritive sources for coral growth and survival. A group of scleractinian corals however has remained controversial: the small polyped stony corals, commonly referred to as SPS corals. These animals are often wrongly believed to simply rely on strong lighting and dissolved inorganic nutrients.
I always enjoy visiting local fish stores in my travels, especially when I am in a foreign country. The local selection and cultural differences often result in unique shopping experiences. Here is a HD video of a newly opened Israeli LFS named Perfect Reef.
News Release: A researcher at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, an organized research unit in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has come up with a new explanation for the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs.
Speculations have been swirling about Ecotech's highly anticipated new LED lights for several weeks now, but Advanced Aquarist prefers to leave the rumor mill for others. Well, we now have the official word! Ecotech has issued a full press release on their new Radion XR30w, chock-full of juicy information.
Who says it doesn't pay to read Advanced Aquarist? In celebration of Labor's Day, Marine Depot is offering Advanced Aquarist readers 10% for EVERY product they carry.
Marinetech Innovations Inc will showcase Illumagic's new Advance Version of their Blaze Series LED lighting system at MACNA 2011. The Advance Version is the second generation controllable, modular LED system from Illumagic, replacing the older ALC Version.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Paul Long plans to test a lotion containing the biochemical, UV-resistant compound found in coral in order to create the next generation of sunscreen ... possibly in the form of a pill!
A pair of extremely rare, extremely deepwater Sunset Hogfish (Bodianus sanguineus) has turned up in a LFS in Nebraska.
Sometimes the saying really is true; big things do come in small packages. Almost a year after being debuted at MACNA Orlando, the long-awaited Nano LED fixture from AquaIllumination is now being widely distributed. Advanced Aquarist got our hands on one of these fancy diminutive gadgets and wanted to share our initial thoughts as well as some photos of the unboxing.
MACNA 2011 is less than two weeks away. Advanced Aquarist will present numerous products being showcased at this year's convention. First up is the 110V version of the Sicce Wave Surfer electronic wavemaker, exhibited by www.aquaticconnection.com. Unlike conventional wavemakers, the Wave Surfer can generate standing waves.
Watch this video of a reporter standing by the shoreline, being completely plastered with "sea foam" whipped up by Hurricane Irene. If he knew what he was being pummeled with, do you think he would have agreed to the assignment?
Imagine passing by two dental offices. One is filled with smiling clients while the other echos with the sound of screaming patients. Which dentist would you choose for your next teeth cleaning? A recent study suggests fish think the same way when selecting cleaner wrasses. What's more: cleaner wrasses are fully aware of this and adjust their behavior with an audience.
Here are two incredibly sharp videos of a Taiwanese rimless mixed reef tank. These videos capture acan, zoa, and other coral macros in stunning color and clarity. Bravo to the videographer!
The Lewis Firm PLLC has issued a press release to announce it is conducting an investigation on Tunze for potential violations of consumer protection and false advertising laws based on the recent Advanced Aquarist 'Propeller Pump' magazine article.
Advanced Aquarist recently had the opportunity to speak with Tony Vargas about his new book, now able to be purchased, pre-publication, as special signed editions that will be shipped just before the books are widely distributed in October. In this Q&A, you'll learn about what makes this book unique from all others and why it can majorly benefit every aquarist.