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Midnight Madness sale at Absolutely Fish in N.J. had an overwhelming turnout

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Absolutely Fish, a local fish store in Clifton, New Jersey held their once annual "Midnight Madness" sale this weekend featuring one-night only sales on both equipment and livestock. The result was an overwhelming turnout, drawing over 500 hobbyists to the store. We at Advanced Aquarist had a chance to attend the event, and even photograph a few exotics that were in-stock!

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This Aussie Scolymia from Cherry Corals is giving the term "rainbow" new meaning

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Corals like this one from Cherry Corals are nothing short of sheer eye candy - a true gem to any collector!

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Funday Sunday: Gem Tang pigging out

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On this lazy summer Sunday, here's a cute video blog featuring a healthy and fat Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum) in a feeding frenzy.

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Blue Spotted Picasso Clarkii Clownfish

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iBluewater recently received shipment of an unique Clarkii Clownfish variant. They've been kind enough to share a couple of photos with us. These clownfish exhibit an unusual markings throughout their bodies, most notably blue spots and a white chest.

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The bizarre sex life of squids

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When it comes to sex, Bleeker's Squids are fascinating critters. Their males come in two distinct varieties: the big "jock" males and small "sneaker" males. Females allow both types of males to mate with her, each with their own preferred sexual position. What's more, the small males pack bigger sperm!

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Human excrement responsible for Elkhorn Acropora disease

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In 1996, a new disease called White Pox started wreaking havoc on Atlantic Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata. Since then, an alarming 88% of A.palmata died off in just the Florida Keys, with similar mortalities across the Caribbean. Scientists have now conclusively pinpointed the culprit behind this mysterious disease: a bacteria from the human digestive system!

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Schooling Fish Offer New Ideas for Wind Farming

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Caltech News Release: The quest to derive energy from wind may soon be getting some help from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) fluid-dynamics expert John Dabiri-and a school of fish.

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Can Coral Reefs Survive Ocean Acidification and Global Warming?

By Russ Kikel on Aug 17, 2011 at 08:00 AM

American Reef returns to Reef Systems Coral Farms, a collaborator in an important study of how both global warming and increasing ocean acidity affect coral life. Part 1 of 2.

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Video of the Thailand DSPS 1,000 gallon reef

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Many of you already know about chingchai's breathtaking 1,000 gallon "DSPS" reef aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand. But for those who don't (or haven't followed the maturation of his reef), you're in for a real treat. This just might be the most beautiful reef aquarium in the world.

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Travesty: 440 tropical fish illegally imported, culled

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Sorry for the double gloomy news today, but I felt this is worth reporting. 440 freshwater tropical fish were intentionally destroyed in Indonesia last week after someone tried to import them into the country without health and country of origin documentation.

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GBR at risk of toxic pesticides

By Matthew Stansbery on Aug 16, 2011 at 06:00 AM

A new report put out by the Australian Government targets the Sugar Cane industry and its impacts upon the Great Barrier Reef. The research behind the report found that nearly 12% of farmers were utilizing practices deemed harmful to the GBR.

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APBreed's upcoming dietary products

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To follow-up on this weekend's announcement by Reed Mariculture about their new line of dietary products named APBreed, Reed has also listed many new products in the works: enriched Artemia, copepods, greenwater, and more!

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Countdown to grand opening of Waikiki Aquarium’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit

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Waikiki Aquarium’s new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit is set to open this week. Founded in 1904. Waikiki Aquarium is the third oldest public aquarium in the United States and will now also be home to some of the rarest reef fish on exhibit.

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APBreed - the new line of products from Reed Mariculture has been named

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The naming contest is over and the name for Reed Mariculture's new product line is APBreed™. The new dietary products are specifically designed for Public Aquariums, Marine Ornamental Breeders and Research Labs.

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PNG hopes revived!

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The prospect of Papua New Guinea fish entering the aquarium trade looked grim after the news of SEASMART's legal entanglements with PNG's government. But Ret Talbot reports in Coral Magazine that a new player has entered the game, reviving our collective hope of seeing PNG fish come to market.

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