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Video of hermit crab changing shells

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Here is a video I recently came across of a blue-legged hermit crab (Clibanarius tricolor) in the act of changing shells - as captured by a 3reef.com member.

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Videos of the new Kessil Aquarium LED pendant in action

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Altantis Aquarium in Union City, California has added two videos of the new Kessil A150W (first reported here last week), complete with Kessil's optional gooseneck mounting arm.

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Construction begins on US’s largest (and only) coral reef research center

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Nova Southeastern University has issued a news release announcing construction is underway for the United States' first dedicated coral reef research center. The planned facility is massive (86,000 square-foot), with a build cost of $30 million. Read on for NSU's news release.

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Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #1

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A slice of reef life on your computer screen: This is the first of many high-resolution Advanced Aquarist wallpapers.

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SEA-MAX

Seattle Center's Exhibit Hall, WA 98109, from Jul 23, 2011 06:00 AM to Jul 24, 2011 01:00 PM

Published on Mar 18, 2011 at 01:25 AM

Marine Aquarium Expo is coming to the Pacific Northwest July 23-24, 2011!

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One of the most impressive Golden Fairy Wrasse "supermales" for sale

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Continuing the rare fish theme for today, Pacific Island Aquatics has a Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis trio up for sale that has what may be the most impressive male specimen I've seen in a very long time.

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The Spanish Flag turns up at Absolutely Fish

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Absolutely Fish in Clifton, NJ has obtained one of the rarest tropical grouper/basslets available in our hobby: The Spanish Flag (Gonioplectrus hispanus)! Read on for video of this rare gem.

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How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

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It's a slow news day, so I thought I'd share how I finally beat dinoflagellates in my 176 gallon reef aquarium. I know many reefkeepers struggle with dinoflagellates - and often get frustrated to the point of calling it quits (I know I was on the verge!). Hopefully my experience can help.

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Australia plans its own cryogenic coral bank

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Cryogenic gene banks are not anything new; In fact, it's a common conservation tool many research institutes and conservation societies have already utilized for many endangered species (both flora and fauna). However, only recently has this concept been applied to reef conservation. Australia is the latest to announce plans to save coral reefs via cryogenesis.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: On Lighting for Tridacnid Clams

By James W. Fatherree on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM

To summarize, it is impossible to give a single number recommendation when it comes to tridacnids' lighting requirements, even for a particular species. Each clam is genetically different, and some members of a given species will need more light than others.

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Do Sperm Whales Have Names? Possibly...

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A recent paper published in the journal Animal Behavior raises the question that it might be possible that sperm whales broadcast unique identifiers that could be a personal "call-sign" like old time telegraph operators used for identifying themselves.

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Kessil Lighting Debuts A150W LED Aquarium Light in Three Spectrums

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Advanced Aquarist has received a press release for Kessil's new compact LED aquarium pendant lighting system. The A150W will be available in three different spectrums: a 10,000K "Sky Blue," and 15,000K "Ocean Blue," and a 20,000K "Deep Ocean Blue."

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Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in full nuptial display

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Although Fairy Wrasses are popular amongst reefkeepers everywhere, few people have witnessed a male Cirrhilabrus in full nuptial display. It is an indescribable experience! Read on to see photos of the rare Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in courtship.

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CTARS Marine Aquarium Conference VI

CoCo Key Water Resort & Conference Center, 3580 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06705, from May 15, 2011 05:00 AM to May 15, 2011 01:00 PM

Published on Mar 13, 2011 at 09:10 PM

Come join us on the 15th of May for the Sixth CTARS Marine Aquarium Conference. There will be speakers and a great raffle following the conference.

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We're looking for a few good bloggers!

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Advanced Aquarist is looking for a few good writers for our blog team. If you are passionate about aquariums/reefs and enjoy sharing and discussing relevant topics with fellow advanced aquarists, let us know.

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