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Reef Threads interviews Richard Ross and Matt Wandell of the Steinhart Aquarium

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On this week's episode of Reef Threads, Gary Parr and Christine Williams interview Richard Ross and Matt Wandell about the work that they are doing at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, CA.

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Greco Aqualabs C6 Granular Activated Carbon

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Greco Aqualabs C6 is a new coal based granular activated carbon available through ReadyAquatics.com. This phosphate-free GAC is marketed as "the best quality and best value carbon" capable of removing more chemicals than other GACs available to aquarists

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Lone upside-down jellyfish found surrounded by over 200 babies

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A lone upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea sp.) that had been placed in a dedicated tank at Reef HQ (north Queensland) was one day found to have over 200 babies swimming in its tank in an act that looked like "immaculate conception." How was this possible?

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October 2011 Redfish Magazine now available

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The new, free issue from our friends at Redfish (Australia) is now available for download. This eight-article issue includes a wide range of freshwater and saltwater topics ranging from reef substrates to wild rainbowfish to an article about the care of saltwater predator fish. This is Redfish's biggest issue to date! Did we mention it's free?

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Weekend eye candy: Another enchanting reef video

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We have been recently blessed with an influx of high quality reef videos. With personal video technology rapidly advancing (from cell phones to dSLRs), many more are sure to come. Here is another beautifully shot, beautifully produced reef video.

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Aberrant Hawaiian Yellow Tang headed to LiveAquaria.com Divers Den

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It's not often that we come across these bizarre "piebald" aberrant Zebrasoma sp. in the hobby, and the folks over at LiveAquaria.com have this beautiful fish in captivity about to hit the Divers Den WYSIWYG section of the site.

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Fighting Fire with Fire: Saving Corals from Bacteria with Bacteria

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Earlier this year, we learned a bacterium from human excrement is the cause of White Pox - a disease that has killed scores of Elkhorn Acropora Coral in the Caribbean reefs. A novel solution may help restore and protect these corals from bacteria ... by using bacteria!

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A solitary female can spawn entire guppy populations

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In more guppy news, these tropical fish - native to Central and South America - now inhabit outdoor waters on every continent except Antarctica. Science explains why: Females are able to store sperm for months on end, and all it takes is a lone female to colonize a waterway. This also serves as a cautionary reminder.

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Feature Aquarium: Small Wonders - 3 'Postmodern' nano aquariums that are small in stature, yet big in impact

By Scott Fellman on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:00 AM

Small in stature, yet big in impact, these are but a few examples of the wealth of potential offered by the wonderful marriage of the 'Postmodern'; nano aquarium and the creative hobbyist. The aquarium world is being re-invented daily, thanks to this union.

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Guppy Love

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Male guppies get desperate too. A new study found that when a male guppy is historically deprived of females, he will court with just about any female he encounters. On the other hand, males accustomed to female company are more relaxed and selective with their courtship. Furthermore, males experienced with attractive females prefer them, but males only used to average females are not as picky.

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First look at the Ecotech Marine Radion quick-start manual

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We are pleased to bring you the first look at the official Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w quick-start manual, full of information about the Radion's design and features.

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Coral reef preservation has been around longer than you might realize

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Do you believe that coral reef preservation only started recently? Think again. Native Hawaiian’s had been practicing coral reef preservation since the 1400’s. That is, until Europeans showed up two centuries ago. Then things went downhill and are just now recovering but only in certain areas.

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Petitition to Stop Hawaiian Fishing Ban

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There have been multiple attempts to shut down Hawaii's aquarium fishery this year alone, with fears that anti-trade activists may one day succeed with their vocal persistence. There is now an online petition calling the State NOT to ban any form of fishing, instead endorsing responsible fishery management.

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It's a snake eat eel world [video]

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We bet you've never seen this before: Watch amazing footage of a Fiji sea snake consuming a moray eel virtually its size. Video by Bruce Carlson.

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New video of the Gramma dejongi

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BBox Aquarium (Japan) has posted a video of this recently described, ultra-rare, ultra-beautiful basslet. The video is the clearest one we've seen yet. In 2010, Gramma dejongi was discovered on Cuba's reefs. Due to the US embargo of Cuba, American aquarists are unlikely to see this species for sale in the States anytime soon.

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