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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 APBreedā„¢. 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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Captive spawning of Northern Bluefin Tuna

By Matthew Stansbery on Aug 12, 2011 at 04:55 PM

Umami Seafood, Inc. provides DNA proof of natural Northern Bluefin Tuna spawning in captivity. Northern Bluefin Tuna is one of the most sought-after and expensive sushi-grade Tunas, but its population is at great risk from overfishing. NOAA currently lists the Northern Bluefin as a "species of concern" and will reconsider its endangered status in 2013.

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CeramEco frag plugs

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Are you tired of new frag plugs sticking out like eye sores in your reef tank? CeramEco produces the most natural-looking and well-thought-out frag plug we've seen yet. You can also quickly convert each frag plug into a frag disk without any tools.

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Divers: volunteer to restore coral reefs and cultivate coral in Key Largo, Florida

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Interested in aiding coral reef restoration projects? Take a dive trip to Key Largo, FL and help the Coral Restoration Foundation cultivate coral and restore Florida Keys reefs.

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Who's your daddy?

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Two female stingrays have given birth to seven 15cm pups at the Sea Life London Aquarium, much to the aquarium staff's surprise. Neither females have been in contact with a male for two years!

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Rare Blue Porcupine Puffer Fish

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Most Porcupine Puffers (Diodon holocanthus) are a shade of brown/yellow, but Absolutely Fish currently has a rare blue specimen for sale. What's more, the puffer is an irresistible 1.5" juvenile. If you are in the NJ/NYC area, check it out in person ... that is, if it hasn't already sold.

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Tunze issues press release explaining their 'Flow vs Turbulence' video

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Yesterday, Tunze shared a video with Advanced Aquarist demonstrating the differences in flow patterns for their Stream pumps and Ecotech's Vortech pumps. Today, Tunze has issued a press release to explain their analysis. They conclude: "we need another descriptor besides gph to have any real world value." Read the entire press release after the jump.

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Feature Article: LED Lighting Tests: Ecoray, Reef Fanatic, and MaxSpect

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Aug 10, 2011 at 08:00 AM

LED lighting for reef tanks is on its way to becoming a reality, and various designs and configurations are making their way into the market.

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Cute 'seneye Reef' Introduction Video

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In June, Advanced Aquarist broke news of a new monitoring device called the seneye Reef: a feature-rich monitoring system with an anticipated retail price below $200 USD. seneye has just shared with us a short introduction video that summarizes what this device is all about.

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PADI approaching 20 million diver certs, offers prize

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The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world's largest scuba diving training and certification organization. PADI is now fast approaching 20 million certified divers! To celebrate, they are awarding the 20 millionth certified diver a dive trip for two to Australia's Great Barrier Reef aboard the Spirit of Freedom.

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Bones

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Looking for something unique to mount on your wall? How about a skeleton articulation of your favorite fish? Helter Skeletons assembles fish skeletons into beautifully intricate artwork with a flare for the macabre.

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Tunze video demonstrates flow vs turbulence

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In response to the July 2011's Advanced Aquarist article "Experimental Comparison of Measured Flow Output of Aquarium Propeller Pumps," Tunze has shared with Advanced Aquarist a video about flow and turbulence. In the video, Tunze visually demonstrates the difference in flow pattern between their Streams and Ecotech's Vortech pumps.

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Man pleads guilty to purchasing pufferfish toxin

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A Chicago man (previously investigated for a murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife) has pleaded guilty to purchasing mass amounts of Tetrodotoxin: a lethal toxin derived from natural sources such as puffer fish. He faces life in prison.

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July 2011's Most Popular Posts

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In July we learned that not all propeller pumps are equal, witnessed three nuclear power plants shut down due to jellyfish infestations, found out how important cleaner wrasses are to reef ecosystems, and saw the only known captive peppermint angelfish alive and well. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for July 2011.

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