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Ecotech Marine's new website

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In concert with MACNA and the public debut of the Radion XR30w, www.ecotechmarine.com has unveiled a fully redesigned website. The new site includes information about the Radion, product videos, and a section called "Ecotech Community" where Ecotech owners can interact with one another (as well as Ecotech's staff) to discuss their products.

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The Definitive Ecotech Radion Preview (updated with Mr. Saltwater Tank video)

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Apologies for the pretentious title, but we wanted to grab your attention. Starting this weekend, you will read a lot about Ecotech's new LED light. Advanced Aquarist put a lot of effort to bring you the the most comprehensive Ecotech Radion preview. A treasure trove of photos and information after the jump (not for the bandwidth-challenged)

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Sunlight Aqua is the exclusive distributor of Thrive Aquatics

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Thrive Aquatics is a new US-based company whose products and services include reef supplements, water treatment media, propagation products, and water parameter analytics. They have chosen Sunlight Aqua as their distributor. Find out what this means for aquarists.

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MACNA preview: ATI's new controllable PowerCone I-Series Protein Skimmer

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ATI has issued a press release through Advanced Aquarist for their latest protein skimmer making their 120V debut at MACNA 2011. The I-Series feature a speed-controllable pump and their patent-pending "grind wheel" impeller. The I-Series will be available in two sizes: PowerCone 200 for 100-250g and PowerCone 250 for 250-500g. Read their press release after the jump.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Trip to an Indonesian Coral and Clam Farm

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Sep 07, 2011 at 08:00 AM

A few years ago when I was working on my book about giant clams, I was lucky enough to get a tour of the CV Dinar coral and giant clam aquaculture facility in Indonesia. I'm sure a lot of hobbyists have heard of the "farms" in the Pacific, but I figured I'd give you something of a virtual tour of the place and show you a bit about how things are done there. It was quite interesting to say the least.

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The love child of a Zoanthid and a Hammer Coral [updated]

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Shared on Nano-reef.com: Here is an incredible mutation of a Zoanthid colony exhibiting Hammer-like tentacle tips.

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MACNA preview: ReefBrite exhibit

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Advanced Aquarist gives you three reasons to visit ReefBrite's MACNA booth, including two new lighting accessories and a giveaway of their Twin-arc metal halide bulbs!

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August 2011's Most Popular Posts

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In August we continued the discussion on pumps and flow with Tunze demonstrating their pumps against a competitor, watched numerous videos of beautiful reef aquariums around the world, and witnessed rare fish and some awesomely colored Scolymia. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for August 2011.

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Cabo Pulmo National Park is the most robust marine reserve in the world, thanks to fishing ban

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A ten-year study by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography concludes that the Cabo Pulmo National Park is the most robust marine reserve in the world. Overfishing had wiped out most of the fish in this region, but thanks to a no-fishing zone, the park is now the healthiest marine reserve according to Scripps researchers.

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Are wrasses the smartest fish?

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Aquarists who keep wrasses know they are inquisitive, mischievous, and dare-we-say 'intelligent' animals. A recent research paper describes Ornate Wrasses exploiting starfish to hunt sea urchins.

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Proof positive SPS corals consume zooplankton [video]

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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.

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Ever wonder what a LFS in Israel looks like?

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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.

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Scientist creates new hypothesis on ocean acidification

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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.

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MACNA preview: Ecotech officially announces Radion XR30w LED Light

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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.

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Marine Depot's Special Labor Day Sale for Advanced Aquarist readers!

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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.

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