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Thieves Caught On Tape Stealing Rare Corals and Drygoods

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Surveillance cameras at Bio-Reef, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL caught three thieves stealing live corals and drygoods totaling a reported $30,000. The Jacksonville police department has not yet publicly released the video, but Advanced Aquarist hopes to share this video as soon as it is available to catch these crooks.

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Reef Overfishing Tipping Points [updated with press release]

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Researchers published a new report today describing the tipping points for overfishing and its impact on reef ecosystems. There is a predictable sequence of of events that occurs when areas are overfished. The report also clearly demonstrates how important reef fish are to their ecosystem.

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More tool use observed in marine fishes (including video)

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A new report in Coral Reefs documents another interesting observation of tool usage among wrasses, this time for an orange-dotted tuskfish. One additional portion to the report is a video showing the actual behavior of the fish.

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Activated carbon affirmed as causative agent for HLLE disease

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Smoking gun #2: GAC = HLLES. Following Jay Hemdal's (et al.) earlier peer-reviewed study linking Head and Lateral Line Erosion Syndrome to the use of granular activated carbon, a new study affirms carbon causes HLLE.

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House of Fins to host 54th annual Splash Event next weekend

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House of Fins, a local fish store located in Greenwich, CT is gearing up to host their 54th annual "Splash Event" next weekend featuring tons of sales, vendor booths and guest speakers from all around the country."

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Breathtaking Large Reef Aquarium from Amsterdam, Holland

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"Estherea Reef" is one of the most beautifully aquascaped, healthy, mature, large reef displays Advanced Aquarist has seen. There is really no shortage of flattering adjectives we can use. But instead of words, we invite you to watch three high-quality videos of this amazing Dutch aquarium.

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New Fauna Marin phosphate test kit seen at MACNA

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Fauna Marin recently introduced their new PO4 test kit, complimenting their already-growing line of aquarium chemical products.

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The Lionfish Tamer (not what you think)

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The Lionfish Tamer is a mini-speargun designed to kill invasive Lionfish in the Atlantic. If you're diving in Florida or the Caribbean and want to do your part to help, consider purchasing this affordable, portable tool.

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Aquarium fishes are more aggressive in reduced environments, a new study finds

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Case Western Reserve University has sent us a press release about their new study. Dr. Ronald Oldfield concludes something aquarists already know from experience: Fish are healthier and less aggressive in larger aquariums and aquariums with more natural settings.

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Self-described World's Smallest Aquarium [UPDATED with video!]

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Nano? Pico? Or some new descriptor we haven't come up with yet. Russian artist Anatoly Konenko specializes in miniature art and has built a half-thumb-sized glass box aquarium that holds just 10 milliliters (2 teaspoons) of water!

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Growing a coral safe movement

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From The University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences: Marine biologist Joan Holt is helping to find sustainable ways to breed and buy saltwater aquarium species.

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Feature Article: Inside A Coral Lab

By Tim Wijgerde on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:00 AM

Corals keep mystifying and challenging us, whether we are aquarists, divers or scientists. Our understanding of corals and their symbiotic organisms has been a long road, and knowledge of their biology is ever increasing. Even today, marine biologists are working hard to unravel the complex physiology of these amazing animals. The question however is: how do they do that?

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Avantgarde Aquarium Designs

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Design website mocoloco.com proves aquarium designs aren't confined to traditional bowls and rectangular boxes. While the collection of showcased aquariums may not be the most practical, they allow us to appreciate aquariums as art themselves.

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September 2011 Redfish now available for free download

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September's issue of the free pdf magazine Redfish is now available for download. This issue focuses on nano aquariums, both freshwater and saltwater.

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Sunrise Hogfish up for auction

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Do you remember Advanced Aquarist reporting on a pair of Bodianus sanguineus offered for sale by Nebraska Aquatic Supply? One specimen is now being auctioned off on eBay.

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