Let's hear what YOU have to say about lighting advances in today's hobby.
Dana continues last month's discussion about copepods.
Feature Article: Quantitative Comparison of Lighting Technologies: Metal Halide, T5 Fluorescent and LED
Based on this quantitative data, is its quite obvious that the LEDs have come of age in providing a viable solution to lighting reef aquaria.
Feature Article: Elemental Analysis of Skimmate: What Does a Protein Skimmer Actually Remove from Aquarium Water?
Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. The chemical/elemental composition of skimmate generated by an H&S 200-1260 skimmer on a 175-gallon reef tank over the course of several days or a week had some surprises.
Eliminate nuisance starfish utilizing the natural appetites of the Harlequin Shrimp. Join Gary and Russ of AmericanReef.com as they shine the spotlight on these unique aquatic critters.
MACO is working on starting back up and we need your advice on getting going again.
Hands-on activities bring students to the excitement of marine biology and the importance of good ocean stewardship. Humboldt squid provide an outstanding teaching platform for discussing climate change, ecology, anatomy, physiology, oceanography and fisheries science.
The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) lives in the deep ocean, home to the largest ecosystems on our planet. A "living fossil," this animal has remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of millions of years.
Gary Lindner and Russ Kikel at AmericanReef.com this month bring you another podcast, this one discusses how to naturally control Aiptasia anemones.
There is quite a pool of coral parasite research available, but these research articles are disjointed and scattered among the internet and some obscure journals.
Product Review: Reefing like it's 1999: How Reef Aquarium Flow and Lighting has Changed Over the Past Decade
Jake takes a walk down memory lane recounting how lighting and water flow has changed over the last ten years in the reef aquarium hobby.
This article presents a review of the spectral analysis and light output of these lamps when used with a wide variety of ballasts.
Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Many factors contribute to the 'value' of a skimmer to an aquarist, including quality of construction, size, footprint, noise level, ease of cleaning, energy efficiency of the pump, and of course, the ability to remove organic waste from aquarium water.