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Feature Article: Measuring Water Movement in Your Reef Aquarium for Less Than $100

By Dana Riddle on Jan 14, 2011 at 07:00 PM

Water motion is an extremely important consideration in the husbandry of reef aquaria, yet there are no inexpensive measuring devices on the market. This article will tell how to estimate water motion using a relatively low-cost method. Interpreting the results will also be discussed.

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Editorial: January 2011

By Terry Siegel on Jan 14, 2011 at 07:00 PM

Terry discusses this month's issue.

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Announcement: January 2011 Kindle / Nook eReader Edition Available

By Shane Graber on Jan 14, 2011 at 07:00 PM

Kindle and Nook / Sony eReader editions are now available for this issue!

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: New Sea Lion Pup: It’s a girl!

By Russ Kikel on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has succeeded in breeding a sea lion pup for the second year in a row!

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Coral Farming 102

By Russ Kikel on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

Russ goes behind the scene at Todd Melman’s coral farming facility, Coral Reef Systems.

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Aquarium Fish: Reconsidering the Lookdown (Selene vomer)

By Kenneth Wingerter on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

Owing to its distinctive shape, coloration, and behavior, the lookdown has the potential to become a popular aquarium fish. This unusual animal can be a fitting addition to many pelagic or sand flat exhibits.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Crabs in the Marine Aquarium

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

It's important to know what crabs are okay and which aren't. Unfortunately, while there are a few good ones, most of them are definitely off limits for reef aquarists, so I'll give you some basic information about crabs in general and cover the more common types you'll likely come across. Hopefully it will help you decide what to buy or not buy, or what to leave in or get out.

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Feature Article: Ecotech Marine's MP-40w ES Propeller Pump And New EcoSmart Driver

By Dana Riddle on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

This month, we'll look at the MP40w ES 'wave maker' from Ecotech Marine.

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Editorial: December 2010

By Terry Siegel on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

Terry discusses this issue and makes a call to our readers for subjects that they would like to see covered in 2011.

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Announcement: December 2010 Kindle / Nook eReader Edition Available

By Shane Graber on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

Kindle and Nook / Sony eReader editions are now available for this issue!

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Troubled Waters with Bob Snowden of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

By Russ Kikel on Nov 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

AmericanReef.com talks with Bob Snowden about Troubled Waters, a Caribbean exhibit at the PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh.

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Aquarium Fish: Use of MS-222 (Tricaine Methanesulfonate) to Induce Sedation and Anesthesia in Ornamental Fishes

By Kenneth Wingerter on Nov 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

MS-222 continues to be a valuable tool for aquatic animal keepers. Its low cost and wide availability, as well as its relatively high degree of safety and reliability, make it an attractive choice of anesthetic agent for numerous types of applications.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at the Giant Clam Tridacna gigas

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Nov 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

Keep in mind that if you plan on having a gigas long term, it will need to be kept in a tank that is at least 18 inches wide, and will more than likely eventually need something even bigger than this. These clam are not suited for life in 55 gallon tanks, etc.

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Feature Article: Advanced Water Quality Analyses: LaMotte's 'Smart 2' Colorimeter And a Quick Comparison to the Hach 890 Colorimeter

By Dana Riddle on Nov 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

The LaMotte Smart 2 colorimeter is a powerful tool for advanced hobbyists. Many results generated by this instrument are acceptable to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Its accuracy and precision is remarkable for a relatively inexpensive device.

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Editorial: November 2010

By Terry Siegel on Nov 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM

Terry discusses his latest endeavour with freshwater Discus.

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