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The Rose-Magenta Skunk Clownfish

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iBluewater is making a name for itself as a source for exotic clownfish. Their latest acquisition is this unique and beautiful pair of rose-colored Skunk Clownfish, said to be the rarest color variation of Amphiprion perideraion and only known specimens in captivity.

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Only two days left to get the $85 earlybird price for MACNA 2012

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You had better hurry! Saturday at midnight central standard time the price will go up to $109 for the conference. More after the jump!

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Aquascaping Inspiration from Spain [video]

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Here is Friday's eye candy and inspiration for your next reef aquascape, direct from Barcelona, Spain. A gorgeous, open structured, gravity-defying rimless reef ... we have come a long way since our "wall o' rocks" days.

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Detailed information about Tunze Stream pump upgrades to increase flow

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Tunze USA is offering Tunze Stream 2 owners two options to increase the flow rates of their pumps. Current Tunze Stream 2 6105 owners can receive a free 24V jumper to increase flow rate to 3300gph and/or purchase a new wide nozzle. Tunze has also informed us of few upcoming changes to the Stream product line. Many more details after the jump, including instructions, official prices, and dates.

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Part II - Can Coral Reefs Survive Ocean Acidification and Global Warming?

By Russ Kikel on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:00 AM

American Reef returns to Reef Systems Coral Farms, a collaborator in an important study of how both global warming and increasing ocean acidity affect coral life. Part 2 of 2.

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Animal Planet renews "Tanked" for second season

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Whether you love or hate the show, Animal Planet has announced a second season for the controversial (in aquarist circles) TV program "Tanked" starting in Spring of 2012. Read Animal Planet's full press release after the jump.

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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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