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The Red-Faced Sunburst Skunk Clownfish

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iBluewater.com continues their quest to discover exotic clownfish variants. Their latest offering is the Red-Faced Sunburst Skunk Clownfish. This A.perideraion has a unique reddish face with a tangerine-colored body and of course the classic white "skunk" stripes

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Destination Reefs: Philippines [video]

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With cold weather fast approaching for most of us (if it hasn't already arrived), I can't think of a better time to take a video tour of the world's coral reefs to warm our spirits. Every Sunday, we will visit lush tropical reefs to marvel at their beauty and gain a better appreciation and understanding of reef life.

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Marine Depot & Innovative Marine Contest!

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Marine Depot (an Advanced Aquarist sponsor) has teamed up with Innovative Marine to give away prizes to three lucky contestants, including a $600 92 watt IM Skkye Light White Tablet LED fixture! Good luck!

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AVAST Marine Works adds new features to their ATO Kit

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AVAST Marine Works has updated their magnet-mounted Auto-Top-Off (ATO) kit with new connectivity options compatible with popular aquarium controllers. All new versions also have the ability to add a backup shutoff float valve as an additional safety measure.

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The unbelievable diversity of tropical reefs

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We all know coral reefs are diverse ecosystems. But a new PLoS ONE paper shows we may still underestimate the biodiversity of tropical reefs. Scientists discovered far more species in one small 67.8 square feet patch of reef than they ever expected.

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A playful encounter with a Nassau grouper

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Awwwwww. Watch this video and tell me you this grouper doesn't remind you of a puppy seeking affection. This is the friendliest and most lovable grouper I've ever seen.

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Seahorse Husbandry

By Russ Kikel on Nov 03, 2011 at 06:00 AM

If you’re thinking of starting up a seahorse tank, then this episode is for you. Join AmericanReef as we interview a unique and successful hobbyist who has been keeping these amazing sea creatures for close to half of his life.

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Product Review: Blue Moon Aquatics' P30 LED Pendant

By Dana Riddle on Nov 02, 2011 at 10:00 AM

What seemed impossible to many just a few years ago is now reality - this LED luminaire can complete with metal halides when used over coral reef aquaria of sizes commonly seen in homes. I've had another Blue Moon Aquatics LED system in operation for over a year and report no problems with it. If that is any indication, one should get long, reliable service from the P30 luminaire.

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Reef Octopus announces compact bio-reactor and hang-on protein skimmer

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Reef Octopus has two new products coming to market. The first is a full line of "plug-n-play" bio-pellet reactors featuring compact footprints. The second is a BH90 protein skimmer: a hang-on needle-wheel design rated for up to 130 gallon aquariums. More details after the jump.

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GBR's annual mass coral spawn only a couple weeks away [video]

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It's that time of the year again when corals throughout the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) renew the oceans with their annual spawning: the birth of millions of baby corals! The specular event is expected between November 16 to 18, 2011.

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Fragging Acropora: Extreme Edition [video]

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Machado deSousa practices some "micro-fragging" at his 8000L (2000+ gallon) Portugal coral farm. Whereas most SPS frags are cut from 1/2" up to 2", deSousa grows out his frags from single polyps! Watch as he shows how it's done.

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Hagfish slimes shark and other fish with gill-choking mucus [video]

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The hagfish, a jaw-less primitive deep sea fish / invertebrate, has an interesting defense mechanism. When attacked they produce copious amounts of mucus that can gag, choke, and even suffocate the unwitting attacker.

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Project Shellter: 3D printed shells for your pet hermit crab?

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Hobbyist level 3D printing has come a long way in the last 5 years and Project Shellter plans to crowd-source shell designs for your pet hermit crab. This will give your crab some added bling and reduce the need for harvesting shells from the wild.

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The world's sexiest blenny?

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It's been a good week for exotic marine fish enthusiasts. Reef2reef.com sponsor Aloha Corals received a new shipment of fish from Marshall Islands including this absolutely breathtaking blenny, Cirripectes stigmaticu.

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Mountain West Reef Fest, November 5, 2011

Red Lion Hotel, 161 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, from Nov 05, 2011 05:00 AM to Nov 05, 2011 02:00 PM

Published on Oct 30, 2011 at 08:00 AM

The Mountain West Reef Fest is your one day educational reef experience. The fest includes a pre-show event, prizes, speakers, and seminars.

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