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A 240 gallon planted discus aquarium

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There is really no replacement for displacement. Follow the tear-down, rebuild, and maintenance of a massive discus planted aquascape.

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Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

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Researchers were shocked when they not only discovered that warmer temperatures did not speed up the the progression of black band disease but also that lower pH actually slowed the spread of the disease by 25%!

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Old school cool

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This beautiful reef aquarium is stocked and styled like you might have seen in the early 1980s. The rimless tank and technology has certainly changed, but overall, the tank exudes "classic" reefkeeping.

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The pharaoh cuttlefish is a master of mimicry

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Sea-life enthusiasts know that cuttlefish are masters of camouflage. But Sepia pharaoni can do more than just change colors. They can mimic hermit crabs! And can you think of a better animal to mimic? Hermit crabs both deters predators as well as lull prey into a false sense of safety.

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A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

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Meet Fennerogalathea chani, a new species of squat lobster from Papua New Guinea. With its red, white, and blue pigmentation, it is one of the most dazzling crustaceans we have seen.

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IM's NUVO Concept Abyss Drop-Off Aquarium goes glass

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Innovative Marine's Concept Abyss Panorama Drop Off Aquarium is now manufactured in glass instead of acrylic (the acrylic models are now discontinued). It now also features IM's unique anodized aluminum APS Stands.

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Must-see coral video (trust us)

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Daniel Stoupin and his team at Bioquest Studios shares with Advanced Aquarist their next coral time-lapse masterpiece. The video's artistry and techniques are truly awe-inspiring with an important message for all to see.

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A treasure chest aquarium!

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For sale on eBay is this gorgeous custom-made treasure chest aquarium. The seller provides little detail about its construction or who the artist is, but one thing is certain: the craftsmanship and aesthetics are impeccable.

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They grow up so fast! African cichlids from eggs to babies

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To chronicle the development of fish embryo to adulthood, Adam shot daily video of the eggs of his Lake Malawi African cichlids (Mylochromis spilostichus). The combined video is the trifecta of cute, fascinating, and educational.

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Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

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Killifish can be some of the most vibrant tropical freshwater fish in the world. A new killifish discovered in South America packs a whole lot of color into its tiny one-inch frame.

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Scientists connect brains of two nudibranchs species

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This study doesn't have any practical value to aquarists, but it's like next-level (real-life) science fiction that is too cool not to report. Neuroscientists rewired the brains of two different sea slug species to control one another. They found that even animals with the same neurons and behaviors are wired very differently.

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Stony corals secrete acid-rich proteins to produce skeleton

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Multiple studies are showing that corals are more resilient to acidification than we once feared. A new study "very precisely shows that corals will secrete proteins, and the proteins are what really forms the mineral and the proteins are very acidic, which will surprise a lot of people."

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A mysterious freshwater goby finally gets a name

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Circa 2001, a new, unidentified orange-spotted freshwater goby entered the aquarium trade starting in Europe. Nearly two decades later, it is finally formally described as a new species: Pseudogobiopsis lumbantobing.

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New coral reef fish species shows rare parental care behavior

By Tim Stephens, University of California at Santa Cruz on May 31, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Among the hundreds of species of damselfish, only a few protect and care for their young; a newly discovered species raises the number from three to four.

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How coralline algae can still grow in acidified water

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Reefkeepers who run calcium reactors and keep their tanks at a lower pH than natural seawater know that coralline algae is unphased by the acidified water. Research now shows why: Coralline algae is able to adjust its internal chemistry to continue the process of calcification.

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