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Be careful with zinc levels in your reef

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A new study partly authored by Dr. Tim Wijgerde has concluded that while zinc is an essential element to coral health (for key enzymes), elevated levels of zinc (levels found in some synthetic salt) can cause corals harm.

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Orphek introduces new Atlantik V4 with novel spectrum

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Look at the spectral plot. See anything novel? Orphek's new Atlantik V4 features new "dual-chip" LEDs including ones that produce infrared (above 800nm) light.

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One of the sexiest fairy wrasses ever

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This Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus was‎ posted in the Singapore Reef Club Facebook page by Junkai Ong. It is one of (if not) the finest fairy wrasses we have ever laid our eyes on. And it's for sale!

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Breakthrough in live coral imaging

By Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen on Mar 08, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Interdisciplinarity scientists have used a well-known biomedical imaging technique called optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain fascinating insights to the structural organization and dynamics of reef-building corals.

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Rare damselfish hybrid found on GBR

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Scientists have documented a very rare hybrid between Dascyllus aruanus (the three-stripe/convict damsel) and D. reticulatus on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Fantasy aquascape by Narcis

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Narcis' aquascape reminds me of Fangorn Forest from in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth with its dark lighting, hard shadows, primal and unkempt plants, and of course the big old tree stump.

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An incredible Jewel "Seahorse" Aquarium*

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Aquariums during the art deco era of the early 1900s were truly sculptural works of art. Jewel Aquarium Company created arguably the most iconic aquarium of the era and quite possibly of all time: the Crane (AKA Seahorse) aquarium.

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I ❤ Paludarium

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I've always loved paludariums (half aquarium, half terrarium) since I was a kid. There's just something about the interaction between land and water that captivates me. Here is a spectacularly detailed view of a lush waterfall within a paludarium. The primal vegetation surrounding a soothing cascade is simply enchanting.

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Canadian judge shuts down, fines LFS $20,000 for keeping animals in distress

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A Calgary provincial judge has ordered Riverfront Aquariums to shut down and pay $20,000 in fines in violation of the Animal Protection Act. Additionally, the owners are prohibited from owning any new pets in the future.

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A new Congo cichlid: Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis

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Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis is a new African cichlid endemic to Lake Mweru (a smaller freshwater lake directly south of Lake Tanganyika and 150 miles NW of Lake Malawi). It is most similar to P. philander and is found in intermixed population with its mouth-brooding cousin.

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Glenn Fong's "DSR" reef tank is otherworldly

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Glenn Fong has been running his reef tank for over a decade using his controversial "Dutch Synthetic Reefing" (DSR) methodology. What isn't controversial, however, is the beauty and health of his reef tanks.

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In nature, you're both predator and prey

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An octopus is eyeing a delicious crab for its next meal so the chase is on! But the story ends in a plot twist. In nature, it's always wise to remember you are both the hunter and hunted.

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Ecotech Radion goes freshwater

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The new Ecotech Radion XR15FW brings the Radion LED technology to freshwater aquariums. It shares all the design features of the XR15W but with a different LED cluster that produces "full-spectrum" at full output.

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A new genus and species of tetra: Phycocharax rasbora

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A recent survey of rio Braço Norte (Brazil) discovered a new, colorful tetra that couldn't be assigned to any known genus, so a new one was created. Meet the new genus Phycoharax, new species P. rasbora.

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Bogdan Borta's "Tangled Roots" Aquascape

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It's amazing what you can achieve with a jumbled pile of wood adorned with a wide variety of plants. Bogdan explains the design and philosophy behind his magnificent "Tangled Roots" aquascape.

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