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♥ Discus hardscapes

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The tank style I've always wanted set up but somehow have never gotten around to in my three decades in this hobby is a discus hardscape. A dramatic earthtone abboreal graveyard decorated with splashes of vibrant color with mellow personalities ... what's not to love?

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Possible undescribed fairy wrasse enters aquarium trade

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Quality Marine (USA) received a shipment from Monsoon Aquatics (Australia) of a possible undescribed species of Cirrhilabrus sp. that is said to glow red under actinic lighting. They have named it the Darwin's Glow Fairy Wrasse.

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The Forbidden Forest by Yoyo Prayogi

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We've all seen photos of award-winning aquascapes, but photos can't compare to videos when it comes to capturing three-dimensional, living beauty. Here is a jaw-dropping video of Yoyo Prayogi's jungle aquascape, "The Forbidden Forest."

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Corals consume (lots of) bacteria

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Researchers have for the first time that corals play a role in reef microbe population by selectively feeding on certain types of nutrient-rich bacteria. Just as fascinating: the bacteria appear to be feeding on something the corals are providing them.

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Crud! Indo-Pacific Foxface observed in Florida's reefs

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Blotched foxface (Siganus unimaculatus) has now been sighted offshore Dania Beach, FL. It marks the 36th non-native fish introduced into Floridan waters. It's a good time to remind all aquarists: NEVER dispose of fish, corals, inverts, plants, or livestock into local waters.

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Melithaea davidi: A new deepwater sea fan

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At the depth of 80 meters (~240 feet) in the Sea of Oman (between the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean), explorers discovered a new delicate, lacy octocoral.

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Texas aquarium wins $1 million lawsuit against chemical company

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Last year, Texas State Aquarium lost 389 fishes in one of their exhibits due to a mislabeled batch of chemicals they used to treat parasites. The public aquarium has won their lawsuit against the chemical supplier.

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The temperature reef fish prefer

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Have you ever wondered what temperature your fishes prefer if they had control of the thermostat? Researchers presented Chromis viridis this choice to find out.

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The Ruby Red Dragonet has a name

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It's official. The Ruby Red Dragonet - arguably the is most alluring of dragonets - is now recognized as the new distinct species, Synchiropus sycorax. It is currently known only from Jolo Island, Philippines.

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Stunning new deepwater reef fish

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Grammatonotus brianne is an amazing new callanthiid fish discovered by a team of California Academy of Sciences and Bishop Museum ichthyologists. The new species is currently only known from Luzon Island (Philippines) at the remarkable depth of 150 meters.

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Commercially aquacultured Fire Shrimps on the way

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The Fire Shrimp (Lysmata debelius) is popular among reefkeepers for their blood-red color, peaceful nature, and their important roles as scavengers and cleaners. This species has been bred in small batches for decades, and now Roger Williams University is delivering commercially aquacultured Fire Shrimps.

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Apistogramma sororcula, a new dwarf cichlid

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It's remarkable how many new, showy tropical fish have been discovered lately. Cichlids get their turn at the spotlight with Apistogramma sororcula, a new and exquisite South American dwarf cichlid.

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A new Badis perch

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Badis pancharatnaensis is a newly described species of Badis perch. Its scales are large and multi-hued. In combination with its showy iridescent fins and lovely crescent body form, B.pancharatnaensis is a real pint-sized beaut.

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Crazy beautiful new tetra species

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Hyphessobrycon margitae is a newest described tetra species, and it is one of the most dazzling ever. H.margitae has an intensely bright blue body with radiant red fringes on all its fins. It's as if a sapphire and ruby had a love child.

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How to Grow Corals Quicker: Effects of Various Alkalinity Concentrations on Rates of Zooxanthellae Photosynthesis

By Dana Riddle on Sep 29, 2016 at 07:00 AM

For corals to grow at their best, many chemical and physical conditions must be optimized. Dana Riddle examines the effects of varying levels of dissolved bicarbonates on coral photosynthesis and growth.

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