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The intoxicating slow motion of LPS corals

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This award-winning video reveals the psychedelic movements of corals as only time-lapse photography can capture. The four-minute video (composed of 25,000 photographs) features gorgeous LPS corals with cameos from zoas, clams, and feather duster worms.

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Incredible indoor waterfall aquarium

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In 2015, Dana Luebben said he "wanted to build an aquarium to host some fish and got a little carried away." The result? This magnificent indoor waterfall aquarium, which is the best use of an awkward staircase wall we've ever seen.

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Feature Aquarium: Tony's Reef

By Tony Rogers on Jan 11, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Two decades of commitment and a lot of modern technology has helped Tony (AKA "Reef Bloke") bring to life a captive ecosystem that brims with vibrant coral reef life.

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Stony corals suffer jet lag, too

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Like most organisms, corals and zooxanthallae have built-in circadian clocks. Research shows that if you change the lighting schedule, it can take corals some time to adjust their calcification to a new circadian rhythm.

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"Play dead," fishy

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Some fish have a strange and unexplained habit of lying perfectly still - sometimes on their sides or even their backs. It's a really fascinating behavior that is both entertaining and terrifying seen for the first time for an owner who thinks his fish is dying.

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One of the world's sexiest gobies ... is freshwater

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This is Stiphodon anniaeae. It may look saltwater, but this gaudy goby was only recently discovered (2014) on the rocky bottom of clear freshwater streams in Indonesia.

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This is how Nemos are made

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Aquarists are aware that much of today's aquarium clownfish are captive-bred, but few of us have seen the entire egg-laying process from start to finish ... let alone in such detail as this 4K macro video.

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When yellow water is beautiful

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Most of us strive to keep our aquariums as crystal clear as possible. But in many natural habitats, the water is anything but clear. Sometimes a little color is a beautiful thing.

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MASNA sets up fund to publish marine aquarium research

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Few people know how expensive it is to not just carry out research but to publish research in a peer-reviewed journal. No doubt, the cost has prohibited a lot of advancement. MASNA has set up a new fund to help scientists publish marine aquarium research. The fund is set up in memory of Florida Institute of Technology professor, Dr. Junda Lin, who in 2016 was taken from us way to early at the age of 55.

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Is the market ready for another aquarium monitor?

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In recent years, a number of aquarium monitors have been introduced, each with varying feature sets. A university design team from Korea has started a crowd-source campaign to develop a new device that monitors and wirelessly reports pH, temp, and salinity, plus comes with a built-in prop pump.

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Krzysztof Obarzanek's astonishing reef

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Whether viewed from the front or top, Krzysztof Obarzanek 700 liter (180 US gallon) SPS-dominant reef aquarium is truly special. Even more remarkable than the tank itself is the fact that this mature-looking reef is less than two years old!

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A new Hawaiian deepwater anthias named after President Obama

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Tosanoides obama is a new deepwater basslet/anthias from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It was named after Obama, who in 2016 expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to become the world's largest protected marine reserve.

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Baby cardinalfish have internal magnetic 'compass'

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The ocean is a big place, and without any sun or moonlight, how are baby reef fish suppose to find their way home? It turns out cardinalfish have internal sensors that are able to orient themselves according to the earth's magnetic field.

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Product Review: Apogee Instruments' MQ-500 Quantum Meter with Notes on Why Measuring Light Intensity is Important

By Dana Riddle on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Dana reviews Apogee's premium MQ-500 Quantum (PAR) Meter and explains why reefkeepers should measure the light levels in their aquariums. Apogee has also introduced a new quantum meter specifically designed for underwater aquarium use.

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Captive bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses now available

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Quality Marine's latest press release begins "2016 has been a year of amazing developments in marine species aquaculture," and we could not agree more. The aquaculture research cooperative Rising Tide Conservation has made many scientific and commercial breakthroughs, including now the first ever commercially available Hawaiian cleaner wrasses!

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