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Cory CW 032 has a name!

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Like yet-described plecos and their L-numbers, there are a lot of corydoras without formal descriptions identified with a C-number. There is now one less C-number without a name. CW 032 has been formally described as Corydoras knaacki.

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AquaMaxx introduces 19 aquariums

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AquaMaxx is launching its new line of low-iron, rimless aquariums ranging from 2.6 gallons to 64.8 gallons in what five different shape categories. Starting at $39.99 USD, the new AquaMaxx aquariums take aim at ADA aquariums at a fraction of their price.

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New type of symbiosis: bacteria eat ammonia in fish gills

By Radboud University on Apr 12, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Microbiologists and fish researchers from Radboud University have discovered an entirely new type of symbiosis: bacteria in the gills of fish that convert harmful ammonia into harmless nitrogen gas. Environmental Microbiology Reports published an early view of the results this week.

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Sponges feed on coral mucus: Recycling waste on the reef

By Dr. Tim Wijgerde on Apr 11, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Marine biologists have found that sponges feed on coral mucus and convert part of it into detritus, making them efficient recyclers of biological waste on coral reefs. By transferring nutrients gained from coral mucus to other reef creatures in the form of shed tissue, sponges help feed the entire reef. This salvaging of animal waste by sponges—known as the sponge loop—helps explain why coral reefs can thrive in nutrient-poor tropical and cold waters. This insightful research was published recently in the open access journal Scientific Reports.

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Premium Aquatics celebrates their 20th anniversary with sales

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One of Advanced Aquarist's very first sponsors, Premium Aquatics, is celebrating their 20th birthday by running specials for some of their original manufacturers who launched with them in 1996. Boy, time really flies!

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Five new Eviota dwarfgobies from Fiji

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The family of tiny gobies is growing rapidly. David W. Greenfield and John E Randall have described five new dwarfgobies for the genus Eviota: E. eyreae, E. mimica, E. richardi, E. teresae, and E. thamani.

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2016's Reef-A-Palooza Orlando Has a New Home

By Reef-A-Palooza Orlando on Apr 08, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Reef-A-Palooza Orlando takes place this month on April 23 & 24 2016 at the Caribe Royal All Suites & Convention Hotel. This marks the third year the show takes place in Orlando, Florida and the first year at its new home at the Caribe.

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The microscopic life of aquarium water

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This is a beautiful high-resolution video by the Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa of some of the strange and wonderful organisms that can be found in a drop of aquarium water. Keep this in mind the next time you accidentally get some tank water in your mouth! :-)

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ORA announces success with Ruby Red Dragonet!

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The Ruby Red Dragonet is arguably the most attractive dragonet species. It made it's way into the aquarium scene in 2013, and now it has been captive-bred by ORA Farm! ORA shares some photos and breeding insight about this super cool, rare, lil' bottom-dweller.

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Tiny probes developed to measure pH and carbonate ion INSIDE corals

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Researchers from the University of Delaware have engineered the first microelectrode that can be inserted inside corals to directly measure internal pH and carbonate ion concentrations.

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Jaw-dropping Korean reef aquascape

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We have no information about this this reef tank, so you'll just have to enjoy the video. The corals are unbelievably colorful and the gravity-defying aquascape is truly spectacular.

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So cute! Snorkeler rescues trapped porcupine puffer as mate watches on

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A snorkeler carefully cuts free a porcupine pufferfish ensnared in netting, all while the puffer's friend hovers close for the entire ordeal. Once free, the two fish swim away side by side. As aquarists know, fish can form some pretty powerful bonds.

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Channa pardalis: a new snakehead species

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Channa pardalis is a newly described, gorgeous snakehead. It was discovered in northeastern India and is known by aquarists as "Channa sp. Meghalaya leopard." Now it's got a formal name.

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Featured Aquarium: The Reef of Bruce York

By Bruce York on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:00 AM

As much as you can learn from reading books, magazines, blogs, and forums, nothing comes close to hands-on experience. Bruce York's journey with reefkeeping was a fraught with pitfalls and detours, but it's culminated in this beautiful 150 gallon reef.

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Air bubbles to improve reef water chemistry?

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A new trend has emerged among reefkeepers to inject their aquariums with copious amounts of fine "micro scrubbing bubbles" for eight to ten hours per day to improve coral health. Most of the claims have questionable scientific basis, but at least one new study supports the contention that bubbles can remove excess CO2 from seawater.

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