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An absurdly beautiful new Trimma goby

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Trimma helenae is a recently discovered and newly described dwarf goby from Raja Ampat, Indonesia. At only approximately one inch in length, this "tie-dyed" goby rivals any fish for the most colorful species we've seen.

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Planted tank eye candy

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We haven't blogged eye candy in a while, and we've also neglected freshwater aquariums for too long. Sorry! To multitask, here are videos (one underwater!) of two splendid planted aquariums with diverging aquascaping philosophies.

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The resilience of coral reefs

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Dr. Bruce Carlson produced a wonderful video demonstrating the resilient capacity of coral reefs if humans would simply stop interfering with nature. It seems like common sense, but it's a lesson many people and governments have not taken to heart.

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Ecotech Marine merges with Aqua Illumination

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Two venerable hi-tech aquarium manufacturers are joining forces. Ecotech Marine and Aqua Illuminations announced their merger this morning. Both brands will remain independent but the merger will allow opportunities for joint product development. We share their press release.

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An ode to the Tuxedo Urchin

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If you're searching for a prolific marine algae grazer that feeds on almost every type of algae, is reef-safe, stays small, doesn't bulldoze, and is fairly hardy and long-lived, I present the tuxedo urchin for your consideration. Here is my tip of the hat to my favorite reef cleaner, Mespilia globulus!

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The coolest algae eater you can never own

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Who wouldn't want a prehistoric-looking sea dragon to mow down your algae? Well, you can't have one. Though not quite dragon-esqe in size, marine iguanas still grow to 6 feet in length and are protected under local laws and CITES. We can always fantasize though.

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Operation: Angelfish

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What do you do when a Scribbled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi) has a bowel obstruction? Marine breeder Chad Vossen saved his friend's fish with surgery. We share this inspiring story of true dedication for the fish we keep.

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February 2014 "Biggest Idiot" Award goes to ...

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Eco-vandals who used chemicals to graffiti live coral at Kontiki Wall in Barangay Maribago, Philippines. The divers chemically burned their names on several large colonies of stony corals at the dive site.

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Product Review: Barrier Reef Aquariums' EverGrow Nova A4 LED Light

By Dana Riddle on Feb 19, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Dana Riddle thoroughly reviews the Barrier Reef Aquarium Nova A4 controllable LED light. For under $300 USD, how well does this four array, 51 LED, 100 watt, remote-controlled fixture perform?

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The ideal "fish" for the absentee fishkeeper

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A fish that you never have to feed, that never gets sick, that never dies ... obviously does not exist. But if you're cool with an artificial substitute, these free-swimming robotic fish could be the perfect "robostock" for the disengaged aquarist.

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"Diving" the Gilleleje Reef (Aquarium)

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Dannish aquarist Peder Bjerge's "Gilleleje" reef is a living work of art. The latest video of his aquarium (produced by Dino Bit Siaras and published by Kenneth Olson) takes us up close and personal in as literal a way possible: underwater footage inside Peder's tank!

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Very deep cold water coral reef found off the Greenland coast

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Lophelia (commonly called eye-coral), like that seen in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, was found by a Canadian research vessel on the Southern tip of Greenland. They were discovered when equipment for the vessel was tangled in the colony at approximately 3000 feet of depth.

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I bet your SPS won't grow this fast! [video]

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An intrepid reef aquarist wanted some larger heads of coral in his tank, so he 3D printed two large SPS models for his display. Watch the time-lapse print after the jump.

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Innovative Marine debuts NUVO Fusion AIO aquarium line

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Innovative Marine will soon launch a new line of all-in-one aquariums called the NUVO Fusion. The NUVO Fusion will slot between IM's Midsize and recently introduced SR lines. In essence, the Fusion is a miniaturized version of the successful SR AIOs sharing most of its features: high clarity glass, mesh screen tops, leveling mats and upgraded (optional) stands.

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Get your realistic giant isopod plush doll now!

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Do you think giant isopods are cute and cuddly? Apparently some people do! Now you can buy giant plush isopods in different sizes for that person you know and love.

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