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Filipe Oliveira's newest aquascape

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Filipe Oliveira's is a masterful aquascaper, and we always look forward to seeing his imagination at work. He uploaded a video of his latest aquascape: a gorgeous 3 week old 350 liter (90 gallon) planted aquarium. Who says a centered composition can't convey motion?

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Dokdo Tank: An upcoming affordable, high-tech nano reef system?

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Information about the Dokdo Tank is sketchy at best. From what we've gathered, a South Korean manufacturer plans to introduce a total nano reef system that includes prop pumps, hang-on sump (with protein skimmer), LED lights, and monitoring sensors – all controlled wirelessly.

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New rainbowfish really lives up to its name

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Rainbowfish are beautiful fish, but let's face it; some species aren't quite as colorful as their common name suggests. Melanotaenia rubrovittata, the newest described species, lives up to its billing and then some.

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A Coral Love Story

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A Coral Love Story is a short animated film produced by Reef Patrol to explain the unique coral restoration work of SECORE. It's like a reef version of the birds and the bees ... only with a few scientists involved.

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Commercially Raised Clown Triggerfish available now

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Biota Marine Life Nursery (Palau) has successfully hatched and reared clown triggers (Balistoides conspicillum), and the first batch of captive raised specimens is now available through livestock wholesaler Quality Marine.

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Research finds reef fish can adjust for gender as oceans warm

By Marea Martlew on Apr 06, 2015 at 09:00 AM

UTS research has shown Spiny Chromis coral reef fish have the ability to compensate for the gender bias caused by rising ocean temperatures. While this is an important trait that could help constrain the impacts of ocean warming on reef fish populations and other species, there is a limit to this "transgenerational plasticity"

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Close-up of coral fluorescence in a reef lab

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Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with Advanced Aquarist this video of stony corals fluorescencing under blue light, including some time-lapse footage of neon SPS polyps contracting and expanding.

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Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: Harlequin Shake

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Harlequin Shrimps (Hymenocera elegans) are some of the coolest, weirdest, most beautiful shrimps in the world. Here's a pair of loitering Harlequins photographed by Mitchell Brown.

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An elegant reef worm

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Few if any of us appreciate the beauty of sea worms beyond the usual fan/feather duster varieties. The reality is many of us are freaked out by worms. We shouldn't be because some species are actually really darn neat and beautiful.

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That's some fancy woodworking on this 300 gallon aquarium!

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Currently up for bid on eBay is this 300 gallon glass aquarium with highly ornate custom pedestal cabinetry and full tank trim featuring fluted Corinthian columns.

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"Invasive" corals never looked so lovely

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Some reefkeepers don't keep corals like Xenia, GSP, and Montis because they grow too quickly and overtake entire reef tanks, while others simply don't view them as a challenge anymore. But these "weed corals" can be used to create beautiful and relatively carefree reef aquariums.

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Pseudojuloides polackorum: a new pencil wrasse

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Allan Connell, Benjamin Victor, and John Randall have just described a new reef wrasse from the east coast of South Africa. The new pencil wrasse is a beauty and has already been available to hobbyist (albeit expensive and rare) thanks to the increasing collection of African reef fish (particularly Madagascar/Mauritius) in recent years.

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How Fish Eat

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Another Friday is here. In case you haven't learned anything this week, here is an outstanding two-part episode by Smarter Every Day explaining the incredible mechanics behind how fish gobble things up, complete with some neato slow-mo video.

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Digital Art Series by Mitchell Brown (including two new wallpapers)

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Canadian Photographer Mitchell Brown continues to graciously supply Advanced Aquarist with top-notch aquatic wallpapers. His latest wallpapers are part of his Digital Art Series.

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New species of pleco named after smallpox

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A new loricariid (suckermouth armored catfish) has been formally described. Parotocinclus variola was named after smallpox (yes, the infectious disease) because of all the small dark dots that blanket the fish from head to tail.

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