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Discovery of first freshwater coralline algae

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Up until now, coralline algae was thought to be the exclusive domain of sea and brackish waters. Scientists have now discovered a red calcareous algae that lives strictly in pure freshwater.

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Euroquatics E5 LED T5 retrofit lamps now available in the USA

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The Euroquatics E5 lamp is an eco-friendly T5 (hence "E5") retrofit employing LEDs housed in T5 form factor. E5 lamps boasts eight year lifespans with little spectral degradation as well as a 45% energy savings over fluorescents. The E5 are available in 2, 3, 4, and 5 feet lengths, all with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

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The 'High Hill' Aquascape

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We visit India for our next aquascaping inspiration. Parthapratim Chakraborty showcases excellent use of jagged rockwork in his dynamic "High Hill" Aquascape.

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Tenji builds Monterey Bay Aquarium colossal quarantine system

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We've regularly preached the value of quarantine to ensure healthy fishes. Simply put, quarantine works. This is why public aquariums like Monterey Bay Aquarium set aside immense resources and spaces for quarantine systems.

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EcoTech Marine launches Coral Lab project

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EcoTech's product line has vastly expanded since their inception. With all the integration, power, flexibility, and control of their lighting, circulation, and return pumps, EcoTech's Coral Lab sets out to explore the best way to maximize coral husbandry ... and more.

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Minnesota to hold aquarium fish donation drive

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It may not sound like this article pertains to you, but it does. Aquarium fish are often introduced into local ecosystems as a "humane" way to get rid of unwanted pets. It's hardly humane; quite the contrary, it's highly destructive.

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It's ok to judge a fish by its tail

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No big surprise: Researchers have found that a fish's morphology has evolved to suit its environment - namely the shape of its tail is a good predictor of whether a fish lives in the shallows or deep down in the twilight zone.

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Gift for gab: Schooling fish are chatty

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Lateral lines alone might not be enough for some fish to maintain schooling behavior. Researchers have found the first direct evidence that fishes talk to each other in order coordinate tight formations.

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New pleco species is splendid

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A new species of Loricariid is a gem. In fact, it's name means "adorned with pearls!" Hypancistrus margaritatus is a new Amazonian pleco that is as rare as it is beautiful.

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Innovative Marine introduces Custom Cradle probe racks

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Leave it to IM to innovate an everyday aquarium equipment yet again. Their new AUQA Gadgets Custom Cradle probe and dosing tube racks are the most thoughtful designs we've seen.

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Aquascape to Moonlight

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Yes; this is a very lovely (albeit young) aquascape. Yes; the video quality is impeccable. And yes; the Apistogramma cichlids are sweet as pie. But it's Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata that is the cherry on top.

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"Red tide" and palytoxin in the home aquaria

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According to a new research by the American Chemical Society, their sample of aquarium saltwater tested positive for both"red tide" (dinoflagellates) toxins and palytoxins. The team developed a method to rapidly test aquariums for these toxins.

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Can scientists make incandescent light more efficient than today's LEDs?

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An old lighting technology all but left for dead might get a second chance at life. MIT researchers have discovered a way to recycle an incandescent's waste energy (heat) back into visible light, with a theoretical maximum efficiency far greater than today's CFLs or LEDs.

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Ascension Island to be designated as marine reserve

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The holy grail resplendent angelfish (Centropyge resplendens) will soon be more unobtainable than ever before. The tiny, remote Ascension Island is about to earn protection as a marine reserve.

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Blue Asian Arowanas are (pretty) amazing

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Most of us have seen photos of spectacular specimens of blazing red, bright gold, or even rainbow colored Asian Arowanas. The gaudier the color, the more prestigious and and expensive the fish. Now we are seeing more examples of blue Asian Arowanas, and they're only getting more blue as captive breeding continues.

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