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Pacific Sun's Kore 5th "Intelligent Doser" is packed with features

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The Kore 5th is a "5+1" advanced digital dosing system. It features five independent dosing control channels plus an additional ATO system, all for the remarkable retail price of ~$430. We traditionally try to report on products objectively, but we have to say the Kore 5th is the most impressive dosing system we've seen yet. We provide detailed information about the doser and its powerful software.

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NSF awards UMass professor $850,000 to study clownfish/anemone symbiosis

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Robert Drew a $850,000 grant to study the physiological relationship between clownfish and their host anemones. Dr. Drew will study the unique genetics behind clownfish mucous coat that protects it from deadly nematocyst stings.

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War on lionfish shows first promise of success

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Indo-Pacific lionfish have invaded the Atlantic and are wrecking havoc on foreign ecosystems. Their population explosion is alarming and cause for great concern, but a new study shows light at the end of the tunnel. While it is likely impossible to entirely eradicate lionfish, managing their populations can result in 50-70% rapid recovery of native fish, thus showing that efforts to fight invasive lionfish are worthwhile.

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World’s First Simultaneous Genetic Sequencing of Host Coral and Symbiont Algae

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For the first time, scientists have sequenced the DNA of coral with its associated zooxanthellae. By understanding the genetics of Porites australiensis and its symbiotic partner, researchers will be better able to understand coral including the important biosynthetic pathways of amino acids between coral and algae symbionts.

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Coral Guardian plants 1,000 corals

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Coral Guardian is a French non-profit conservation, education, and research organization that operates in Bali, Indonesia. With funding from individual contributors and businesses (including aquarium manufacturer, Red Sea), volunteers have undertaken a massive coral reef restoration project at Gili Island that will also serve as a snorkeling park to teach people about corals and marine conservation.

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Feature Article: Effects of Yellow Water on Light Transmission in an Aquarium - Why Should You Care

By Dana Riddle on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Aquarium water yellows over time due to organic decomposition. Dana Riddle analyzes the effects of this phenomenon on light attenuation and demonstrates why aquarists should strive for consistent maintenance practices.

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Watch the heartbeat of Banggai cardinalfish still in their eggs [video]

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Richard Ross captured some great close-up video footage of tiny Banggai cardinalfish still in their eggs. Normally the male holds the eggs in his mouth; however the male spit most of his eggs a couple days prior so these were stripped shortly thereafter.

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Maxspect to offer 120 degree white reflector for Razor LED units

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Maxpect will soon offer a new 120° reflector for their Razor LED line. The new direct replacement reflectors will give aquarist wider light distribution compared to the stock 90° by trading some light penetration.

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Video of the craziest sea slug you will ever see

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This is Melibe colemani, one of (if not) the weirdest, most amazing reef nudibranch you'll ever see. Or as Steinhart Aquarium biologist Matt Wandell puts it so eloquently: "How does this thing even exist?"

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Time-lapse photography of GBR shows reef-life moving with purpose

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We've said it before: When it comes to slow moving organisms like corals and reef inverts, time-lapse photography really helps us understand these are animals with meaningful movements.

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The Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series with Mike Paletta and AmericanReef - Part I [video]

By Russ Kikel on Jan 20, 2014 at 06:00 AM

Part I of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series with Mike Paletta and AmericanReef continues the quest of trying to find the perfect man-made optimized light source for coral growth and coloration. In this segment, we focus on the design goals of the project.

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IUCN helps you visualize coral's dire future

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shared this graph that really puts the future of corals in perspective. The IUCN publishes the globally recognized Red List of Threatened Species, which assesses the conservation status of species.

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The delicate beauty of Steve Rhee's 120 gallon SPS reef

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To be honest, we don't have much information about Steve's aquarium other than it's 120 gallons lit by T5s. It's also clearly a carbon-dosed reef. Most importantly, it's undeniably beautiful! The delicate branching SPS create a reef exhibit unlike any other.

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Giesemann updates their range of LED fixtures

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The new "S spec" Giesemann LED lighting fixtures will receive a stated 20% output boost thanks to its new LED boards featuring twenty 5-watt Cree-X series diodes with a different configuration than previous Giesemanns. The new LED board is utilized in the Teszla-S (one board), Teszla XTS (two boards), and Futura-S (two to six boards).

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Former Seaworld killer whale trainer responds to movie "Blackfish"

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The movie Blackfish sparked a lot of conversation about the ethics of keeping killer whales in captivity. This conversation has also carried into the ethics of captive animals at public zoos and aquariums, with many Blackfish viewers calling for the end of all zoological institutions. A former Seaworld trainer provides a provoking response to Blackfish.

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