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By admin - Posted Oct 26, 2009 09:10 PM

IceCap is back

If you've been reefkeeping for more than a decade, it's a safe bet you know of or have owned a IceCap product. CoralVue is resurrecting the venerable brand! They plan to announce at least six IceCap products at Interzoo (May 29 to June 1, 2014).

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Giesemann designates CoralVue as its North American distributor

Giesemann designates CoralVue as its North American distributor

Giesemann's advanced LED light, the TESZLA-S

German hi-tech aquarium manufacturer Giesemann has chosen CoralVue as its new North American master distributor. Coralvue will sell and service Giesemann products under the name Giesemann Aquaristic USA.

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"Clownfish are social animals" is an understatement

"Clownfish are social animals" is an understatement

Another Clownado! These beauties were bred and photographed by Dr. Sanjay Joshi.

This short video from 2007 is an oldie but a goodie (back from the days when "regular" captive bred clownfish were still the norm). Juvenile CB clownfish will often ball up in what can only be described as a Clownado. We need to trademark that word.

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Coffee table aquariums we actually like

Coffee table aquariums we actually like

Feet off the coffee table, please.

Most of the coffee table aquariums we've seen are uninspired novelty glass boxes amounting to nothing more than fish tanks that sit on the floor. Or they're simply not functional; Hint: Neither fully-sealed nor open-top designs are good ideas. Here are a three examples that are actually attractive and workable.

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2014 - 2015 $4,000 MASNA Student Scholarships

2014 - 2015 $4,000 MASNA Student Scholarships

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The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) is proud to present the 2014 - 2015 MASNA Student Scholarships.

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Fish From Acidic Ocean Waters Less Able to Smell Predators

Fish From Acidic Ocean Waters Less Able to Smell Predators

Juvenile fishes from a carbon dioxide seep, such as damselfishes (pictured above), were less able to detect predator odor than fishes from a control coral reef, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change. Credit: Danielle Dixson

Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.

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New Red Sea dwarf goby described, and it's green!

New Red Sea dwarf goby described, and it's green!

Eviota oculopiperita. Photos by S.V. Bogorodsky

It ain't easy being green. Most Eviota sp. dwarf gobies are varying patterns of red, orange, and yellow. This newly discovered species from the Red Sea, Eviota oculopiperita, is a sublime tint of pistachio green with a see-through body.

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Recipe for must-see coral reef videos

1. Capture spectacular macro imagery of exotic tropical organisms that boggle the mind. 2. Add transportive ambient soundtrack. 3. Mix gently. Enjoy. Pairs well with any full-bodied beverage.

We serve up two delicious videos prepared by Global Dive Media:

To complete our three course prix fixe, here's a Global Dive Media video we've share before.  It's so amazing we couldn't help ourselves to a second helping.  Our planet is a ridiculously wondrous place!

Giesemann introduces new multi-channel controllable bluetooth T5 lighting system

Giesemann's newest lighting system is an advanced T5 light with multiple independent channels of wireless control. The new MATRIXX-II light shares the beautiful and sleek body design of Giesemann's flagship FUTURA LED lights.

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Supremely rare footage of oarfish swimming in the shallows

Supremely rare footage of oarfish swimming in the shallows

The oceans are full of wonder!

Oarfish are one of the most amazing - and most rare - fish in the ocean. Their unusual silver ribbon-like bodies can reach lengths in excess of 11 meters (36 feet). They are believed to inhabit deep waters (we're talking up to 1000 meters/3300 feet deep), but every blue moon oarfish may wander into shallow waters.

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Giesemann offers new downloadable LED lighting schedule profiles

Giesemann offers new downloadable LED lighting schedule profiles

Screenshots of the new lighting profiles displayed in the FUTURA-BT software.

To simplify the operation of Giesemann's new, advanced FUTURA and FUTURA-S LED lighting fixtures, the German manufacturer is now providing users six downloadable lighting schedule profiles. Profiles for the TESZLA-BT will also be available shortly.

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First fully aquacultured Tridacna maxima clam for auction

First fully aquacultured Tridacna maxima clam for auction

Batch No. M1, Clam No. 001. Spawn Date: April 20, 2013

Australian coral and clam farmer Acro Al is auctioning off the first fully aquacultured Tridacna maxima. Tridacnas have been farmed in open-system raceways for some time, and they're now being captive bred in closed systems too!

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Runaway fish found seven miles away

Runaway fish found seven miles away

Chadwick taking a swim in River Test, Totton

A ten year old, meter-long Chagoi Koi disappeared from the Romsey World of Water (England) pond after a severe flood this February. Two months later, a woman walking her dog alongside a river spotted the koi. The fish has returned home and is reunited with his owners.

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Scientific research for challenging reef invertebrates needs your help

Scientific research for challenging reef invertebrates needs your help

Carnation corals are incredibly beautiful but also currently incredibly difficult to keep alive in captivity. Research aims to discover the husbandry requirements of these corals. Image credit: Walmyr Buzatto

Dr. Tim Wijgerde and Michaël Laterveer are embarking on new research to discover knowledge and develop protocols to grow and farm azooxanthellate reef invertebrates. To fund the required work, they are seeking the financial contributions of aquarists and the aquarium industry.

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True Facts about Octopus

youtuber zefrank1's latest "documentary" is all about our future overlords. This is the second time he's focused his brilliant comedic efforts on cephalopods (possible fetish?) and his fifth about aquatic life. What the heck; We'll share all five videos in reverse chronological order in case you haven't watched them. Warning: Giggling may ensue.

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