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

Innovative Marine builds a better frag rack

Every successful reefkeeper inevitably becomes a coral farmer, so the demand for better fragging equipment certainly exists. Innovative Marine has developed three new frag racks - called AUQA Gadget ReefRacks - to aid propagation.

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Female tropical fish says no to sex by growing a "penis blocker"

How does a tropical female mosquitofish let horny, unwanted suitors know she isn't interested in sex? The females grow differently sized and shaped genitalia!

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Only the third ever sighting of ultra rare nautilus species

Only the third ever sighting of ultra rare nautilus species

Nautilus pompilius (left) swimming next to a rare Allonautilus scrobiculatus (right) off of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea. Photo by Peter Ward

Chambered nautilus are infrequently seen, but Allonautilus scrobiculatus is an especially rare species which has not been seen for over 30 years. Biologist Peter Ward sighted and photographed this supremely rare reef creature at Papua New Guinea.

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Gorgeous mixed reef, potato quality video

This is Frank's absolutely incredible reef tank in glorious low def. Important Public Service Announcement: Always shoot videos horizontal. An adorable baby polar bear goes blind every time someone shoots a vertical video.

MACNA 2016 to be hosted in San Diego, CA

Going back to Cali ... Next year's Marine Aquarium Conference of North America will FINALLY return to the West Coast for the first time in nearly two decades!

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NMFS will not list Percula Clownfish for ESA protection

NMFS will not list Percula Clownfish for ESA protection

The sky is not falling

Yesterday, the NMFS announced its determination regarding the petition to list Amphiprion percula as threatened or endangered under the ESA. It found none of the petitioned criteria warranted listing clownfish for protection.

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Innovative Marine launches new Lagoon series 25g and 50g aquariums

Innovative Marine launches new Lagoon series 25g and 50g aquariums

Lagoon aquarium with pearl white high gloss stand

IM's new Lagoon line introduces two more all-in-one aquariums into IM's growing stable of aquarium products as well as new, modern stands with new color selections. The Lagoon product line will be available through Innovative Marine dealers by August 28, 2015.

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A 50,000 gallon "aquarium" in the sky

Nine Elms is an upcoming luxury apartment building in London (UK) that will feature a Sky Pool: a mammoth 90 ft L x 19 ft W acrylic box suspended over two adjacent high-rise apartment complexes.

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Infinity pools are so passe

The Sky Pool's overall height is ten feet but it will only be filled to four feet, which totals approximately 50,000 gallons of water.  That's a whole lot of water to suspend in the air!   Eight inch thick acrylic is all that prevents all that water (and any swimmers) from a catastrophic ten-story water-ride-from-hell.

While inspired by aquariums, the architects have no plans to make this pool into a fish tank.  Still, aquarists can daydream about the ultimate look-up aquarium.

Discount shipping service to ship your livestock

Discount shipping service to ship your livestock

Screenshot of ShipYourAquatics.com's homepage.

Are you tired of paying full and expensive retail rates to ship fishes, corals, or plants? A web service provides discounted Fedex shipping rates for hobbyists.

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Fish can infer their social standing through reasoning!

Fish can infer their social standing through reasoning!

A Julidochromis transcriptus. Photo by Przemysław Malkowski

A fascinating new research discovered that some tropical fish such as cichlids don't need to fight every other fish to determine their social standing. They can infer hierarchy by simply watching the interaction of conspecifics then logically deduce their position in the community.

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Alien green reef worm either gross or beautiful

A Taiwanese fisherman brought ashore this mysterious bright forest-green worm, presumably a species of ribbon worm (phylum Nemertea). As if the worm wasn't strange enough, it's got an outrageously long, pink "tongue" (AKA proboscis) with a life of its own.

Beware the dreaded nipple fish attack

Word to the wise: Do not dangle your bare chest over your aquarium. A fish (like this juvenile green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) may mistake your nipple for something delicious.

Octopus genome finally sequenced

Researchers from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have cracked the genetic code for octopus, the first genome of a cephalopod to be decoded. We now wait with bated breath to learn secrets from our eventual overlords.

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Colorado-inspired Aquascaping

Nature often serves as an aquarist's go-to muse. This outstanding rocky aquascape was inspired by Colorado's plateaus.

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Six new species of soft corals discovered in Tamar River

Six new species of soft corals discovered in Tamar River

Tasmania's Tamar River is a treasure trove of undiscovered species!

Many times, scientific discoveries are fortuitous events. Such is the case of 22 year old Megan Dykman and her unexpected discovery of two new genera and six unidentified (and yet to be formally described) soft corals in Tamar River, Tasmania. And yes, Tamar river is saline, not freshwater.

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