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

MASNA publishes three very good and important articles

MASNA has published three must-read educational articles for reefkeepers. Two articles explain the hidden dangers of zoonotic dieseases and palytoxin - and how you can safeguard against them - within reef aquariums. The third article describes the terrible impact of releasing aquarium species into local waters.

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Reef life detailed in wonderful 4K time-lapse

Advanced Aquarist author Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us his incredible 4K time-lapse video revealing the mesmerizing behavior of coral polyps, tube worms, tunicates, crinoids, starfish, urchins, flatworms and anemones.

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Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, a new Timor Sea fairy wrasse

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, a new Timor Sea fairy wrasse

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus (male)

Few reef fish are as vibrant as fairy wrasses. The color palette just got more colorful by one species with the formal description of Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the monsoon fairy wrasse.

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Deep-water cephalopods are the cutest things ever

Deep-water cephalopods are the cutest things ever

What the?! This creature is real.

The flapjack octopus has competition for most adorable deep-sea cephalopod. This cuttlefish is Rossia pacifica, AKA the googly-eyed stubby squid. Life way down there is really weird and wonderful.

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Fish pee is vital to reef health

 Fish pee is vital to reef health

The Nassau grouper, pictured center with stripes, is one of the larger fish that lives around coral reefs.Craig Layman/North Carolina State University

A new study finds that the urine of big reef fish plays a major role in providing the nutrient-poor reefs with the available phosphorus that it needs. Past studies have shown reefs with fish grow more than twice as quickly.

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Eli's 10,000 gallon reef aquarium

In a newly published video, Eli describes the design, installation, and life support system for his massive 37,000 liter reef system. Yes; it is as impressive as it sounds.

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Two new Lake Malawi cichilds are amazing

Labeotropheus chlorosiglos and L.simoneae are the two newest described cichlid species from Lake Malaŵi, Africa, and they are real stunners.

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The next generation Ecotech Radion is here

The Radion G4 is the next evolution of Ecotech's revolutionary LED light. The G4 features more LEDs, more power, more control channels, and a new HEI optics. The new features contribute to Ecotech's most powerful and advanced lighting system yet.

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Anti-aquarium film "The Dark Hobby" in production

Anti-aquarium activists Robert Wintner (AKA Snorkel Bob) is teaming up with filmmakers Paula Fouce and Michael Flores to produce a full-length, self-described "entertaining exposé" to attack the marine aquarium hobby.

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This is what the process of coral bleaching looks like

Advanced Aquarist readers surely know what coral bleaching is, but few of us have ever seen the process in action. A new study records how the LPS long-tentacle plate coral, Heliofungia actiniformis, actively (and rapidly) sheds zooxanthellae.

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Climate change and its effect on fish nutrition

Climate change and its effect on fish nutrition

The health of plankton like this copepod impacts the health all life up the food chain.

Studies about the effects of warming waters and acidification on fish have focused on their direct physiological impact. But a new study links the food chain to show that climate change can malnourish fish by stunting the zooplankton (e.g. copepods) they feed on.

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One of the world's most beautiful reefs is Russian

We shared this beauty in 2014, and the reef is only getting more amazing with age. Viking's 2000 liter (~525 US gallon), 300x80x80cm (120x32x32") aquarium is simply jaw-dropping, and we have four minutes of 4K video to prove it.

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A new American crayfish

A new American crayfish

Fallicambarus schusteri

Fallicambarus schusteri is the newest described crayfish from the Americas. The new burrowing species was discovered, surprisingly, along seasonally-flooded roadside ditches.

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Two hour video of Long Island Aquarium's epic 20,000g reef

Here are two hours of ultimate relaxation featuring the left half of one of the world's best public aquaria reef exhibits. Set it to full-screen HD and let your week's stresses melt away.

New shrimp looks like a cross between a jelly bean and a scorpion

New shrimp looks like a cross between a jelly bean and a scorpion

The scorpion coral shrimp

This is Metapontonia scorpio, a weird, new species of symbiotic coral shrimp from Taiwan. The tiny pill-shaped shrimp features an unique tail that can turn upwards like a scorpion's tail.

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