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

$4500 Aquarium Sink

$4500 Aquarium Sink

The Moody Aquarium Sink

Are you looking to redecorate your high-end bathroom with a modern and unique sink? Do you have a nagging compulsion to perform your daily hygiene over an audience of fish? Then consider the 'Moody Aquarium Sink' sold by OpulentItems.com.

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Dear USA fish vendors: We want more schooling fish

Dear USA fish vendors: We want more schooling fish

A large school of Rhabdamia sp. cardinalfish is a sight for sore eyes. Photo by MATTHEW OLDFIELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Japan always gets the coolest fish. And no, I'm not just talking about the uber exotic and expensive species but also simple fish like cardinals. Or at least you would think they should be simple to collect and export State-side. Yet they rarely find their way into the American aquarium trade. Case in point: Rhabdamia gracilis

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HawaiiBanFactCheck.org - The Facts About Hawaii's Marine Aquarium Fishery

HawaiiBanFactCheck.org - The Facts About Hawaii's Marine Aquarium Fishery

The Facts About Hawaii's Marine Aquarium Fishery

MASNA has just launched a new initiative, HawaiiBanFactCheck.org, to keep stakeholders and interested parties informed about the issues surrounding the pending legislation in the Hawaiian legislature banning all fish collection for the aquarium trade.

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It's a shark-eat-shark world out there!

It's a shark-eat-shark world out there!

A wobbegong shark slowly ingests a brown-banded bamboo shark near Great Keppel Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Have you ever seen a shark eating another shark? It's rarely observed in nature and most of the evidence for shark predation by another shark has usually been confirmed only from stomach contents. Not this time.

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The Orange Jaw Purple Maroon Clownfish

This Premnas biaculateus is an exercise to see how many colors we can use to describe a fish. iBluewater.com recently imported this intriguing maroon clownfish: deep plum-purple body, golden bars, and a distinctive orange jaw. We've seen outrageous naturally-occurring variants before (e.g. the PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish), but we never tire of seeing these oddballs.

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Reef Octopus' new "Luxury Aquariums and Stands"

Like Elos, Red Sea Max, and CAD Lights' Artisan series aquariums, Reef Octopus is introducing a new line of aquariums and stands featuring low iron glass, rimless design, and modern cabinetry. Two models (32 and 48 gallons) have been announced, with an optional sump available. Unlike the aforementioned competitors the Reef Octopus are not complete systems (pumps and skimmers not included). Prices and delivery schedules were not provided at this time.

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Reef fishes look for anemones to find cleaning stations

Reef fishes look for anemones to find cleaning stations

The Pederson Cleaner Shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni) flicks its long, hair-like antennae to solicit customers. Photo by LASZLO ILYES / flickr.

Cleaner shrimps are small, inconspicuous reef inhabitants that provide an important cleaning role for the fish at large. One big problem, though, is that these shrimp are not easy to spot on the reef structure. How do Caribbean reef fish find them in order to get serviced?

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Revisiting Long Island Aquarium's 20,000 reef [videos]

In 2007, Joe Yaiullo, curator of Long Island Aquarium (known then as Atlantis Marine World) shared information and photos of their spectacular 20,000 living coral reef tank with Advanced Aquarist. Now through the magic of youtube, we revisit LIA's reef ... 5 years later to the day.

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Coral responses to 110 years of climate change, and lessons on how to spin science

Coral responses to 110 years of climate change, and lessons on how to spin science

A coral reef assemblage within Shark Island lagoon, French Frigate Shoals, including coral species from left to right: cauliflower coral (Pocillopora meandrina), lobe coral (Porites lobata), and finger coral (Porites compressa). Lindsey Kramer/ USFWS

An honest assessment of all the data shows that the climate change we have had so far has harmed most corals but has benefitted at least some corals which grow on unusually cold reefs, though they represent a very small proportion of reefs worldwide. Hence, climate change has been mostly, but not entirely, bad for coral reefs whereas additional warming will be much worse.

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Watercolor paintings by artist Nate Wilson showcase the diversity of marine fish

Nate Wilson is a reef aquarist from Pennsylvania who has created really amazing watercolor paintings, offering us an attractive yet affordable solution to add some reef art in our lives.

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Unboxing and quick review of Vertex's new magnet products

Advanced Aquarist got our hands on Vertex's new cleaner magnets and magnetic probe holder. Here is our quick review and photos.

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Blogger Week at Reef Threads

Blogger Week at Reef Threads

Reef Threads is a podcast and blog that discusses the most interesting subjects from the various forums, blogs, and magazines supporting the reef hobby.

This week is Blogger Week over at ReefThreads.com. For this podcast, Gary and Christine interviewed myself, Josh Saul (Reefs.com) and Jake Adams (Reef Builders) about our thoughts on the hobby.

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Destination Reefs: Red Sea

Purple Tangs. Eightline Flasher Wrasses. Bicintus Clownfish. These fish are trickling back into the aquarium trade again, so we thought what better place to visit in this week's Destination Reefs than the Red Sea.

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The REAL Podzilla

The REAL Podzilla

I wonder if it tastes like lobster.

Freaky Friday: Imagine finding this hitchhiker in your reef tank! This foot-long amphipod was caught off the Kermadec Trench of New Zealand. These deep-sea "supergiants" were first discovered in Hawaii in 1980s but have since been found all over the world.

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Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Caribbean Corals from Overfishing

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Caribbean Corals from Overfishing

Steepheaded Parrotfish. Photo by BBM Explorer, http://www.redseaexplorer.com/

Parrotfish play a key role in providing suitable habitat for corals to settle and build reefs and according to the lawsuit, the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the Endangered Species Act by finding that the targeted fishing for parrotfish would not jeopardize already imperiled corals or damage their critical habitat.

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