MACNA 2011 is less than two weeks away. Advanced Aquarist will present numerous products being showcased at this year's convention. First up is the 110V version of the Sicce Wave Surfer electronic wavemaker, exhibited by www.aquaticconnection.com. Unlike conventional wavemakers, the Wave Surfer can generate standing waves.
Watch this video of a reporter standing by the shoreline, being completely plastered with "sea foam" whipped up by Hurricane Irene. If he knew what he was being pummeled with, do you think he would have agreed to the assignment?
Imagine passing by two dental offices. One is filled with smiling clients while the other echos with the sound of screaming patients. Which dentist would you choose for your next teeth cleaning? A recent study suggests fish think the same way when selecting cleaner wrasses. What's more: cleaner wrasses are fully aware of this and adjust their behavior with an audience.
Here are two incredibly sharp videos of a Taiwanese rimless mixed reef tank. These videos capture acan, zoa, and other coral macros in stunning color and clarity. Bravo to the videographer!
The Lewis Firm PLLC has issued a press release to announce it is conducting an investigation on Tunze for potential violations of consumer protection and false advertising laws based on the recent Advanced Aquarist 'Propeller Pump' magazine article.
The Coral Reef Aquarium by Tony Vargas is a very detailed guide on how to keep a successful reef aquarium, as well as displaying some of the most amazing aquariums from around the world.
Advanced Aquarist recently had the opportunity to speak with Tony Vargas about his new book, now able to be purchased, pre-publication, as special signed editions that will be shipped just before the books are widely distributed in October. In this Q&A, you'll learn about what makes this book unique from all others and why it can majorly benefit every aquarist.
Richard Ross gives a must-see presentation about the strange and fascinating world of cephlalopod sex. Whether or not you fancy yourself an octopus, cuttlefish, or squid fan, I guarantee you will enjoy his talk. Fair warning: This is not a PG-rated video.
Marine Depot (an Advanced Aquarist sponsor) has started a new expert forum specifically dedicated to the topic "Probiotics and Labile Organic Carbon Dosing" along with a giveaway to get your attention. The winner will receive a Two Little Fishies (also an AA sponsor) NPX Bioplastics Reactor filled, complete with 200ml of NPX media.
A coral reef at Biscayne National Park. These beautiful habitats are in need of protection from over-fishing.
The National Park Service is considering a no-fishing zone over 16 square miles of Biscayne National Park. The proposed management plan is in response to the declining populations of groupers, snappers, and other reef fish. Public hearings have been scheduled.
Eight hands in the cookie jar? Fontenelle The Octopus at Steinhart Aquarium has learned how to open jars by unscrewing jar lids! Octopuses display incredible dexterity and apparent intelligence.
The nudibranch Ercolania kencolesi, first discovered in Australia in 2007, has now been observed on the coral reefs off Taiwan for the first time. This sea slug lives inside Valonia-like sea algae, and it's evolved to become photosynthetic.
Absolutely Fish, a local fish store in Clifton, New Jersey held their once annual "Midnight Madness" sale this weekend featuring one-night only sales on both equipment and livestock. The result was an overwhelming turnout, drawing over 500 hobbyists to the store. We at Advanced Aquarist had a chance to attend the event, and even photograph a few exotics that were in-stock!
Corals like this one from Cherry Corals are nothing short of sheer eye candy - a true gem to any collector!
On this lazy summer Sunday, here's a cute video blog featuring a healthy and fat Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum) in a feeding frenzy.
iBluewater recently received shipment of an unique Clarkii Clownfish variant. They've been kind enough to share a couple of photos with us. These clownfish exhibit an unusual markings throughout their bodies, most notably blue spots and a white chest.