This years MACNA will be held at the world renowned Westin Diplomat Hotel of Hollywood Florida and they are expanding the show room floor for MACNA!
Due to overwhelming demand, the Westin Diplomat Hotel of Hollywood Florida has just approved an increase in floor space for MACNA 2013!
There's something about this reef aquarium video from Spain that simply makes us happy (it's definitely not the video quality). Between the mix of healthy soft and stony corals, active fish full of personality (complete with handfeeding), and the upbeat soundtrack, we're reminded why reefkeeping rocks.
This two year old reef aquarium is only 320 liters (85 gallons) but appears much larger thanks to its aquascaping. Large corals corals populate both the foreground and background, with layers of stony coral colonies "sloped" in between; The sum of this aquarist's aquascaping effort is a convincing illusion of depth and perspective.
Here are the few details we found:
- 6x54 watt ATI T5 fluorescent lighting
- Calcium Reactor
- Deltec 2060 protein skimmer
- Ecotech Marine Vortech MP40 and Tunze Nano Stream
Behavioral postures associated with vocalizations and exhibited by A frenatus during agonistic interactions. A) Dominant individual chasing subordinate while producing aggressive sounds. B) Head shaking movements displayed by subordinate.
A team of scientists has uncovered why clownfish make sounds. It is not to attract mates. Instead, it is to establish their hierarchy within a group and to defend their breeding status from other individuals.
Smithsonian model of a dinoflagellate. Not exactly beautiful ... except maybe for patients recovering from a stroke. Photo by Ryan Somma
The tropical seas is a veritable pharmacy of chemicals with vast potential to treat human diseases. Researchers believe a compound found in reef dinoflagellates may provide neural repair therapy to stroke sufferers
Fauna Marin Red Purple Complex, Green Blue Complex, and Blue Purple Complex Color Elements are trace element additives designed to enhance the color of your corals. The new additives will show up in stores stateside in the next several months.
Tis the season of giving! Premium Aquatics is another Advanced Aquarist premium sponsor joining in on the holiday saving spirit by extending 14% discounts for orders from now until next Monday. You know the drill by now ... coupon code and link after the jump.
Not so private now! Our sponsor Bulk Reef Supply is extending their normally private Black Friday Sale email invitation to Advanced Aquarist readers. Save 12% site-wide. We share the 'secret' coupon code and link after the jump
The terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita compressus lives inside a discarded snail shell and forages for plants and carrion along the Pacific coast from Mexico to Peru. Photos by Mark Laidre, UC Berkeley.
Social animals usually congregate for protection or mating or to capture bigger prey, but a University of California, Berkeley, biologist has found that the terrestrial hermit crab has a more self-serving social agenda: to kick another crab out of its shell and move into a larger home.
October, 2012's Redfish e-magazine is available for your (free) viewing pleasure. In this issue, Redfish visits Georgia Aquarium, shares the secrets of keeping and breeding cichlids, introduces readers to the challenges of keeping the Goldsaddle Goatfish, and continues the reefkeeping adventures of their editor.
In part two of this three part series, AmericanReef's Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta at his home near Pittsburgh, PA. Mike is setting up a new 75 gallon reef tank to test the effects of LED lighting. In this video, he shares his thoughts on phosphate and nitrate reduction, sand bed preferences and provides tips on creating an aquarium cover.
A juvenile Gobidon fish is shown on an Acropora coral. These fish spend their entire lives with the same coral, and protect the coral from encroaching seaweed. (Credit: Georgia Tech Photo: Joao Paulo Krajewski)
Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened -- they call for help. A study reported this week in the journal Science shows that threatened corals send signals to fish "bodyguards" that quickly respond to trim back the noxious alga -- which can kill the coral if not promptly removed.
Fig. 1 a A healthy queen angelfish H. ciliaris (about 35 cm total length) and b A pughead H. ciliaris (about 30 cm total length) at St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago, Mid Atlantic Ridge, Brazil
Few reef fish in the wild are reported with this condition and now two Queen Angelfish at the St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago, Mid Atlantic Ridge, Brazil are reported with this abnormality. What caused it?
UoF's Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory is accepting applications for a graduate assistantship as part of the Rising Tide Initiative: a collaborative scientific effort to investigate breeding techniques for coral reef fish.
In a matter of months the new Cubic jellyfish aquarium will hit the states giving jellyfish aficionados another choice in tanks specifically designed to keep these animals alive and thriving in the home environment.
Previously $265, the price of the compact LED aquarium light drops by $40 for the United States market.