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

January downloadable issue is now available

January downloadable issue is now available

January 2012 issue cover.

We are pleased to announce that the January 2012 issue is now available for download for only $0.99. The download includes the complete issue in PDF, Kindle, and Nook / ePub format. It's a great way to read Advanced Aquarist while away from your computer while you're on the go!

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Destination Reefs: East Timor

Back to the Coral Triangle we go ... East Timor (aka Timor-Leste) to be exact. This island nation's history is stained with violence and brutality, but life beneath the waves is an entirely different story; East Timor is home to some of the healthiest and most biodiverse underwater ecosystems on Earth. These videos are sure to impress any coral reef lover.

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"Can you hear me now?" Deep sea fish may make sounds to communicate

"Can you hear me now?"  Deep sea fish may make sounds to communicate

Fishermen deploy the deep-water autonomous underwater listening system (DAULS) inside a commercial deep-sea crab trap.

Living perpetually in the dark would be incredibly hard - not being able to see the surroundings, prey, or even if there's something getting ready to eat you. This is the norm for deep-sea fish where light cannot penetrate the inky depths. However maybe they have other ways of communicating.

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CAD Lights CONIC Bio-reactor

CAD Lights CONIC Bio-reactor

The CAD Lights CONIC Bio-reactor (middle) in their Artisan series sump system

The use of bio-pellets is rapidly gaining momentum, and CAD Lights (USA) has entered this market with their new CONIC Bio-reactor. Six months of R&D has resulted in an all-in-one, plug-and-play, compact and energy-efficient design with impressive bio-pellet fluidized movement (video after the jump).

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The World's Biggest pH Monitor

Alright ... not a single probe but rather a network of advanced Scripps-designed pH sensors collecting 30 days of continuous data from 15 ocean locations around the world - from the frigid Antarctic to tropical South Pacific reefs. UCSB researchers set out to determine the present and future impact of ocean acidification on diverse locations and ecosystems.

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My what big teeth you have!

My what big teeth you have!

Snaggletooth subfamily of dragonfishes ( Astronesthes similus ). Gulf of Mexico. NOAA photo library / Flickr.

Deep sea dragonfishes have huge jaws and long needle-like teeth. However, physiologically their jaw muscles are relatively weak making their mouths close rather slowly. Do their needle-shaped teeth somehow help them compensate for their weak jaws?

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Great Barrier Reef poised for another outbreak of the dreaded crown-of-thorns starfish

Great Barrier Reef poised for another outbreak of the dreaded crown-of-thorns starfish

A crown-of-thorns starfish on a reef in Fiji. Photo by Matt Wright / Flickr.

Crown-of-thorn starfish invasions are devastating to reefs. These corallivores can consume up to 6 square meters (65 square feet) of coral per starfish per year and the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators is trying to stay ahead of the population explosion.

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Redfish January 2012 hits the 'newstands'

Redfish magazine's first issue of the new year is available today for free download. This issue discusses puffers, boxfish, and their cousins, freshwater plant selection, whisker corals, high-bodied tetras, and how to turn around a failing aquarium.

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Three new magnetic products by Vertex Aquaristik

From protein skimmers to LED lighting fixtures, Vertex is recognized for their high-end, streamlined designs ... a philosophy that apparently extends to 'mundane' accessories such as their new mini magnet cleaners and probe holder.

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Gorgeous red carpet anemone hosting many clownfish [video]

Gorgeous red carpet anemone hosting many clownfish [video]

Red carpet anemones off Kwaj's Emon Beach

Carpet anemones host many species of clownfish in both the wild and in our tanks: clarkii, sebae, percula, ocellaris, and others. Here is a video by diver Will Webster of a drop-dead gorgeous solitary red carpet anemone hosting a number of A.tricintus clownfish.

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Zooxanthallae can adapt to different temperatures

Zooxanthallae can adapt to different temperatures

Thousands of tiny symbiotic algae called zooxanthallae provide reefbuilding corals with energy.

We know corals are able to cope with changing temperatures when they host a mix of zooxanthellae clades (types), favoring one clade over another depending on environmental conditions. But AIMS researchers have now discovered the symbiotic algae themselves can adapt to different temperatures.

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Destination Reefs: Curacao and Bonaire

We've spent the last few Sundays in the Pacific. It's time again to show the Caribbean some love. A lot of rare and super expensive deep water fish from Curacao are now being collected for the first time ever, so let's take a visit to this Caribbean reef and its neighbor, Bonaire.

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Even fish are attracted to bling!

Even fish are attracted to bling!

Red Tide Luminescense. Photo by catalano82 / Flickr.

What benefits do bioluminescent bacteria gain by glowing? All it does is make it more visible and increase the likelihood of getting eaten by predators. Or maybe that is the point...

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16 new Hawai'i Senate measures introduced, seeks aquarium trade ban or regulation

16 new Hawai'i Senate measures introduced, seeks aquarium trade ban or regulation

A shoal of Hawaiian fish

As initially reported by Ret Talbot (CORAL): The 26th Hawai'i Senate legislature has started off 2012 with at least SIXTEEN new measures seeking the regulation or total ban of the aquarium trade.

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Montipora White Syndrome disease outbreak at O'ahu, Hawai'i

Montipora White Syndrome disease outbreak at O'ahu, Hawai'i

Coral reef affected by Montipora White Syndrome.

Kāneʿohe Bay is being attacked by Montipora White Syndrome. This outbreak is eerily similar to White Pox disease that devastated Acropora in the Caribbean. The cause of White Pox was recently determined to be caused by humans. Are humans also to blame for Montipora White Syndrome?

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