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Destination Reefs: Great Barrier Reef

Destination Reefs: Great Barrier Reef

Ribbon Reefs: One of countless underwater spectacles found in the Great Barrier Reef.

This week's destination really needs no introduction. Being the world's largest reef structure, there's no shortage of underwater dive sites to explore. We have not one, not two, but three professional videos of the GBR for you this week.

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ORA's new Montipora confusa

ORA's new Montipora confusa

Introducing the new ORA Confusa, soon available from your favorite coral vendor

Aquaculture farm ORA (Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums) has added another colorful coral to their stable of captive bred livestock: The ORA Confusa. Like previous ORA corals, this once-rare species should quickly become a popularly traded and accessible coral for generations to come.

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Ocean sunfish and the albatrosses that clean them

Ocean sunfish and the albatrosses that clean them

Sunfish at the Nordsøen Oceanarium in Hirtshals, Denmark.

Ocean sunfish are the heaviest bony fish known and even they are prone to parasites and need to have them removed. In a recent paper in the journal Marine Biology, scientists report on the potential symbiotic cleaning relationship between ocean sunfish and albatrosses which up until this time has never been documented.

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Dakota Reef's Cube Aquarium [videos]

Dakota Reef's Cube Aquarium [videos]

Colorful, big fish and corals fill out this cube tank quite nicely.

I love large aquariums. I love cube tanks. I love open aquascaping. And I love big, healthy fish and corals. So it's no surprise I love Dakota Reef's Cube Reef Aquarium. I hope this aquarium serves as inspiration. Here's to a great weekend of fishkeeping!

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Ever see a pearlfish enter the anus of a sea cucumber? [video]

Ever see a pearlfish enter the anus of a sea cucumber? [video]

Pearlfish enters sea cucumber anus - rare weird Vieques Island sea life.

Some of us have heard of the commensal / parasitic relationship that pearlfish have with sea cucumbers, but how many of us have actually seen a pearlfish enter its host cucumber through the anus where it hangs out most of the time?

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$1000 Clam With Split-Personality Disorder

$1000 Clam With Split-Personality Disorder

This T.maxima can't seem to make up its mind

Take a gander at this Tridacna maxima offered for sale by Pacific East Aquaculture for the jaw-dropping price of $999 USD. One can only guess how this clam came to develop two distinct phenotypes ... truly a bipolar bivalve!

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This Fl!pper will fit in your tank!

This Fl!pper will fit in your tank!

Fl!pper - the flipping algae scraper.

No, not the dolphin "Flipper." This is a magnetic algae scraper named Fl!pper and it does something that no other scraper can do. One side has a scrubber-pad and the other has a razor blade attachment. What is cool about the unit is that you can flip it in the tank from one work surface to another without getting your hands wet.

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The next Advanced Aquarist book is now available: July-December 2011

The next Advanced Aquarist book is now available: July-December 2011

Advanced Aquarist 2011 Book II, available from both CreateSpace and Amazon.com.

We are excited to announce that the next edition of the Advanced Aquarist book series is now available. This volume covers July through December 2011 and is currently available from both CreateSpace and Amazon.com. Order your copy today!

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Florida to build 10 new artificial reefs

Florida to build 10 new artificial reefs

Artificial reefs encourage growth of spectacular new life and provide habitat for fish and inverts. Photo by James Wiseman

In more Floridian news, Bay County commissioners have accepted a $60,000 grant from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to construct ten new artificial reefs by the end of summer.

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RIPFIN: Another stunning great white shark video from Joe Romeiro [video]

RIPFIN: Another stunning great white shark video from Joe Romeiro [video]

Battle-scarred great white shark

Joe Romeiro has just published another beautiful video of a battle-scarred great white shark from Isla Guadalupe. If you've got three minutes to spare, it's definitely worth watching.

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Tropical fish breeders in Florida may be in for another harsh winter

For three straight winters, Florida has suffered unseasonably cold weather which have destroyed not only fruit crops but tropical fish as well. Ornamental fish farms have learned lessons from the past two winters and are once again bracing for the worst.

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Destination Reefs: Fiji

Destination Reefs: Fiji

Video of Qamea Island, Fiji by Khaled Sultani

Destination Reefs Video Series is back, and this Sunday we visit a location every reefkeeper is familiar with: Fiji! Many of our livestock - both fish and corals - come from Fiji. These videos of lush tropical gardens show why Fiji is such a popular collection site for the aquarium trade.

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First ever video of Lipogramma robinsi surfaces

Lipogramma robinsi is the latest deep water reef fish to be collected from Curacao (Caribbean Sea) using a deep-sea submersible. Now Blue Harbor has uploaded a video of this rarity; This is the first live footage we are aware of.

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PODZILLA: Electron Microscopy of Amphipods and Copepods

PODZILLA: Electron Microscopy of Amphipods and Copepods

Copepod like you've never seen before!

Ever wondered what pods look like under extreme magnification? Wonder no more. Eric Roth shares with Advanced Aquarist some incredible images of amphipods and copepods under an electron microscope.

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December downloadable issue is now available

December downloadable issue is now available

December 2011 cover.

We are pleased to announce that the December 2011 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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