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

FS: Independence Day "Freak Show" Tank

FS: Independence Day "Freak Show" Tank

Independence Day "Freak Show" Tank

Attention movie buffs: We found *the* aquarium for you. Right now, you have the opportunity to purchase one of the three "alien specimen tanks" used in 1996's blockbuster film Independence Day plus a bonus prop from Star Trek.

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SeaLifeBase.org: A reference website every marine aquarists should use

SeaLifeBase.org: A reference website every marine aquarists should use

Look familiar? It should. With taxonomy, photos, AquaMap, and species data, Sealifebase.org is formatted exactly like Fishbase.org. This is the entry for Frogspawn corals (Euphyllia divisa).

Serious fishkeepers are familiar with Fishbase.org (the premiere database for fish). But did you know Fishbase.org has a younger, just-as-attractive sister named Sealifebase.org? Think of her as the Fishbase equivalent for all other aquatic life such as corals, clams, sponges, crustaceans, et al.

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Viral disease - particularly from Herpes - might cause coral decline

Viral disease - particularly from Herpes - might cause coral decline

Patchy necrosis in Acropora palmata (wild).

As corals continue to decline in abundance around the world, researchers are turning their attention to a possible cause that’s almost totally unexplored – viral disease.

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Science first as researchers record what they believe are fish farts

Science first as researchers record what they believe are fish farts

An example of a Toadfish cited in this paper. Photo by prilfish / flickr.

Ever wonder what fish farts sound like? During an underwater audio survey, researchers recorded strange "cricket-like" sounds during the night. Based upon their analysis of the sounds they believe these noises may be "fish farts." Listen to the audio after the jump.

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Redfish March 2012

March 2012's issue of Redfish Magazine is now available for free download. Our friends from down-under share information about Royal Grammas, shrimps for your planted tank, Angels and Butterflys, and Dragonet care.

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Banggai Rescue Project: Only 11 days left!

Time is quickly running out. Banggai Rescue is halfway to its $25,000 funding goal, and there's only 11 days left for you to make a pledge. Help make this project a success with pledges as little as $1. Updated: Banggaii Rescue has reached it's goal! Great job, everyone!

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In Search of Supercoral

In Search of Supercoral

Coral reef at Ofu Island, American Samoa

Stanford marine biologists go to the South Pacific searching for the hardiest coral by putting various Acropora frags through stress tests in a computer-controlled aquarium. They hope to find the most bleach-resistant specimens ... and the lessons they can teach us about resiliency.

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Sicce introduces LED lights

Hobbyists may know Sicce as the Italian manufacturer of circulation devices. They are now broadening their aquarium product line to include two new LED lighting fixtures. Sicce's passively-cooled LED lights employ A LOT of LEDs per unit. Read their promotional sheet after the jump.

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Fish use multiple senses to find their way home

Fish use multiple senses to find their way home

French and smallmouth grunts, Haemulon flavolineatum and H.chrysargyreum. Photo By Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble / Flickr.

Just like people might do when trying to find someone at a crowded fair, fish use sounds and smell to initially find their way to a general location then visual cues to finally go the rest of the way. This is the first time that research has shown multiple cues are used by fish for navigation.

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The birth of flamboyant cuttlefish!

The birth of flamboyant cuttlefish!

Baby animals are always cute, but few are as colorful as baby flamboyant cuttlefish!

We're thrilled to bring you this must-see video of flamboyant cuttlefish hatching in the wild. The footage and video production are absolutely world-class! I guarantee these baby cuttlefish are the most colorful, adorable creatures you'll see all week (maybe year).

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Destination Reefs: Tonga

Destination Reefs: Tonga

Tonga hosts animals great and small.

Haʻapai, Tonga is a truly magical place. Immerse yourself in lush coral gardens, sharp drop-offs and mysterious underwater caverns found in no other place on Earth. And to top it all off, humpback whales regularly navigate these waters!

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The White Stripe Yellow Tang

The White Stripe Yellow Tang

I am still a yellow tang, right?

Here's one of the stranger piebald yellow tang morphs we've seen. The top and bottom fins retain the normal yellow pigmentation but the entire middle section (from head to tail) is virtually white as if someone took a broad brush and painted straight across.

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Video of RLSS protein skimmer and Waveline DC pump in action

Video of RLSS protein skimmer and Waveline DC pump in action

The RLSS R83 (R8U) protein skimmer is priced at $579.99 including the DC pump.

H2O Systems has shared a video of their new RLSS protein skimmers using the speed-controllable Waveline DC-5000 pumps. Check out the video after the jump for a glimpse of what these skimmers and DC pumps can do.

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Flying Copepods

Flying Copepods

This pod can fly!

Did you know some copepods can "fly?" Science has known about this phenomenon for over a century but has never figured out why some copepods will leap great distances (relative to their body sizes) out of water. With the help of modern equipment and math, researchers now have their answer.

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Juvenile bluespotted trevally jack pretends it's a striped catfish [video]

Juvenile bluespotted trevally jack pretends it's a striped catfish [video]

Bluespotted Trevally jack mimicking a ball of striped catfish. Photo

In another case of opportunistic mimickry, the juvenile Bluespotted Trevally jack has been found to be able to mimic the striped catfish and can mingle with them without causing alarm.

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