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

Century-old aquarium at Green Aqua

This is the 106-year-old, wrought-iron aquarium, which had belonged to the great-grandfather of one of Green Aqua founders. It has been brought back to spectacular life by András Czesznak and Viktória Cseh.

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Lobster poop and jellyfish

Scientists have wondered how animals are able to eat cnidarians (corals, jellyfish, etc.) that possess nematocysts (stinging cells) without their insides getting all stung up. Researchers have found that lobsters encase their feces with a protective membrane to prevent the stingers from firing off in their digestive tracts.

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MACNA® 2017 to be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana

Bayou Reefkeeping (BRK) is elated to announce that the 2017 Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA®) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 25th-27th, 2017 at the Earnest M. Morial Convention Center and Hilton Riverside Hotel.

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The world's largest marine reserve established at Hawaii

The world's largest marine reserve established at Hawaii

A huge portion of Northwestern Hawaiia is now designated a marine protected area.

President Obama has expanded the size of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument to 582,578 square miles. This is more than twice the area of Texas, six times the size of the UK, making it the world's largest marine reserve.

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St. Louis to build 1 million gallon aquarium

St. Louis to build 1 million gallon aquarium

Like most public aquariums, the main tank will feature a tunnel and sharks (hopefully not a great white though)

What does a city do with an obsolete train station? St. Louis has decided to turn its Union Station into a $45 million, AZA-accredited public aquarium.

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Elevated phosphate reduces coral bleaching

Elevated phosphate reduces coral bleaching

Bleached Acropora sp.

An intriguing new study titled "Limited phosphorus availability is the Achilles heel of tropical reef corals in a warming ocean" discovered that enriched PO4 seawater actually mitigates bleaching.

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MASNA publishes three very good and important articles

MASNA has published three must-read educational articles for reefkeepers. Two articles explain the hidden dangers of zoonotic dieseases and palytoxin - and how you can safeguard against them - within reef aquariums. The third article describes the terrible impact of releasing aquarium species into local waters.

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Reef life detailed in wonderful 4K time-lapse

Advanced Aquarist author Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us his incredible 4K time-lapse video revealing the mesmerizing behavior of coral polyps, tube worms, tunicates, crinoids, starfish, urchins, flatworms and anemones.

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Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, a new Timor Sea fairy wrasse

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, a new Timor Sea fairy wrasse

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus (male)

Few reef fish are as vibrant as fairy wrasses. The color palette just got more colorful by one species with the formal description of Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the monsoon fairy wrasse.

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Deep-water cephalopods are the cutest things ever

Deep-water cephalopods are the cutest things ever

What the?! This creature is real.

The flapjack octopus has competition for most adorable deep-sea cephalopod. This cuttlefish is Rossia pacifica, AKA the googly-eyed stubby squid. Life way down there is really weird and wonderful.

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Fish pee is vital to reef health

 Fish pee is vital to reef health

The Nassau grouper, pictured center with stripes, is one of the larger fish that lives around coral reefs.Craig Layman/North Carolina State University

A new study finds that the urine of big reef fish plays a major role in providing the nutrient-poor reefs with the available phosphorus that it needs. Past studies have shown reefs with fish grow more than twice as quickly.

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Eli's 10,000 gallon reef aquarium

In a newly published video, Eli describes the design, installation, and life support system for his massive 37,000 liter reef system. Yes; it is as impressive as it sounds.

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Two new Lake Malawi cichilds are amazing

Labeotropheus chlorosiglos and L.simoneae are the two newest described cichlid species from Lake Malaŵi, Africa, and they are real stunners.

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The next generation Ecotech Radion is here

The Radion G4 is the next evolution of Ecotech's revolutionary LED light. The G4 features more LEDs, more power, more control channels, and a new HEI optics. The new features contribute to Ecotech's most powerful and advanced lighting system yet.

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Anti-aquarium film "The Dark Hobby" in production

Anti-aquarium activists Robert Wintner (AKA Snorkel Bob) is teaming up with filmmakers Paula Fouce and Michael Flores to produce a full-length, self-described "entertaining exposé" to attack the marine aquarium hobby.

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