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

Update: Paul's magnificent sunroom reef

Update: Paul's magnificent sunroom reef

Paul's mega-reef in 2013

Paul Bruns' 427 reef aquarium is one of the best we've ever featured in Advanced Aquarist. Three years later, Paul shares a new video discussing how his reef system has evolved and matured.

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Loud motor noise makes fish bad parents

Loud motor noise makes fish bad parents

Photograph by Naoaki Okamura

A new study has found that the sound from motorboats radically decreased reef fishes' parenting skills - sometimes to the point of total neglect and the mortality of all babies. Research like should make reefkeepers question how much motor noise in our tanks does it take to create adverse behavior and well-being.

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Reef-A-Palooza New York is happening this weekend

For reefkeepers within striking distance of the Big Apple looking for something to do this weekend, Reef-A-Palooza NY welcomes you. Get reef geek on with over 150 exhibitors, multiple educational speakers, and thousands of your fellow hobbyist

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Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

Two Orphek Slim Line LED fixtures

There are situations where slim LED strips are more suitable than the larger and boxier LED form factors that dominate the market. Orphek's new Slim Line LED fixtures provide some of the highest "full spectrum" light output in a slender light strip design.

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With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

This photo shows a tubelip wrasse feeding on coral. Credit: Victor Huertas and David Bellwood

More than 6,000 fish species that live on coral reefs, but only 128 are known to feed on corals. Now, researchers have discovered how at least one species of coral-feeding fish does it. They 'kiss' the flesh and mucus off the coral skeleton using protective, self-lubricating lips.

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A 240 gallon planted discus aquarium

There is really no replacement for displacement. Follow the tear-down, rebuild, and maintenance of a massive discus planted aquascape.

Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

Dr. Erinn Muller of Mote Marine Laboratory collects black band disease from coral in the environment. Credit Mote Marine Laboratory.

Researchers were shocked when they not only discovered that warmer temperatures did not speed up the the progression of black band disease but also that lower pH actually slowed the spread of the disease by 25%!

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Old school cool

Old school cool

This reef tank takes me way back.

This beautiful reef aquarium is stocked and styled like you might have seen in the early 1980s. The rimless tank and technology has certainly changed, but overall, the tank exudes "classic" reefkeeping.

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The pharaoh cuttlefish is a master of mimicry

Sea-life enthusiasts know that cuttlefish are masters of camouflage. But Sepia pharaoni can do more than just change colors. They can mimic hermit crabs! And can you think of a better animal to mimic? Hermit crabs both deters predators as well as lull prey into a false sense of safety.

A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

Fennerogalathea chani n. sp.

Meet Fennerogalathea chani, a new species of squat lobster from Papua New Guinea. With its red, white, and blue pigmentation, it is one of the most dazzling crustaceans we have seen.

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IM's NUVO Concept Abyss Drop-Off Aquarium goes glass

Innovative Marine's Concept Abyss Panorama Drop Off Aquarium is now manufactured in glass instead of acrylic (the acrylic models are now discontinued). It now also features IM's unique anodized aluminum APS Stands.

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Must-see coral video (trust us)

Daniel Stoupin and his team at Bioquest Studios shares with Advanced Aquarist their next coral time-lapse masterpiece. The video's artistry and techniques are truly awe-inspiring with an important message for all to see.

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A treasure chest aquarium!

A treasure chest aquarium!

A true treasure of an aquarium!

For sale on eBay is this gorgeous custom-made treasure chest aquarium. The seller provides little detail about its construction or who the artist is, but one thing is certain: the craftsmanship and aesthetics are impeccable.

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They grow up so fast! African cichlids from eggs to babies

To chronicle the development of fish embryo to adulthood, Adam shot daily video of the eggs of his Lake Malawi African cichlids (Mylochromis spilostichus). The combined video is the trifecta of cute, fascinating, and educational.

Egg tumblers are so cool.  They're like fish popcorn machines that turn into bounce houses before the little fellas eventually consume their yolk sacs and become free-swimming babies.

Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

Melanorivulus britzkei sp nov.

Killifish can be some of the most vibrant tropical freshwater fish in the world. A new killifish discovered in South America packs a whole lot of color into its tiny one-inch frame.

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