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

Orphek announces customizable PR-156 LED Fixtures

Orphek announces customizable PR-156 LED Fixtures

Orphek now offers fully customized LED arrays

Orphek (an Advanced Aquarist sponsor) is now offering customers the option of ordering a custom light in their PR-156 line! Customers will have the options of choosing the number of white, blue, and UV/True Violet diodes desired.

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Reef Check EcoDive program

Baros Maldives issued a press release that caught my attention. Their press release opens: "Baros Maldives has been awarded EcoDive Centre status by the official Reef Check organization, and is the first resort in the Maldives to offer the international Reef Check EcoDiver programme, which empowers people to save our reefs and oceans. Becoming the first EcoDive and training centre of the Maldives, Baros now offers guests EcoDiver courses which qualifies them to help EcoDive teams to monitor reefs worldwide." So I delved deeper into the EcoDiver program.

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Kessil adds another spectrum to their A150W line (plus new video)

Kessil sure has been busy lately entering the aquarium market with their compact LED pendants. In addition to the current 15,000K and the planned 10,000K and 20,000K, they have now added a 6,700K LED pendant to their A150W lineup.

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Contest: Win a Copy of the 2010 Print Editions of Advanced Aquarist!

Contest: Win a Copy of the 2010 Print Editions of Advanced Aquarist!

The cover of the 2010, Book II Edition of Advanced Aquarist

In celebration of publishing our next book, we are giving away a copy of the 2010 Print Editions (both Books I and II). Read on for details on how to enter to win!

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Super Glue Inventor, Harry Coover, Dies at Age 94

Super Glue Inventor, Harry Coover, Dies at Age 94

Dr. Harry Coover, Jr., Wikipedia

For all of us that have used super glue for attaching frags to live rock rubble or frag mounts, we are no strangers to his invention.

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Another illegal coral seizure in Cebu

Another illegal coral seizure in Cebu

"Cleaned" Acropora and Pocillopora sp. colonies

11 sacks of corals totaling 440 specimens of Acropora and Pocillopora sp. were seized by Cebu's Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force on March 28, 2011. These corals were not intended for live sale to the aquarium market, although (according to the reports) some would likely find their way into aquariums as either decorative curio or crushed substrate material.

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Marine Fish Poop -- A Major Calcium Carbonate Mud Source?

Marine Fish Poop -- A Major Calcium Carbonate Mud Source?

Fish carbonate production schematic.

Could it be that a major source of the carbonate mud on reefs and the missing components of the tropical carbonate factory is produced by fish waste? A recent publication in PNAS investigates this very question.

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Borneo dive videos

Borneo dive videos

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) - videos by Underwater Film Productions

Two new captivating short videos surfaced over the weekend of dives in Borneo. One is a daytime dive which includes videos of th Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Coral Banded and Cleaner Shrimps, Anemone Crabs and Sexy Shrimps, Golden Morey, Ribbon, and Leopard Eels, Anglers, Leaf Fish, and more. The night dive is even more spectacular, showcasing outer-worldly nocturnal creatures ... including the Flamboyant Cuttlefish in the hunt!

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MASNA $2500 Student Scholarship Available

MASNA $2500 Student Scholarship Available

Marine Aquarium Societies of North America

Marine Aquarium Socieites of North America is offering a $2500 scholarship to a qualified student. Read more for details.

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Guam introduces Coral Reef Protection Act bill

A new Guam bill introduced earlier this week aims to protect and restore Guam's coral reefs via provisions to recover damages and the assess civil penalties on marine vessels which damage the reef.

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Mass Coral Spawn in Western Australia on March 27, '11 (plus video)

Mass Coral Spawn in Western Australia on March 27, '11 (plus video)

An incredible surface slick of coral gametes! Image credit: Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation

Starting March 27 and lasting four days, the annual mass coral spawn is anticipated in the Dampier Archipelago, Ningaloo Marine Park and Abrolhos Islands.

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Stay Updated with Advanced Aquarist for the Latest News

Stay Updated with Advanced Aquarist for the Latest News

Stay connected with Advanced Aquarist!

Want to stay connected with Advanced Aquarist's latest articles, blogs, and events? Here's how!

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Danny Hainline Memorial Fund

Danny Hainline Memorial Fund

RIP Danny

Our friends at reef2reef have organized a memorial fund for Danny Hainline, a fellow reefkeeper who was tragically killed in an automobile accident earlier this week. He is survived by his wife and their newborn baby. Danny was only 27 years old.

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Reef Threads -- A Podcast You Should Be Listening To Every Week

Reef Threads --  A Podcast You Should Be Listening To Every Week

Reef Threads - Discussing Issues that Affect the Reef Aquarium Hobby

Reef Threads is a podcast that highlights intriguing forum threads, blog posts, and magazine articles from across the reef aquarium hobby. Posted weekly, it's one podcast you don't want to miss.

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Conservationists develop coral 'stress test' to identify reefs of hope in climate change era

Conservationists develop coral 'stress test' to identify reefs of hope in climate change era

Photo by T. McClanahan/Wildlife Conservation Society

A new "stress test" model developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society identifies the most diverse and hardy coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean as priorities for conservation and management.

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