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

Educational Video about Threats to Reefs

NBC Learn recently released an educational video discussing threats to the world's coral reefs. The video does a good job presenting the information in digestible terms without talking down to the viewer. This is a good "primer" for anyone looking to understand the impact of warming waters and ocean acidification.

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Palythoa Toxica Poisoning - One Reefkeeper's Personal Experience With Palytoxin Poisoning

Palythoa Toxica Poisoning - One Reefkeeper's Personal Experience With Palytoxin Poisoning

Palythoa. Photo by Terry Siegel

“[This experience is]why you should always keep a notebook listing all of the animals in your tank.”

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Atlantis Marine World announces expansion

Atlantis Marine World announces expansion

A small section of Atlantis Marine World's 20,000 gallon reef tank.

Our friends at Atlantis Marine World (Long Island, NY) have formally announced their 97,498-square-foot, $24 million expansion! Construction began spring of 2010, and the new expansion is set for its grand opening in the summer of 2011.

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German Neuco 20,000K metal halide bulbs coming to the US 'soon'

German Neuco 20,000K metal halide bulbs coming to the US 'soon'

Neuco's Deep Blue Star 20,000K metal halide lamp hitting stateside

Fresh on the heels of the Neuco Aquastar 14500K metal halide bulb, which hit stateside earlier in the year, Coralvue is expecting shipment of the Neuco Deep Blue Star 20,000K MH bulb (no exact date specified). This is a big deal for 20,000K users due to possible recent developments with Radium availability.

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Palytoxin, the World's Second Deadliest Poison, Possibly Available at Your LFS

Palytoxin, the World's Second Deadliest Poison, Possibly Available at Your LFS

Zoanthids from reefkeeper's tank.

In an article published yesterday in the Public Library of Science journal ONE, scientists from the US FDA identified that palytoxin, one of the deadliest toxins known to man, can be found in zoanthid colonies readily available in the aquarium trade.

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Free eBook Download: Rainbowfishes: Their Care and Keeping in Captivity by Adrian R. Tappin

Free eBook Download: Rainbowfishes: Their Care and Keeping in Captivity by Adrian R. Tappin

Book Cover: Rainbowfishes: Their Care and Keeping in Captivity

Many of us saltwater enthusiasts are also freshwater aquarium keepers. If you are into freshwater and especially into rainbowfishes, then this book is one that you will definitely want to download.

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E.Shine Systems' 60W CREE enters the aquarium LED arena ... sort of

E.Shine Systems' 60W CREE enters the aquarium LED arena ... sort of

E.Shine Systems' 60W CREE LED light fixture

E.Shine Systems, China, contacted Advanced Aquarist regarding their 60W LED fixture. This unit consists of 20 CREE XR-E 3W LED (standard configuration is 10 white + 10 blue, with available customized arrays). 90W and 120W CREE -based fixtures are also in the works. This fixture may look familiar. More details after the break.

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First Look: Neptune System's new Apex Jr controller!

First Look: Neptune System's new Apex Jr controller!

The upcoming Neptune System Apex Jr controller

Advanced Aquarist has received the first look at the upcoming Apex Jr: Neptune System's latest aquarium controller. The Apex Jr incorporates the controller hardware into the body of an EnergyBar4. The new controller uses a web-based interface (no display on the unit itself). Read on for more information and the confirmed feature set.

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Another Reason to Protect Sharks: Hunting Lionfish

Another Reason to Protect Sharks: Hunting Lionfish

Lionfish Invasion: One More Reason To Protect Sharks; Photographer: Antonio Busiello

Lionfish have gotten a lot of news lately due to their proliferation as a non-native species in the US waters and one marine park is attempting to teach sharks to prey on them in an attempt to control their numbers.

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Rainfordia opercularis VIDEO from Blue Harbor, Japan

Rainfordia opercularis VIDEO from Blue Harbor, Japan

Raindfordia opercularis at Blue Harbor

Blue Harbor in Japan received a shipment of an extremely rare perch earlier in the week: the Rainfordia opercularis (an Australian endemic). Now they've added video of their specimen. For many people, this will probably be as close we'll ever come to seeing a live R.opercularis.

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Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #2

Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #2

Sponges lend their beautiful forms to the shallow, tropcial seas. Photo by James Wiseman (reefpix.org)

As promised, another Advanced Aquarist wallpaper to add a splash of sea life to your computer screen. The amazing photo is once again provided by James Wiseman of reefpix.org. Also, a new in-depth Zooxanthellae article by Dana Riddle is set to publish on Monday, April 4th.

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Reed Mariculture Announces New Products and Launches "New Ideas" Website and Contest!

Reed Mariculture Announces New Products and Launches "New Ideas" Website and Contest!

Reed Mariculture's Latest Contest

Reed Mariculture (better known to aquarists as Reef Nutrition) has launched RM-Ideas.com - A place to capture your input on their products and services. They need your help in naming a new product line, and they are running a contest where you win prizes simply by submitting your idea!

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NOAA Launches Updated Coral Reef Watch Virtual Stations Website in Google Maps

NOAA Launches Updated Coral Reef Watch Virtual Stations Website in Google Maps

Screenshot: NOAA Coral Reef Watch Virtual Stations

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just relaunched a new look to their Coral Reef Watch website that disseminates watches, warnings, and alerts for coral reef events.

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The Basin Tank Reef Aquarium of Kyle Verry

The Basin Tank Reef Aquarium of Kyle Verry

The Basin Tank Reef Aquarium of Kyle Verry

Here at Advanced Aquarist, we like to showcase unusual and unique aquarium builds and this one definitely fits that category. I've never actually seen a hobbyist tank quite like this one.

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Taiwanese shipping company fined $1,000,000 for damages to American Samoa Reefs

Taiwanese shipping company fined $1,000,000 for damages to American Samoa Reefs

American Samoa - satellite view by Googe Earth

The US Department of Justice has issued a press release titled 'Taiwanese Shipping Company Convicted for Discharging Oily Bilge Waste into the Waters of American Samoa.' $250,000 of the assessed penalties are to be allocated for coral reef restoration projects (where the remaining $750,000 will go is anyone's guess). Read the full public release after the jump.

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