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

Unique Ceramic Coral Reef Art Stimulates Reef Conservation [Updated]

Unique Ceramic Coral Reef Art Stimulates Reef Conservation [Updated]

Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

For her master's in environmental studies, Courtney Mattison meshes her love of the ceramic medium and her passion for coral reef conservation into a stunning 10'x15' wall of 3-dimensional art.

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Incredible 8000L (2000+ gallon) Portugal Coral Farm

Incredible 8000L (2000+ gallon) Portugal Coral Farm

One of six grow-out tanks, stocked full of beautiful coral frags

Nothing excites me more than seeing successful breeding and propagation systems, which is why I am extremely pleased to share the "selected reef tank" showcased at www.h2oplusomething.com: Machado de Sousa's 8000L Coral Farm.

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Maybe the cutest Arcuatus Angel you will ever see [video and photos]

Maybe the cutest Arcuatus Angel you will ever see [video and photos]

Baby Arcuatus at Blue Harbor!

Blue Harbor continues to receive some of the most amazing fishes available in our hobby. Over the weekend, they posted photos and a video of a baby Apolemichthys arcuatus ... must-see for any angelfish or rare fish fan! Video after the jump.

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Algae-Dispensing Vending Machine

Imagine this: You walk into your favorite LFS and find a dispensing machine serving up the freshest live phytoplankton you can buy - technology designed to sustain and deliver live algae/phytoplankton, delivered on-demand. This is exactly what the Haberlandt was built for: a biotechnological machine designed to culture and dispense algae.

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Announcing the Winner of the 2010 Print Editions of Advanced Aquarist!

Announcing the Winner of the 2010 Print Editions of Advanced Aquarist!

Advanced Aquarist 2010 Book II

We are pleased to announce the winner of the two latest Advanced Aquarist books: Drew Dickson!

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Legoland Octopus Exhibit Opening Delayed

Legoland Octopus Exhibit Opening Delayed

Octopus, SeaLife Aquarium, Carlsbad, CA

On April 15th, the opening of the Legoland Octopus Exhibit at SeaLife Aquarium, Carlsbad, CA, was postponed due to the octopi not liking their new tank.

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Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) plants 200 Reef Balls

Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) plants 200 Reef Balls

Divers seed planted Reef Balls with coral fragments.

Malaysia has planted 540 tonnes of artificial reef structure in an effort to restore coral reefs damaged by tropical storms. Reef Balls are large, hollow structures made from pH balanced microsilica concrete. Learn more about Reef Balls after the jump

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New York Aquarium Unveils Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef

New York Aquarium Unveils Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef

Rendering of the renovated New York Aquarium (Wildlife Conservation Society)

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium (Coney Island, NY) is currently undergoing a major 10 year, $150+ million renovation. Yesterday, they had their ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil their new Conservation Hall and 167,000 gallon Glover's Reef exhibit.

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Red and White Version of the ReefBrite Aquaviewer LED Magnifying Glass Shipping Soon!

Red and White Version of the ReefBrite Aquaviewer LED Magnifying Glass Shipping Soon!

The ReefBrite Aquaviewer ... soon available in red and white LED!

I love companies that listen to customer feedback and respond quickly to market demands! Reefbrite has just informed Advanced Aquarist that they will soon be shipping a red and white LED version of their Aquaviewer magnifying glass.

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Aiptasia Removal - What's Your Preferred Method?

Aiptasia Removal - What's Your Preferred Method?

Photo by byteorder, flickr

Aiptasia are a royal pain in the you-know-what. What is YOUR preferred method for fighting this scourge of the reef tank?

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Review: EcoTech Marine Expands Product Line with new Coral Glue

New product released from EcoTech Elements is a coral propagators best friend!

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There Are Only Two Days Left To Enter The Book Give-Away!

There Are Only Two Days Left To Enter The Book Give-Away!

Book cover.

You only have until midnight April 15th (PST) to enter our Advanced Aquarist 2010 Volumes I and II book give-away. Read on for information on how to enter!

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Another rare fish video from (guess who?) Blue Harbor: Odontanthias fuscipinnis

Another rare fish video from (guess who?) Blue Harbor: Odontanthias fuscipinnis

Photo by Jeremy Maneyapanda (glassbox-design.com)

Once upon a time, the only place in the United States where one could view a live Odontanthias fuscipinnis (a deep water Hawaiian endemic) was at Waikiki Aquarium. Since then, a handful of specimens have trickled into the US; the bulk of O.fuscipinnis collected still end up in Japan (average market price north of $2,000 USD). A short video of a pair at Blue Harbor Japan after the jump.

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Barcode Scan Your Fish?

Barcode Scan Your Fish?

Genicanthus melanospilus

Is it actually possible to barcode scan your fish to positively identify each one of them in a large group?

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'Time-lasped' video of a Plate Coral feeding

'Time-lasped' video of a Plate Coral feeding

Plate Coral feeding on Spectrum pellets.

I stumbled across a fascinating, sped-up video of a Plate Coral (likely Fungia sp.) feeding on pellet food. Watch as the pellets are moved by the coral from the outer tentacles to the central mouth where they are ultimately consumed.

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