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

Three reef aquarium videos to kick off Spring

Three reef aquarium videos to kick off Spring

Speed's reef tank

Spring is finally here. Here are some best reef videos recently uploaded to youtube. Enjoy!

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Eheim Aquastyle nano aquariums expected State-side in April

Eheim Aquastyle nano aquariums expected State-side in April

Eheim's Aquastyle line

This is old news for our European readers, but Eheim's Aquastyle nano aquariums are expected to hit the US market next month. Placing 3rd in Global Pet Expo 2011's Showcase for Aquatic Products, the new aquariums feature modern design elements such as rimless construction and LED lighting.

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Video of hermit crab changing shells

Video of hermit crab changing shells

Photo by James W. Fatherree

Here is a video I recently came across of a blue-legged hermit crab (Clibanarius tricolor) in the act of changing shells - as captured by a 3reef.com member.

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Videos of the new Kessil Aquarium LED pendant in action

Videos of the new Kessil Aquarium LED pendant in action

Kessil's optional "gooseneck" mounting arm for their pendant LED systems

Altantis Aquarium in Union City, California has added two videos of the new Kessil A150W (first reported here last week), complete with Kessil's optional gooseneck mounting arm.

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Construction begins on US’s largest (and only) coral reef research center

Construction begins on US’s largest (and only) coral reef research center

NSU's coral research center now under construction.

Nova Southeastern University has issued a news release announcing construction is underway for the United States' first dedicated coral reef research center. The planned facility is massive (86,000 square-foot), with a build cost of $30 million. Read on for NSU's news release.

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Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #1

Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #1

A school of jackfish hovering over the reef (with two outsiders ... can you spot them?). Photo by James Wiseman

A slice of reef life on your computer screen: This is the first of many high-resolution Advanced Aquarist wallpapers.

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One of the most impressive Golden Fairy Wrasse "supermales" for sale

One of the most impressive Golden Fairy Wrasse "supermales" for sale

A trio of C.rhomboidalis at Pacific Island Aquatics

Continuing the rare fish theme for today, Pacific Island Aquatics has a Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis trio up for sale that has what may be the most impressive male specimen I've seen in a very long time.

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The Spanish Flag turns up at Absolutely Fish

The Spanish Flag turns up at Absolutely Fish

Goniplectrus hispanus: The Spanish Flag. (photo by Scott Michael)

Absolutely Fish in Clifton, NJ has obtained one of the rarest tropical grouper/basslets available in our hobby: The Spanish Flag (Gonioplectrus hispanus)! Read on for video of this rare gem.

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How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

Don't pay attention to the pretty, red Rhynchocienetes sp. shrimp. We're talking about the brown stuff it's walking over.

It's a slow news day, so I thought I'd share how I finally beat dinoflagellates in my 176 gallon reef aquarium. I know many reefkeepers struggle with dinoflagellates - and often get frustrated to the point of calling it quits (I know I was on the verge!). Hopefully my experience can help.

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Australia plans its own cryogenic coral bank

Australia plans its own cryogenic coral bank

Freezing the reefs for posterity ... round three!

Cryogenic gene banks are not anything new; In fact, it's a common conservation tool many research institutes and conservation societies have already utilized for many endangered species (both flora and fauna). However, only recently has this concept been applied to reef conservation. Australia is the latest to announce plans to save coral reefs via cryogenesis.

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Do Sperm Whales Have Names? Possibly...

Do Sperm Whales Have Names?  Possibly...

Sperm Whale, Photo cianc/Flickr CC

A recent paper published in the journal Animal Behavior raises the question that it might be possible that sperm whales broadcast unique identifiers that could be a personal "call-sign" like old time telegraph operators used for identifying themselves.

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Kessil Lighting Debuts A150W LED Aquarium Light in Three Spectrums

Kessil Lighting Debuts A150W LED Aquarium Light in Three Spectrums

The new Kessil A150W LED pendant.

Advanced Aquarist has received a press release for Kessil's new compact LED aquarium pendant lighting system. The A150W will be available in three different spectrums: a 10,000K "Sky Blue," and 15,000K "Ocean Blue," and a 20,000K "Deep Ocean Blue."

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Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in full nuptial display

Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in full nuptial display

For anyone wondering why C.rhomboidalis is named the Golden Fairy Wrasse ...

Although Fairy Wrasses are popular amongst reefkeepers everywhere, few people have witnessed a male Cirrhilabrus in full nuptial display. It is an indescribable experience! Read on to see photos of the rare Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in courtship.

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We're looking for a few good bloggers!

Advanced Aquarist is looking for a few good writers for our blog team. If you are passionate about aquariums/reefs and enjoy sharing and discussing relevant topics with fellow advanced aquarists, let us know.

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Indo-Pacific Acropora and Porites Growth Anomalies Strongly Related to Human Population Size and Host Density

Indo-Pacific Acropora and Porites Growth Anomalies Strongly Related to Human Population Size and Host Density

Porites Growth Anomaly, PLoS ONE

In a recently published paper, scientists have documented that these tumor-like diseases are highly correlated to the coral host density and in the case of Porties, the human population size near the reef. The human population size factor documented in this study is possibly the first time that this factor has "unambiguously link(ed) a coral disease with human population size."

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