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

Yo 1%: We've got THE apartment for you

Yo 1%: We've got THE apartment for you

Stairway to heaven

If you're uber rich, love reef aquariums, and looking for new digs in Chicago, we think this upcoming listing might interest you. The penthouse features (amongst many other things) THREE 500 gallon built-in reef tanks.

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On How to Rise Twilight Fish

Quest Science presents an awesome mini-documentary about how the California Academy of Science is developing technology to safely bring deep water fish up to surface. The video features commentaries by Steinhart Aquarium Director Bart Sheperd, Curator of Ichthyology Dr. Luiz Rocha, and Tinkerer Extraordinaire Matt Wandell. Get your fish geek on!

Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: Lines

Happy Friday. Here's a new wallpaper photographed by Mitchell Brown. The delicate linear lines of a Tridacna clam competes with the radial lines of a neighboring zoanthid.

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Two newly described Acentrogobius gobies

Two newly described Acentrogobius gobies

Acentrogobius vanderloosi. All photos credited to G.R. Allen.

Gerald R. Allen has formally described two new gobies he discovered at Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Meet Acentrogobius violarisi and Acentrogobious vanderloosi.

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Three men confess to torturing fish to death

It boggles the mind how cruel some people are to animals. It hits especially close to home when it's fish abuse. These three ___________ show the unfathomable depravity of some human beings.

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Glass-blown gravity-defying desktop aquarium

The Echappée (Escaped) aquarium by Sébastien Cordoleani is what happens when Art Nouveau meets fish tank. The amorphous glass-blown dome is meant to convey the idea of flowing water. Fish are able to swim into the dome, which stays filled with water thanks to atmospheric pressure holding the water in.

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New Strawberry Shortcake Acros coming out of Australia are more ridiculous than ever

New Strawberry Shortcake Acros coming out of Australia are more ridiculous than ever

There is nothing wrong with your computer screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.

Ultra Coral Australia supplied us images of some amazing SSC Acros (likely Acropora microclados) that were recently discovered and are making their way to the USA and Asia. Unlike most SSCs, the "UCA Bada Bing" have gorgeous electric blue tips.

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The newest squirrelfish, Neoniphon pencei

The newest squirrelfish, Neoniphon pencei

Neoniphon pencei. Cropped from a video frame taken by John L. Earle.

Neoniphon pencei represents only the sixth species of the genus. The bright red and white striped squirrelfish hails from Rarotonga, Cook Islands in very deep waters (90-115 meters / 300-375 feet). Recent exploration of reef 'twilight zones' is yielding a lot of undescribed species.

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Super Zooxanthellae found!

Super Zooxanthellae found!

Reefs in the Middle East experience some of the hottest temperatures. Photo by Daviddarom (C.C.)

Researchers have discovered a new species of Symbiodinium sp whose maximum thermal tolerance is an incredible 36C/97F. The clade C3 zooxanthellae was found in stony corals of the Persian/Arabian Gulf, one of the hottest tropical seas in the world.

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Set adrift with a pair of Harlequin filefish

There's no debating it: Harlequin filefish are amazing fish. And there's just something magical about following an inseparable mated pair cruise the Maldives together. I could do a whole lot worse than become a harlequin filefish in my next life.

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Miniature water gardens: nature aquariums served extra dry

Miniature water gardens: nature aquariums served extra dry

Yup. We could totally relax to this.

Thinking outside the box inside the box: This perfectly describes the outstanding, unique craft of Robert and Stephen Dekker. The family business landscapes jaw-dropping miniaturized indoor water gardens.

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Crystal Red Aquascape

We are long overdue for a shrimp tank post. An aquascape full of Caridina shrimps is arguably just as engaging as any aquatic exhibit you can set up. This nano aquarium displayed at the 2015 Art of the Planted Tank (held last week in Hanover, Germany) is a bustling metropolis of lil' busy-bees.

This aquarium proves that the phrase "My tank it too small" is not a valid excuse for a boring aquascape.  It's all about scale and balance.  I could spend hours watching these little dudes tending their gardens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeI_Kw9_Xno

Bacteria in sponges harvest phosphate, clarifying reef waters

Bacteria in sponges harvest phosphate, clarifying reef waters

A sponge side by side with corals in the Red Sea. Photo by Derek Keats.

Bacteria are the yeomen of the reef; it is these microscopic background workers that keep the whole coral reef 'machine' churning. For the first time, scientists have identified bacteria growing on sponges are responsible not just for nitrogen reduction but also for pulling phosphorus out of the water.

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Peace of mind with HomeSitter

We're sure this concern has crossed your mind: When no one is home, how do I know if there's a livestock-threatening power outage or water spill? The HomeSitter is a simple and affordable solution to this age-old worry.

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The copepod from hell

The copepod from hell

Find me a cleaner shrimp, STAT!

Ich, flukes, and velvet parasites are terrible enough, but they're no where near as grotesques as what this poor dwarf goby is suffering from: a gnarly parasitic copepod literally sucking the life out of its host . And you thought you were having a bad day

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