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On the Captive Biology of Tube Anemones

By Kenneth Wingerter on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

When aquarist think about reef animals, cerianthids usually don't come to mind. However, tube anemones are some of the most beautiful, hardy, and long-lived organisms for captive aquariums, and they're not as dangerous to tankmates as many believe.

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A Look at the Ophiuroids: Brittle, Serpent, and Basket Stars

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

With their long wiry arms and exotic colors, Ophiuroids are some of the reef's most beautiful and intricate creatures. James Fatherree describes the general information and aquarium husbandry of this amazing class of echinoderms.

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The Best Snorkeling Trip in the World?

By Richard Aspinall on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Richard Aspinall explores the Yasawa Islands of Fiji. He shares his amazing experience of a coral reef island teeming with vibrant, beautiful life above and below the sea.

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Photosynthetic Efficiencies of LEDs: Results of Short Term Exposure to LED Lights

By Dana Riddle on May 21, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Dana Riddle studies zooxanthallae exposed to varying intensities and colors of LEDs between 365nm (UV-A) and 657nm (red). The collected data sheds light on how different spectra affect photosynthesis and the Xanthophyll Cycle, helping us to better understand how corals use and respond to light.

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Tunze Turbelle Stream Pumps: What You Really Need to Know!

By Dana Riddle on May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Dana takes a detailed look at Tunze Turbelle Stream pumps from a more useful velocity metric instead of the ubiquitous gallons-per-hour metric our hobby has become accustomed to. Water velocity may be the key to certain corals' success.

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Nitrogen Cycling Revisited: Sand, critters, carbon, and why you may be under-feeding your tank

By Tommy Dornhoffer on May 07, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Every educated aquarist knows about the nitrogen cycle, but how much do you really know about the nitrogen cycle? Advanced Aquarist welcomes our newest writer, Tommy Dornhoffer, who revisits the nitrogen cycle in marine aquaria in all its intricate and dynamic glory.

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Aquarium Lighting: Building a LED Fixture: How We Did It

By Dmitry Karpenko, Vahe Ganapetyan on Apr 16, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Last year, Dmitry Karpenko and Vahe Ganapetyan explored the science of light in the reef aquaria. They apply their previous work in this new paper explaining the theory and process of building a DIY LED fixture.

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Toledo Zoo Fish Health Q&A: Ciliate protozoans

By Jay Hemdal, Dr. Yousuf Jafarey: The Toledo Zoo on Apr 09, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Toledo Zoo and Advanced Aquarist have partnered to provide professional advice about your freshwater and marine fishes' health. In this first installment, Toledo Zoo offers treatment information for freshwater fish exhibiting raised greyish-white lumps on their body.

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Aquarium Fish: Animals That Associate With Anemones (other than Clownfishes)

By James W. Fatherree on Apr 02, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Clownfish aren't the only animals that adopt anemones as their host. Surprisingly, dozens of animals regularly seek refuge in anemones' deadly tentacles. James Fatherree explores the other fish and crustaceans that associate with anemones.

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Aquarium Fish: On the Clownfishes' Range of Hosts

By James W. Fatherree on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM

When people think of symbiosis on the reef, the relationship between clownfish and anemone often is the first to come to mind. However, anemones are not the only hosts clownfish will adopt. James Fatherree explores both the iconic relationship between clownfish and anemone as well as some less conventional hosts.

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Aquarium Corals: Amino Acids and Corals: Sources, Roles and Supplementation

By Tim Wijgerde, Ph.D. on Mar 12, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Amino acids are a popular ingredient in aquarium additives nowadays, with many advertised beneficial effects on corals. In this article, I will provide some basic information about amino acids, and discuss their documented roles in coral biology. This will help the aquarist to make an informed decision about using concentrated amino acid as supplements for the marine aquarium.

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Aquarium Fish: Halichoeres Wrasses - Are they the best reef fish?

By Richard Aspinall on Mar 05, 2014 at 09:00 AM

The world's oceans are filled with wrasses. Richard Aspinall zooms in on Halichoeres, a genus containing many beautiful species that he regards as ideal wrasses for the home reef aquarium.

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Product Review: Barrier Reef Aquariums' EverGrow Nova A4 LED Light

By Dana Riddle on Feb 19, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Dana Riddle thoroughly reviews the Barrier Reef Aquarium Nova A4 controllable LED light. For under $300 USD, how well does this four array, 51 LED, 100 watt, remote-controlled fixture perform?

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Feature Article: Debunking Aquarium Myths

By Tim Wijgerde, Arjen Tilstra on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Myths are a part of life, and occur everywhere. So too in the aquarium hobby, where anecdotal observations and theories sometimes transform into facts, with little evidence to support them. We often make choices based on hearsay or "facts" presented by aquarists, who may dispense their advice with the best intentions. In some cases, unfortunately, we are misleading ourselves. In this article, we discuss some of the myths that still persist in the marine aquarium hobby today, and look at these from a scientific point of view. The take home message is that we should all keep an open mind, but remain critical towards claims that have no factual basis.

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Feature Article: Effects of Yellow Water on Light Transmission in an Aquarium - Why Should You Care

By Dana Riddle on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Aquarium water yellows over time due to organic decomposition. Dana Riddle analyzes the effects of this phenomenon on light attenuation and demonstrates why aquarists should strive for consistent maintenance practices.

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