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By admin - Posted Jan 14, 2002 07:00 PM
A listing of all the Feature Articles published in the magazine.
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Feature Article: A Different Look at Lighting: Effects of Prolonged Photoperiod, Spectral Quality, and Light Dosage

By Dana Riddle on May 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Some reef aquaria 'experts' have suggested that we understand all we need to know about lighting of reef aquaria. This article will suggest otherwise.

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Feature Article: Evaluation of Chemical Eradication Methods of Acoels (Acoelomorpha) From Marine Aquaria

By Andrew H. Lynford M.S. on Apr 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Currently, 99% of the live stock in the marine ornamental trade is harvested from coral reefs in the wild. Therefore, aquarists should take every precaution to protect their livestock and keep it thriving in captivity.

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Feature Article: How to Make Corals More Colorful Part 3 - New Information: Red Fluorescent Pigments: DsRed-type

By Dana Riddle on Apr 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

In general, the fluorescence of DsRed pigments is not difficult to maintain in captivity. As you're probably aware by now, this subject has my interest and I'll keep researching this subject.

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Feature Article: A Look at "Mysterious Clam Deaths"

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Mar 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

James gives us an overview of some of the things that can kill tridacnids, most of which aren't so mysterious.

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Feature Article: How to Make Corals More Colorful, Part Two: New Information! Green Fluorescent Pigments, Pigment Clades, and Photoconversion from Green to Orange/Red

By Dana Riddle on Feb 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

This month, we'll look at the most populous coral pigment category: Green Fluorescent Proteins (or GFPs). In addition, we'll examine how light intensity and spectral qualities affect GFPs.

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Feature Article: The Development of a Method for the Quantitative Evaluation of Protein Skimmer Performance

By Ken S. Feldman, Kelly M. Maers, Lauren F. Vernese, Elizabeth A. Huber, Matthew R. Test on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Protein skimmers have become indispensable for many aquarists who strive to maintain the high water quality necessary to keep stony corals.

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Feature Article: How to Make Corals Colorful, Part One: New Information, With Particular Attention to Blue-Green Fluorescent Pigments

By Dana Riddle on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Light intensity and its spectral characteristics play important parts in promotion of coral coloration.

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Feature Article: The Best Lamp Is...

By Dana Riddle on Dec 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

Recent research has suggested a 'best lamp' - but some caveats exist!

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Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part Four: Non-Scleractinian Anthozoans Including Soft Corals, Zoanthids, and Anemones

By Dana Riddle on Oct 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This month, well examine what little we know of the sexual reproductive habits of soft corals, zoanthids, a few anemone species and others.

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Feature Article: Micro-Ecosystems

By Jay Hemdal on Sep 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

When experimenting with these small scale closed systems, it is vitally important to be backed up by your already solidly operating typical marine aquariums, so that you are better prepared to ultimately succeed with these experimental closed mini eco-systems.

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Feature Article: Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and the Reef Aquarium: an Initial Survey, Part II

By Ken S. Feldman, Kelly M. Maers on Sep 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Ken and Kelly continue to report on their work on Total Organic Carbon and how it relates to the reef aquarium.

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Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part Three: Stony Coral Sexuality, Reproduction Modes, Puberty Size, Sex Ratios and Life Spans

By Dana Riddle on Sep 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

Information on the reproductive habits of over 300 stony coral species (in almost 100 genera) is presented. It is the most complete single-source reference currently available.

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Feature Article: Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and the Reef Aquarium: an Initial Survey, Part I

By Ken S. Feldman, Kelly M. Maers on Aug 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Ken and Kelly report on their work on Total Organic Carbon and how it relates to the reef aquarium.

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Feature Article: Spectral Analysis of 150 Watt DE Lamps: Giesmann, Icecap, Iwasaki and Elos

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Aug 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

Sanjay continues his analysis of the 150 Watt DE Lamps.

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Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part Two: Asexual Reproductive Modes of Captive Corals and Anemones

By Dana Riddle on Aug 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

As we shall see, almost every detail of the captive breeding system must be deliberately engineered to consistently and reliably obtain the desired results.

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Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part One: A Natural Coral Spawning in Hawai'i, The Cauliflower Coral (Pocillopora meandrina)

By Dana Riddle on Jul 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

Witnessing a coral spawning, especially in the daytime, is an unusual and memorable event. We have much to learn about coral reproduction.

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Feature Article: Metal Halide Lamps - Aging Over Time: XM, EVC and Giesmann Coral 400W Mogul Lamps

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Jul 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

The study presented some very interesting data on the life of metal halide lamps. It reinforced the view that the spectral qualities change over time resulting in the change of the CCT of the lamps to lower values.

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Feature Article: Google SketchUp for Aquarium Applications, Part II

By Shane Graber on Jun 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

In this second part, Shane digs a bit deeper into using SketchUp for modeling aquarium projects. You will learn a bit about using scripts to automate tasks as well as to add new functionality to SketchUp while building a kalkwasser reactor.

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Feature Article: Home Fumigation - Do I Really Have To Remove My Aquarium?

By Dana Riddle on May 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

Dana's limited experiences suggest you and your aquarium will make it through just fine.

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Feature Article: Top Down Photographing Techniques and Equipment for Corals in a Reef Aquarium

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on May 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This article will explore some of the cheaper options that will allow an aquarist to take stunning top down pictures of corals in the home aquarium with both simple point and shoot cameras and the more expensive SLR cameras.

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