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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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Feature Aquarium: Geekphysique's high tech planted aquarium

By Gareth Dominy on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM

What does a former reefkeeper do with a cache of high tech equipment? Start a high tech freshwater planted tank! Aquarist Gareth Dominy re-imagines uses for classical reefkeeping gear to create an automated 65 gallon planted aquarium that is a real showstopper.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at Some Azooxanthellate Epifaunal Bivalves

By James W. Fatherree on Jan 08, 2014 at 09:00 AM

James Fatherree explores the biology of non-photosynthetic clams, scallops, and oysters commonly encountered by reefkeepers. While most of these bivalves are not impossible to keep with advances in captive reef nutrition, their surprisingly high dietary requirements make their husbandry difficult.

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Feature Article: Imitating Natural Light Quality, Intensity, and Dosage in a Reef Aquarium - Do We Really Want To?

By Dana Riddle on Dec 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM

When it comes to reef aquariums, Mother Nature has always been the de facto benchmark aquarists aspire towards. Dana investigates in great detail the quality and quantity of light over natural reefs in order to lay the groundwork to answer the age-old question: what is the best light for captive corals?

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Feature Article: Coral Feeding: An Overview

By Tim Wijgerde, Ph.D. on Dec 04, 2013 at 10:00 AM

At present, several factors which influence the growth of scleractinian corals in aquaculture have been identified. These are known as light, water flow, water quality, and nutrition. This article will focus on nutrition, and describe the various ways in which corals feed. It will summarize the latest scientific findings about this topic, and present practical information on how to maximize coral feeding rates in the aquarium. This will promote efficient, sustainable coral aquaculture, and help the aquarist to maintain healthy corals at home.

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Aquarium Corals: Making Corals Colorful: 'Kaede' Fluorescent Proteins

By Dana Riddle on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Dana delves into the the science behind coral coloration by examining the fluorescent proteins in Clade D corals including Echinophyllia, Favia, Favites, Galaxea, Lobophyllia, Montastraea, Plesiastrea, Ricordea, Scolymia, Trachyphyllia, and others.

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Feature Article: Spectral Data from a Shallow Hawaiian Tidepool

By Dana Riddle on Nov 06, 2013 at 09:00 AM

Dana Riddle previously documented and discussed light intensity of a Hawaiian tidepool versus the home aquarium. Dana continues his light analysis by examining spectral data. What can nature teach us about coral care?

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