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Feature Aquarium: Bryn Roberts' 360-gallon reef aquarium

By Bryn Roberts on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Conventional reefkeeping wisdom says live corals should not coexist with big angelfish and butterflyfish. Don't tell that Bryn Roberts. With careful selection of fish, corals, and invertebrates, Bryn pushes the boundaries of "reef safe." Large, colorful coral colonies thrive in the presence of rare angels and butterflies.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at the Giant Clam Tridacna squamosa

By James W. Fatherree M.Sc. on Apr 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

There are several species of giant clam available to us, all of which belong to the family Tridacnidae, with each being unique in its own ways. Of these, Tridacna squamosa, is one of the hardiest and easiest to care for, and can be one of the most attractive, too. So, this month I'll give you some information about T. squamosa, which is commonly called the squamosa clam, scaly clam, scaled giant clam, or fluted clam.

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Equipment Review: Propeller Pump Performance, A Different Look: Tunze Nanostream Pumps

By Dana Riddle on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Dana provides a very in-dept look at the Tunze Nanostream pumps, their flow characteristics, and water velocities and compares them to various water velocity zones found on reefs.

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Aquarium Fish: An Overview of Stingrays of the genus Potamotrygon, Part Two

By Kenneth Wingerter on Apr 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Stingrays of the genus Potamotrygon can be stunning aquarium animals. While they have a much better record of captive survivability than other batoids, their husbandry is hardly undemanding or uncomplicated. In actual fact, properly caring for these unusual creatures requires a considerable amount of preparation and resources.

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Aquarium Corals: Corals of the Genus Sarcophyton: The Toadstools

By James W. Fatherree on Mar 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Overall toadstools are attractive, hardy, and easy to propagate, making it easy to see why they are a long-time hobby favorite.

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Product Review: Build My LED 48" Strip Light: Custom LED Lighting for Freshwater and Reef Aquaria

By Dana Riddle on Mar 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

"I want a reliable lighting device and Build My LED seems to have hit the right note." Dana evaluates the construction, performance, and customer service of a custom-configured LED light from the new company, Build My LED.

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Aquarium Fish: In Search of Chrysogaster

By Richard Aspinall on Mar 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Richard Aspinall travels to Mauritius to photograph Amphiprion chrysogaster, the exotic and beautiful Mauritian Clownfish.

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Aquarium Fish: Chloroquine: A "New" Drug for Treating Fish Diseases

By Jay Hemdal on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM

While not a panacea or miracle drug, chloroquine is experiencing resurgence in popularity for use in fish-only aquariums and quarantine systems to treat a variety of problems ranging from Cryptocaryon to Aiptasia anemone infestations.

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Aquarium Equipment: PAR Meters and LEDs - How Accurate are the Measurements? A Comparison of Three Meters and Lux to PAR Conversion Factors for LEDs

By Dana Riddle on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

How do PAR meters stack up to one another? Dana delves into the data comparing and contrasting three light meters and gives us his take on the results.

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Feature Article: Coral growth under Light Emitting Diode and Light Emitting Plasma: a cross-family comparison

By Tim Wijgerde, Michaƫl Laterveer on Feb 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM

With the advent of new technology, aquarists are able to customize light spectra with great flexibility. However, our knowledge of how light spectrum affects aquarium life, including corals, is still limited. Here, we show the effects of two light spectra, emitted by Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Light Emitting Plasma (LEP), on the growth of ten commercially important scleractinian corals. It appears that the effect of spectrum is highly species dependent, and that most efficient coral growth is invariably attained at low irradiance. The results from this study can be used to optimize sustainable coral aquaculture.

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Feature Aquarium: Paul Bruns 427 Gallon Sunroom Reef

By Paul Bruns on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM

There are reef aquariums, then there are REEF AQUARIUMS. Paul Bruns' 427 gallon captive reef is a true masterwork of aquascaping, husbandry, technology, and technique.

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Product Review: Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w Pro

By Leonard Ho on Jan 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM

It's been a little over a year since Ecotech Marine introduced the Radion LED light. The Radion made big waves with aquarists and quickly ascended to mass popularity. In January 2013, Ecotech Marine began shipments of their latest and most powerful incarnation of the Radion platform: the XR30w Pro. Advanced Aquarist takes a closer look at the Pro.

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Feature Article: LED Lighting Tests: Maxspect Mazarra P and Aqua Illuminiation Vega

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

As LED lighting moves further into the mainstream, there is new effort being made to provide a fuller spectrum light that can be tuned by the aquarist to satisfy both the demands of the corals as well as the visual pleasure of the aquarist.

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Aquarium Fish: Sharing a small house without conflicts: the pistol shrimp and the shrimpgoby's life

By Francesco Ricciardi on Jan 09, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Coral Reefs, thousand of species, thousand of associations: but the relationship between little gobies and their shrimp partners is one of the most famous and better balanced, where everybody wins and nobody loses. A wonderful example of mutualistic symbiosis.

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Aquarium Corals: Feeding and oxygen affect coral growth: implications for coral aquaculture

By Tim Wijgerde on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

It is common knowledge that many coral species depend on their symbiotic zooxanthellae to survive. Their alliance with these dinoflagellates has allowed corals to build vast underwater structures known as coral reefs, in an environment that seems almost devoid of nutrients. Research has shown that, in addition to energy gained from photosynthesis, plankton constitutes an important source of nutrients for corals. Although zooplankton supplementation may significantly enhance their growth, new findings suggest that corals are best fed when the aquarium lights are on.

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