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Reef-A-Palooza New York is happening this weekend

Reef-A-Palooza New York is happening this weekend

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 23, 2017 01:42 AM

For reefkeepers within striking distance of the Big Apple looking for something to do this weekend, Reef-A-Palooza NY welcomes you. Get reef geek on with over 150 exhibitors, multiple educational speakers, and thousands of your fellow hobbyist

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Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 21, 2017 11:58 PM

There are situations where slim LED strips are more suitable than the larger and boxier LED form factors that dominate the market. Orphek's new Slim Line LED fixtures provide some of the highest "full spectrum" light output in a slender light strip design.

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With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 14, 2017 01:21 AM

More than 6,000 fish species that live on coral reefs, but only 128 are known to feed on corals. Now, researchers have discovered how at least one species of coral-feeding fish does it. They 'kiss' the flesh and mucus off the coral skeleton using protective, self-lubricating lips.

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A 240 gallon planted discus aquarium

A 240 gallon planted discus aquarium

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 10:35 PM

There is really no replacement for displacement. Follow the tear-down, rebuild, and maintenance of a massive discus planted aquascape.

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Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 07:55 PM

Researchers were shocked when they not only discovered that warmer temperatures did not speed up the the progression of black band disease but also that lower pH actually slowed the spread of the disease by 25%!

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Old school cool

Old school cool

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 03:26 PM

This beautiful reef aquarium is stocked and styled like you might have seen in the early 1980s. The rimless tank and technology has certainly changed, but overall, the tank exudes "classic" reefkeeping.

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The pharaoh cuttlefish is a master of mimicry

The pharaoh cuttlefish is a master of mimicry

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 14, 2017 01:33 AM

Sea-life enthusiasts know that cuttlefish are masters of camouflage. But Sepia pharaoni can do more than just change colors. They can mimic hermit crabs! And can you think of a better animal to mimic? Hermit crabs both deters predators as well as lull prey into a false sense of safety.

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A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 14, 2017 11:42 AM

Meet Fennerogalathea chani, a new species of squat lobster from Papua New Guinea. With its red, white, and blue pigmentation, it is one of the most dazzling crustaceans we have seen.

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IM's NUVO Concept Abyss Drop-Off Aquarium goes glass

IM's NUVO Concept Abyss Drop-Off Aquarium goes glass

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 12, 2017 10:25 PM

Innovative Marine's Concept Abyss Panorama Drop Off Aquarium is now manufactured in glass instead of acrylic (the acrylic models are now discontinued). It now also features IM's unique anodized aluminum APS Stands.

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Must-see coral video (trust us)

Must-see coral video (trust us)

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 08:01 PM

Daniel Stoupin and his team at Bioquest Studios shares with Advanced Aquarist their next coral time-lapse masterpiece. The video's artistry and techniques are truly awe-inspiring with an important message for all to see.

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A treasure chest aquarium!

A treasure chest aquarium!

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 07, 2017 11:07 PM

For sale on eBay is this gorgeous custom-made treasure chest aquarium. The seller provides little detail about its construction or who the artist is, but one thing is certain: the craftsmanship and aesthetics are impeccable.

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They grow up so fast! African cichlids from eggs to babies

They grow up so fast! African cichlids from eggs to babies

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 06, 2017 11:05 PM

To chronicle the development of fish embryo to adulthood, Adam shot daily video of the eggs of his Lake Malawi African cichlids (Mylochromis spilostichus). The combined video is the trifecta of cute, fascinating, and educational.

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Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 08, 2017 10:38 PM

Killifish can be some of the most vibrant tropical freshwater fish in the world. A new killifish discovered in South America packs a whole lot of color into its tiny one-inch frame.

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Scientists connect brains of  two nudibranchs species

Scientists connect brains of two nudibranchs species

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 04, 2017 10:48 PM

This study doesn't have any practical value to aquarists, but it's like next-level (real-life) science fiction that is too cool not to report. Neuroscientists rewired the brains of two different sea slug species to control one another. They found that even animals with the same neurons and behaviors are wired very differently.

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Stony corals secrete acid-rich proteins to produce skeleton

Stony corals secrete acid-rich proteins to produce skeleton

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 02, 2017 06:23 PM

Multiple studies are showing that corals are more resilient to acidification than we once feared. A new study "very precisely shows that corals will secrete proteins, and the proteins are what really forms the mineral and the proteins are very acidic, which will surprise a lot of people."

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A mysterious freshwater goby finally gets a name

A mysterious freshwater goby finally gets a name

by Leonard Ho last modified May 31, 2017 11:11 PM

Circa 2001, a new, unidentified orange-spotted freshwater goby entered the aquarium trade starting in Europe. Nearly two decades later, it is finally formally described as a new species: Pseudogobiopsis lumbantobing.

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 New coral reef fish species shows rare parental care behavior

New coral reef fish species shows rare parental care behavior

by Leonard Ho last modified May 30, 2017 10:22 PM

Among the hundreds of species of damselfish, only a few protect and care for their young; a newly discovered species raises the number from three to four.

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How coralline algae can still grow in acidified water

How coralline algae can still grow in acidified water

by Leonard Ho last modified May 30, 2017 12:42 AM

Reefkeepers who run calcium reactors and keep their tanks at a lower pH than natural seawater know that coralline algae is unphased by the acidified water. Research now shows why: Coralline algae is able to adjust its internal chemistry to continue the process of calcification.

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Trimma finistrinum is a dazzling new Fijian dwarf goby

Trimma finistrinum is a dazzling new Fijian dwarf goby

by Leonard Ho last modified May 24, 2017 11:38 PM

Trimma finistrinum, AKA the Porthole Pygmygoby, is the newest described member of Trimma, a genus that contains some of the smallest yet most colorful reef fishes.

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RIP Dr. Herbert Richard Axelrod

RIP Dr. Herbert Richard Axelrod

by Leonard Ho last modified May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

It is with sadness we report the passing of Dr. Herbert Richard Axelrod, one of the aquarium hobby's pioneering and most influential experts, on May 15, 2017. Dr. Axelrod was 89 years old

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