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By admin - Posted Feb 14, 2011 10:00 PM
Below is a comprehensive listing of our monthly magazine articles sorted by date with the newest articles at the top of the list.
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Proposed listing of the Percula clownfish (Amphiprion percula) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: What it means, and what aquarists need to know (Part 2)

By Chris Jury on Oct 22, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Chris Jury concludes his two part article by exploring each of the threat factors (including additional data as well as NMFS' response) presented in the petition to list Percula clownfish under the ESA.

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Proposed listing of the Percula clownfish (Amphiprion percula) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: What it means, and what aquarists need to know (Part 1)

By Christopher Jury on Sep 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM

In part 1 of a two part series, Chris Jury of the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology explains in great detail what every aquarist needs to know about the proposed listing of percula clownfish under the Endangered Species Act.

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A Look at a Successful 125 Gallon Mixed-Reef Aquarium

By James W. Fatherree on Sep 03, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Here's a look at my 125 gallon mixed-reef aquarium. It's not the biggest, fanciest, most colorful, high-tech reef aquarium for sure, but I'm proud of it and want to share what's in it, how it works, and how I take care of it. The details will come, but for now I want to point out that there are several things about it that could be considered unusual by many hobbyists' standards, too.

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Product Review: Products for 'Rapid Cycling' of Marine Aquaria: Brightwell Aquatics' MicroBacter7 and Continuum Aquatics' BacterGen.M

By Dana Riddle on Aug 20, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Two products were tested under controlled conditions for their abilities to consume/convert carbon and nitrogen-based compounds (referred to as "cycling" by many hobbyists.) Results suggest that, at dosages recommended by the manufacturers, these products contain sufficient numbers of carbon-cycling bacteria to properly inoculate biochemical oxygen demand tests, and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria are present in numbers that can "seed" a sterile environment, and perhaps hasten the aerobic portion of the nitrogen cycle along by a few days when used as a supplement to conventional seeding via live rock, live sand, and hardy "starter" fishes. Potential problems with over-dosing are also discussed.

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Toledo Zoo Fish Health Q&A: Gas Bubble Disease

By Dr. Yousuf Jafarey, The Toledo Zoo on Aug 06, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Dr. Jafarey, staff veterinarian at the Toledo Zoo, answers why an aquarist may experience massive fish die-off with symptoms of swollen eyes and abnormal buoyancy.

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The effect of pH, alkalinity, and calcium on hermatypic corals

By Christie D. Raji, B.S. on Jul 30, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Are reefkeepers striving for the right levels of pH, alkalinity, and calcium? Using PAM fluorometry, Christie D. Raji studies the effects of high and low levels of each of these parameters on hermatypic corals in a captive environment.

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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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