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By admin - Posted Feb 14, 2011 10:00 PM
Below is a comprehensive listing of our latest blog posts sorted by date with the newest posts at the top of the list.
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3D print an artificial reef

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It was just a matter of time before the technology was applied to building reef structures. Move over Reef Balls!

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Reefkeeping Gangnam Style

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South Korea is home to a vibrant reef aquaria scene. A popular trend with Korean aquascaping is raising the reef structure far above the aquarium floor to create a top half brimming with coral growth while the lower half is largely a shaded cryptic zone.

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Ecotech announces the Radion XR30W G2

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Ecotech has unveiled the second generation of their popular Radion LED lighting system. The new XR30W G2 features the new TIR lens along with more efficient, higher output Cree XT-E LEDs, resulting in a claimed output boost of 57 percent higher peak PAR and 47 percent higher average PAR over the first generation Radion. Oh, did we mention the G2 is cheaper too?

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Phytoplankton distribution to shift with climate change

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Researchers predict phytoplankton populations will radically shift from the tropics towards the poles within the next century. An estimated 40% of phytoplankton species is expected to disappear from places like coral reefs while shifting poleward as ocean temperatures increase, and the effect on local and global ecosystems may be dramatic.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium to offer free admission to veterans and active servicemen

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Veteran's Day is two weeks away. Monterey Bay Aquarium (California) announced it will offer veterans as well as active-duty military, reservists, and retirees free admission from November 10-12, 2012 in celebration of their service.

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Soft corals are underrated

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For the past two decades, SPS and LPS have stolen the spotlight with reefkeepers as the corals of choice. Stoney coral reef aquariums dominate the modern scene, so it's easy to forget just how alluring soft coral exhibits can be. This Dutch aquarium reminds us not to underestimate the beauty of soft corals.

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How NOT to frag zoanthids

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Fragging soft coral is easy. Slice it with a razor blade and glue it to a piece of live rock rubble or frag plug. However, this is not so with zoanthids and palythoa, where nitrile gloves (and possibly razor-proof gloves) and goggles must be worn while working with them.

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Philips Hue WiFi LED lighting system

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There are many LED replacements for screw-in incandescent bulbs on the market; The new Philips Hue takes it a few steps further. The Hue is fully dimmable, color adjustable, and WiFi controllable using iOS or Android devices, making it an interesting option for aquarists.

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New Fluval Q series air pumps

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Fluval has introduced a new line of aquarium air pumps marketed as "ultra quiet" and efficient. The Fluval Q series is comprised of three models from $28.99-48.99 USD; The two smallest models are fixed air output while the largest model is adjustable.

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Archer fish hunt insects with water jet 6 times stronger than their muscular power

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Archer fish knock their insect prey out of overhanging vegetation with a jet of water several times more powerful than the fish's muscles.

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Construction underway for new Utah public aquarium

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The Living Planet Aquarium (currently at Sandy, Utah) is moving into new, bigger, fancier digs. The city of Draper, UT broke ground on the new site yesterday. The public aquarium is expected to open its doors to Utah residents and visitors by December of next year.

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New species of Siamese Fighting Fish discovered

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Biologists working in Thailand have discovered a new species of Siamese Fighting Fish while working in the Samut Sakhon Province.

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Videos of Acropora spawning in captivity

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Captive spawning of invertebrates is always an amazing and rewarding sight, and even more so for a coral once considered impossible to keep in captivity just a few decades ago. We share two videos of Acropora spawning in home aquariums.

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A photographic guide to the larvae of coral reef fishes

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This photographic guide is being compiled and updated by Benjamin Victor, a researcher that, according to his CV, is interested in studying the "larval ecology of coral reef fishes and its role in determining biogeography and population dynamics." For those interested in the larval stage of reef fish (breeders immediately come to mind), this is a website you should check out.

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Free Monster Aquarium

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If you're near Massachusetts and have 8 to 10 strong friends, this monster custom aquarium can be yours for FREE. The owner A.J. is looking to give away his aquarium by the end of October. Kid not included.

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