How does a 21 x 3 meter (70 x 10 feet) suddenly explode? Investigators conclude that a combination of UV radiation and thermal stress made the 10-inch-thick acrylic glass panel brittle, ultimately resulting in its violent, explosive demise.
It's the holidays, so indulge on some eye candy guilt-free! I can't quite explain why, but I've always had a soft spot for cube tanks. Their dimensions make aquascaping a challenge, but cube tanks done right can create spectacular reef displays. Exhibit A is this South Korean SPS cube tank brimming with staghorns and table acros.
Advanced Aquarist is taking a few days off so our staff can spend quality time with our friends and families this holiday season. To all the good boy and girl aquarists out there, we hope your stockings are filled with goodies for your fishies! We'll be back on Wednesday with new articles!
New research published this week indicates that some corals may in fact use alkalinity differently depending on the time of day. While acidification impedes a corals ability to build calcium carbonate skeletons, some corals are able to switch to bicarbonate ions instead.
Segrest Farms shared this photo on Facebook of their newest addition to aquacultured clownfish: the Galaxy Clarki Clownfish. As more misbarred Clarki-complex broodstock enter the trade, A.sebae and A.clarkii are set to become the next popular "designer" species following the footsteps of A.ocellaris and A.percula.
Many of us have heard that eerily beautiful sound a crystal wine glass makes when rubbed gently with a wet finger. Now, an artist has created a display in which goldfish can play those exact same notes.
Shanghai, China - A massive aquarium located in a popular shopping mall unexpectedly and violently burst, hurling 10" glass shrapnel ... and sharks! ... at shoppers. Fifteen people were injured, some sustaining serious cuts.
Ecotech introduced their upcoming Radion XR30w Pro LED light at MACNA 2012, and now they have a schedule for its release. The 170 watt XR30w Pro will launch on January 7, 2013 with a new, lower price of $899 ($50 less than previously stated). We have also confirmed existing Ecotech XR30w G1 owners will have paths to upgrade their units to either the G2 or Pro specs.
Washingtonian reefkeeper 'Aquanaut' decided to mess around with her Sony HD video camera by recording one of the most difficult video subjects to film: a reef aquarium under LED lighting. Luckily for us, she posted the results of her little experiment. It's safe to say her video test and reef aquarium both pass with flying colors.
Whenever injuries take place, it's expected that a recovery period will take place before reproduction is resumed. However, researchers are finding out with at least the gorgonian coral Antillogorgia elisabethae, this recovery period can be quite substantial - lasting upwards of four years.
Fish breeding pioneer Martin Moe will speak at the 2013 Marine Breeder's Workshop, which is held annually by the Marine Breeding Initiative in Michigan.
This might be the weirdest aquarium crime we've reported. Matthew Clark pled guilty to the theft of a big freshwater bass from Guernsey Aquarium (United Kingdom) — a fish he snatched to win top prize at a local fishing competition. Yes; You read that right.
Neon corals go mainstream: Huffington Post published a piece last Friday about the "scientific artist duo" Colin Foord and Jared McKay ... better known to many as Coral Morphologic. The article is even safe for conservative aquarists (well, mostly).
ORA Farms has just announced a new aquacultured fish for your consideration: the rarely available Assessor randalli. Assessors are small, reef-safe fish best known for their upside-down swimming behavior; A.randalli is said to exhibit this behavior more so than the more common yellow and blue assesors (A.flavissimus and A.macneilli). Captive bred A.randalli should make their way to authorized ORA retailers by early 2013.
German researchers have discovered something unexpected: Male mollies who engage in homosexual behavior increase their chances of attracting and mating with female onlookers.