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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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Tunze 9415 and 9430 DOC Protein Skimmers

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Tunze has announced two new protein skimmers: the DOC 9415 and DOC 9430. These skimmers are intended to replace the current 9420 and 9440 models respectively at significantly lower price point. Read the full Tunze flyer after the jump.

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Interview with Dr. Peter Rubec discussing the non-lethal method for cyanide detection in marine fish

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Dr. Peter Rubec, one of the founders of the International Marinelife Alliance (IMA), is a co-author of the new paper describing a new method for the detection of cyanide fishing practices using an inexpensive, non-lethal device. Dr. Rubec talks with Advanced Aquarist about the findings and its implications for our hobby.

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Cultured fish and boring environments make for stupid fish

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A new study finds fish brains adjust easily to meet its environmental needs. Fish living in sterile tanks devoid of stimuli become increasingly stupid. Likewise, captive bred fish are dumber than their wild counterparts because they do not face the same adversities growing up.

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Fish Tank Kings video clips of premiere episode featuring Marlins Stadium aquarium

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Nat Geo's upcoming TV show "Fish Tank Kings" dedicates their entire first episode to the Marlins Stadium aquarium build. The two video clips invite you to sit in on the design meeting and testing the strength of the aquariums.

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February, March, and April downloadable issues are now available

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We are pleased to announce that the February, March, and April issues are now available for download for only $0.99 each. The downloads includes the complete issue in PDF, Kindle, and Nook / ePub format. It's a great way to read Advanced Aquarist while away from your computer while you're on the go!

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Pacific Islands May Become Refuge for Corals in a Warming Climate, Study Finds

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Scientists have predicted that ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. But a new study shows that climate change could cause ocean currents to operate in a surprising way and mitigate the warming near a handful of islands right on the equator. As a result these Pacific islands may become isolated refuges for corals and fish.

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Destination Reefs: Cayman Islands

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It's time to show the Caribbean some love again. While the diversity of fish and corals is dwarfed by their Pacific counterparts, the coral reefs of the Atlantic are still a place of awe and beauty wholly worthy of appreciation.

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Fish Funeral Kit - "When your fish deserves more than a flush"

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This may be the most unique aquarium e-book ever published. 'Fish Funernal Kit' teaches readers how to grieve and prepare funerals for their departed finned friends, including instructions for building fish caskets, certificates of life, and eulogy ideas.

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Featured Website: Aquaticlog.com

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The internet is a vast and disorganized place, so we thought we'd highlight new or relatively unknown but well-designed aquarium websites such as Aquaticlog.com. This website allows users to log, record, schedule, and share a wide range of information about their tanks. In essence, it's an online diary and PDA for your aquarium.

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Flashback Friday: Fish Profile: The Rare Easter Island Dwarf Angelfish

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Originally published April 24, 2011: On this most fitting of days, we take a look at one of the rarest dwarf angelfishes: Centroypge hotumatua. Taxonomically described after Hotu Matu Ľa (the legendary first settler and 'supreme chief' of Easter Island), the Easter Island Dwarf Angelfish rivals any Centropyge for rarity.

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How I use my Makerbot 3D printer for fragging coral

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When someone wants to frag their corals, they will need some basic equipment: glue, something to mount the coral frags onto, someplace to put them once glued down, and maybe some sort of tweezers or pliers. Today I will show you how my Makerbot 3D printer can help with this task by printing coral frag plugs, a frag holder, and some additional optional equipment.

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GE Adventure Series CT Scanners

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Yes. You're still reading Advanced Aquarist. What do medical scanners have to do with aquariums? One look at GE's 'CT Coral City Adventure' themed imaging room and you'll understand.

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Four more 'Fish Tank Kings' video clips!

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Today is turning out to be a 'Fish Tank Kings' day. We have four more video clips of Nat Geo's upcoming show, including a clip where LCA helps save an octopus at the Tennessee Aquarium and a clip where LCA installs a massive 8ft x 4ft personal reef tank.

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epiphyte's Indoor Aquatic "Rainforest"

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It's amazing what creativity and talent can create on a limited budget. We share ephiphyte's impressive 20 gallon indoor bamboo paludarium he assembled on grad student's tight budget.

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New 'Fish Tank Kings' video clip: "Big Project, Big Promises"

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Last Friday, Nat Geo shared a video clip of their upcoming TV show 'Fish Tank Kings' where Living Color Aquariums goes to Curacao to collect fish using a submersible. This week, we find out what they were collecting for: A new deep water exhibit for Florida Aquarium.

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