The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean comprised of 26 low-lying atolls arranged in an unique double parallel chain. Beneath the surface, thousands of species of corals and reef fish share the sea with Maldive's famed manta rays and whale sharks.
Nat Geo has released a new video clip of Fish Tank Kings. Viewers hitch a ride in a submersible to collect deep water fish in Curacao. All in all, the clips we've been provided demonstrate the show's exciting potential.
This new crab species, Insulamon palawanense, is one of four crustaceans found on the island during a recent scientific survey. The crab's attractive purple hue depicted in the accompanying photograph is a defining characteristic of this species. While this crab is not one that we normally would keep in our tanks given it is not a saltwater species, it is still very pretty none-the-less.
Originally published April 18, 2011: Nothing excites me more than seeing successful breeding and propagation systems, which is why I am extremely pleased to share the "selected reef tank" showcased at www.h2oplusomething.com: Machado de Sousa's 8000L Coral Farm.
Kessil has outed a slew of information about their new A350 and A350W "Tuna Blue" LEDs. The two models feature manually adjustable color spectrum and twice the light of Kessil's popular A150W pendants. Read on for much more information.
We know you have a lot of questions about Nat Geo's upcoming TV show, and so do we. Who better to get answers than Francis Yupangco of Living Color Aquariums? He talks with Advanced Aquarist about Fish Tank Kings.
This summer, CoralVue will introduce a new 4-stage 100 gallon-per-day RODI unit to their product selection. There are a number of very nice features to this filter that make it something worth investigating when purchasing a new or replacement RODI system.
Personal manufacturing is coming into the public main stream with the advent of modestly affordable 3D printers that build things out of plastic such as the Makerbot. While they are not yet ready for printing protein skimmers, it is already possible to print things like frag plugs/racks, eductors, brine shrimp hatcheries, sponge filters, replacement parts, and performance modifications. Read on to learn more!
Advanced Aquarist shares two "first look" video clips of Nat Geo's highly anticipated new TV show, Fish Tank Kings. From the scenes we are provided, Fish Tank Kings appears to spend significant airtime on education and discussing the build process.
Sedimentation is a constant problem for certain corals depending on their location on the reef. If there is too much sediment buildup within a coral, it can get buried and die. However, if it hosts enough symbionts, they can help remove a significant amount of sediment in their nightly activities.
Here's an alternative to hanging flat panel TVs on your wall: Aquavista's wall-mountable "wide screen" aquariums. Each self-contained aquarium includes a LCD touch-screen control panel, CO2 generator, automatic feeder, T5 lighting, filtration, and heater.
There are winners and losers among corals under the accumulating impacts of climate change, according to a new scientific study. In the world’s first large-scale investigation of how climate affects the composition of coral reefs, an international team of marine scientists concludes that the picture is far more complicated than previously thought - but that total reef losses due to climate change are unlikely.
Oceans Reefs and Aquariums (ORA) is known for providing a wide variety aquacultured fish/corals to hobbyists across the United States. We're pleased to announce the release of the Pink Stylophora, an exiting addition sure to please SPS lovers.
Fossilized coral from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia was unearthed in the most unlikely of places: Central Wisconsin, USA. How did it get there?
We know this is an odd pairing, but we have a good explanation. NOAA just released 12 minutes of raw "B-roll" footage from coral reefs of Flower Garden Banks in the Gulf of Mexico and Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii. The footage is too good to pass up.