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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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Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: Bradley's Acorpora lokani

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We will be publishing Bradley Syphus' Featured Aquarium article this Wednesday. To whet your appetite, here is a new macro wallpaper featuring his luscious A.lokani.

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Massive single coral colony observed in Japan

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Off Okinawa, divers discovered what is possibly the largest single coral colony ever documented in Japanese waters. The herculean coral, a Pavona clavus, measures an astounding 24 meters (78 feet) in length, 17 meters (55 feet) in width, and ten meters (33 feet) in height.

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Newly described Pleco named after Star Wars character

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As if discovering three new species of loricariid catfish wasn't awesome enough, the researchers named one of the new species after the Star Wars character, Greedo. Yup, that green alien bounty hunter Han Solo blasts at the Cantina.

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Coral reef symbiosis: Paying rent with sugar and fat

By Jan Overney on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:00 AM

Powering coral reefs: Scientists have revealed how coral-dwelling microalgae harvest nutrients from the surrounding seawater and shuttle them out to their coral hosts, sustaining a fragile ecosystem that is under threat.

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Ecotech introduces a new generation of VorTech pumps

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Ecotech Marine has announced completely new models for their entire line of VorTech pumps. The new pumps are called the VorTech QuietDrive (QD) and marketed as more efficient with up to 40% more output and 90% less motor noise. No, that's not a typo. We distill all the useful information about the exciting evolution of the VorTech.

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More reef life magic captured on film

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Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci has produced an intoxicating five minute short film featuring aquarium reef life. His film "...meanwhile...." features clams, zoas, fungia, brain corals, and many more – all captured in eerie high def, high magnification time-lapse.

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Study finds stony corals eat plastic!

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A recent study discovered that scleractinian (SPS/LPS) corals ingest microplastics at the same rate they consume plankton. Corals may be confusing plastic for food. The study concludes that microplastic may potentially impair a coral's health. If true, this could have big implications for reefkeepers.

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Coral Morphologic latest audio/visual reef spectacular, "Coral City"

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Blending art, science, reefs, and conservation into one cohesive mesmerizing vision: This is the hallmark of Colin Foord and Jared McKay's work at Coral Morphologic. Their latest 30 minute film features new, jaw-dropping macro footage, gives us a glimpse into the fascinating minds of the dynamic duo, and shows people why coral reefs are so awesome and worth protecting.

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Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: "Rainbow Eyes"

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Advanced Aquarist Wallpapers are back! Photographer Mitchell Brown is once again graciously providing us stunning high def reef aquarium images. Add a splash of colorful sealife to our screens with this Longnose Hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus.

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Inspiration: Elegant panoramic planted aquascape

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This aquascaper utilizes all six feet (2 meters) of his in-wall tank to incredible effect: A classic split composition with dramatic driftwood interlacing the negative space in between, punctuated by lovely backlighting.

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Saving coral reefs via genetic screening?

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Conservationists are dong great restoration work by transplanting coral fragments grown in nurseries onto suitable reef sites ... a technique pioneered by reefkeepers. But coral reefs need more help. Some scientists believe we can improve reef restoration by fast-tracking coral evolution.

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How you can engage in the ESA process and actually make a difference

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Yeah, yeah; another op-ed about the ESA. This time I promise it's a lot more upbeat and constructive. What can you do to help our hobby during the ESA policy reviews? I offer some advice.

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The genetic basis for SPS' colors

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SPS aren't all created equal. Some SPS are bleh. Some are real knockouts (it's these special SPS that command high prices as "designer" frags). The difference is in their genes. While some SPS can color up (or down) depending on environmental conditions, some are simply genetically "superior" to others.

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Hooray! Another vector for palytoxin! (new Palythoa species)

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Researchers have discovered and identified a new species of Japanese reef Palythoa, P.mizigama. It's not a particularly beautiful paly, but it is rather rare in that this Palythoa lives in caves - an azoox button polyp.

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Deepwater's BLDC DC Brushless pumps available February, 2015

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DC pumps are rapidly gaining their place in our hobby for their high efficiency, high output, variable speed control, and low noise. Deepwater Aquatics is releasing their version of DC pumps in coming weeks.

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