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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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Aquatic Life's HALO Marine LED Fixture

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Aquatic Life's new pendant LED light called the HALO has hit the market. The HALO is available in a basic and deluxe model with built-in programmable timer. Both versions feature two channels (one for blue LEDs and one for white) of fully dimmable 0-10V control. The HALO is 85 watts of power packed into a small 5 inch, 1.5 lb cube.

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Four new Trimma gobies described!

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Gerald R Allen is on a winning streak discovering new reef fish! He has just described four new and absolutely gorgeous dwarf goby species: Trimma abyssum, T.chledophilum, T.multiclitellum, and T.nauagium.

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Yo 1%: We've got THE apartment for you

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If you're uber rich, love reef aquariums, and looking for new digs in Chicago, we think this upcoming listing might interest you. The penthouse features (amongst many other things) THREE 500 gallon built-in reef tanks.

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On How to Rise Twilight Fish

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Quest Science presents an awesome mini-documentary about how the California Academy of Science is developing technology to safely bring deep water fish up to surface. The video features commentaries by Steinhart Aquarium Director Bart Sheperd, Curator of Ichthyology Dr. Luiz Rocha, and Tinkerer Extraordinaire Matt Wandell. Get your fish geek on!

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Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: Lines

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Happy Friday. Here's a new wallpaper photographed by Mitchell Brown. The delicate linear lines of a Tridacna clam competes with the radial lines of a neighboring zoanthid.

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Two newly described Acentrogobius gobies

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Gerald R. Allen has formally described two new gobies he discovered at Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Meet Acentrogobius violarisi and Acentrogobious vanderloosi.

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Three men confess to torturing fish to death

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It boggles the mind how cruel some people are to animals. It hits especially close to home when it's fish abuse. These three ___________ show the unfathomable depravity of some human beings.

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Glass-blown gravity-defying desktop aquarium

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The Echappée (Escaped) aquarium by Sébastien Cordoleani is what happens when Art Nouveau meets fish tank. The amorphous glass-blown dome is meant to convey the idea of flowing water. Fish are able to swim into the dome, which stays filled with water thanks to atmospheric pressure holding the water in.

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New Strawberry Shortcake Acros coming out of Australia are more ridiculous than ever

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Ultra Coral Australia supplied us images of some amazing SSC Acros (likely Acropora microclados) that were recently discovered and are making their way to the USA and Asia. Unlike most SSCs, the "UCA Bada Bing" have gorgeous electric blue tips.

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The newest squirrelfish, Neoniphon pencei

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Neoniphon pencei represents only the sixth species of the genus. The bright red and white striped squirrelfish hails from Rarotonga, Cook Islands in very deep waters (90-115 meters / 300-375 feet). Recent exploration of reef 'twilight zones' is yielding a lot of undescribed species.

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Super Zooxanthellae found!

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Researchers have discovered a new species of Symbiodinium sp whose maximum thermal tolerance is an incredible 36C/97F. The clade C3 zooxanthellae was found in stony corals of the Persian/Arabian Gulf, one of the hottest tropical seas in the world.

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Set adrift with a pair of Harlequin filefish

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There's no debating it: Harlequin filefish are amazing fish. And there's just something magical about following an inseparable mated pair cruise the Maldives together. I could do a whole lot worse than become a harlequin filefish in my next life.

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Miniature water gardens: nature aquariums served extra dry

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Thinking outside the box inside the box: This perfectly describes the outstanding, unique craft of Robert and Stephen Dekker. The family business landscapes jaw-dropping miniaturized indoor water gardens.

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Crystal Red Aquascape

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We are long overdue for a shrimp tank post. An aquascape full of Caridina shrimps is arguably just as engaging as any aquatic exhibit you can set up. This nano aquarium displayed at the 2015 Art of the Planted Tank (held last week in Hanover, Germany) is a bustling metropolis of lil' busy-bees.

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Bacteria in sponges harvest phosphate, clarifying reef waters

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Bacteria are the yeomen of the reef; it is these microscopic background workers that keep the whole coral reef 'machine' churning. For the first time, scientists have identified bacteria growing on sponges are responsible not just for nitrogen reduction but also for pulling phosphorus out of the water.

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