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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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Stunning SPS + Angelfish + Butterfly Reef

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The video may be over-saturated and pixelated, but the aquarium's beauty is undeniable. The owner successfully mixes SPS and LPS corals with "non-classical" reef fish like butterflyfish (Tinker's and copperband) and angelfish (regal and goldflake) into a harmonious symphony of colors.

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Man who ransacked home and killed fish sentenced to year in prison

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A West Virginian man who pleaded guilty to felony destruction of property has been sentenced to one year in prison and $896 in restitution to the fishkeeper for the destruction of three aquariums and loss of livestock.

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Zooxanthellae in the open ocean!

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The zooxanthellae Symbiodinium sp. is best known for its symbiotic relationship with corals and clams. For the first time, researchers have discovered zooxanthellae floating in the open ocean far away from reefs by using unicellular protozoans as their host.

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Three new damselfish species

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We've seen many outstanding new species of tropical fish described in 2015. This year closes out strong with three new beautiful reef damselfish of the 'Chrysiptera oxycephala complex' from the Indo-Pacific.

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The death of this coral sea snake has been greatly exaggerated

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It's always a cause for celebration whenever an once-thought extinct animal is found still alive ... even the slithering, highly-venomous kind. Now comes the important responsibility of making sure they stay alive.

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The absurdly beautiful 3D art of Keng Lye

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Due to its painstaking process, few artists work with layered resin to create life-like three-dimensional art. Fewer still are regarded as masters of this unique media - a media that is naturally suited for aquatic subjects. Keng Lye is a master.

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Entire Asian Arowana genome sequenced

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Scientists have finished decoding the genome of Scleropages formosus. There's a reason why Asian arowanas look so prehistoric. It turns out they're the most primitive of the modern (ray-finned) fishes sequenced thus far.

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Two lovely new tetra species described

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Hyphessobrycon delimai n. sp. and H.krenakore are the two newest species of tropical tetras described from the Tapajós and Xingu River basins in Brazil.

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Orphek unveils new version of their high-powered Atlantik LED pendant

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Orphek has been revamping their LED line with their new dual diode LEDs. The Atlantik Pendant V3 is a WiFi-controllable LED pendant now boasting 40 five-watt dual diodes in a new configuration for more spectral customization.

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Light pollution can stop corals from spawning

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Aquarists looking to sexually reproduce corals should carefully control stray and/or ambient lighting. That's because a new research finds that low intensity (~5 µmol m-2 s-1) nighttime light can mess up Acroporid's biological clocks.

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Microscopic clownfish!

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A research team has engineered the smallest image ever created. These clownfish and their host anemone are printed on a surface area that measures only 0.0092 mm² and is invisible to the naked eye!

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An Asian arowana paludarium

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Asian arowanas are some of the most prestigious, sought-after fish in the world (and still illegal in some parts, including the USA). They're usually kept in spartan aquariums, but here is a small specimen in an unique setting.

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Methylene blue: A youth elixir?

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A new study substantiates past findings that methylene blue - a chemical commonly used for the treatment of fish diseases - has the incredible ability to not only delay human cell aging but mysteriously and almost completely fixes damaged cells. Said senior researcher Kan Cao: "It’s like magic!"

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Video update of Eren's Reef Aquarium

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We featured Eren Yelkenci's aquarium back in 2012. Three years later, the heavily stocked reef tank is looking as spectacular as ever.

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Custom-made rustic aquarium cabinets

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Today's aquarium cabinet choices are mostly either traditional or modern. If you're looking for something different — perhaps rustic or vintage — furniture-maker WarKnot can customize a design to your unique tastes.

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