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December 2009

By admin - Posted Dec 14, 2009 07:00 PM
Volume VIII, Issue XII

Announcement: Advanced Aquarist PDF Issues Are Back!

By Shane Graber on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

We are pleased to announce that the PDF issues are back and are up-to-date as of the October issue.

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Editorial: December 2009

By Terry Siegel on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Terry revisits thoughts on

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Feature Article: Potential Dangers of Water Changes

By Dana Riddle on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Here, we report the effects observed before and after two monthly water exchanges and discussion the results' implications.

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Aquarium Fish: Surgeonfishes, A.K.A. the Tangs

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

To tell the truth, if I've ever seen a fish look genuinely happy to see me, it would have to be a surgeon. Many of them really do remind me of little aquatic dogs with their attitudes and antics.

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Aquarium Fish: Mortality Rates of Fishes in Captivity

By Jay Hemdal on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Certainly, invertebrates experience mortality in captivity, but less is known about their natural longevity.

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Freshwater Aquariums: Ornamental Crystal Shrimp

By Jake Adams on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

The explosion in new freshwater aquarists keeping small ornamental shrimp in planted tank environments has created a whole sub-hobby that is dominated by the keeping of crystal shrimp.

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: SECORE (SExual COral REproduction) successes with Acropora palmata - Part II

By Gary Lindner, Russ Kikel on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Gary Lindner and Russ Kikel at this month bring you another podcast, this one discusses how SCORE is having success with reproduction of Acropora palmata.

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Reefkeeping Events: What's Happening in Your Area?

Submitted By Our Readers

Check our Events calendar to see if a conference, frag swap, or club meeting is happening in your area.

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