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February 2012

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Volume XI, Issue II

Feature Article: Improved husbandry of marine invertebrates using an innovative filtration technology - Part 1: DyMiCo

By Tim Wijgerde, M.Sc. on Feb 01, 2012 at 11:00 AM

In part one of this article I will discuss the innovative filtration technology called DyMiCo (Dynamic Mineral Control) that allows aquarists to culture a rich diversity of marine organisms, especially those that rely on live plankton for their survival.

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The Way We Were: 1973: Breeding the Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris

By Martin A. Moe on Feb 08, 2012 at 10:00 AM

This was the first article written that described the successful culture of large numbers (relatively speaking) of marine tropical fish. I wrote the article in January/February of 1973 after working with about 10 spawns of Amphiprion ocellaris. It was also my first article in the popular marine aquarist magazines of the time. The article, including editor's comments, is just as it was first printed (with a few spelling corrections).

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Aquarium Chemistry: Effects of GFO (Granular Ferric Oxide) on 'Trace' Metals Concentrations in Artificial Seawater

By Dana Riddle on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO) is popular among reef hobbyists as a means to decrease phosphate levels and subsequently algal growth in their tanks. GFO, however, can also affect other ions and compound levels as well. In this article, Dana investigates the effect that GFO has on our tanks outside of decreasing phosphate levels.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at the Giant Clam Tridacna maxima

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Feb 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

With their desirability in mind, if you can find a good specimen these clams can be relatively easy to care for in a well-run reef aquarium. However, they do have particular lighting requirements, and are by no means bulletproof when it comes to keeping them long-term. So, this article will cover their basic biology, how to identify them, and how to best care for them in aquaria.

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