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March 2012

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Volume XI, Issue III

Feature Article: Spectral Distributions of LEDs: AI-Sol, Radion, Orphek, EcoRay, Mvava

By Sanjay Joshi on Mar 07, 2012 at 10:00 AM

In addition to the characterization of light by its intensity and distribution, the spectral distribution is also of interest. Light sources emit light at varying amounts at different wavelengths. Spectral distribution characterizes the light output across different wavelengths of the light spectrum.

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Feature Article: Improved husbandry of marine invertebrates using an innovative filtration technology - part two: results with two 12 cubic meter DyMiCo systems

By Tim Wijgerde, M.Sc. on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

In part one of this article I discussed the growing incentive to aquaculture marine invertebrates to increase the sustainability of the global aquarium trade, and presented the DyMiCo technology as a possible solution. In part two, I will outline some of the results that have been obtained with the DyMiCo technology recently. More specifically, I will discuss the successful husbandry of invertebrates that depend on a live plankton population for their survival.

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Feature Aquarium: The Reef Aquarium of Eren Yelkenci

By Eren Yelkenci on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

For the first time, Advanced Aquarist features an aquarium from Turkey. Eren's 290 gallon reef system exhibits some of the most amazing coral growth rates we have ever seen. In just over a year, Eren's reef has grown from bare rock to majestic coral garden.

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Aquarium Chemistry: Phosphate And Math: Yes You Need To Understand Both

By Randy Holmes-Farley, Ph.D. on Mar 21, 2012 at 09:00 AM

Foods are by far the most important source of phosphate in most aquariums. In considering whether sources of phosphate other than foods are important, one must carefully look to the actual amounts involved to determine whether other sources are even worth trying to minimize.

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Mike Paletta's 300 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium - Part I

By Russ Kikel on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

In this video, presented by, we take a tank tour of Mike Paletta's 300 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium - In part one of this video series, Mike presents his 300 gallon mixed reef aquarium and shares details relating to how to set up a coral reef saltwater aquarium.

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Reefkeeping Events: What's Happening in Your Area?

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

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