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Soft coral tanks are far too underrated

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If there are two things reefkeepers have proven they love, it's challenge and gear. As such, many seasoned aquarists thumb their noses at low-maintanence, low(er)-tech soft coral tanks. But if you ask me, a beautiful reef aquarium without the fuss is all good.

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Cirrhilabrus greeni, the new sunset fairy wrasse

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A new, vibrant red and yellow fairy wrasse is described from the eastern Timor Sea of Northern Australia. The new species may be a glimpse of evolution in action as it appears to be either a product of recent divergence or hybridization.

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BioGlo - The Bioluminescent Aquarium

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Dinoflagellates are usually the bane of marine aquarists, but what if you design an aquarium specifically to display bioluminescent dinos? The BioGlo does exact that ... and it's magical!

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Some Zebrasoma tangs have serrated scalpels

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Tangs, AKA surgeonfish, are known for their scalpel-like caudal spines located on their tail peduncles. On tangs with retractable spines such as Zebrasoma and Acanthurus, the scalpels are thought to be flat blades. But researchers have found that on a few scopas tangs, the spines actually have forward-swept serrations.

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Reefspy's charming 180 gallon mixed reef

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There hasn't been a whole lot of aquarium-relevant scientific papers published this month (or this year for that matter). Fortunately there are still a lot of really wonderful aquariums. This is Reefspy's 180g mixed reef. "True" mixed reef tanks are a rare breed these days, so we love it when we see healthy examples.

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Coral thief caught on tape

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Surveillance cameras captured footage of a well-dressed man brazenly stealing corals and clams from A&R Aquarium (St. Petersburg, FL). Teng Lin, the accused, is now out of jail and charged with grand theft.

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GBR coral spawning like you've never seen before!

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Daniel Stoupin and his team at BioQuest Studios shares with us another world-class video of mass spawning on the Great Barrier Reef. The detail is breathtaking! We guarantee you'll appreciate the world's greatest synchronous reproduction event more than ever before.

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Two gorgeous new pencil wrasses

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What once was just Pseudojuloides cerasinus is now identified as three different allopatric species. Meet the new species: Pseudojuloides splendens and P. polynesica.

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Remarkable floating nano reef!

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Chinese reefkeeper Pongpit Zhang has created a 10 gallon nano reef that is fully (and I mean fully) suspended from the sandbed. I could personally do without the air plants, but everything else is amazing.

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In schools, fish zone in on neighbors

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A new study explores how fish school. By tracking rummy nose tetras on the individual level, researchers were able to better understand how fish interact with other fish in their school. Along the way, the scientists discovered several fascinating findings.

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Study finds Amazonian fish are more sensitive to ammonia

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A study finds that fishes from the Amazon are more sensitive to ammonia compared to congenors from other parts of the world. Cardinal tetras were found to be extremely sensitive while corycats were nearly bulletproof.

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Do captive fish grow slower because of the lack of predators?

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Scientists recently stumbled upon an unexpected finding: Captive fish that were exposed to predators doubled their growth rate! Could our aquarium safe-spaces be stunting the growth of our fish?

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Feature Article: Biological Succession and Trophic Structure in the Reef Aquarium (Part 1)

By Kenneth Wingertner on Nov 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Harmony and balance. Kenneth outlines the keys to reefkeeping success by focusing on two terms that might be unfamiliar to the average hobbyist: biological succession and trophic structure.

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A stunning reef time lapse to begin your week

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In 2017, Dr. Tim Wijgerde really upped his time-lapse game and produced some of the best work we've seen. Here is his "best of" video in incredible 4K video quality. As we've said before, reef life is best appreciated with this type of photography.

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Fishkeeping trends mixed

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Polls tracking pet ownership show that the number of fishkeepers (particularly marine fishkeepers) have increased in the USA over the past five years. However, over the same time period, UK fishkeepers have declined substantially. How is the fishkeeping scene where you live?

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