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April 2012's Most Popular Posts

By Shane Graber - Posted May 05, 2012 11:00 AM
In April, learned about a new aquarium show called Fish Tank Kings that will be aired on Nat Geo in May, saw how to use 3D printing to make equipment for fragging coral, drooled over a number of great video clips from the upcoming Fish Tank Kings TV show, and learned more about LED and LEP lighting. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for April 2012.
April 2012's Most Popular Posts

April 2012's Most Popular Posts

#10: How I use my Makerbot 3D printer for fragging coral

When someone wants to frag their corals, they will need some basic equipment: glue, something to mount the coral frags onto, someplace to put them once glued down, and maybe some sort of tweezers or pliers. Today I will show you how my Makerbot 3D printer can help with this task by printing coral frag plugs, a frag holder, and some additional optional equipment. Read more...

#9: Aquafront commissioned to design 7 dream modern kitchens with integrated aquariums

Aquafront is a UK aquatic installation designer whose mission is to reconnect people in their daily lives to the natural world. They have been commissioned to design seven amazing integrated kitchen aquariums for luxury kitchen designer Poggnepohl. Aquafront invites you to view renditions of their absurdly beautiful concepts. Read more...

#8: New video clip from Fish Tank Kings

Nat Geo has released a new video clip of Fish Tank Kings. Viewers hitch a ride in a submersible to collect deep water fish in Curacao. All in all, the clips we've been provided demonstrate the show's exciting potential. Read more...

#7: epiphyte's Indoor Aquatic 'Rainforest'

It's amazing what creativity and talent can create on a limited budget. We share ephiphyte's impressive 20 gallon indoor bamboo paludarium he assembled on grad student's tight budget. Read more...

#6: Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) found to be highly suitable for coral aquaculture

Through our collective experiences, modern reefkeepers know LEDs are capable of sustaining coral growth. Now a new study has confirmed the efficacy of LED and LEP lights for coral growth and coral aquaculture along with an interesting observation about blue lights. Read more...

#5: A new, fast, non-lethal method for cyanide detection in marine fish. Is it a game changer?

The use of cyanide to collect marine fish still exists even though its use is illegal in many countries that export fish for the marine aquarium trade. Prior to this new detection method, the only way to test for a cyanide-caught fish was to destroy the fish and test directly for cyanide. This new method is non-lethal, fast, highly sensitive, inexpensive, and could allow importers to test each bag of fish in six minutes. This is huge! Read more...

#4: Marlins Stadium Aquariums: Design and Installation

Play ball! The newly constructed Miami Marlin's Baseball Stadium is home to the world's only on-the-field tropical marine exhibit ... two 450 gallon aquariums as a matter of fact. Living Color Aquariums shares how they designed, fabricated, and installed this 'Aquatic Home Plate Backstop.' Read more...

#3: First peek at Fish Tank Kings [videos]

Advanced Aquarist shares two "first look" video clips of Nat Geo's highly anticipated new TV show, Fish Tank Kings. From the scenes we are provided, Fish Tank Kings appears to spend significant airtime on education and discussing the build process. Read more...

#2: Fishtank Kings: A New Nat Geo TV Show (Updated with Press Release)

National Geographic Wild television channel will debut the new show on May 12, 2012 starring none other than Living Color Aquariums, a manufacturer of high-end aquatic installations (including public aquariums) and a frequent contributor to Advanced Aquarist blogs. Read more...

#1: The Tank Builds of Tanked: Season 2

We have a sneak peek at the upcoming tank builds for Tanked's sophomore season, including a working pinball machine tank, a refrigerator tank, a giant shark tank for Tracy Morgan, and a mobile school bus tank. We have more photos after the jump. Read more...

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.


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