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August 2011's Most Popular Posts

By Shane Graber - Posted Sep 06, 2011 08:00 AM
In August we continued the discussion on pumps and flow with Tunze demonstrating their pumps against a competitor, watched numerous videos of beautiful reef aquariums around the world, and witnessed rare fish and some awesomely colored Scolymia. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for August 2011.

Tunze video demonstrates flow vs turbulence

In response to the July 2011's Advanced Aquarist article "Experimental Comparison of Measured Flow Output of Aquarium Propeller Pumps," Tunze has shared with Advanced Aquarist a video about flow and turbulence. In the video, Tunze visually demonstrates the difference in flow pattern between their Streams and Ecotech's Vortech pumps. Read more...

Beautiful videography of Taiwanese reef aquarium

Here are two incredibly sharp videos of a Taiwanese rimless mixed reef tank. These videos capture acan, zoa, and other coral macros in stunning color and clarity. Bravo to the videographer! Read more...

2000 Gallon River Aquarium

Living Color Aquariums has shared another one of their public aquarium projects with Advanced Aquarist. This time, we are treated to a V-shaped freshwater river system stocked with bass, catfish, turtles, and more. Read more...

Video of the Thailand DSPS 1,000 gallon reef

Many of you already know about chingchai's breathtaking 1,000 gallon "DSPS" reef aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand. But for those who don't (or haven't followed the maturation of his reef), you're in for a real treat. This just might be the most beautiful reef aquarium in the world. Read more...

Law firm announces investigation of Tunze

The Lewis Firm PLLC has issued a press release to announce it is conducting an investigation on Tunze for potential violations of consumer protection and false advertising laws based on the recent Advanced Aquarist 'Propeller Pump' magazine article. Read more...

Instead of a flat panel TV, how about a hanging aquarium?

Matt Rogers at stumbled upon one of the most unique aquariums we've seen. Available in three different sizes, these thin, acrylic aquariums are suspended from the ceiling via stainless steel tubes. View more photos and information after the jump. Read more...

Rare Blue Porcupine Puffer Fish

Most Porcupine Puffers (Diodon holocanthus) are a shade of brown/yellow, but Absolutely Fish currently has a rare blue specimen for sale. What's more, the puffer is an irresistible 1.5" juvenile. If you are in the NJ/NYC area, check it out in person ... that is, if it hasn't already sold. Read more...

This Aussie Scolymia from Cherry Corals is giving the term "rainbow" new meaning

Corals like this one from Cherry Corals are nothing short of sheer eye candy - a true gem to any collector! Read more...

Octopus learns to open jar [video]

Eight hands in the cookie jar? Fontenelle The Octopus at Steinhart Aquarium has learned how to open jars by unscrewing jar lids! Octopuses display incredible dexterity and apparent intelligence. Read more...

Tunze issues press release explaining their 'Flow vs Turbulence' video

Yesterday, Tunze shared a video with Advanced Aquarist demonstrating the differences in flow patterns for their Stream pumps and Ecotech's Vortech pumps. Today, Tunze has issued a press release to explain their analysis. They conclude: "we need another descriptor besides gph to have any real world value." Read the entire press release 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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