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May 2011's Most Popular Posts

By Shane Graber - Posted Jun 04, 2011 08:00 AM
In May, we witnessed Octopus hatchlings at the Steinhart Aquarium, shared news and photos of some amazing and rare fish from AquaTouch, announced several new products for aquarists, and much more. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for May 2011.

Octopus hatchlings at the Steinhart Aquarium

Mothers day reminds us of the incredible job of mothering that visitors to the Steinhart Aquarium were treated to earlier this year: 1000's of hatching Octopus 'vulgaris'. Read more...

Activated carbon indicted in inducing head and lateral line erosion

In an upcoming article in this month's Coral Magazine, Jay Hemdal reports on his latest work on tracking down the culprit of head and lateral line erosion in certain species of fish. Read more...

Deep Blue announces lineup of shallow look-down aquariums

Deep Blue Aquarium Professional (USA) have been busy creating aquariums and aquatic accessories (lighting, filtration, pumps, heaters, etc.) Deep Blue has announced a new line of shallow look-down style aquariums, coming soon to a store near you. Read more...

AquaDom - the world's largest cylindrical aquarium

Located in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germay, the AquaDom is the world's largest cylindrical aquarium and to top it off it also has an elevator that goes through the center of it! Read more...

Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED fixture turns up at Marine Depot

The choices for compact and affordable LED fixtures keeps growing! The Hydra Aquatics Retina I is the latest compact LED fixture to hit the US market. The Retina I boasts 12 white and 8 blue Samsung LEDs with a CCT of 9500K-10,000K in a slim, 'all-in-one' metal housing. Read more...

AquaTouch offers two of the most rare and expensive fishes for sale

If you have $8999.00 and $7999.00 to spare, you can be the proud owner of an ultra rare Liopropoma aberrans and Jeboehlkia gladifer (respectively). No, the prices aren't typos. These fishes are so rare that not only have they never been available for sale in the aquarium trade, but until recently, no photographs of these species even existed! Read more...

The alluring reef aquarium of Stuart Bertram

This month Practical Fishkeeping is featuring Stuart Bertram's aquarium in their June 2011 issue. Read more...

New T5 / T8 LED tubes debut from Orphek

If you are interested in getting into the LED scene and already have a T5 or T8 fixture, check out these new LED bulbs from Orphek. The new LED bulbs are designed to fit directly into standard T5/T8 fluorescent fixtures with no additional equipment required. Read more...

Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #5

Short and sweet: Our fifth high-resolution wallpaper.

Pictorial Showcase: Blastomussa wellsi

(Not for the bandwidth-challenged!) Here are photos of spectacular Blastomussa wellsi corals from members of I think it's safe to say: B.wellsi rivals any coral species for exotic colors and patterns. 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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