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By Shane Graber - Posted Dec 31, 2012 09:00 AM

#10: Palytoxin-containing zoanthids can temporarily - or possibly permanently - blind you

Another reason why you should always wear proper personal protective equipment when working in and around your tank - simply rubbing your eye can infect it with palytoxin from stressed Palythoa sp. zoanthids. Read more...

#9: It started so innocently ...

Is there anything more elegant and enchanting than the gentle sway and intoxicating pulsation of xenia corals? If you find their lure irresistible, you might want to read this reef2reef thread titled "So, you think you want to keep Xenia..." Read more...

#8: AquaDream: the world's largest conical aquarium now open in the Morocco Mall

This is one massive aquarium! It features sharks, rays, and other marine fishes swimming around the display in a recreated reef structure populated with artificial coral. What really sets this aquarium apart from others in its class is that it is actually cone-shaped! Read more...

#7: How to Quarantine Marine Fish

If there’s one habit every aquarist needs to pick up, it’s to quarantine every new fish. With minimal equipment and a little patience, you can save the lives of many fish as well as saving your time, money, and sanity. Read more...

#6: The first look at the new AquaIllumination Vega Color!

The AquaIllumination Vegas are just now shipping to retailers; Advanced Aquarist has ours in hand! Here is our unboxing of the Vega Color and matching controller. Read more...

#5: A new jellyfish company enters the aquarium market: Moon Jellyfish

Sunset Marine Labs has provided jellyfish and jelly systems to aquarium service companies and zoos for the past 16 years. Now they are bringing their expertise into the marine aquarium market with tanks and jellyfish designed specifically for hobbyists. The EON tank is born! Read more...

#4: 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...

#3: The strange case of a woman and the squid that tried to inseminate her mouth

We are filing this story in the "What the heck?!" folder. Read more...

#2: 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...

#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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