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Bleached your coral?  Increase water movement!

Bleached your coral? Increase water movement!

by Leonard Ho last modified Jul 09, 2017 10:35 PM

A new study found that bleached corals are three to FIFTEEN times less capable of removing sediment (e.g. detritus, algae) from their surfaces compared to healthy corals. To prevent sediment from smothering a bleached coral, water movement is paramount.

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Deep-water corals use fluorescence differently than shallow-water corals

Deep-water corals use fluorescence differently than shallow-water corals

by Leonard Ho last modified Jul 06, 2017 10:54 PM

A new study has discovered that corals emit bio-fluorescence for very different purposes depending on how deep they are found. While shallow-water corals glow to protect themselves from sun damage, deep-water corals use their glow for energy.

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Fish prefer to shoal with active companions

Fish prefer to shoal with active companions

by Leonard Ho last modified Jul 05, 2017 05:52 PM

Scientists discovered that fish like to associate with other fish that are more active. The researchers originally hypothesized that fish may prefer to be in the presence of less active fish to reduce competition for food and mates, but they found quite the opposite.

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A new Mexican cichlid

A new Mexican cichlid

by Leonard Ho last modified Jul 04, 2017 02:03 AM

Thorichthys panchovillai is a new species described from the River Coatzacoalcos Basin, Mexico. As with many new species that have been recently described, this species is already in the aquarium trade.

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The strangest reef aquascape ever?

The strangest reef aquascape ever?

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 29, 2017 11:48 PM

Gorgeous rainbow open brain corals! An incredible, healthy green Stichodactyla Gigantea carpet anemone hosting a pair of percula clownfish. But will someone please explain the aquascaping?

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Tenji builds Amazon.com a jaw-dropping planted aquarium system

Tenji builds Amazon.com a jaw-dropping planted aquarium system

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 29, 2017 02:39 PM

There is no way to exaggerate how breathtaking Tenji's new design is. Amazon.com's Seattle building is graced with the most immaculate and beautiful planted office aquarium (with "living wall") display we can imagine.

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Just a seahorse riding a pipefish

Just a seahorse riding a pipefish

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 27, 2017 11:08 PM

Pipefish camouflage as seaweed. Seahorse like to anchor their prehensile tails on seaweed. Do the math and you get this hilariously adorable result :-)

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Update: Paul's magnificent sunroom reef

Update: Paul's magnificent sunroom reef

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 27, 2017 12:12 AM

Paul Bruns' 427 reef aquarium is one of the best we've ever featured in Advanced Aquarist. Three years later, Paul shares a new video discussing how his reef system has evolved and matured.

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Loud motor noise makes fish bad parents

Loud motor noise makes fish bad parents

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 26, 2017 12:27 PM

A new study has found that the sound from motorboats radically decreased reef fishes' parenting skills - sometimes to the point of total neglect and the mortality of all babies. Research like should make reefkeepers question how much motor noise in our tanks does it take to create adverse behavior and well-being.

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Reef-A-Palooza New York is happening this weekend

Reef-A-Palooza New York is happening this weekend

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 23, 2017 01:42 AM

For reefkeepers within striking distance of the Big Apple looking for something to do this weekend, Reef-A-Palooza NY welcomes you. Get reef geek on with over 150 exhibitors, multiple educational speakers, and thousands of your fellow hobbyist

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Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 21, 2017 11:58 PM

There are situations where slim LED strips are more suitable than the larger and boxier LED form factors that dominate the market. Orphek's new Slim Line LED fixtures provide some of the highest "full spectrum" light output in a slender light strip design.

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With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 14, 2017 01:21 AM

More than 6,000 fish species that live on coral reefs, but only 128 are known to feed on corals. Now, researchers have discovered how at least one species of coral-feeding fish does it. They 'kiss' the flesh and mucus off the coral skeleton using protective, self-lubricating lips.

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A 240 gallon planted discus aquarium

A 240 gallon planted discus aquarium

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 10:35 PM

There is really no replacement for displacement. Follow the tear-down, rebuild, and maintenance of a massive discus planted aquascape.

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Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 07:55 PM

Researchers were shocked when they not only discovered that warmer temperatures did not speed up the the progression of black band disease but also that lower pH actually slowed the spread of the disease by 25%!

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Old school cool

Old school cool

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 03:26 PM

This beautiful reef aquarium is stocked and styled like you might have seen in the early 1980s. The rimless tank and technology has certainly changed, but overall, the tank exudes "classic" reefkeeping.

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The pharaoh cuttlefish is a master of mimicry

The pharaoh cuttlefish is a master of mimicry

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 14, 2017 01:33 AM

Sea-life enthusiasts know that cuttlefish are masters of camouflage. But Sepia pharaoni can do more than just change colors. They can mimic hermit crabs! And can you think of a better animal to mimic? Hermit crabs both deters predators as well as lull prey into a false sense of safety.

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A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 14, 2017 11:42 AM

Meet Fennerogalathea chani, a new species of squat lobster from Papua New Guinea. With its red, white, and blue pigmentation, it is one of the most dazzling crustaceans we have seen.

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IM's NUVO Concept Abyss Drop-Off Aquarium goes glass

IM's NUVO Concept Abyss Drop-Off Aquarium goes glass

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 12, 2017 10:25 PM

Innovative Marine's Concept Abyss Panorama Drop Off Aquarium is now manufactured in glass instead of acrylic (the acrylic models are now discontinued). It now also features IM's unique anodized aluminum APS Stands.

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Must-see coral video (trust us)

Must-see coral video (trust us)

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 10, 2017 08:01 PM

Daniel Stoupin and his team at Bioquest Studios shares with Advanced Aquarist their next coral time-lapse masterpiece. The video's artistry and techniques are truly awe-inspiring with an important message for all to see.

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A treasure chest aquarium!

A treasure chest aquarium!

by Leonard Ho last modified Jun 07, 2017 11:07 PM

For sale on eBay is this gorgeous custom-made treasure chest aquarium. The seller provides little detail about its construction or who the artist is, but one thing is certain: the craftsmanship and aesthetics are impeccable.

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