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One of the world's greatest reef tanks is aging like fine wine

One of the world's greatest reef tanks is aging like fine wine

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 03, 2018 11:07 PM

We first blogged about Viking's 2000 liter reef tank back in 2014. Each year, new footage of this AMAZING aquarium surfaces. It's 2018, and the tank is looking better than ever. It is hard to argue that this isn't one of (if not THE) greatest home reef aquariums in the world today.

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A new species of tropical fiddler crab

A new species of tropical fiddler crab

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 02, 2018 01:43 AM

Tubuca alcocki is a new, colorful species of fiddler crab. This species travels well! It has a surprisingly wide range from Western Thailand all the way to the India, Pakistan, and all the way to the Red Sea.

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A new website educates the public about the marine aquarium trade

A new website educates the public about the marine aquarium trade

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 29, 2018 11:34 PM

With funding from National Geographic Society, a group of scientists traced and documented the supply chain of marine fish from coral reef to home aquarium. Refreshingly, unlike many exposés, the resulting website presents the information in a fair-minded and educational manner.

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An ultra-fine biodegradable film can protect corals from bleaching

An ultra-fine biodegradable film can protect corals from bleaching

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 27, 2018 11:18 PM

When modern reefkeepers want to prevent our aquarium corals from bleaching, we have the luxury of controllable lighting. But there's no way to turn down the intensity of the sun. Scientists have developed a safe way to shield coral reefs from full sunlight during heat waves, which could drastically reduce coral bleaching.

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How to mass-manufacture glass aquariums [video]

How to mass-manufacture glass aquariums [video]

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 25, 2018 11:36 PM

Red Sea has become one of the biggest (if not the bigggest) glass aquarium manufacturers in the world. They shared a video showing how their aquariums are made ... and the production process is downright impressive.

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  The  Rariphotic: Smithsonian Researchers Name New Ocean Zone

The Rariphotic: Smithsonian Researchers Name New Ocean Zone

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 22, 2018 12:07 AM

Manned submersibles in Curaçao are discovering so many new species of super deep-water reef fish that scientists are now defining a new ocean zone below the mesophotic. The rariphotic (400 to 1,000 feet deep) is an undiscovered world where half (if not more) fish are still unknown to man.

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Some clownfish lack personalities

Some clownfish lack personalities

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 20, 2018 12:39 AM

A study has concluded that some clownfish species are full of individual personalities while others had no discernible individual personality traits.

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Color-changing reef fishes "see" with their skin

Color-changing reef fishes "see" with their skin

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 16, 2018 12:03 AM

If you've kept reef fish, you know that many species - from tangs to anthias to wrasses - can change colors. But did you know that fish don't rely just on their eyes to adjust their colors? Scientists have found DNA evidence that a fish's skin "see."

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Decision-making in fish with parasites are impaired

Decision-making in fish with parasites are impaired

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 13, 2018 05:44 PM

A new study has concluded that parasites such as marine ich and flukes not only tax a fish's body but also its mind. The study is also reminds us why the aquarium trade shouldn't harvest cleaner wrasses.

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One of the largest plecos now described

One of the largest plecos now described

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 08, 2018 11:54 PM

L186 now has a formal description. Pseudacanthicus major is the newest described Loricariid. Hailing from the Amazon, this monster pleco can grow upwards of two feet (600mm).

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Marian Sterian's magnificent Dutch aquascape

Marian Sterian's magnificent Dutch aquascape

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 04, 2018 10:45 PM

Dutch-style aquascapes are the closest thing to underwater (living) floral arrangements. By purely relying on the composition of high-contrast plants, Marian is able to create an amazing aquascape without rocks and woods.

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$460 surgery to save clownfish?  Worth it.

$460 surgery to save clownfish? Worth it.

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 27, 2018 11:28 PM

Our friends at AquaA3 share an inspiring story of a fishkeeper's love. Spending $500 to save a $100 fish is only irrational if you view fish as objects. When it comes to animals that rely on you for their well being, you do all that you can.

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A mutant zooxanthallae can refuse coral symbiosis

A mutant zooxanthallae can refuse coral symbiosis

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 26, 2018 01:07 AM

Scientists have engineered a zoox that is can reject symbiosis with cnidarians by simply withholding a single nutrient compound. Now researchers hope these mutants can help identify the algal genes responsible for this remarkable symbiosis.

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This new squid species is adorably tiny

This new squid species is adorably tiny

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 22, 2018 11:40 PM

Idiosepius hallami is a new pygmy squid from eastern Australia. These cephlapods are tiny ... like really really tiny. Adults grow to only 1 to 2 cm (0.4-0.9 inches). They're so small that Idiosepius sp. are often overlooked as floating debris.

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Innovative Marine lauches external overflow NUVO EXT aquariums

Innovative Marine lauches external overflow NUVO EXT aquariums

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 18, 2018 09:31 PM

Innovative Marine is jumping aboard the external overflow trend with their new NUVO EXT aquarium line, which are essentially IM's excellent Fusion aquariums with external "Herbie" glass overflow boxes.

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Digging deeper into the chemical armament of SPS corals

Digging deeper into the chemical armament of SPS corals

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 14, 2018 01:13 AM

A new study has isolated the first identified toxin specific to stony corals as well as discovered many interesting characteristics of coral toxicity.

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Reimagining eggcrates: Innovative Marine's SnappGrid

Reimagining eggcrates: Innovative Marine's SnappGrid

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 11, 2018 11:42 PM

Eggcrates are very useful in aquariums as frag holders and tank dividers. Innovative Marine has created a better eggcrate system that allows aquarists to quickly and securely create customized solutions via a locking, modular design.

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Anemone eats bird

Anemone eats bird

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 09, 2018 12:26 PM

We all know anemones can ensnare fishes, crabs, shrimps, snails, and most any organism that ventures too close to their deadly tentacles. But birds? There's actually footage and scientific documentation of this phenomenon.

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Crenicichla ploegi: A new pike cichlid

Crenicichla ploegi: A new pike cichlid

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 06, 2018 11:57 PM

Crenicichla ploegi is the newest species of pike cichlids from Brazil. C. ploegi is the twenty-third described species that is part of the C. saxatilis group (AKA "spangled pike").

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Brittle stars are covered with thousands of light sensors

Brittle stars are covered with thousands of light sensors

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 05, 2018 01:06 AM

Have you ever wondered how brittle stars hide from light without eyes? Scientists have now discovered the mechanism for their eyeless "vision": The skin on the arms and bodies of brittle stars are covered with thousands of photoreceptors.

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