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How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 17, 2011 01:25 PM

It's a slow news day, so I thought I'd share how I finally beat dinoflagellates in my 176 gallon reef aquarium. I know many reefkeepers struggle with dinoflagellates - and often get frustrated to the point of calling it quits (I know I was on the verge!). Hopefully my experience can help.

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Australia plans its own cryogenic coral bank

Australia plans its own cryogenic coral bank

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 15, 2011 03:44 PM

Cryogenic gene banks are not anything new; In fact, it's a common conservation tool many research institutes and conservation societies have already utilized for many endangered species (both flora and fauna). However, only recently has this concept been applied to reef conservation. Australia is the latest to announce plans to save coral reefs via cryogenesis.

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Do Sperm Whales Have Names?  Possibly...

Do Sperm Whales Have Names? Possibly...

by Shane Graber last modified Mar 14, 2011 10:26 PM

A recent paper published in the journal Animal Behavior raises the question that it might be possible that sperm whales broadcast unique identifiers that could be a personal "call-sign" like old time telegraph operators used for identifying themselves.

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Kessil Lighting Debuts A150W LED Aquarium Light in Three Spectrums

Kessil Lighting Debuts A150W LED Aquarium Light in Three Spectrums

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 19, 2012 08:46 PM

Advanced Aquarist has received a press release for Kessil's new compact LED aquarium pendant lighting system. The A150W will be available in three different spectrums: a 10,000K "Sky Blue," and 15,000K "Ocean Blue," and a 20,000K "Deep Ocean Blue."

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Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in full nuptial display

Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in full nuptial display

by Leonard Ho last modified Feb 24, 2016 12:38 AM

Although Fairy Wrasses are popular amongst reefkeepers everywhere, few people have witnessed a male Cirrhilabrus in full nuptial display. It is an indescribable experience! Read on to see photos of the rare Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in courtship.

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We're looking for a few good bloggers!

We're looking for a few good bloggers!

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 11, 2011 05:12 PM

Advanced Aquarist is looking for a few good writers for our blog team. If you are passionate about aquariums/reefs and enjoy sharing and discussing relevant topics with fellow advanced aquarists, let us know.

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Indo-Pacific Acropora and Porites Growth Anomalies Strongly Related to Human Population Size and Host Density

Indo-Pacific Acropora and Porites Growth Anomalies Strongly Related to Human Population Size and Host Density

by Shane Graber last modified Mar 11, 2011 10:53 PM

In a recently published paper, scientists have documented that these tumor-like diseases are highly correlated to the coral host density and in the case of Porties, the human population size near the reef. The human population size factor documented in this study is possibly the first time that this factor has "unambiguously link(ed) a coral disease with human population size."

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Parrotfish, Surgeonfish, and other Weed-Eaters Vital to Reef Survival

Parrotfish, Surgeonfish, and other Weed-Eaters Vital to Reef Survival

by Shane Graber last modified Mar 10, 2011 10:39 PM

In order to prolong the livelihood of coral reefs, Australian researchers say that maintaining a healthy population of weed-eating fish like parrotfish and surgeonfish is vital to keeping reefs from becoming weed-dominated by sargassum and other macroalgaes.

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New Tunze nanostream on the horizon

New Tunze nanostream on the horizon

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 10, 2011 11:38 PM

I've confirmed with multiple sources that Tunze will introduce a new nanostream at Reefstock 2011 (March 12). The new Turbelle nanostream - currently designated 6095 - will the most powerful nanostream yet.

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Advances in Coral Husbandry in Public Aquariums Isn't Your Ordinary Reef Aquarium Book

Advances in Coral Husbandry in Public Aquariums Isn't Your Ordinary Reef Aquarium Book

by Shane Graber last modified Mar 10, 2011 07:07 AM

Advances in Coral Husbandry is a 444 page, 47 chapter, compilation from noted coral researchers covering major aspects of keeping large public coral reef aquariums and is available free online for download or for purchase from their website.

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Sylvia Earle's 2009 TED Prize Talk on Saving the World's Oceans

Sylvia Earle's 2009 TED Prize Talk on Saving the World's Oceans

by Shane Graber last modified Mar 09, 2011 06:02 PM

In her acceptance speech, she shares stunning video of the oceans and its inhabitants as well as disturbing statistics on their decline over the years.

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Hawaii HB580 "Aquarium Ban" Legislation AMENDED

Hawaii HB580 "Aquarium Ban" Legislation AMENDED

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 08, 2011 10:17 PM

HB580, introduced to prohibit the collecting and selling of aquatic life for aquariums, has been dramatically revised from its original scope and no longer directly targets the aquarium trade.

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Could a Coral Reef Cyanobacterium Aid Treating Serious Bone Fractures and Disease in Humans?

Could a Coral Reef Cyanobacterium Aid Treating Serious Bone Fractures and Disease in Humans?

by Shane Graber last modified Mar 07, 2011 08:55 PM

Published this week in the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, researchers have discovered that a coral reef cyanobacterium that produces the compound largazole could help treat serious bone problems, disease and tumors.

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Welcome to the new Advanced Aquarist

Welcome to the new Advanced Aquarist

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 04, 2011 01:22 PM

We told you something big was coming ... and here it is! Advanced Aquarist has been completely redesigned to improve your reading experience. Let's a take a look at the major changes ...

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Crocheting a Coral Reef -  One Stitch at a Time

Crocheting a Coral Reef - One Stitch at a Time

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 11, 2011 12:26 AM

Launched in 2005 by Christine and Margaret Wertheim, the Hyperbolic Coral Reef exhibit currently on display at The Smithsonian Institute and other museums aims to bring ecological awareness to the status of the world's coral reefs through the art of crochet.

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Six Awe-Inspiring Wallpaper Photos from National Geographic's "Photo of the Day"

Six Awe-Inspiring Wallpaper Photos from National Geographic's "Photo of the Day"

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:19 AM

National Geographic captures the beauty of the underwater world in these six wallpapers for your PC.

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Getting The Full 3D Reef Experience: The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea

Getting The Full 3D Reef Experience: The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 05, 2011 01:19 PM

It was only a matter of time before 3D video was applied to underwater documentaries. Now, coming soon to digital 3D theaters and IMAX later this fall comes "The Last Reef" shot in 3D.

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Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold, Some Corals Wander Toward The Poles

Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold, Some Corals Wander Toward The Poles

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 03, 2011 10:58 PM

An upcoming study to be published in the Geophysical Research Letters is one of the first to document the northward migration of coral as global sea temperatures are on the rise.

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Coral Larvae Fluorescence Color Could Predict Their Settling Behavior

Coral Larvae Fluorescence Color Could Predict Their Settling Behavior

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:21 AM

Scientists have learned that the fluorescence color of coral larvae can highly predict whether or not certain colored coral larvae will settle out on cue or stay in the water column long term.

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