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By admin - Posted Feb 14, 2011 10:00 PM
Below is a comprehensive listing of our latest blog posts sorted by date with the newest posts at the top of the list.
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Forecasting the fate of corals

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Many of us concerned about climate change's effect on corals have wondered how long corals might survive rising ocean temperatures. Researchers studying Acropora millepora believe this SPS can adapt to 100 to 250 years of rising sea temperatures due to how common they are. Common = genetic diversity = adaption. Rarer corals are not likely to adapt as well.

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Massive 9-foot Amazon driftwood hardscape

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Readers know Advanced Aquarist loves reporting science. Sadly, we have seen a precipitous decline in the number of aquatic-related studies published over the past couple of years. Fortunately, aquarists are still creating amazing aquariums that inspire.

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Orphek launches powerful strip LED lights

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Orphek is now shipping their new OR Bar LED Light. Available in 3 different lengths (24, 35, and 48") and five different fixed spectrums, these are not your average strip lights. Ranging from 55 watt to 108 watts, the OR Bar LEDs are sure to output a lot of PAR!

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A new freshwater goby that gives any reef fish a run for its money

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Rhinogobius maxillivirgatus is a new goby species described from freshwaters of Anhui Province in Eastern China. While we generally (and rightfully) perceive reef fish as more colorful, there are many freshwater fish that are very colorful.

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Perhaps it's time to hold off buying Aussie fish

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The Great Barrier Reef has been hit by two consecutive years of devastating severe bleaching events. A new study shows that not only are corals being wiped out but so are reef fishes that rely on corals for food and shelter. Australia's fish populations could benefit from any relief in pressure.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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