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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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Video of hermit crab changing shells

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Here is a video I recently came across of a blue-legged hermit crab (Clibanarius tricolor) in the act of changing shells - as captured by a 3reef.com member.

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Videos of the new Kessil Aquarium LED pendant in action

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Altantis Aquarium in Union City, California has added two videos of the new Kessil A150W (first reported here last week), complete with Kessil's optional gooseneck mounting arm.

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Construction begins on US’s largest (and only) coral reef research center

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Nova Southeastern University has issued a news release announcing construction is underway for the United States' first dedicated coral reef research center. The planned facility is massive (86,000 square-foot), with a build cost of $30 million. Read on for NSU's news release.

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Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #1

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A slice of reef life on your computer screen: This is the first of many high-resolution Advanced Aquarist wallpapers.

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One of the most impressive Golden Fairy Wrasse "supermales" for sale

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Continuing the rare fish theme for today, Pacific Island Aquatics has a Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis trio up for sale that has what may be the most impressive male specimen I've seen in a very long time.

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The Spanish Flag turns up at Absolutely Fish

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Absolutely Fish in Clifton, NJ has obtained one of the rarest tropical grouper/basslets available in our hobby: The Spanish Flag (Gonioplectrus hispanus)! Read on for video of this rare gem.

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How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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