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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
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:00 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.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
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.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Just a reminder, if you are in the tri-state area this weekend, you might want to check out Reef-a-Palooza New York that kicks off this Saturday in Secaucus, NJ. RAP has been one of the better industry events over the years and is in its third year in the New York area. Tickets are $20 […]
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:20 pm
Simplify your aquarium maintenance routine and keep your protein skimmer running at peak performance with an automatic neck cleaner! Protein Skimmers are an essential piece of equipment for running a saltwater aquarium. Skimmers remove organic compounds from your tank. As the skimmer works these organics build up inside the neck and collection cup. The more this scum buildS up, […]
Posted: June 22, 2017, 3:22 pm
The new Skimz Leopard submersible pumps are quiet pump built with the harsh saltwater environment in mind. The Skimz Leopard pump is based on an Italian Askoll motor block to be durable, energy efficient and quiet. This pump line features five models ranging from the Skimz L60 Leopard that moves 6000 l/hr (about 1500 GPH) at […]
Posted: June 21, 2017, 11:39 pm

Coral Reefs News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers have returned from the Philippines with new species discoveries and deeper insights into threatened coral reef ecosystems.
Posted: June 8, 2017, 6:55 pm
The sound of motorboat engines disturbed coral reef fish so acutely it changed the behavior of parents, and stopped male fish properly guarding their young, feeding and interacting with their offspring, new research has found.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 12:13 am
Black band disease is less deadly to mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata) as water acidified, or decreased in pH, a new study has demonstrated.
Posted: June 5, 2017, 5:37 pm

Clownfish have long been one of the most popular fish in the marine aquarium trade. Due to advances in technology along with a better understanding of the process, the supply of cultured clownfish has grown exponentially in the past 10 years. Several commercial farms grow thousands of these fish for the US market every year.  Now, a very rarely seen species (either wild or cultured) is at Quality Marine.  I’ve not seen this fish in person before and Quality Marine tells us that they have not been available for over two years; aquacultured or wild caught. The Wideband Clown is found in the waters surrounding Australia ranging from Southern Queensland to Northern New South Wales and Lord Howe Island, hundreds of miles away from the majority of saltwater

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Good morning, I have another wild looking deep-sea crab for you all this morning found by our favorite scientists from the world famous Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The red you see under the belly could be eggs but don’t quote me on that, I just remember hearing that in the lab as everyone was watching observing her. This crab was close to 6 inches wide and most likely even longer with those crazy claws extended. Most of you already know my love for any and all crabs which must come from the insane amount of hours spend either underwater or with the Smithsonian observing them, they are so cool and they come in every shape and size one can imagine. Sorry so short, I’m so busy with so many weird things these days, have a great day out there.. Barry NEWER POST:

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Hi friends, I have one beautiful squirrelfish for you all today found on the last day of operations on our recent trip to St. Eustatius. This colorful little treasure was about three inches in length and I remember Smithsonian being super excited because of this strange color pattern you see above. These fish have such a wonderful relaxed disposition and like I said earlier this week spend their days from the safety of their homes watching the reef go by, they are for the most part very cautious fish. Have a great weekend… Barry NEWER POST:

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