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Say hello to the five new reef goby species from the western Pacific Ocean: Grallenia compta, Grallenia dimorpha, Grallenia lauensis, Grallenia rubrilineata, and Grallenia solomonensis.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:00 pm
What is old is new again. Aquatic Life improves the classic, time-tested reverse osmosis design. Their new Classic Series is one of the cleanest iteration of the classic RO/DI form factor we have seen.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 2:36 pm
Dana Riddle helps aquarists understand pH and describes the various methods to measure pH, including a review of multiple Hanna Instrument pH meters.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 1:00 pm

Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

AquaticLife has a long track record of thinking outside the box and their newest T5HO Hybrid fixture is no different. Rather than make a complete hybrid fixture with T5 lamps that people love, and an LED arrangement that might not be their favorite, AquaticLife is instead making a unique Bring Your Own (BYO) Hybrid LED […]
Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:45 pm
The Alkatronic is yet another new Kh/Alkalinity controller, this time coming soon from Focustronic. Although Focustronic is just now starting to cut their teeth in the aquarium hobby with the Focus1 LED, they’ve been working to bring their own version of an Alkalinity monitor & controller to market for quite some time now.  The design […]
Posted: August 21, 2017, 2:01 pm
While cleaning out my office, again, I came across some old written notes, yeah they had to be old as they were hand-written, that were a listing of some of the advice I had received over the years that I apparently had jotted down for use in an article. Since I wrote this down I […]
Posted: August 19, 2017, 2:57 pm

Coral Reefs News -- ScienceDaily

After nearly two years of planning, a team of scientists from the US and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs during a month-long circumnavigation of the entire coast of Cuba, spanning about 1,500 miles. Except for a few places along the coast, prior to this expedition, there were virtually no data or charts indicating what was beyond the shallow reef zone.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:27 pm
As corals face threats from ocean warming, a new study uses the latest genetic-sequencing tools to help unravel the relationships between three similar-looking corals.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 5:46 pm
Researchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with black-and-white bands or blotches. Those in places with more human activity -- near the city or military activity -- were black. Those color differences are explained by differences in the snakes' exposure to pollution.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 4:04 pm

 The combined booth of Sicce and Seachem was one of the more impressive sights at Zoomark 2017. The booth was located in pavillon 19, which was dedicated to AquaProject, and occupied a whole side of the place, including a space for Aquascaping and a stage for the shows. Sicce and Seachem shared the same booth because they have been teaming up as of late, and presented their synergistic relationship presented to the public during the Open House in February

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Welcome back to Tidal Gardens. Today, we are taking a look at this amazing aquarium by Rico’s Reef Tank. This SPS dominated reef is a 300-gallon mainland deep dimension tank. Special thanks to Rico for having me over and showing me his tank. He’s a fellow youtuber so go check out his channel if you want to know more about this setup. Music: Tracks: “The Complex” Artist: Kevin MacLeod ( License Terms: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Video: Camera Gear List on Amazon - Canon C200 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro Canon EF MP-E 65mm f/2.8 macro Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 Free Fly Movi Pro Stabilizer Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all intellectual property rights to this content.

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We were browsing online one day when we saw some interesting information given by a reputable company in our hobby. We were curious about the validity of their claims, so we decided to put it to the test. Does non-viable phytoplankton cause an increase in your tank’s nitrate and phosphate levels in a short period of time? Check it out!   YouTube No Description    Edit: I made a mistake. It doesn’t change the outcome of the tests however

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