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The new Ecotech Radion XR15FW brings the Radion LED technology to freshwater aquariums. It shares all the design features of the XR15W but with a different LED cluster that produces "full-spectrum" at full output.
Posted: February 23, 2017, 2:00 pm
A recent survey of rio Braço Norte (Brazil) discovered a new, colorful tetra that couldn't be assigned to any known genus, so a new one was created. Meet the new genus Phycoharax, new species P. rasbora.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 2:00 pm
It's amazing what you can achieve with a jumbled pile of wood adorned with a wide variety of plants. Bogdan explains the design and philosophy behind his magnificent "Tangled Roots" aquascape.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

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The new Neptune Systems Flow Monitoring Kit (FMK) makes flow monitoring in your aquarium easier. By packaging the Neptune Flow Monitoring Module (FMM) with sensors, the company gives you everything you need to be up and running in under an hour — while saving some coin too.  Even though most pumps come with a rating […]
Posted: February 23, 2017, 11:48 pm
This weekend Reef Builders and Fritz Mardel are proud to present the tenth ReefStock and boy do we have a powerhouse show in store for our attendees. ReefStock is one of the best and funnest reef aquarium events in the world, because for the last ten years this show has been produced for reefers, by reefers.  Two weeks to […]
Posted: February 23, 2017, 7:40 pm
The Mushroom Anemone craze is still in full swing and it seems like we haven’t yet reached the end of this collectable rabbit hole. The latest mind-blowing strain to makes an aquaristic debut is this wild ‘Aurora Borealis’ mushroom anemone which recently landed at Sea Dwelling Creatures.  This incredibly colored Discosoma corallimorph has the same pattern as […]
Posted: February 23, 2017, 7:35 pm
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Hutomo’s Anthias might very well be the most beautiful species of Pseudanthias that you’ve never heard of. This breathtaking fish is only rarely photographed, and aquarium specimens have always been few and far between. In fact, only a handful of images exist online showing specimens in captivity, but this might all change now that collectors have stumbled upon what appears to be a large population of them.More:

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velvetfishIf you’re interested in scorpionfish but have a small tank, check out the tiny Caracanthus. There are four species in this genus, though only two are offered in the pet trade — Caracanthus maculatus from the Indo Pacific and Caracanthus madagascariensis from Africa. They are called Velvetfish or Gumdrop Coral Crouchers, but they’re not related to gobies.… More:

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tridacnids clamsA few years ago, when diving in the South Pacific, I had the pleasure of visiting a dive center that had set up a project to try to limit the damage that was being done by Crown-of-Thorns sea stars. I assumed that they would be using the traditional method of spearing the sea stars with poles and dumping them back on land, but I was wrong.More:

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