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Scientists have finally answered this age-old, existential question we've all asked ourselves in moments of clarity. It appears that fish do not mellow out on cannabinoids. Oh well.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 1:00 pm
Austrolebias pelotape is a newly described seasonal killifish. All known populations of this species are limited to urban areas around the town of Pelotas, Brazil, making this beauty very rare and critically endangered.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 1:00 pm
Orphek has updated their Atlantik Compact LEDs to "V4" configuration, which means it now shares the 380nm to 850nm (UV to infrared) LED array of its bigger brother.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

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From the early days of LED lights, and especially LED spotlights, we’ve been an avid proponent of angling light fixtures to get maximum effect. Finally a new company called Aquarium LED Mounts has a range of accessories to give your LED fixture that perfect ‘gangster lean’.  There’s a long list of reasons why should angle […]
Posted: October 23, 2017, 6:15 pm
The new Hikari Coralific Delight is a dual-purpose food that lets you use it a targeted gel food or use for more of a traditional “squirting” type of target food.  The targeted gel feeding is made where you can feed a chunk directly to a polyp (for LPS and beefy corals. What Hikari calls the […]
Posted: October 23, 2017, 4:00 pm
If you are looking for a unique aquarium the Lifegard Full View aquarium is one option. Instead of the traditional cube or rectangle, the Lifegard Full View has the front panel tilted at a bit of an angle to give you a it more viewing area. The Full View comes in two models, one with […]
Posted: October 23, 2017, 3:45 pm

Coral Reefs News -- ScienceDaily

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 1:22 pm
A new study has found that conserving fish diversity in Madagascar's coral reef systems may depend on maintaining fish biomass above critical levels.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 2:10 pm
Scientists have discovered that Earth's sea level did not rise steadily when the planet's glaciers last melted during a period of global warming; rather, sea level rose sharply in punctuated bursts.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 2:09 pm

For several years aquarists have been searching for an affordable fixture that incorporates both T5 and LED lighting into one simple design.  Aquatic Life has stepped up to the challenge with the Aquatic Life T5 HO LED Hybrid System.  Other high end T5/LED fixtures have been in the market for a while, but for some reasons including price, they haven’t gained widespread popularity in the US. Aquatic Life’s hybrid approach is unique. The fixture includes popular T5HO technology and also serves as a mounting system for various brands of LED lighting fixtures.  The Aquatic Life fixture is designed to accommodate the top three LED lighting companies; Ecotech Marine, Aqua Illumination and Kessil. The Aquatic Life Hybrid fixture is both affordable and practical.  Each fixture will

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We’re living in a golden age of fairy wrasse discoveries. In the past few years, we’ve seen the scientific description of several new species—C. isosceles, C. efatensis, C. africanus & C. rubeus. And there are still many more waiting to be studied and named, like the Indonesian variant of C. lubbocki or the Fijian C. cf punctatus. But certainly the most exciting development has been the recent discovery of several fishes that were entirely unknown.

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For this video, we went to Fort Lauderdale to meet Kevin Gaines of Biota Aquariums. For those of you who don’t know about Biota Aquariums, they are the sellers of all in one tank packages that includes livestock for the beginner hobbyist. How they are different is they are promoting and instilling correct knowledge and responsibility of good hobbyist. Their work doesn’t end just there. They practice what they preach and they are 100% aquaculture and

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