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How big does this aquascape look to you? If you're like me, it looks much bigger than its actual size: 45x30x30cm (17x12x12") = 10 gallons. Paying attention to scale and arrangement can result in a aquacape that appears much bigger than it really is.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:00 pm
"Go with the flow" can be good advice sometimes. This holds especially true for reef–building corals, which require constant water flow to stay healthy. This is because water flow affects many processes in corals, including gas exchange, heat dissipation and nutrient supply.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm
Sharks, groupers, frogfish, and scropionfish are some of large predators known to hunt these spiny venomous fish. Now for the first time, researchers have live documentation of moray eels preying on lionfish. The video is amazing.
Posted: April 24, 2017, 1:00 pm

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Reef Interests All-In-One BioPellets XL are large sized pellets designed to deliver nitrogen and phosphate reduction outside of a reactor. Unlike the big bone XL BioPellet fragments we covered a few years back or the smaller All-In-One BioPellets, this version is not only made to be used in something as simple as a filter sock […]
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:06 pm
Royale 400 ESHOPPS’ introduces a new multi chamber sump rated for tanks up to 450 gal. The new Royal 400 sump is designed with simplicity and features sufficient, usable sump area to accommodate skimmers, pumps, and aquarium devices. You can also set it up with a refugium, an in-sump ATO, a grow out frag tank, […]
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:12 pm
If you ask most level-headed reef hobbyists, one of the most enjoyable parts of the game is stocking our systems with corals and fishes. Now, on the surface, this seems like just a super-fun thing to do- and it IS- but it involves some research, decision-making, trade-offs (yikes!)…and if you REALLY want to be successful […]
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:38 pm
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moray eel Moray eels are endlessly fascinating for divers, especially the folks who enjoy spotting something with a good set of teeth and a reputation as a powerful predator.  For me, they’re always a good animal to photograph, especially if there’s little else around.  Morays belong to the Muraenidae family.  A quick look online reveals a list of around two hundred species, a few of which live in freshwater, a fact I didn’t know until just now!… More:

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With all of my responsibilities at the Long Island Aquarium, I find my schedule lately lacking free time for aquaculture projects. However, I try my best to squeeze some “play” time into my routine. I set up some larval tanks, collect some eggs from our 20,000 gallon reef tank, and wait to see what surprise is in store.… More:

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Since the release of the beta firmware and control app, Kessil has gathered a tremendous amount of feedback and have been working extremely hard to to further increase ease of use and stability. Now the latest control apps and firmware (v3.4) are available for both Windows and Mac. Kessil can certainly be considered one of the leaders in marine aquarium lighting and they have just announced a new WiFi App and firmware upgrade for their flagship AP700 LED fixture.  The new update improves upon or adds the following new features: Improved programming to increase stability and accuracy. Activated social media cloud account – users can now backup and restore light information and programs when an internet connection is available. Added “Auto Refresh” feature – Once locked

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