Aquascaping

aquascapes

Just what is Aquascaping? It is arranging substrate materials like your live rock to create a natural environment for your reef or saltwater tank inhabitants. Why do I need to know about this? To give your tank inhabitant a supportive environment…to create a pleasing view for you…to make maintenance of your tank as easy as possible… and lots of other reasons […]

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extreme coral close-ups now possible

A new underwater microscope has a membrane that works a bit like the human eye to focus on tiny coral polyps. Photo: Emily L. A. Kelly / NGM

Two researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed an underwater microscope called the Benthic Underwater Microscope, or BUM, that allows divers to zoom in on wild corals and capture unprecedented features and behaviors. This new microscope is comprised of a lens, camera, and six bright LEDs that act as a flash contained within cylinder and controlled by an underwater computer. One behavior documented […]

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