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Monthly Archives: June 2012
A recent study by Gavin Naylor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and his colleagues sequenced the genes from 4,283 specimens of sharks and rays. They found 574 distinct species of which 79 are likley to be new to science.… More:
June 2012 MASNA Live Show Notes: The MASNA Aquarist of the Year award nomination period is now open. View article:
MASNA Live June 2012- Marine Breeders Vlog, Steven Pro, Tampa Bay Reef Club… More:
Sea anemones are easily my #1 saltwater tank invertebrate. I won’t lie – I like them more than coral! Being that anemones are delicate creatures, there are right ways and wrong ways to remove them both of which I outline in this episode of Mr. Saltwater Tank TV. Original post:
How To Remove Sea Anemones… More:
The “Tripod Fish” pictured above (Pteropsaron longipinnis) was photographed by Gerry Allen on a recent dive in Indonesia. This fish is joined by 24 other new species recently discovered and documented in this HUGE new set of books called Reef Fishes of the East Indies. The book is packed with over 3600 color photographs and looks to be amazing based on the photographers involved. You can see some of the other new fish on the NatGeo slideshow HERE.… More:
Here is some pretty cool gear for aquarists this summer. Aquapparel has a whole line of aqua themed clothing that is perfect for you or your significant other including aquarium, diving and surfing logos and designs. Check them all out at Aquapparel. Right now they are donating $1 for every item purchased to the Coral Restoration Foundation!… More:
After a long time, Matthew Pederson has a successful hatch of his Lightning Maroon clownfish! http://www.lightning-maroon-clownfish.com/?p=1521&cpage=1#comment-5551 Excellent news for the hobby and the world! Congrats! … More:
I’m a big fan of filter socks as they can help make your saltwater tank look really good.
Visit link: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip #84: Look Before You Rinse… More:
Our friends at Reef Eden in the UK are teasing us with their latest product launch for the Cubic Jellyfish Aquarium which combines the best of current jellyfish tank design with some incredible engineering feats. First off, the tank itself is built from high quality CNC milled acrylic, but it is what you don’t see that is the real wow factor. Built into the tank is a media chamber that can hold sponges, filter media, or live gravel. The system is really clean on the inside and has built in pumps for the media space as well as a Kreisel flow system and perfectly assembled bulkheads for quick water changes or connection to external systems. Check out the photos below for more details. The Cubic Jellyfish Aquarium will be available near the end of the year through select retailers in the USA.
The project of the return pumps is now old and started with the previous article “return pumps: calculating the flow” that I invite you to read, and where I proposed an excel file, downloadable, editable with most of the pumps on the market, which were often recommended as return pumps in the forums and among hobbyists. The file made possible from the data of the pumps and the prevalence of each tank, get a pump flow rate calculated for each individual pump.
Although the file would be updated by anyone, I was always curious to know how pumps would behave in reality as well as declared by individual manufacturers.
During the Zoomark held in Bologna, Italy last year, we decided to contact some companies in the aquarium industry to do a comparative test of the pumps.
Some have enthusiastically joined, in true alphabetical order, Eheim, Tunzeand Sicce, and they have provided the pumps subject of our comprensive test.… More:
Ok, now that that attention grabbing headline is out of the way, here is what happened. A lady in Korea taste tested a part of a whole parboiled squid, and had pain in her gums, tongue and cheek. Turns out par boiling doesn’t diminish the squids spermatophores capacity for firing and shooting into whatever is nearby. Have I even mentioned how awesome and amazing cephalopods are? Evolution is amazing, the world is just awesome and gut your squid before you eat or cook it. The peer reviewed paper on this incident (its not the first time this has happened, really) is available here. Me talking about it on Penn’s Sunday School with Penn Jillette and Michael Goudeau is available here. Danna Staaf, the squid sex expert who first broke the tale here, talked about about the story recently at Nerd Nite SF in the video above – and does a great job explaining the complex apparatus of squid sperm delivery with amazing video support. PS – If you don’t know what Nerd Nite is, click here and find one near you. If there isn’t one near you start one. Super cool events.
PPS – If the above story isn’t enough squid sex for you, and not enough Nerd Nite for you, click here to see the talk I was privileged to give at a Nerd Nite SF last year about cephalopod sex.… More:
In Hall n.4 of course we visited also the italian Sicce booth that also housed LGMAquari. Sicce is a famous brand that make and sell pumps in all the world, LGMAquari instead is a small italian company that create very good skimmers and calcium reactor and now very close to Sicce. Our hosts were then Geppy (LGMAquari) and Federico (Sicce), who have first stuffed us with limoncelloDOC, coffee and everything else and then they has informed about their news
As you can see the stand was quite large and well stocked… More:
Too cute – of a bunch of tiny octopus paralarvae hatched from an un described, small egged species at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. If you want to learn more about the current sucesses and challenges of cephalopod breeding, head on out to Bloomfield Hills, MI on July 28 for the MBI workshop. Cephs won’t be the only thing covered at the workshop, other talks include: Eric Cassiano - Success and complications in species-specific embryological and larval rearing, and future projects.
Todd Gardner – current breeding work at the Long Island Aquarium
Dan Underwood - Seahorse Breeding See you there!… More: