Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Captive-bred Candy Bass Headed to Market

 The first captive-bred candy bass, Liopropoma carmabi, has finally reached market size and is headed to Dynasty Marine today – and it only took 9 months!… More:

Diving the Philippines: The Center of Marine Biodiversity

The Coral Triangle covers approximately 2.3 million square miles of ocean and encompasses six countries in the Indo-Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste. An unbelievable amount of biodiversity is condensed into less than 1% of the world's ocean surface area: The Coral Triangle (CT) is home to one-third of the world’s coral reefs, 75% of known coral species (~600 species of corals), nearly 3,000 species of fish, half of the world’s seagrass and marine mollusk species, 75% of known mangrove species, six of the world’s seven species of marine turtles green ,

Something is Missing and Something Took Its Place: An Update on Mr. Saltwater Tank’s 235 Gallon Tank

The dog days of summer are over and after a summer of avoiding a chiller for my saltwater tank, it is time to bring you up to speed on my 235 gallon mixed reef tank. Grab some popcorn and see what’s gone on in terms of coral, fish, fish on the fringe and saltwater tank equipment. Tagged as: 235 gallon tank , hydor skimmer , My Reef Creations , sump , triggerfish

Vossen’s larvae catchers put to the test with Lipogramma klayi

It’s been several months since I raised my first Lipogramma klayi at the Long Island Aquarium. Sadly, I’ve only had two more reach settlement since then.  One of the bottlenecks to the mass production of this beautiful deepwater basslet, as well as other grammatids, is that they are what we sometimes refer to as “trickle” spawners because although they spawn often, they lay only a few eggs at a time.… More:

Eric Cheng Spills Some Secrets

Eric Cheng is known to many of our readers for his incredible award winning underwater photography that seems to transcend your typical macros and fisheyes.  Talk at Google, a regular speaking session with some of the most inventive and creative artists and developers that Google can attract, recently featured Eric’s work and gave him time to explain some of the challenges involved in capturing these indescribable photos.  Many of them are otherworldly, appearing to be from another planet to most viewers.  But our readers will clearly identify with the work as we know these animals up close.  If you are a photog or just like eye candy, be sure to check out the video.  Be sure to check out the “Most Fun You Can Have With A Pig” image, our personal favorite.… More:

MACNA 25 Details

Additional details on MACNA 25 are trickling in.  The host club is FMAS and it will be held in Fort Lauderdale on August 30th – Sept 1st 2013.  Put it on your calendar NOW!… More:

Reef Threads Podcast #100

The flame angelfish is our version of fireworks in celebration of our 100th podcast. 100 podcasts!! Thanks to all who have become listeners to our weekly chats. We’re looking forward to many more

Our in-depth review of the fluidized bed reactor LGMAquari FB2

We had for testing the new fluidized bed reactor LGMAquari FB2 by the manufacturer since January. After about seven months of use in the aquarium we hare here to write our in depth review.

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