Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip #95: Clip, Write, and Be in the Know

Navigating the maze (and tangles) of electrical cords around your saltwater tank is not fun.

The $100,000 Aquarium

Our friend Justin Muir at City Aquarium was recently featured by the Wall Street Journal for his work constructing celebrity aquariums.  Justin works in that rare market where cost is no object and artistic design is a core requirement.  Catering to some of the wealthiest people in the New York area can be challenging, not just in terms of meeting high expectations, but more importantly about breaking through to new levels of aquarium manufacturing and design that no one has ever seen before.  Concealing the internals of these tanks would be challenging for most people, but quite clearly those are table stakes when you are doing installs for Ben Affleck and Jorge Posada.  Take a sneak peek into this side of the industry with the video above and stay tuned to for more information on groundbreaking aquarium design.… More:

Closing in on Captive Angels

Unidentified angelfish larva at 4-weeks post hatch. Raised on captive copepods. Photo by Christopher Paparo.

 It’s been an eventful year for the advancement of aquaculture, particularly for angelfishes. For the first time since the 1970s we’ve seen Pomacanthid angelfishes reared in intensive culture conditions.… More:

MACNA 2013 in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We’ve just received word that next year’s MACNA 2013 will be held in sunny Fort Lauderdale.  Next week the reef world will converge on Dallas, TX for MACNA 2012 where the big reveal will be the location of the 2013 event.  Not much information to go on quite yet, but you can follow the announcements on Twitter HERE.… More:

Beautiful HD Video from Fiji and Tonga

This video is a great way to take a quick break from your day and get up close and personal with some reef life.  In addition to the stunning HD visuals, make sure you click the “CC” button in the lower right hand corner to turn on the captions which include the names of the different animals as well as the dive location.  Enjoy the eye candy!… More:

One brand new skimmer to test: the LGMAquari 850 single pump

 After having finished to test the skimmer Elos PS2000, now we have another one to test, the LGMAquari850 single pump. 

The skimmer is really well done, and as we have already had occasion to say, commenting on other products LGMAquari, the white finish instead of the gray PVC is very appealing and makes the subject much better looking.… More:

Bay Area Reefers Breeding and Propagation Workshop

 If you’re in the San Francisco area next month the Bay Area Reefers are putting on a breeding and propagation workshop. Richard Ross will be giving a live demonstration of coral fragging techniques and I will be answering some of the most frequently asked questions about captive breeding of marine animals. Captive bred and propagated livestock will be for sale by local fish store BAR sponsors, and a raffle with fantastic prizes including an EcoTech Radion XR30w, MP40w ES, MP10w ES, propagation supplies, a frag tank, various foodstuffs, corals, equipment, and more. All attendees will receive a complementary gift bag w/goodies at registration, and lunch will be available. The event will be Saturday, October 13 at Chabot Community College – room 722 and admission is free! Full details and advanced registration can be found here: BAR WorkshopMore:

Plastic and Fantastic…In a Heater?

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