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Trop-Aquarium of Santa Cruz California Robbed

Last night my local fish store Trop-Aquarium of Santa Cruz California was broken into and robbed amongst the shooting of two local police officers. Thieves broke in through the front door of the establishment and went to a location where small amounts of cash were held for making change and paying vendors. Trop-Aqaurium and I ask anyone with information to please contact the local authorities or the local fish store directly. Trop-Aquarium of Santa Cruz1325 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 429-1242
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DNA sequencing reveals two Genicanthus species almost raised at the Long Island Aquarium

mystery angel93sm Last summer I reported on that I had raised a number of marine angelfish (around a dozen in all) to more than one month of age using only cultured copepods obtained from Algagen. In each case, the late-stage larvae began to show a marked increase in pigmentation and changes in behavior that often coincide with settlement.… More:

Highhats at 20 days

Just a quick photo update of the recently raised highhats from Discovery Cove. Here, the juveniles, now at 20 days old, are over an inch long and developing their characteristic juvenile streamers.
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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #113: That Wound Needs Care And I’m Here To Help

Gloves should always been on your hands when you are working inside your saltwater tank. And while you might wear gloves, you can still get minor cuts that need attention with some of this stuff


Reef Threads Podcast #120

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Management and dimming of the new led ceiling light Aquatronica

 A good news for all aquarists “geeks“, Aquatronica has made available to the delight of its customers software and firmware to manage and dimmed the new LED fixtures manufactured by the company. With this new software, even those who do not have a Aquatronica control system can buy and dimmer the new LED lamps.… More:

MiniMax Media Reactor Next Up From Innovative Marine

Today Innovative Marine is unveiling another product to be added to their ever expanding line of all-in-one tanks and accessories in the form of a small media reactor dubbed the MiniMax. Like the skimmer line that was released last year from IM, these reactors will be available in two different sizes which have been dubbed “Desktop,” and “Midsize.” Pricing will also be following along with the SkimMate protein skimmer line with the smaller, 150ml version fetching $99 and the larger, 350ml model retailing for $129.  … More:

Reef Threads Podcast #119

Some multi-colored favia polyps.
We return this week to talk more about feeding strategies and aquarium aquascaping as a follow-up to our discussion last week with Richard Ross and Matt Wandell of the Steinhart Aquarium. We also talk about detecting stray electricity, not light-shocking fish, feeding too much, and not making a mess when working on tanks. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine… More: is the world's leading destination for sustainable coral reef farming and the aquarium hobby. We offer a free open forum and reef related news and data to better educate aquarists and further our goals of sustainable reef management.