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Two Days Left for Reef Savvy St. Jude Fundraiser

reefs.comReefSavvyStJude 300x66 Two Days Left for Reef Savvy St. Jude FundraiserSome of you may remember Caitlin sharing the wonderful fundraiser Reef Savvy is involved with for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, “We Give Tanks. To Give Thanks.” This year they raised their goal to $20,000, and we’re so pleased to say that they’ve surpassed that with flying colors already collecting a whopping $29,620! Wow, just incredible. The Reef Savvy team is currently number 7 in the entire nation, and for individuals Felix Bordon, owner of Reef Savvy, is the number 1 fundraiser in the United States! If you hadn’t heard Reef Savvy has been raising these donations through the purchase of $10 raffle tickets, for which the grand prize is an astounding aquarium system consisting of high end equipment and livestock from throughout the world. 

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Reef Savvy 100G 4 sides low iron, Red Bottom Rimless Reef Ready Aquarium.

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Reef Threads Podcast #206


Support St. Jude research and give yourself a chance to win this reef system.

It’s time once again to do the marine-aquarium hobby podcast thing that we do. This week’s subjects are our “Where Do You Listen” contest, the St. Jude/Reef Savvy reef system raffle, women in the hobby, lionfish videos, Ret Talbot’s new series, hobby expense, and mysis shrimp and other frozen foods. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

St. Jude raffle

Spearing lionfish

Ladies fragswapping site

Ret writes

It costs too much

1.5-gal. vase reef

Bulk frozen

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Checkin’ Out Will’s Mixed Reef Tank

Checkin' Out Will's Mixed Reef Tank I haven't done a tank video in a long time, mostly because I'm a hermit, but I did manage to get out of my pajamas and visit my friend Will. Will is a long-time customer of Tidal Gardens... From: tidalgardens Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 07:16 More in Pets & Animals
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Fish Faces, Caribbean Fish Face Photos

Good morning friends, here’s a few more “fish faces” for your viewing pleasure today that I got yesterday morning right here on our own Substation house reef! Most of you know that for the past year I have been really trying harder than usual to get some fun fish face photos but as it turns out these are the hardest photos I have ever tried to shoot! Why you ask?? Go ahead ask why!! Fish are not prone to look a diver or a potential predator in the face, they just want to flee! I spend most of my dives in hot pursuit and mostly taking tail shots.
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Don’t Get Burned by Flame Scallops!

Mention beautiful bivalves for the marine aquarium, and the various tridacnid clams (the so-called giant clams) will probably come to mind. Likely, the flame scallops of the genus Ctenoides will too. However, while the tridacnids have a fairly decent survival record in captivity if given proper care and a suitable environment, the flame scallops usually fare dismally in aquariums. The two usual suspects Based strictly on my personal observations, the two flame scallops you’re most likely to come across in the aquarium trade are C. Scaber (formerly Lima scabra), found in the Caribbean, and C. ales (formerly Lima ales), also known as the electric or disco flame scallop, from the Indo-Pacific. They range between 3 and 4 inches in diameter and have white shells and red to orange-red tissues. They also have long, tapering red, or sometimes white, tentacles extending from the mantle
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Fish Tank Kings Season 2 Now Avaiable on DVD

Just in time for the Holidays, Season 2 of Fish Tank Kings is now available for purchase via the National Geographic Online Store. With a cast of thousands (of fish)—Fish Tank Kings follows Florida-based custom aquarium specialists Living Color as they use their unparalleled skills, creativity, and teamwork to pull off the most extreme of these tanks, where the drama and pressure of the building process is nowhere as serene as the final product. 1095654 Fish Tank Kings Season 2 Now Avaiable on DVDEpisodes included in the 4 disc box set are: 

  • The Amazing Aqua-Van
  • Big Bowl of Gumbo Limbo
  • Desperate Housetanks
  • Love’s A Beach
  • Turning a New Reef
  • Little Mermaids
  • There’s a Tree in My Tank
  • 14 Tanks and a Shipwreck
  • Shark Tank
  • Secret Crystal Cave Fish
  • The Fish Whisperer
  • Empire Tank Building
  • Jellyfish Jackpot
  • Go Fish!
  • Pufferfish Palace
  • Sweetest Tank on Earth

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Sleeping Parrotfish, Parrotfish Cocoon, Parrotfish

Good morning from wet Curacao!! The rains started at around 2:00 this morning and it’s still going, we have very overcast skies at the moment. Aimee took off out the desert early to feed the birds and to see if she could spot her little pigeon she released a few days ago but no “for sure” spotting. I did a fun night dive last night starting at around 8:00 and took the macro lens as my weapon of choice.
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Buried Treasure! 91 New Coral Species Uncovered In “Lost World” Of Great Barrier Reef

534311 ad2f0428 67bd 11e4 8055 994d0fcdd7f1 300x168 Buried Treasure! 91 New Coral Species Uncovered In Lost World Of Great Barrier ReefIt’s pretty common knowledge at this point, especially to those who would even care to read these blogs, that a vast majority of our oceans are untraveled and unknown, so this news doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. However, that doesn’t make it any less super exciting! Over the past three years, scientists of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Torres Strait Regional Authority have been exploring what they’ve come to refer to as a “lost world”, the Torres Strait, one of the most diverse reef systems in Australia.… More:

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