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Beware Marine Aquarium Complacency!

A funny thing sometimes happens to marine aquarium hobbyists who have a few years’ experience under their briny belts—they have a tendency to become complacent in their methods and attitudes. Once they’ve mastered the basics of aquarium keeping, it can become all too tempting for some to kick back, switch to “autopilot,” and say, “Hey, I got this!”But this mentality can be detrimental on the road to long-term aquarium success. At the very least, it can lead to some unnecessary—and very avoidable—bumps in that road. Here are a few common symptoms of marine aquarium complacency to watch for: Signs of benign neglect Complacent hobbyists aren’t typically guilty of gross negligence when it comes to their tanks, but they often lapse into a somewhat lackadaisical approach that could best be described as “benign neglect.” That is, they get so comfortable and absentminded in their methods that problems sometimes arise very slowly and almost imperceptibly. For instance, they may perform water changes of the same frequency and volume for many years without accounting for the increasing bioload in the tank as fish and invertebrates grow. As a result, nitrate and phosphate levels can gradually rise, leading to “unexplained” algae outbreaks and other issues related to declining water quality.

Richard Dawkins Reads His Lovely “Fan Mail” With Some Reef Eye Candy

 What a wicked sense of humor this man has. 73-year-old Evolutionary Biologist, author and self-proclamed atheist, Richard Dawkins, receives scads of “fan mail”, and as you can imagine, a great deal comes in the form of hate-spiked, anti-gay rantings from religious zealots clearly unhappy with the man.… More:

Reef Aquarium Funny Memes Collection!

My FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/coralfish12g After spending years exploring the hobby through the Internet it is pretty hard to avoid the reef aquarium “know it all’s” and the hobby is home to plenty of jokesters. So, I took to social media and the Internet to find the best and funniest reef aquarium memes. Here is the best collection of reef aquarium silliness you may ever see. ENJOY

Invaluable Life Advice From Tracy Jordan. You’re Welcome.

enhanced-6787-1416283608-1 This post is for all of you people out there who won’t shut up about scuba diving. Happened upon this beautiful piece from Buzzfeed today, and given the seriously stupendous bum steer we have going on here, I was compelled to share. Not all of it is poppycock, however, as I truly believe we should live every week like it’s Shark Week (and drink all the Shark Week themed cocktails, at that). Enjoy these other nuggets of information and have a nice belly-laugh. Apologies as not all of them are fish/reef/ocean related, but seriously, back that ass up and make me a sandwich! And what exactly DOES go on in those Japanese game shows? On another note, I hope Mr. Morgan is recovering well after his unfortunate accident earlier this year. I also hope is octopus is still going along, being his awesome octopussy-self. enhanced-1526-1416282623-2enhanced-17128-1416283098-16enhanced-26375-1415901494-11enhanced-31393-1416115996-4enhanced-5550-1416113352-5More:

Aquarium Disposal King

reefs.comZiaEver been so angry with an event in your aquarium that you were ready to throw it out the window? Or smack it with a hammer? Username “Zia” takes the cake on the most creative and brutal way of disposing of an aquarium I’ve ever seen…… More:

“Baby, It’s Creepier, When you Get Deeper”

 Couldn’t have said it better myself. Check out this flippin’ hilarious video from the folks over at College Humor, giving us a pretty impressive breakdown of what to expect from the deepest, darkest crevices of the sea. The darling spoof on Sebastian’s little number from “The Little Mermaid” is wickedly honest about just how fugly some of those deep-sea species can be. Even their given names don’t try to sugarcoat anything – “hagfish” and “blobfish” – “repulsive freaks”! I can sort of relate to the Hatchetfish, with eyes “translucent and devoid of soul”. Personally, I find all these creatures delightfully fascinating, hideous as they are. Although, “giant spider crabs” sound like something I never want to encounter.
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In Bizarre Aquarium Crime News: Two Men Jailed Over a Fish

250px-Astronotus_ocellatusAnd not even a cool one! I’m honestly having a difficult time wrapping my head around this story. After this past weekend of having the opportunity to lay peepers on some of the most highly sought after saltwater gems in the industry – I’m talking Clarions, Personatus Angels and a Peppermints,  to name a few – I can’t understand why someone would go through such lengths for an Oscar. Then again, freshwater has never really done it for me.… More:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Presents Brilliant Spooky Showcase of Marine Life

tumblr_ndk7blzHsr1qm9k25o9_250In perfect classical horror movie fashion, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has put together a wonderfully spooky collection of e-cards starring some of the most frightening creatures of the deep. The Vampire Squid, a predatory tunicate, a viper fish, and a gape-mouthed sponge make an appearance, among others, all dubbed with adorable ghoulish titles.… More:

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