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In 2009 a petition constructed by the Center for Biological Diversity was presented to NOAA and proposed 83 species of reef-building coral be classified under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In reaction NOAA released their list of 66 coral species on November 30th 2012. 59 species living in Pacific waters and 7 in the Carribean. Their listings are thankfully not all going to be endangered. 52 of the Pacific water corals will be listed as “threatened” and 7 will be listed as endangered. The Carribean species will have two listed as “threatened” and 5 endangered. Photo courtesy of noaa.gov NOAA’s findings have been through the gamete of peer review as well as public review but they are again asking for public input: Before making a final decision on this proposal, we are asking for comments from all interested parties. The public has 90 days to provide additional comments, which will be considered before NOAA issues its final decision. There are several ways to participate including:
- Submit a public comment online. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA-NMFS-2010-0036 into the keyword search.
- Attend one of the public hearings in the Pacific islands or Southeast regions to be held in January and February 2013. Details for these hearings are listed in the Federal Register Notice and in this table.
- Join the national stakeholder webinar on December 19, 2012, at 4:00PM EST. We will post details here when available.
- Join one of several webinars, which will be announced on this web page when available.
Despite the falling prices of new LED lights coming out, DIY approach is still the most cost-effective solution along with the highest level of custom-ability and an unmeasurable amount of fun and pride of building something yourself. In one of my previous reviews I wrote about Rapid LED solderless kit (check it here LINK), an interesting solution for people who are eager to go the DIY route but don’t want to hassle with the soldering part of it. Recently, staff at RapidLED made few changes to their solderless kits and I received the redesigned package for review. Let’s see what’s new in this DIY kit…… More:
Australia will declare the world’s biggest marine reserve – with the Coral Sea the jewel in the crown - that will be accompanied by a payout of a AU$100 million to the besieged fishing industry, according to the newspaper T Herald Sun.… More:
Every now and then aquarium industry is pleased with a device that raise eyebrows of fishkeeping enthusiasts and becomes a topic of discussion on internet forums, facebook walls as well as reefers’ get-togethers around the web. May it be for an incredible engineering, a beautiful design, a remarkable innovation or just for the simple confusion of hobbyist trying to figure out the purpose of it’s existence in the reefing world. Algae Mower Vac, the creation of one wise engineer, mister Kong Ho, surfaced in the reefing world at this year’s MACNA in Dallas and it quickly became one of the most interesting new things at the show’s floor. Is it good-looking? Well, if you are a fan of steampunk-like weapons, it surely will acquire to your taste. For the rest of us, the little aquatic tool is rather a weird looking stick than a piece of art. However, it shines in two other departments- innovation and effectiveness. How well it does that? I’ll explain in the rest of this product review, so stick around…… More:
Coral Vue, the company behind Reef Octopus line of reef equipment, recently debuted with their own line of glass aquariums and showed them at 2012 Macna floor in Dallas. They’re called Reef Octopus Luxury Systems and advertise as fully functional saltwater systems with a large degree of customization. Let’s take a closer look on what Coral Vue offers with this new addition to it’s product catalog…… More:
New Era is an UK based aquatic company that specializes in fish food diets for the marine and freshwater aquarium. They recently partnered with Living Color, a custom tank manufacturer and the guys behind National Geographic reality show “Fish Tank Kings”, to promote and distribute their products on the North American soil. The company’s main focus points are fish dietary needs and it has quite a range of foods available for both the freshwater as well as saltwater side of hobby.… More:
GHL, a German company known in US mainly for their Profilux Aquacontroller, has a brand new LED light that has been already labeled as one of the most advanced, high-end fixtures available on the market today. Although GHL didn’t have a dedicated booth at 2012 MACNA, one of the coral vendors had the new light on display and I managed to learn some interesting things about this new product.… More:
Red Sea plug-and-play family of aquariums grew with a whole new line of large systems called Max-S series and Red Sea’s MACNA booth had one on display. This beautiful, modern design aquarium comes in three sizes, 400l (110g), 500l(135g) and 650 (175g). Built of 1/2″ glass (5/8″ for the 650l) with low-iron glass front and side panels, the tank is a true head-turner.… More:
There is no doubt that German company Deltec is a staple of aquarium industry and synonym of brilliant engineering and highest quality of finish. Deltec products had changed the way we operate our saltwater aquariums many times and their products have been copied and mimicked by many others, never really achieving the surgical attention to details of the original. However, with quality comes price and people familiar with Deltec products are aware of the premium they have to pay for them. That can soon change with Deltec’s newest addition, the budget-priced SC 1350 internal skimmer…… More:
Neptune Systems booth at 2012 MACNA in downtown Dallas was packed as the company had some exciting new products to announce. First of all, they’ve refreshed the company’s logo and overall design on their products, making them makes them more visually pleasing to consumers. The most important new feature is the totally re-designed Apex controller web page. The outdated black theme interface is going to be replaced soon with a brand new, fully customizable site that looks more like an iOS or Android platform.… More:
Each fall, the Marine Aquariums Conference of North American, aka “MACNA” roll around and each fall, reef junkie, reef enthusiasts and tank dabblers travel far and wide to attend.. Why would they do that? Because of the wide variety of vendors in the trade show halls, livestock on display and educational lectures as well. I was at MACNA 2012 to give a presentation on how move a saltwater tank, and to bring you full coverage of what I saw including a joke I played on two friends Tagged as: apex , build my LED , clownfish , ecoxotic , macna , MACNA 2012 , My Reef Creations , neptune systems , proaquatix , punk’d , Reefbrite , water on floor sensor
Innovative Marine is a relatively new company on the US market, however they offer a wide range of products for reefkeeping enthusiasts. Their booth at 2012 MACNA in Dallas showcased, amongst other equipment, a line of nano/pico aquariums. The sleek looking, modern design fish tanks are offered in several sizes and configurations, all sharing some key features, like… More: