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Fincasters Episode 59: Keeping Rock Anemones

Fincasters Episode 59 Keeping Rock Anemones Rock Anemones come from the Florida Keys in a huge variety of colors. They are easy to keep, fun to feed and add a lot of color at relatively low cost. In this Fincast John interviews an... From: fincasters Views: 1 0 ratingsTime: 03:29 More in Pets & Animals

Reef Threads Podcast #218

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It’s podcastin’ time once again. This week we talk about our most-recent Reef Threads Plus podcast, replacing lamps and heaters, the impact of LEDs, hobby accessibility, and the Triton system and tank data. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Being skeptical
Skeptical Reefkeeping XII: Triton Lab ICP-OES Testing of a Certified Artificial Saltwater Standard,Rich Ross and Dr. Chris Maupin

Mocha Frostbite + RARE Clownfish – Clownfish Depot

In this CoralFish12g video I feature Clownfish Depot's rare clownfish. They have mocha frostbites, picasso breeding pairs, helmet head picassos, and other rare clownfish! Go to their facebook page to contact them about purchasing:

Fincasters Episode 58 Professional Coral Fragging

Fincasters Episode 58 Professional Coral Fragging Fincasters visits coral wholesaler and importer Carolina Aquatics to gawk at all the corals and to learn how professional Chris Klein frags his corals for re-sale. Learn more about Carolina... From: fincasters Views: 2 0 ratingsTime: 06:54 More in Pets & Animals

Reef Threads Plus #2

In our second Reef Threads Plus podcast we welcome Richard Ross and Kathy Leahy to address the difficult question: Is the hobby cruel to animals? We hope you enjoy the discussion and that it gets you to think and share with your fellow hobbyists. As always, you can download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter @reefthreads. We hope you enjoy our new series, find it thought provoking, and will share it with others.—Gary and Christine

The Zoanthid Tree – See it to Believe it! HD

This CoralFish12g video features a one of a kind Zoanthid tree created by Tyler Bell. My Facebook Page: Information: "Tyler Bell, Milwaukee WI. It is constructe

Study Examines Influence of Aquarium Fish Collector Preferences on Catch

Photo by Adrian Pingstone.

Photo by Adrian Pingstone.

 Generations ago, aquarium fish keepers may have seen themselves as sharing little more than a “pastime”. But, with the rapid growth of marine aquarium keeping that began in the late 1980’s, we came to see ourselves as participating in an industry as well as a hobby. Today, we hobbyists are growing increasingly aware not only of our stake in the aquarium industry but in global marine fisheries. This, of course, has all come in the wake of sometimes heated public debate concerning the impact of ornamental fish harvests on coral reef habitat. As we–consumers of marine ornamental fishes–continue to examine how our habits mold this industry, we should probably remain especially cognizant of current fish collection practices. Some speculate that in the case of fisheries management, it may be more important to understand… More:

Gorgonian Sea Fans

Gorgonian Sea Fans An often-overlooked category of corals is the Gorgonians. They include both photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic sea fans as well as sea whips that grow in a corkscrew shape. Hopefully this... From: Tidal Gardens Inc. Views: 50 11 ratingsTime: 03:36 More in Pets & Animals 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.