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‘It’s Hammer Time’

 For today’s ‘stupid news’, this is got to take the cake. I’ve already written about the man who jumped on a whale carcass surrounded by sharks here, That was pretty bad. This story takes us to Australia again, however, hard to believe it but this stunt is probably even worse. Australia boat captain Aaron Moir has made a name for himself jumping on the back of sharks. I suppose that will set you apart from the competition. Moir even gives us some insight what he was thinking and states: “I was thinking: right It’s hammer time. Bang I just jumped on.” This is allegedly his seventh shark riding attempt. In the video you can clearly see him wait for the shark to swim by, then jump right on top of it. The video is rightfully being scrutinized by environmentalists, who find it reckless and cruel behavior. Moir doesn’t seem too fazed by the criticism, remarking his next attempt will be on a Great White.MOREMore:

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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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Let’s Talk About Sex and Social Media – ‘No Boys Allowed’

Screen Shot 2014 11 17 at 1.10.39 PM 300x264 Lets Talk About Sex and Social Media   No Boys AllowedDon’t get too excited, I’m talking about gender here. A few months back I did a post discussing the benefits and detrimental elements of the social media presence within the hobby. Overall, when utilized properly, it can be an excellent tool as well as a means of connecting with people sharing similar interests aside from local forums like we have here on reefs.com. Well, a few weeks ago I got an interesting email that caught my attention regarding a girls only Facebook frag swapping group. So what did I do? I joined. … More:

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Fincasters Episode 47 Fluval 20 Gallon Reef

Fincasters Episode 47 Fluval 20 Gallon Reef Fluval unveils a unique 20 gallon aquarium that enables top-down viewing. The aquarium also benefits the Coral Restoration Foundation. From: fincasters Views: 1 0 ratingsTime: 02:38 More in Pets & Animals
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The Black DaVinci Clownfish is Pretty Awesome

In a world full of designer clownfish, it’s easy to become a little numb to it all. Each company or hobbyist breeder has some wild and tricked out clownfish they offer, with the trends moving toward more polarizing fish with each and every pass. But every once in a while, a totally awesome fish results in all of the mixing and matching, and Sea & Reef Aquaculture have accomplished just that with this Black DaVinici ocellaris clownfish. Like the traditional Darwin Clownfish, a naturally occurring black and white ocellaris clown from Northern Australia, the Black DaVinci sports just the two sharply contrasting colors, but mixes them in with some pretty spectacular patterns
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Reef Threads Podcast #205

Support St. Jude research and give yourself a chance to win this reef system.We’re back again, this week to talk about our “Where Do You Listen” contest, the St. Jude/Reef Savvy reef system raffle, keeping sun corals, and five quarantine-tank myths. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine St. Jude raffle Quarantine myths
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Long Polyp Toadstool Timelapse + Info – HD

FB: www.facebook.com/coralfish12g The long polyp toadstool is part of the genus Sarcophyton. This is an easy soft coral for any beginner or expert and will grow fast. It is really easy to propagate and is also hardy. Toadstools come in all sorts of shapes but this long polyp is the coolest of them all and will do great in almost and reef aquarium. Enjoy the stunning time-lapse and information!
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