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Reef Threads Podcast #243


It’s MACNA week! Hope to see lots of listeners in D.C.

It’s MACNA week! In our pre-show podcast we talk about our plans for the big event in D.C., the 2016 gathering in San Diego, the Rod’s Food Summer Savings program, donating to the Reef Savvy Dream Tank effort, Gary’s tank plans, and things you wish you’d known before you got into this hobby. We hope you enjoy the podcast and look forward to seeing you in Washington. If you’re not going, be sure to listen to our daily mini-casts and follow us on Instagram at reefthreads. 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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Wish you’d told us
Things you wish someone told you a long time ago, Harry Y, ReefCentral


 

Reef Threads Podcast #242


The external structure of cowfish show promise in the industrial world.

We’re back again. This week we talk about the Rod’s Food summer offer, Reef Savvy Dream Tank giveaway, box fish and angler fish. 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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Box fish protection
Boxing Clever: Engineers Draw Inspiration from Bulletproof Boxfish, Reefs.com and Digital Reefs

Midnight angler
New scary-looking fish species comes from the ocean’s dark depths, Ben Brumfield, CNN


 

Reef Threads Podcast #241


Reef Savvy’s Dream Tank Giveaway is your opportunity to help the patients of St. Jude.

This week Reef Savvy’s Felix Bordon joins us to talk about the 2015 Dream Tank Giveaway, how the Giveaway got started, and this year’s challenge to the reef-aquarium community. Don’t miss this special episode as we talk about a very special fund-raising program. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Sponsor: Rod’s Food
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Reef Threads Podcast #240


Gary’s grandson, Cooper Michael

On our minds this week are Gary’s new grandson, the Reef Savvy Tank Giveaway, moving, MACNA activities, and a newly discovered reef near Ireland. 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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Win a reef system
Reef Savvy Tank Giveaway

MACNA 2015
MACNA website


 

Reef Threads Podcast #239


Is it smart to quarantine several fish together?

This week’s podcast chit-chat topics are the reef side of Gary’s bicycle trip, collecting wild food, quarantining multiple fish, DC pumps, pipe organ care, and what we’d pay for fish and corals. 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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Multi-fish quarantine
Is It Okay to Quarantine Multiple Marine Fish at Once?, Saltwater Smarts

Splash-free surge tanks
Finally, a surge tank without the noise, bubbles, space, or plumbing!, LobsterofJustice, Reef Central

Pipe organ coral
Pipe Organ care, GOSKN5, Reef Central

Paying the most
What’s your max fish price?, 3FordFamily, Reef2Reef

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Reef Threads Podcast #231


Fishing tyres out of the ocean. Photo: AFP

After an unplanned week off, we return to talk about pollen, a research job, Miami dredging, failed fake reefs, canopies, wall-of-rocks aquascaping, powerheads, live rock, and books. 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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Frost Museum technology prize
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum restore reefs prize

Failed fake reefs
France fishes thousands of used tyres from failed artificial reef off Cannes, Henry Samuel, The Telegraph

Coral Morphologic
Colin Foord’s website.

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Reef Threads Podcast #230


What tells you that a fish is healthy?

We’ve returned again because we simply can’t help it. This week’s topics include MASNA scholarships, Bryopsis, mollusk tanks, healthy fish characteristics, floors for fish tanks, and Acropora resistance. 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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MASNA scholarships
The MASNA student scholarship page

Fed acros are tough acros
Feeding Acropora helps them handle elevated temperatures and CO2, Leonard Ho, Advanced Aquarist

The floor under your tank
Floor selection for reef room, WindeyD, Reef2Reef.

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Reef Threads Podcast #229


One of the animals in Marius Schudel’s Irish rockpool aquarium.

Postmodern Jukebox support for Gary leads off a podcast packed with reef information including clown triggerfish mariculture, Quality Marine’s fish-information QR codes, lionfish eating, Marius Schudel’s (he’s a guy!) Irish rockpool aquarium, and anti-aging nematocysts. 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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Prepping lionfish
Three videos about how to prepare lionfish for eating:
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3

Irish rockpool aquarium
Marius Schudel’s rockpool aquarium
Video of Marius Schudel’s Irish rockpool aquarium

Anti-aging nematocysts
Sea Anemone Delivery of Collagen and γ-PGA for Anti-Aging Benefits, Tal, Danon, Toren, Khaiat, Cosmetics and Toiletries magazine.

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