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Music To Our Ears – Noise Cancelling Meets Your Aquarium

unnamedTHANK YOU! For years aquarists have struggled with the plight of aquarium noise – splashing, splooshing, humming and what some may swear could be the sound of fish chomping as they chow down on their favorite foods. Well, some of us need to sleep at night, so thankfully, Neptune Systems has come out with the perfect solution for this dilemma… More:

Can ozone cure ich?

ozone-technology-for-aquatic-installations-1-728Aquarists become so desperate during an ich outbreak that often they will do anything to cure their fish and return the tank to harmony. While ich isn’t often fatal, various species react different to the parasite and without treatment it can become like a plague, looming over the aquarist’s head as more and more fish fall victim. If the parasite infects gill tissue, the fish’s respiration rate increases giving the parasite the upper hand. … More:

Reef Threads Podcast #223


Some anemone tentacles up close.

It’s time once again to chat with the Reef Evangelist and her minion. This week’s topics include NERAC, the Toledo Aquarium, World Aquarium, Pitcairn reef preserve, and aquarium complacency. 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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Two Aquariums
Renovated Toledo Aquarium Ready For Grand Opening, Francis Yupanco, Reefs.com

World Aquarium Cited For Dirty Facility and Unfed, Francis Yupanco, Reefs.com

Giant reef preserve
World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve Created in Pacific, Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic

Are you complacent?
Beware Marine Aquarium Complacency!, Jeff Kurtz, Saltwater Smarts

Vlog of George #1 – Instagram, Gel Filters, Reef Fuel

Instagram Link: http://instagram.com/coralfish12g In this CoralFish12g video I am going to be vlogging for the first time. I want to know what you think in the comments section below. I call it Vlog of George!

Frozen Mysis Part 2: The Science Behind the Food

Young H. erectus at mysis feeding table. Photo by Louise Hines In Frozen Mysis Part 1: The Quest For Quality Mysis, we took a look at how to best select quality mysis for our seahorses, and what to avoid. In this long overdue part two, we’re going to take a look at why being picky about our frozen food matters. Just What Does Freezing Do

Toledo Zoo Aquarium Renovation – Update 15: Grand Opening Today!

Mosaic walkway in the renovated Aquarium (Credit: Toledo Zoo/Andi Norman)Virtually since we launched Saltwater Smarts back in April of 2013, we’ve been bringing you regular updates on the progress of the $25.5 million renovation of the Toledo Zoo Aquarium. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that this ambitious project has finally come to fruition with the grand opening of the new Aquarium taking place. Congratulations to all who were involved in this ponderous undertaking—and special salty kudos to our friend and regular contributor Jay Hemdal, Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates for the Toledo Zoo and author of The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes.I’ve always had a special affinity for the Toledo Zoo. Not only was my first home as a child situated literally a stone’s throw from the Zoo (escaped peacocks, a common occurrence back in those days, would often land atop neighborhood houses, ours included), but I’m also proud to say that from May of 2002 to December of 2005, I had the privilege of working in the Zoo’s marketing department as Writer/Publication’s Coordinator. Panoramic shot of the new entrance (Credit: Toledo Zoo/Bruce Burkhart) The Toledo Zoo boasts many world-class exhibits, but, perhaps not surprisingly, the Aquarium has always been my favorite. If ever my workload got the better of me, I could step away from my computer, walk the short distance from my office in the Museum of Science to the Aquarium, immerse myself (figuratively) in the captivating exhibits, and let the stress just drain away. I’ll take a moon jelly tank over meditation any day

Giveaway Time! Sick Fish? Get Salt Smart With This Essential Guide

Disease-Marine_Fishes_coverIt can’t be said enough – one of the most difficult aspects of keeping an aquarium is dealing with loss. While some of the culprits may fall out of the realm of your control, there’s a great deal of measures that can be taken to ensure your beloved fishes live healthy, vivacious lives while in your care. Nearly all hobbyists will encounter disease at some point, and one of the most crucial steps that can be taken in this instance is being able to properly identify and safely treat the ailing animal within an effective timeframe.… More:

Dragons Breath Macro Tree – See it to Believe it!

My FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/coralfish12g In this CoralFish12g video I highlight Pedro's 34g Solana cube tank. It is custom drilled and has a custom sump. The filtration is a fitersock and cermedia bio balls along with a Reef Octopus bh50 skimmer. Light is dual t5 ho with Trulumen blue led strip. He will be upgrading lighting soon. His channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pnavarro170

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