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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium To Launch $25 Million Dollar Renovation Plan

  cabrillo-marine-aquariumCabrillo Marine Aquarium is located on the inner harbor of Cabrillo Beach, California. The Aquarium functions as a research facility first, and an aquarium second. The focus of the Aquarium is on Southern California sea life. The aquarium has big plans in place and will be launching a 25 million dollar renovation and expansion project. Highlights an 11 million dollar pavilion that will have historic collections, thematic exhibits and robots.… More:

Update On World Aquarium: Passes Re-Inspection

544ab0bfa1bef.image (1) The World Aquarium,a nonprofit facility, has passed a re-inspection as of Friday and will remain open. This good news comes after the Aquarium was cited with a plethora of rather egregious violations last month that one would not equate with standard of care expected at a public aquarium. The violations alleged included contaminated water, empty fed bowls and general lack of cleanliness. The Aquarium is currently located inside downtown’s popular City Museum, and the aquarium has stated they will stay open and in business at least until Labor Day. Rick Erwin, the executive director of the City Museum, had previously stated that he asked the Aquarium to vacate, citing unpaid rent. On Saturday, after hearing the news that the Aquarium would stay open, Erwin stated: “If they passed their inspections, great. We’re happy for the animals.… More:

Reef Threads Podcast #222


A scene from Peter Hyne’s 1,300-gal. reef aquarium.

We’re back for another go at this reef-aquarium hobby. This week’s subjects include Peter Hyne’s Toronto aquarium, NERAC, Jimmie Yuen’s old-school equipment, and what is an advanced reef keeper. 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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Peter Hyne’s Tank
Peter Hyne’s build thread

Are you advanced?
Does Having SPS make you an advanced reefer?, Marquiseo, Reef2Reef

Renovated Toledo Aquarium Ready For Grand Opening

toledo zooAfter two and half years of waiting, the renovated Toledo Aquarium will be opening on March 27, 2015.  Nearly 26 Million dollars was spent in the process. When the aquarium was closed for renovations, it held a respectable 46,000 gallons. Today it holds a whopping 178,000 gallons and includes interactive exhibits for visitors, like the Touch Tank and Ocean Lab. The largest exhibit, the reef tank, has gone from 7600 gallons to 90,000 gallons. This amazing transformation inside the aquarium, has not effected the exterior of this historic 1939 Works Progress Administration (WPA) building.… More:

Blotched/Borbonius Anthia Care Info

MY FB: https://www.facebook.com/coralfish12g The Borbonius Anthia is most commonly referred to as a blotched Anthia and it is one of the most prized of all reef fish. Because of its unique pink and yellow coloration, the Blotched Anthias has become very popular. Since it is a deep water Anthias, it requires a slightly lower temperate tank. They max out at about 6 inches in full adult form, so they should stay in tanks larger than 90 gallons. Lots of live rock should be in your tank for Blotched Anthias to thrive. The rock will provide lots of cover from lighting and areas to hide if spooked. Blotched Anthias should be fed multiple times per day with a variety of meaty foods such as mysis and brine shrimp. It can be somewhat aggressive so be sure that your tank is ready for it if you are willing drop the $300 dollar price tag that this brilliant fish usually comes with! The video and pics used in this CoralFish12g video are Henry Ludywidjaja's and special thank goes out to him!

Reef Threads Podcast #221


Inexpensive corals don’t deserve second-class care.

It’s podcast time again. In this week’s show we talk about Rod’s Food, water testing, the Port of Miami dredging disaster, Michael Paletta’s article about hobby costs, and Christine’s milk-filter-sock experiments. 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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Port of Miami reef destruction
Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt, Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times, March 7

Hobby too expensive?
Pros and Cons of the Reef Aquarium Hobby Being So Expensive, Michael Paletta, Reef Builders

Fish Bowls v Fish Tanks For Goldfish

golsfish Nobuaki Okamoto, also known as ‘Dr. Goldfish’, has written a book on how to enjoy keeping goldfish in bowls. The book aims to bring goldfish into closer contact with their owners and advocates for the use of fish bowls instead of fish tanks. Okamoto states:“What has distressed me is that goldfish have simply become an object of viewing through glass tanks. That distances fish from humans.” He recommends using bowls which one would typically use for serving Japanese noodles. His aim is to cultivate the same type of relationships which owners have with their cats or dogs.… More:

Favia and Favites Brain Corals

Favia and Favites Brain Corals This video is all about Favia and Favites, two of the most common types of brain corals found in the reef keeping hobby. The care requirements for Favia and Favites are fairly straight forward.... From: Tidal Gardens Inc. Views: 21 12 ratingsTime: 03:27 More in Pets & Animals

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