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Fluval’s New M-90 (36 gal) All-In-One Reef Aquarium

The new Fluval M-90 all-in-one reef aquarium has just been introduced to North America. The new 36 gallon M-90 expands on Fluval’s successful line of 2 smaller all-in-one reef aquariums, the M-40 (15 gal) and the M-60 (24 gal).  More:

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Yellow Tang… so close, yet so far… – Update from OI

yellow+tang+Day+60+001+7x Yellow Tang… so close, yet so far… – Update from OI Since we last wrote at Day 50, we’ve observed a lot of interesting things with our yellow tang larvae. Probably the most important thing we observed is their very inefficient feeding capability. At their size (~1cm), newly hatched Artemia nauplii should have been easy prey, but time and time again we’d watch them strike and miss, or partially catch one only to spit it out. Artemia nauplii definitely don’t seem to be adequate to sustain yellow tang at this stage in development. Likewise enriched Artemia were all but rejected. Also, at this stage, the fish seem to rely on their large pectoral fins for propulsion and were very awkward moving around the tank.  We would frequently observe them floundering about and then suddenly right themselves and swim on quite normally. This seemed to require a lot of energy, which in their compromised nutritional state, likely lead to some additional stress. They also tended to gravitate MORE:Yellow Tang… so close, yet so far… – Update from OIMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #174

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We return once again, this time to discuss captive-bred-fish economics, the role of limited-edition corals in the hobby’s future, can you ever be completely happy with your tank, and whether hobbyists focus too much on equipment. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary More: Reef Threads Podcast #174

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Fluval Unveils New Premium Freshwater Aquarium Series

 The annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando is the largest pet product show in the USA. It is a chance for manufacturers to show off their latest and greatest products to thousands of retailers, distributers and industry insiders. Fluval made a big splash by unveiling their all new Premium Fresh Water Aquarium Series at the event.DSC 1262 Fluval Unveils New Premium Freshwater Aquarium SeriesMore:

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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Sharks Getting A New Home

Just moving from one home or apartment to another is a tedious thought for most of us. Think about how hard moving a whole aquarium is! The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is moving approximately 5000 animals to a new 24 million dollar facility, which was funded by donors, grants, corporate sponsors and financing, that will hold over 500,000 million gallons of water (information gathered from the Aquariums website).  The new 136,000-square-foot facility in Draper is scheduled to open March 25, 2014.  This  move will be no easy feat.… More:

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Massive Glass Aquarium Cracks at Downtown Disney

Well it’s happened again. The T-Rex Cafe (part of Downtown Disney) in Buena Vista Florida had its dinner guests surprised as a massive saltwater tank burst Monday afternoon sending thousands of gallons of water onto the floor, leaving its fish high and dry. There were no reports of any injured guests and details on the break and the status of the fish are yet to be released.     … More:

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Back Pain and the Big Marine Aquarium

water pour 300x169 Back Pain and the Big Marine AquariumSomewhere around age 40, I passed a point of no return with respect to bodily aches and pains. In my younger, carefree days, when the various jobs I worked demanded a lot of heavy lifting, I could pretty much tell my body what I wanted it to do and it would comply of necessity. Nowadays, the roles have reversed. If I try to override my body’s limitations and make it do what it doesn’t want to do, I’m sure to pay a heavy price. You see, I have a disc issue in my cervical spine that flares up from time to time, causing severe pain that radiates down my right arm. Chiropractic care and physical therapy have helped me keep the pain and nerve damage under control and stave off surgery, but the problem still puts limits on how well I can function—including my ability to perform routine maintenance, such as water changes, on my marine aquariums. More: Back Pain and the Big Marine AquariumMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #173

reefthreads1 Reef Threads Podcast #173 
 The Aurelia jellyfish aquarium, developed by Reef Eden International.It’s guest week once again! This week we welcome Simon Garratt, originator of the Coral Reef Aquarist website and owner of Reef Eden International. In our discussion with Simon we talk about experimental tanks, the Coral Reef Aquarist website, sharing information in the hobby, Reef Eden International, keeping jellyfish, and hobby trends in Europe. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary More: Reef Threads Podcast #173More:

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