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Well, It’s On The Internet So It Must Be True…

1136338556fea10 2 Well, Its On The Internet So It Must Be True...When I originally read this article, I got heated and furiously wrote up a response, glossing over key details and relevant information. Upon reviewing my piece, I was dissappointed. The anger and frustration was palpable and that’s not how I had wanted to come across. This sort of issue needs to be addressed calmly, cohesively and justly. MORE

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The Maxspect Gyre is Officially Available to the Masses

e586Maxspect Gyre Side The Maxspect Gyre is Officially Available to the Masses It has been a while since we have seen a product with this much excitement around it, and we’re happy to say that it is officially available for all to enjoy. Maxspect has been showing off this revolutionary water pump for what seems like forever (it debuted back in May) and even though it was sent out to a limited number of testers months ago, the product will now be able to be put thorough the rigorous testing of the ever demanding aquarist. The Maxspect Gyre will initially launch in the XF150 model priced at $299. This model has a maximum flow rate of 5000gph at 50watts, and is suitable for a wide range of aquariums that span 50-800+ gallons. The Gyre mounts via magnets to either glass or acrylic, with the mounts capable of holding on tanks up to 3/4″ thick. While the XF150 is currently the only model available to purchase, it is by no means the only model that will be made available MORE: The Maxspect Gyre is Officially Available to the Masses

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Reefs In Art: Exhibition For Octopuses

stream img 300x168 Reefs In Art: Exhibition For OctopusesNo, that’s not a typo. This is an accumulation of art put together by Brighton Sea Life Centre with the intent of entertaining and stimulating the ever-curious, brilliant mind of their resident octopuses.  MORE

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Designs From The Abyss – Nothing Wrong With A Little Cephalo-Bling

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It may seem like a pretty niche market, but with all the Steampunk trends rapidly gaining popularity over the past few years, one could imagine this would end up being pretty sought-after. MORE

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Deep Sea Hermit Crab Found Living in a Sponge

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Good morning friends, I have a very rare, “monotypic” hermit crab called Protoniopagurus bioperculatus, in full splendor that was brought up last friday by the Smithsonian Institution and our crew at Substation Curacao from 808 feet!! This is such a major cool find!! In the four years I have been photographing deep-water hermits this is the first one like this I have seen. The little round piece of sponge that he lives in and carries everywhere is only about an inch and a half in diameter. And since this is a sponge home he is hauling around it weighs almost nothing meaning this guy can flat out move on the sand compared to his other relatives that are using discarded shells and rocks. He was found out on a barren stretch of sand by our boss Dutch who said “he was easy to spot as he was the only thing moving, and he was moving fast”! The bottom photo shows how this crab hides himself when danger is present, he pulls his whole body into the sponge and uses those two giant claws as door. MORE

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday Am Quick Tip: Reference the Reference For An Accurate Test Kit

Can’t figure out which the color in the test tube matches up to on the color card? Use this tip to make it really easy.  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday Am Quick Tip: Reference the Reference For An Accurate Test Kit

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Rare Changes In Wind Patterns Bring Unusual Species In Pacific Ocean

sea turtle Rare Changes In Wind Patterns Bring Unusual Species In Pacific OceanUnusual winds are causing record high temperatures along the West Coast, particularly off California’s Coast.Temperatures are currently 5 to 6 degrees warmer for this time of year, making it the warmest fall in about 30 years. A change in wind patterns, notably no winds blowing in from the north, are stopping the water from cooling down, as it normally would. An endangered sea turtle, normally only found in the warmer waters of Southern California, was found in San Francisco. Fisherman have noted seeing Hawaiian Ono and other warm water species. Whales common to the area have not been spotted and fisherman have noted the waters seem empty and salmon catches are down. Scientists speculate that the normal species will return once the water returns to its normal temperature. MORE

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Manhattan Reefs – Fall Frag Swap

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