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Rapid Growth or Bleaching

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The active rapid growth of certain Acropora specimens can mimic bleaching  and appear very similar, and it takes experience and a trained eye to determine the difference in many instances.  This macro image shows a coral that is growing rapidly and a close inspection will show healthy tissue in the absence of color.  The polyps are large and visible as well as the sight of several new growth tips forming.  A bleaching coral will not show any new growth and polyps will be non existent or barely visible as health declines..  Careful inspection and daily observation will help to sharpen your ability to determine this factor.  This coral is called the Red Planet and was acquired from ORA coral farms.

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday AM Quick Tip: Mostly Equal, Yet Still Should Be Kept Separate

These two types of corals are some of my favorites and I recommend you keep the separate. Here’s why.  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday AM Quick Tip: Mostly Equal, Yet Still Should Be Kept Separate

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Super Rare Aurora Anthias Surface In The UK

aurora anthias 300x244 Super Rare Aurora Anthias Surface In The UKWe’ve just received a ‘heads-up’ from our friends at Aquarium Architecture to say that they’ve recently obtained a number of super rare and stunning Pseudanthias calloura via TMC. Also known as the Aurora Anthias for it’s stunning red, orange and lavender hues, this species has entered the trade before but specimens have so far apparently gone top paying Asian outlets. Although details are quite sketchy at the moment we believe this stock may be destined for the incredible Luxury Townhouse aquarium in Hampstead Heath, London, which we were lucky enough to shoot for Aquarium Architecture recently. More: Super Rare Aurora Anthias Surface In The UK

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Eshopps Adding Some Style to Refugium Lighting

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Many marine aquarists illuminate their refugia with the most basic of lighting systems. These usually consist of an aluminum shop light and a compact fluorescent bulb, which isn’t exactly the most visually appealing arrangement. Eshopps is looking to change all that, however, with the upcoming release of their yet to be named LED refugium light. This sleek little fixture sports a razor thin design that sports the signature blue coloration that permeates thought the entire Eshopps lineup. It has a footprint of 5″ x 4″, with a thickness of just 5/16th of an inch. Helping the light to jut out over the water is a mounting bracket that blends right into the fixture and can affix to acrylic or glass of varying thickness thanks to nylon thumbscrews. Getting back to the fact that the refugium light is without a name, Eshopps is looking for a little help in the creativity department. MORE: Eshopps Adding Some Style to Refugium Lighting

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Behind The Scenes – Tank Wars (Nano Division)

 Behind The Scenes – Tank Wars (Nano Division) www.thomasvisioninc.com twitter @thomasreef http://www.facebook.com/ThomasVisionReef MORE

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Has the invasive Lionfish finally met its match?

 Check out this awesome video from a diver in Utila, Honduras which features a Spotted Moray Eel (Gymnothorax moringa) hunting an invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans). This is the first video of its kind that I have seen (and certainly a first for the Bay Islands, where there are hundreds if not thousands of divers in the water daily) which features an untrained predator going after a lionfish, which have no natural predators in the Caribbean. This is great news if eels and other predators are starting to get a taste for this beautiful but damaging invasive species.

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Results or Convenience – Which Matters Most When Feeding?

7519p coral frenzy 041812 004 57845N2 300x300 Results or Convenience – Which Matters Most When Feeding? I would always like to think the aquarium owners are the ideal feeders and give every organism the proper nutrition. Chances are though that you, like everybody else, have forgotten to feed your fish for a few days. We are human and feeding a sun coral multiple times a day is not something every aquarium owner wants to do. It is a hassle for some people to feed there corals once a week!… SO… Well when I discovered I had a dying anemone I knew that I would have to feed it every day. For about a month I followed through with this but then eventually it becomes annoying to go through the process of pulling the food out, preparing it, feeding it, and cleaning up. So I started doing once every other day, and that turned into once every three days. My point is that I started feeding for the results but over time what mattered to me was the convenience MORE: Results or Convenience – Which Matters Most When Feeding?

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Aquatronica is now a true brand

brands aqua 1024x288 Aquatronica is now a true brandAquatronica was born as a small part of the much larger brand AEB technologies back in 2003.  MORE

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