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Reef Threads Podcast #202

reefthreads1 Reef Threads Podcast #202 Reef animals thrive when the nutrient levels are properly managed.This week Craig Bingman joins us to discuss nutrients, one of the most important facets of reef-aquarium keeping. Don’t miss this one. It will help you better understand what goes on in your water and why you may or may not be having problems. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine  More: Reef Threads Podcast #202

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Fish Health Through Slime

fish slime1 Fish Health Through SlimeFish diseases—they are the meat of fish forums and the subject that takes up the most ink (or whatever causes words to form on a computer screen), so for today’s post, I am going to discuss fish immunity in relation to fish slime. Fish, like every organism, have an immune system that is specifically designed to function in the environment they live in, using as its source of energy the food that the creature is able to acquire through its intake devices, or mouth parts. The immune system is one of three parts of a fish that needs to be fueled to keep the fish operating at peak efficiency. The other two parts are growth and reproduction. If fish don’t take in enough food or get the wrong types of food, there will be less energy to fuel those systems properly and one or all will suffer. More: Fish Health Through Slime

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This Rainbow Plate Coral is Beyond Psychedelic

264fPsychedelic Rainbow Plate Coral This Rainbow Plate Coral is Beyond Psychedelic
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The Vertex V6 pump – our hands on preview

2014 09 vertex v6 003 The Vertex V6 pump   our hands on preview The new Vertex V6 pump was presented at the beginning of this year, and unveiled during Interzoo in Nuremberg, Germany. This pump is Vertex’s first entry in the return pump market, and I think it will be a great success. The pump is sturdy, beautiful (a beautiful pump!) and is built very well. MORE

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Fincasters Episode 45 Meet Thomas Vision Reef

 The host of Tank Wars and other great You Tube aquarium features talks about his next project and more. More: Fincasters Episode 45 Meet Thomas Vision Reef

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Catlin Seaview Survey Maps Coral Triangle

catlin Catlin Seaview Survey Maps Coral Triangle
The Catlin Seaview Survey, the project which is out to capture and record the health of our World’s Reefs, is at it again. The goal of the project is to create a scientific baseline of the reefs, which can be used to monitor the changes in the World’s reefs over time.  The Catlin Seaview Survey have just finished capturing and mapping the Coral Triangle, a triangular area comprising of the Indian and Pacific Oceans of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. MORE

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Zombies to Terrorize Oregon Coast Aquarium

c Creatures of the Night c 1 200x300 Zombies to Terrorize Oregon Coast AquariumEver the traveler, I’m set to hit Oregon to check out the spooky ambiance that’s looming in at the Oregon Coast Aquarium on October 25, 2014. Zombified individuals will scare the swim shorts off of visitors as they try their very best to take in the stunning marine fauna from 6:30 ’til 8:30 p.m. The event is dubbed “Creatures of the Night”. All the fright is for a good cause - OCA hosts the annual event to raise food for Food Share of Lincoln County just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, and pet food for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Here’s a link to the cited site, apologies for the “click here to purchase full article”, I’m all about free press! I’d love to make it to this, but alas, it’s so very close and my other endeavors have my bank account so very tight. I should resist the urge to wander here.

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Are You Ready For This Jelly? Kamo Aquarium and Berlin Zoo Set to Partner

Screen Shot 2014 10 19 at 11.46.14 AM Are You Ready For This Jelly? Kamo Aquarium and Berlin Zoo Set to PartnerThe Kamo Aquarium, located in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, boasts a Guinness Book of World Records recognized jellyfish exhibit. The Berlin Zoological Garden is one of the world’s largest zoos. The exciting part? These two monstrous establishments are partnering up by the end of the year.MORE

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