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Aprils Fools Antics in the Aquarium Industry

We all love a good joke right? Especially in the case of a $30,000 fish being offered for $20 plus shipping?! And Electric Pink Frogspawns for $8 million dollars?! Here are just a couple of the antics you might have fell for on this years April Fools: Screen shot 2014 04 01 at 4.47.42 PM1 Aprils Fools Antics in the Aquarium Industryphoto 1 Aprils Fools Antics in the Aquarium Industry

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Fish Tank Kings New Season Premieres April 28

  FTK Fish Tank Kings New Season Premieres April 28NAT GEO WILD’S FISH TANK KINGS PLUNGE INTO UNCHARTERED WATERS FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF MIND-BLOWING AQUARIUMS  The wait is over! The highly anticipated new episodes of Fish Tank Kings begin airing on  Monday, April, 28 at 9pm ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. Having spent months filming the new episodes, I can say that the wait will be worth it. Bigger tanks, cooler builds and awesome animals!

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Fish Tank Kings Premieres Monday, April 28, at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILDVia Press Release (WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 1, 2014) The dynamic “school” of aquarium specialists at Living Color in southern Florida are experts at fulfilling the wild aquatic requests of their fish-loving clientele. Last season they made a “splash” transforming a Volkswagen Minibus into an aquarium and building a fireplace around a fish tank. This spring, Nat Geo WILD “hooks up” once again with the Fish Tank Kings for an all-new season of custom-built tanks that seem to defy imagination. The new season of Fish Tank Kings premieres Monday, April 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. Each episode follows the dedicated team as they work to create some of the most impressive fish tanks ever developed: Mat Roy is the president and is responsible for overseeing all projects and running operations at Living Color. MORE

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Largest Aquarium On Earth Opens In China

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The world’s largest underwater viewing dome


Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, a new aquatic theme park in China that opened last week, is breaking Guinness records left and right. The park is part of the Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel, which is touted to be the “largest ocean ecological-themed hotel” in China. MORE

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Home Aquarium Kitsch for the Kiddies

If you thought you’d seen it all then you HAVE to see this!!  What will they think of next?! Home aquarium kitsch 300x166 Home Aquarium Kitsch for the KiddiesA completely customizable fish tank, produced by Marukan, is aimed at young children in Japan and due to be on the market soon. The fish tank kit is the brainchild of one of Japan’s largest pet supply corporations.  The kit comes with the standard items such as a tank, an air hose and a filter, but the kitsch comes in with a hologram backdrop, stickers and clear jewel stones.  If you haven’t spent enough money or haven’t got enough kitsch for your liking, you can spend an extra wad of cash on accessories such as a MORE

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ORA Shutting Down Live Coral & Fish Divisions


In a dramatic turn for a typically good natured company, ORA has decided to stop production on its “non consumable” product line and instead focus heavily on the edible pet industry. With the surging popularity of delicious teacup poodles, it was only a matter of time before Americans hunger spread to the aquarium industry.

The edible aquarium trend died out quickly, likely due to the challenging textures and poor palatability. Thus far ORA’s shift to sugary-sweet digestible livestock has been met with great fanfare amongst hobbyist circles.

“What we seem to have produced are the most edible fish in the aquarium hobby. Did I say edible? I meant delicious.” ORA President Dustin Dorton was overheard mumbling to himself, while pretending to swim the tasty confections directly into his mouth.

With worldwide appetites surging for tastier pets, ORA is poised to be the leader in producing aquatic animals that wash down easily with a glass of milk or breakfast beer. Dorton refused to comment on rumors of a fermented seawater line potentially set for release later this quarter. Read More, or less, it’s up to you really.

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Young Boy Raises Over $20,000 To Save Chambered Nautilus

When Josiah Utsch, at 11 years old, realized the Chambered Nautilus was in danger of extinction, he was devastated.  And he wanted to do something about it.Nautilus being returned to the ocean before it descended Young Boy Raises Over $20,000 To Save Chambered Nautilus After being unable to find a Nautilus organization or charity to donate his birthday money to, his mom wrote a letter for Josiah to Dr. Peter Ward, the professor of geological sciences at the University of Washington, asking if there were any organizations out there he could contact. 

  Dr. Ward told him there were none, but that he should start one. And that was how was started by Josiah. On the website, supporters can buy t-shirts, bumber stickers and notecards to Young Boy Raises Over $20,000 To Save Chambered Nautilus To date, Josiah has raised over $20,000.00.  MORE Source: by Linda Lombardi

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Acanthodromia erinacea, Rare Deep Water Crabs

e6c3Tiny Crab 457x305 Acanthodromia erinacea, Rare Deep Water CrabsGood morning friends, how was your weekend?? Mine was filled with long bike rides, diving and walks with the dogs, needless to say I am tired today! Last night we did a super fun night dive with the blue-lights and as usual had a total blast! If you don’t have a blue-light yet, you gotta get one!! And remember you don’t have to be a diver to see and photograph fluorescence, it’s for land and water! MORE

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Reef Threads Podcast #175

reefthreads1 Reef Threads Podcast #175

  It’s our 175th podcast, also known as the Queen’s Plasma Centennial Jubilee podcast. This week we bring you a small bucketload of semi-interesting to absolutely fascinating discussion items about the reef-aquarium hobby, including NERAC events, Long Island Aquarium, collecting shore shrimp, Todd Gardner, Richard Ross and designer/feeder clownfish, instant-cycle goop from the Tanked people, and bottled bacteria. 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 #175

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