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JBJ USA Announces New Frag Tank at SuperZoo in Vegas

02a3JBJ USA Frag Tank and Unibody LED JBJ USA Announces New Frag Tank at SuperZoo in Vegas
Las Vegas is most known for its bright lights, spinning slot machines, and crazy parties. But there’s one annual event that pet retailers around the country flock to, and it has nothing to do with poker or flashy shows. SuperZoo happens every year in the City of Sin, and as always, there are some special treats in store for the aquarium keeping community. While we did not attend the show in person, that hasn’t stopped us from getting the scoop on a new product from JBJ USA, their new RL-20 Frag Tank. The new RL-20 has pretty typical dimensions for a frag tank, at least in terms of height. It has a footprint of 20” x 24” with a height of 9”. It’s total capacity is just under 20 gallons (calculated on the actual dimensions), and it’s totally rimless all around. Like other RL series aquariums made by JBJ, the RL-20 has a built-in three stage filtration system and water circulation. The filtration is housed in the rear chambers of the all-in-one aquarium and is covered with a black cover so users won’t have to look down at the unsightly filtration system. The frag rack will be included with the tank, which is made from black eggcrate and held off the bottom with supports. MORE: JBJ USA Announces New Frag Tank at SuperZoo in VegasMore:

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True Facts About the Mantis Shrimp

 Remember that infographic that was making the rounds about mantis shrimp a few months ago?  Well it looks like there is now a video with narration showing how awesome this invert is and giving you an up close view of all of the amazing feats previously mentioned.  What’s really incredible is that most hobbyists regard these hitchhikers as pests and are quick to remove them from their tanks.  The mantis is known to make a complete mockery of your livestock choices and aquascaping, but they are by far the most intelligent animal you can keep in a tank, short of a cephalopod.  Maybe time to consider a species tank just to have one of these guys up close?… More:

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Picture of the Week, Yellow Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

picture of the week yellow fuzzy dwarf lionfish olrio 0 Picture of the Week, Yellow Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish Pictured in the last AquaNerd Picture of the Week of 2012 is the rare yellow fuzzy dwarf lionfish, seen locally at the Houston Fish Gallery. Now, we’re not exactly fans of lionfish, as they are extremely abundant in the hobby and have invaded the waters of the Atlantic. That said, this yellow fuzzy dward isn’t exactly your run of the mill lionfish. It’s quite rare in fact, as it is only found in one location, the Lembeh Straits. Despite its rarity, this yellow lionfish isn’t the only one to grace the Houston aquarium scene. Fish Gallery received a total of two last year, with the first being in the store on the same day we were giving a talk to a group of hobbyists about marine aquaria.  Read MoreMore:

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