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New ‘zero bead’ seams look even better than ADA seams

photo 5 564x600 New ‘zero bead’ seams look even better than ADA seams There is not much information available right now, but these images showing off the ‘zero bead’ seams on this nano aquarium made from 100% low iron glass (optiwhite) is just stunning. Has the infamous ADA aquariums been regulated to the top of a lesser league? MOREMore:

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Captive Bred Heniochus Butterflyfish – We’re “THIS CLOSE”!

893cthis close Captive Bred Heniochus Butterflyfish – We’re “THIS CLOSE”!How close are we? “This Close”! It occurred to me that sometimes we use the phrase “this close” in idle conversation, often holding up our fingers perhaps a centimeter apart, as if to give an actual indication of dimension when what we’re really trying to convey is is not something so physically concrete. Instead, we’re talking about missing the mark by “that much”, 9/10ths of the way, the slimmest of margins. We’re talking about a cry from the back seat, demanding to know “are we there yet?” with 10 minutes left on the car ride. In other words, “This Close” might be something best summed up as simply a goal not met, an accomplishment narrowly avoided, also known as hearbreaking disappointment, but on the edge of greatness all the same. Or my personal favorite twist on a classic phrase, “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” (yes you read that correctly)! The recent butterflyfish larviculture accomplishments by Frank Baensch & the Hawaii Larval Fish Project are nothing short of groundbreaking, but a captive-bred Butterflyfish is not here just yet. MORE: Captive Bred Heniochus Butterflyfish – We’re “THIS CLOSE”!More:

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CORAL Feature Video: LED-Lit 120-Gallon Reef

 This is a 120 gallon reef aquarium. I am using two Taotronics 120 watt fully programmable led fixture. My system started out as a 55 gallon tank a year and a half ago, then upgraded to this 120 gallon tank using my 55 gallon tank as my sump filtration in my basement. I use a large protein skimmer, biopellets and an algae scrubber to control nutrients. With my setup I never do any water changes and supplement all elements. Music Gavin Mikhail Piano playing Mumford and Sons “I Will Wait” MORE: CORAL Feature Video: LED-Lit 120-Gallon ReefMore:

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Giesemann introduces Sunshift

e5e4487 H 20121311133403 600x150 150x150 Giesemann introduces SunshiftLong considered the must have lighting unit to hang over your glass box of reef fish and corals, Giesemann kind of faded into the background when the LED revolution smothered our hobby. In hindsight, the German based aquarium lighting company simply retreated into R&D mode to fine tune and refine their offerings, and on debut of their LED systems, the Teszla and Futura models, it was clear that Giesemann is still the juggernaut it has always been in this hobby. The LED revolution has shifted from new to common place, Giesemann continue to push forward and have recently announced some new functionality for their LED units namely ‘Sunshift’ and pre-configured profiles. New ‘Sunshift’ feature For Futura / Futura-S platform Unlike most luminair or multi module LED arrays which work on a parallel programming platform, meaning that all lamps within an array are usually tied to the same or single profile for lighting phases, the Futura has always had the capacity to run More: Giesemann introduces Sunshift, pre-configured profiles & a support forumMore:

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Marine Aquarium Trade: A Force for Good in Saving Coral Reefs

58a7Fish Catch Marine Aquarium Trade: A Force for Good in Saving Coral Reefs
The fate of coral reefs worldwide is now a well-publicized, front-page, six o’clock news crisis. In fact, three marine scientists just published a landmark paper that leads with this daunting proclamation: “Coral reefs are at the brink of a global, system-wide collapse.” Lead author of the paper, Dr. Andrew L. Rhyne: “Ending cyanide fishing and effective trade monitoring are necessary and critical short-term gains for the marine aquarium trade.” Ending cyanide fishing and effective trade monitoring are necessary and critical short-term gains. For those involved in the keeping of marine aquaria, it is logical—perhaps even imperative—to wonder whether or not embattled reef ecosystems can sustain fisheries pressure in addition to all the other stressors they face. Often the heated arguments come down to these two points of contention: 1. Is it possible to harvest live fishes and invertebrates from coral reefs in a sustainable manner? MORE: Marine Aquarium Trade: A Force for Good in Saving Coral ReefsMore:

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CORAL Featured Video: Reef Life of the Andaman Sea

 This is Part 9 of Nick Hope’s excellent series, also available in feature length on the Andaman Sea, also known as the Burma Sea, part of the eastern Indian Ocean.  MORE: CORAL Featured Video: Reef Life of the Andaman SeaMore:

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CORAL Featured Video: Sever’s House Reef

 From bare rock to thriving reef aquarium in two years—an excellent example of what can be done. Sever’s house reef My tank after 2 years. 500L- 110Gal. Light: Ati Powermodule 8x 54W & 3×75 Led. Skimmer: Ati Powercone 200i. Pomp 4500L, Circulation 2x Tunze 6105 + Multicontroler. Salt: Aquaforest (change 10% of water every 7-10 days). All supplements from AF Biopellets, CalkReaktor , Calkmikser. My new tank 1100L- 290gal 3months after moving from 500L http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxn8GJ… CREDIT Sever Lukasiewicz | YouTube MORE: CORAL Featured Video: Sever’s House ReefMore:

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Overnight Sensation: New Captive-bred Reef Fish from ORA

Eastern Hulafish Web Overnight Sensation: New Captive bred Reef Fish from ORA
Meet the Eastern Hulafish, Trachinops taeniatus, the newest aquacultured fish for the reef aquarium and exclusively available from its breeder, ORA in Ft. Pierce, Florida. This sub-tropical species is from New South Wales off southeastern Australia  and is related to the Assessors and Comets, all in the family Plesiopidae. The fish is not unknown to marine aquarists and divers who study the reef fishes of Australia, but it comes from cooler temperate waters where little commercial collecting takes place. “The Eastern Hulafish is native to the southeast coastline of Australia where the MORE: Overnight Sensation: New Captive-bred Reef Fish from ORAMore:

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