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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 ReefMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #200

reefthreads1 Reef Threads Podcast #200

This week we celebrate our 200th podcast.This week we reach a major milestone with our 200th Reef Threads podcast. To help us celebrate, we’re joined by Rich Ross, Ben Johnson, and Jeremy. This week we talk about various aspects of the hobby and what lies ahead for us. 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 #200

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Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes Set-up and Review- Polyp Lab

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I have used this carbon product from Polyp Lab for 6 months. The Nitra-Guard Cubes do a good job at eliminating nitrates and phosphates. BIO-Cubes are made from 100% biologically degradable polymers that effectively remove both nitrates and phosphates from both marine and freshwater systems. BIO-Cubes have a very high surface area and contains 400% more carbohydrates than any other brand, making it the best product of it’s kind in the world. MORE: Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes Set-up and Review- Polyp LabMore:

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Fincasters Episode 44: Long Fin Clownfish

 The long-finned clownfish made a big splash at MACNA 2014 in Denver. Fincasters interviews Matt Carberry of Sustainable Aquatics, which is developing the fish for the retail market. More: Fincasters Episode 44 Long Fin ClownfishMore:

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You’ve Bought a Tankbuster! Now What?

tankbuster1 You’ve Bought a Tankbuster! Now What?At one time or another in their fishkeeping career, many marine aquarium hobbyists make the mistake of purchasing a fish that is destined to grow too large for their tank. They may do so completely unwittingly (because they didn’t research that “pretty little fish” in advance), or they may be more or less aware of the species’ growth potential but underestimate how much tank space it truly needs in order to thrive. Regardless of how hobbyists manage to make this blunder, they’re left with the problem of what to do with the fish now that it’s in their aquarium and growing fast. If you should find yourself in such a predicament, here are a few possible solutions to explore. I’ve listed them in the order of (in my opinion) best to worst options. Upsize your tank It may be that the fish in question is a tankbuster only with respect to your current aquarium. For instance, that harlequin tuskfish may prove to be too much fish for your 75-gallon, but if you have the wherewithal to upsize to, say, a 125-gallon, your problem is solved and your fish will be much better off for it. (Not to mention, you’ll have a new 125-gallon tank!) Of course, keep in mind that if you have a spouse, partner, or roommate sharing your living space, such an arrangement may warrant pre-approval for the sake of domestic tranquility. More: You’ve Bought a Tankbuster! Now What?More:

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Our Hobby is Under Attack

pijac1 1 Our Hobby is Under AttackWe’re currently facing legislation that could put an end to our hobby as we know it. And no, I’m not sensationalizing the situation. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking you and your home aquarium(s) wouldn’t be affected, because they absolutely could. We first heard about the potential issues at MACNA 2013, and this past MACNA further solidified the urgency of action to protect our hobby. The current issues date back to a 2009 petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to move 83 reef-building coral species under the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Just last month, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) listed 20 of those species (5 Caribbean, 15 Indo-Pacific) as threatened. This happened after scientific information submitted by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC)—they’re on our side—proved that many of the 83 species did not warrant protection under the ESA. According to PIJAC, the NMFS will likely apply ESA’s “take” prohibitions to the newly listed coral species sooner rather than later. More: Our Hobby is Under AttackMore:

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Fincasters Episode 41: Desktop Jellyfish Have Arrived

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Reef Threads Podcast #195

reefthreads1 Reef Threads Podcast #195 A tang with attitude.This week’s podcast topics include MACNA, gluing frags, sea smells, frag tanks as displays, and buying high-end equipment. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to meeting people at MACNA and sharing what we see and hear with those who can’t attend. 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 #195More:

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