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BAKING SODA & THE REEF AQUARIUM

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Sodium Bicarbonate is an amazingly versatile powder of goodness. How many things in your life has someone said that baking soda was the answer to your problems, or at least one of the ingredients? It is obviously used for baking, but it is in quite a bit of other products you most likely use. Arm and Hammer has made its powdery way into things like soaps, cat litters, floor cleaners, toothpaste, odor removers, and even the volcanoes from your 4th grade science projects. It has also made its way into our reef tanks! It’s Use in the Home Aquarium Baking soda is widely used to increase the amount of carbonates in reef tanks, pools, and any other water source that may need them. More: BAKING SODA & THE REEF AQUARIUMMore:

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The Sun Mushroom (Heliofungia Actiniformis)

7616430338 0b004088cc z The Sun Mushroom (Heliofungia Actiniformis)The Sun Mushroom (Heliofungia Actiniformis) Commonly known as the Long Tentacled Plate Coral, this creature is quite unique. It is a Large Polyp Stony Coral, though without closer inspection will look just like an anemone. The Long Tentacle Plate Coral has the longest tentacles of any other LPS in our aquariums. Another thing that sets this coral apart is its ability to “walk” along the substrate. image via http://www.schwindyboo.com These corals require a moderate amount of care. For starters, they pack quite a sting. They may try to make their way over to another area and start a war with other aggressive corals. They require a moderate amount of lighting, so do not try to keep these under a low wattage fixture. They do not like too much light either. Since they must reside on the substrate you may have to increase or decrease your lighting rather than moving the coral itself. Maintaining your water quality will also keep these guys happy. Stability is key. Supplementing and testing calcium and strontium levels, along with maintaining alkalinity is important. They will thrive when fed plankton and various meaty foods that you would feed your fish. Stay away from “junk” food like adult brine shrimp unless it is infused with vitamins made specifically for corals and fish. More: The Sun Mushroom (Heliofungia Actiniformis)More:

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Preview: CORAL July/August 2013 Issue

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COVER FEATURES: CORAL Volume 10, Number 4 Family Acanthuridae: The Tangs and Surgeonfishes Text and Images by Robert M. Fenner, Scott W. Michael, Daniel Knop, Keoki Stender, Tang Captive Culture-A Progress Report: A Special Report by Matthew L. Wittenrich, PhD ALSO Forthcoming: Aquarium Safety, Classroom Marine Aquariums, Breeding Apogon spp. Cardinalfishes, Diving Lembeh Strait, and much more. Publication Date: July 9, 2013 MORE: Preview: CORAL July/August 2013 IssueMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #111

0c66rettalbot01 300x246 150x150 Reef Threads Podcast #111 Ret Talbot joins us this week to talk about fisheries developments and the Banggai Rescue project. This week we welcome back Ret Talbot to talk about recent activity in the Hawaiian fisheries, how those decisions are influencing global fisheries and supply chains, the Banggai Rescue project, and the potential impact of all of these developments on the future of our hobby. If you have any interest in the future of marine aquariums, we urge you to listen to this podcast, share it with your hobby friends, and post a link to the podcast in local club and hobby-wide forums. Our access to fish and corals is rapidly reaching a turning point and all hobbyists need to be informed and take action to protect the hobby we enjoy. A big thanks to Ret for dedication to covering these issues, balanced reporting, and generosity with his time. Download the podcast here , or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes . Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.— Gary and Christine Hawaii Contacts Testimony for the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area rules package can be submitted via mail or email to the following addresses: Mail: Division of Aquatic Resources 74- 380B Kealakehe Pkwy. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Email: darkona@hawaiiantel.net Testimony for the Hawaii Administrative Rules for management of aquarium fish collecting on O’ahu can be submitted via mail or email to the following addresses: Mail: Division of Aquatic Resources 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 330 Honolulu, HI 96813 Email: Alton.K.Miyasaka@hawaii.gov Support PIJAC PIJAC’s website is www.pijac.org

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Reef Threads Podcast #110

f8eatoysforkids2012 300x96 150x96 Reef Threads Podcast #110Fire up the mp3 players for another Reef Threads podcast. This week we discuss the Reef2Reef Toys for Kids effort, photography and stacked images, fisheries, aquarium backgrounds, and stocking-stuffer accessories. Download the podcast here , or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes . Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads. We hope you enjoy the podcast. If you do, please tell others.— Gary and Christine Toys for Kids Stacking Images

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Reef Threads Podcast #59

It’s a new week and time for Reef Threads Podcast #59. This week we talk about basslet breeding, a new book, aquarium art, videographer Mike DeGruy, Aiptasia, and our Noteworthy Tank of the week. Download the podcast here, or subscribe … Continue reading → Original post:
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Reef Threads Podcast #58: Shark Week!

2ba2alexshark02 300x228 150x150 Reef Threads Podcast #58: Shark Week! Great White Shark, Isla Guadalupe Island, Pacific Ocean It’s our version of Shark Week as we welcome back Alex Rose who just returned from an October trip to Isla Guadalupe Island where she spend several days in shark cages watching and photographing Great White Sharks. Alex tells us about the trip aboard the Nautilus Explorer , the diving, the photography and, most of all, the sharks!! Scroll down to see some of the photos Alex made during her dives. Read More: Reef Threads Podcast #58: Shark Week!More:

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Reef Threads Podcast #52

http://www.reefthreads.com/podcasts/rt52.mp3 We’re back on our regular schedule, this week with guest co-host Christine Williams, filling in for Sara, who remains sick. This week we talk about torching hydroids, Gary’s weekly photo offering at reefs.com, the Midwest Marine Conference, MACNA 2012, what … Continue reading →

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