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Nano Jellyfish Tank News

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Exciting news from Jellyfish Art!  The Florida company has more than surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal (raising over $300,000 to date!) and will be shipping their new Jellyfish Cylinder Nano just in time for Christmas 2015. The first of its kind, the aquarium is a revolutionary 2 gallon all-inclusive jellyfish aquarium kit, and comes with everything you need to set up the aquarium, including jellyfish food and a voucher for three live Moon jellyfish. When the tank is ready for jellyfish, the vouchers can be redeemed at JellyfishArt.com; the company will express-ship to your doorstep anywhere in the continental U.S..… More:

Teco Tank TK 500: The King of Chillers

2014_05_teco_tank_tk_034 I tried and tested the new chiller from Teco‘s new Tank ChillerLine – the Teco TK 500 –  throughout last summer and winter, and I hereby proclaim it the king of chillers.Teco previewed its new line of refrigerators at its offices last year, and on that occasion we left with two very different chillers to try, the Teco TK 500, the subject of this review, and Teco TK 150 , the subject of a forthcoming review.… More:

Early Success with a Halichoeres Wrasse!

Figure 1. Halichoeres melanurus egg on a 1 mm SedgewickRafter cell. Here at the Tropical Aquaculture Lab we’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a field we’re truly passionate about. That passion inspires me to not only work on captive breeding of marine species here at work, but to also explore other fish by working from home. I’m pleased to announce that the first project I’ve taken on as an at-home aquaculturist resulted in the successful captive rearing of the melanurus wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus, using only cultured prey items. Although only a few fish were brought through metamorphosis, survival should be higher when larvae are raised in the controlled environment of a dedicated facility as opposed to the chaos of a household living room. I strongly believe this fish, and others in this genus, will have significant commercial potential. We now have broodstock at the Tropical Aquaculture Lab because of this early success. The work done so far will stand as strong supportive evidence to move forward with other wrasses as well.

Neptune Systems WAV Offers “Extreme” Flow and Controllability

Neptune Systems has been feverishly adding new accessories to their Apex controller over the last couple of years, and they’ve finally debuted their very own water pump. Called the WAV, this new system offers extreme water flow and it comes with a mountain of features and interesting selling points that could give some of the long established pumps a good run for their money. The pump is smaller than numerous other powerheads on the market, yet it cranks out over 3200 gallons per hour, all of which is under full Apex control. But we will hit more on that below. Like most pumps, the WAV attaches the wall of the aquarium via strong magnets, though these are are capable of handling tanks with glass or acrylic up to 3/4″ thick. The magnet mount also allows the WAV to vertically pivot +/- 20 degrees and rotate a full 360, letting the flow hit specific areas within the tank.In terms of controllability, the pump is built and designed to be used seamlessly with the Apex controller, and Neptune Systems even gave the WAV its own module, called the 1LINK. There are numerous flow settings through the controller, and the flow rates can be monitored through the Apex Fusion dashboard just like you would water temperature or pH. All in all, there are 8 pre-built flow programs (Constant, Mavericks, Lagoon, Pulse, Huntington, Rincon, Trestles, and Doheny), and users can program the pump to operate under any one of these modes at any time of the day. Neptune Systems WAV ModesIn addition to controlling the pumps, users will also be able to monitor each and every one that is plugged into the system.

New Chiller line from Teco, the Teco Tank

Chiller Line Teco Tank Teco has just unveiled a new series of chillers; Teco Tank. The new chillers have been completely redesigned, have a highly improved efficiency compared to older models and contain many new interesting features. A few days ago we were guests at the new Teco factory, which is based in Ravenna, Italy, where the new chillers will been built.… More:

AlgaGen’s New Live Feeds Program

Healthy reefs depend on plankton, and fresh is always best. AlgaGen recently launched its Live Feeds Program, which aims to set up culture holding systems in local fish stores across the country. Stores that offer the new program will have live phytoplankton, rotifers, brine and/or copepods available to customers to feed their reefs or breed marine livestock with. Reef aquarists will now be ale to provide reef nutrition found in nature and elicit the natural feeding responses from all of the tank’s inhabitants. Don’t be afraid to ask your local fish store if this is something they will be carrying. Heres a video all about it:

Massive Glass Aquarium Cracks at Downtown Disney

Well it’s happened again. The T-Rex Cafe (part of Downtown Disney) in Buena Vista Florida had its dinner guests surprised as a massive saltwater tank burst Monday afternoon sending thousands of gallons of water onto the floor, leaving its fish high and dry. There were no reports of any injured guests and details on the break and the status of the fish are yet to be released.     … More:

Lyretail Anthias: Ain’t That The Truth

male and females So you want a fish who will brighten up your day?  If you have a 6 foot or larger tank like a 125 gallon you are open to a type fish that can actually benefit your reef’s community in a way you would never expect. Lyretail Anthias are a very popular fish for larger aquariums. Before you dump one or two into your tank there are some facts to look over first.  PERSONALITY & BEHAVIOR  These fish have a very outgoing personality.  They are the life of the party.  If they notice a fish that is shy or skittish they are known to give them the courage to join the rest of the fish in their daily…whatever it is fish do to pass the time. They spend most of the day swimming around the middle of the tank but do swim through the rocks as well so hiding spots are a must, besides, they do need a place to sleep.

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