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Review: Cubic Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium

IMG 2016 300x200 Review: Cubic Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium Frequently on show in specialist exhibits like public aquaria, it seems a common perception that keeping jellyfish is beyond the average individual, perhaps even if they are already marine hobbyists maintaining complex reef aquaria. Maybe it’s due to the delicate appearance of the organisms themselves, or maybe it’s the almost clinical appearance of their holding systems that makes people often think it just isn’t possible in a home setting. Over the last few years though, technology and understanding has improved and now it is entirely feasible to maintain these fascinating and mesmerising creatures in your own home as easily as any small aquarium. In this review we take a look at one such system, the Cubic Orbit 20 which is distributed in the UK by London-based specialist Glass Ocean. Having already seen positive reviews on this product we were keen to try it for ourselves and, after we contacted Glass Ocean, a few days later our system was delivered. We must commend Glass Ocean here for some superb service…. both the delivery of the systems and the packaging were top notch. The manufacturers, Cubic, are a UK-based company founded in 2010 and their personnel includes those from a public aquarium background as well as a marine biologist. The Cubic Orbit 20 itself is the smallest More: Review: Cubic Orbit 20 Jellyfish AquariumMore:

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Fish of MACNA (and free reefs.com wallpaper!)

featured10 Fish of MACNA (and free reefs.com wallpaper!)Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (or MACNA as we called) in Dallas welcomed some exciting new announcements from leading aquarium industry companies, but as you may suspect, MACNA is not only about new equipment. There were many beautiful tanks teeming with reef life on display and this two part photo article  aim to show you some of the most remarkable fish and invertebrates I managed to capture at the show. Plus, there’s a little freebie for reefs.com blog readers at the end of this article. Enjoy! … More:

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Reefs.com Wallpapers Polyp Extension

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There is an ongoing debate about SPS corals polyp extension and how to make your corals show their shear beauty during the photo period time. While in the wild corals usually extend their polyps at night, it’s not rare to see SPS kept in captivity extending their polyps to feed in artificial sunlight we provide them.  … More:

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Reef Threads Podcast #67

8767lightninglr09 291x300 150x150 Reef Threads Podcast #67 Tweet Matt Pedersen’s Lightning clownfish.

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Reef Threads Podcast #64

d886platygyra01 300x200 150x150 Reef Threads Podcast #64 Tweet We return from our holiday hiatus with our first podcast of 2012. We kick off the year with talk about upcoming events, a new way to handle cords, the latest from Papua New Guinea, heaters, thinking about coral sources, and our Noteworthy Tank. Download the podcast here , or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes .

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Reef Threads Podcast #62

9c17apolemichthysarcuatus06 04 1101 300x195 150x150 Reef Threads Podcast #62 Apolemichthys arcuatus Charge up your iPod battery. It’s time for another Reef Threads podcast. In podcast #62 we talk about a Reef Science Fair, newfound Lionfish poison, protected Australian waters, our holiday wishes, carbon dosing, and our Noteworthy Tank of the week.

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Reef Threads Podcast #61: Ret Talbot

2637ret 150x150 Reef Threads Podcast #61: Ret Talbot No other issue in the history of this hobby has had the potential impact on the future of our aquariums like the situation with the fisheries in Hawaii. Driving most of what is going on in the islands is emotion and anecdotal evidence

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Aquascaping’s Golden Ratio

In his MACNA 2011 Reefer’s Corner presentation, Scott Fellman discusses how to use the Golden Ratio to create an appealing aquascape.—Gary www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU24udKWX6M

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