Aquaforest Giving Away Free ICP Tests at MACNA 2016

Aquaforest is a relatively new manufacturer of marine aquarium products that has been taking the hobby by storm lately. In a relatively short time, Aquaforest exploded onto the European reef scene and now it’s got its sights set on America at the upcoming MACNA in San Diego. In partnership with its North American distributor, Aquaforest

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Cherry Fairy Wrasse is an Exciting New Cirrhilabrus from the Philippines

The Cherry Fairy Wrasse is a new species of Cirrhilabrus which has just been discovered in the Philippines. The new fairy wrasse is wildly distinct from any known species of Cirrhilabrus, but shares a few similarities with some common, popular marine aquarium species. The new Cherry Fairy Wrasse was discovered by R.V.S. Fishworld, adding one more trophy

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Vast Halimeda ‘Bioherm Reef’ Discovered Behind the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists from James Cook University, University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology have just discovered a vast Halimeda reef hiding in plain sight. Halimeda is a green macroalgae composed of calcified leaf-like segments. As these segments die, they accumulate over millennia as thick mounds called bioherms. The newly discovered Halimeda reef consists of a living

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Twist-In Filtration is a New Reverse Osmosis System from Aquatic Life

Twist-in Filtration is a new form of water purification from Aquatic Life. The twist-in form factor of Aquatic Life’s new filtration system streamlines the process of using and servicing this filtration, and it reduces the cost too. Aquatic Life is offering the twist-in filtration for a range of application, from simple pre-filtering, to deionization, all

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Tetra myFeeder is Automatic Fish Feeding for a Range of Foods

The TetramyFeeder is a new automatic fish feeder to help make sure your fish get enough to eat. Whether you’re going on vacation or just want to automate some or all of the feeding of your aquarium, the myFeeder can handle that. Tetra’s myFeeder is designed very similarly to automatic fish feeders currently on the

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MACNA 2017 will be in New Orleans, hosted by Bayou Reefkeeping

MACNA 2017 will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 25th to the 26th, hosted by Bayou Reefkeeping. We’ve seen our big annual reefing conference held in a myriad of places around the country, but this is the first time that we’ll be seeing MACNA hosted right on the Gulf of Mexico. Bayou Reefkeeping will be

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Jumpstarting a reef tank after a long break

With Labor Day fast approaching, vacations winding down and the kids going back to school, it’s a sure sign that the end of summer is upon us. And with Fall and the colder weather, many of us start spending more time with our tanks. While our time with our tanks is often reduced in the summer due

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Meet the Lionfish Terminator

A team of researchers from the deep ocean research charity Nekton, and Robots In Service of the Environment (RISE) has designed a shocking new way to control the spread of lionfish in the Caribbean. The team is currently testing two methods including a remotely operated vehicle built to deliver a fatal electric shock to the invasive species. Lionfish

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Friday Smorgasbord: Orcas, Phelps, drones and salty art

Welcome to our weekly edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. All those strange and wonderful aquatic-related tidbits that captured our attention this week. To send you off on your weekend, we’ve got an interesting array including a video that proves Orcas are bullies, a look to see if Michael Phelps is better than a fish, drone

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Underwater PAR Measurement is Strongly Impacted by ‘Immersion Effect’

Apogee released their newest PAR light meter, the MQ-500 earlier this year with a brand new and improved light sensor. The improvements to the sensor of the Apogee MQ-500 increased the accuracy of this PAR meter across across the visible wavelengths of light, especially its sensitivity in the blue end of the spectrum. With our reef

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