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Why is the aquarium hobby so addicting?

We have all heard and know about the addictions that are frequently talked about such as the addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, eating, and sex. But in reality virtually anything can be addicting as is the case with seemingly lesser or even socially acceptable addictions such shopping, cleaning or exercising. This may also be the

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Transport yourself to a natural coral reef ‘aquarium’ in Indonesia

As reefers we stare at our corals in our home aquariums with an idea of what natural coral reefs are like. There are lots of notions about what our corals actually look like on the reef, where they live, and the environment they live in, but there’s nothing like seeing a real field of diverse

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Atledtis E6+ and Cookie nano aquarium lights

The Atledtis E6+ and Cookie are two new LED fixtures from Hong Kong which really put a strong emphasis on design of their lights. Made out of all metal construction, the E6 and Cookie LED lights appear extremely well built and offer classy, nano aquarium lighting that you’ll really want to show off. First up

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Top 10 crazy clownfish collected in the Philippines recently

Over the last few months, RVS Fishworld has been crushing it with their offering of awesome Filipino reef fish. This high level of quality fish is particularly evident when it comes to collecting rare, aberrant, hybrid and otherwise really unusual clownfish specimens. We’ve already featured so many different killer clownfish from RVS Fishworld specifically, but over

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Flipper Max Review – A very strong magnet with flippy tricks

The Flipper Max is the third installment of the popular dual-sided algae magnet cleaner. We first heard of the follow up to the Flipper and Flipper Nano algae scrapers at MACNA in Denver and we’ve finally had a chance to put the Flipper Max through its paces. If you’re not familiar with the Flipper family

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The supernatural reef tank of Seabox Aquarium

In October 2014, we visited one of the most beautiful reef tanks we have ever seen, at Seabox Aquarium in Viareggio Italy. These images and video have been ensconced since then but now the time is right for this incredible reef tank to take a turn in the spotlight. This reef tank is a shining example

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Hundreds of Manatees shut down Crystal Springs in Florida

The United States Fish & Wildlife Service were forces to temporarily shut down part of Florida’s Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge after nearly 300 manatee gathers in the warm waters of the Three Sisters Springs forcing out swimmers and kayakers. The spring was expected to open again on Tuesday but remained closed when the manatees

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New species of green star polyps, Briareum cylindricum

Star polyps, green star polyps, brown star polyps, whatever you call them, are one group of corals that we don’t appreciate nearly enough. Nine out of ten reefers couldn’t tell you the scientific name of this important aquarium coral, or tell you how many different species there are. Reefers might take green star polyps for

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Fun graphic shows difference between a royal gramma and a royal dottyback

In the world of tropical reef fish, there are numerous examples of convergent evolution, where unrelated and widely separated fish develop the same color and shape. The similarity between some cases of convergent evolution can be so similar between these fishes. Starcki damselfish and resplendent angelfish are both blue, oval-shaped fish with a yellow back. Narcosis angelfish

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Bounce Shrooms all start out as really nice Rhodactis

Bounce Shrooms and Mushroom Mania in general is taking the reef aquarium hobby by storm. Not since zoanthids has a soft coral captured the collective collectoritis that is gripping the high end coral frag market in the U.S. today. To be clear, very few of the bubbly Rhodactis, even the top shelf rainbow bullseye mushrooms, are anywhere

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