Adam Blundell
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Blue Planet Reef Farms closes

Months ago we introduced you to a new company specializing in captive grown and reared fishes.  Unfortunately, as of this month Blue Planet Reef Farms is closing down.  An email sent to their customers cited a major disaster to a…

Reef Ramblings: Locomotion and Aquascaping

Introduction Fish Locomotion is a field of study that looks at how fish swim.  This may seem simple enough but there are many intricacies of muscle movement, fin shape, body design, habitat, prey selection, and inherent traits.  By investigating how…

Reef Ramblings- Changing Perspective (top down views)

Background Have you ever wondered why so many fish are horizontally compressed? Do you see beautiful clams for sale on-line but when you get them they are bland? Why do so many wrasse have horizontal stripes? Why do seahorses swim…

Reef Ramblings: How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Screw-Up An Aquarist

Adam Blundell M.S. Introduction Lighting questions will never be solved. Hobbyists will discuss this and debate it forever. If you want to see the data and analyze the graphs then please review the works of two of my great friends…

Reef Ramblings: Clamming Around Part II: Spawning Tridacnids

Reef Ramblings: Clamming Around Part II: Spawning Tridacnids Adam Blundell M.S. Introduction In the previous article I covered the many reasons why hobbyists would be interested in keeping Tridacnid clams.To sum up that article, Tridacnids are a perfect animal for…

Clamming Around Part I: The Basics of Tridacnidae

Introduction Giant Clams are amazing. Let me just start by saying that. The members of the family Tridacnidae are also known as the Tridacnids or as the Giant Clams. These animals are truly amazing. Within the phylum Mollusca there are…

Reef Aquarium Destroys House

It has been a sad week for my local reef club.  A week ago, one of our members had a fire at his house.  The fire did major damage to the house and killed the family cat.  There is now…