Fish pee is essential to the health of coral reefs

A study published in the journal Nature Communications suggests, that urine from big fish is essential in maintaining healthy coral reefs. Researchers found that reefs with more large predatory fish had healthier levels of phosphorus, from fish pee, compared to reefs depleted of large fish. Researchers from the University of Washington departments of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, surveyed 143

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Radion G4 LED Light Will Have Unspecified ‘Additional Control Functionality’

Ecotech Marine has formally taken the wraps off its next flagship LED aquarium light and we couldn’t be any more excited for the fourth-generation Radion. From the radically improved lenses, to the additional colors, increased power, and extra control channels, there’s lots to look forward to about the Radion G4 LED light. But apparently, it seems

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Tantalizing Video Clip Of A Luscious Peppermint Angelfish

The Peppermint Angelfish is the undisputed holy grail of rare and exotic reef fish. We’ve written at length about what makes Paracentropyge boylei special, and every account of this species both in the wild, and in the aquarium world. Since it’s been a while since we’ve had a peppermint angelfish in the headlines, we just wanted

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Devil Clam Discovered Living In New Caledonia

The Devil Clam is one of the most elusive and poorly known species of giant clams, mostly because of its limited natural distribution and its preference for deeper waters. Unlike most species of Tridacna and Hippopus which live in relatively shallow water, Tridacna mbalavuana is restricted to deeper waters, making sightings by scuba divers even more

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New R Series Sumps from Geo’s Reef Are Packed With Useful Features

Geo’s Reef was one of the first DIY acrylic equipment builders to go pro and offer his various reactors to reef hobbyists. Now more than a decade later, Geo’s Reef is launching their new R Series Sumps with the same craftsmanship and unique design features that has characterized the brand for nearly fifteen years. Geos’ R

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High Definition Time Lapse Can Actually Demonstrate Coral Behavior

Behavior is one aspect of biology which is hard to document in our slow moving corals. Over the decades we aquarists have learned a lot about what our corals do and how they behave over long periods of time, but short and medium term observations are still challenging. Macro and time lapse photography has shed

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The Developing Story of the Bounce Blastomussa

This story starts with Joe Caparatta, years before he joined Unique Corals. At the time Joe was running a company called New York Aquarium Services in midtown Manhattan. A company I owned became one of his clients and about ten years ago Joe sold me a gorgeous pink and green Blastomussa coral colony. I was just

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MOAI Robotic Aquarium Glass Cleaner & Camera

The MOAI is a brand new aquarium devices with incredibly promising potential. On the surface the MOAI appears to be an aquarium glass cleaning robot (that actually works) but this app-powered aquarium robot can also help monitor your aquarium too. First of all, we’ve got to mention how cool the MOAI looks, the sleek circular

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Video shows the effects of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia

This summer there has been no shortage of coral bleaching stories in the news. However, this video of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia hits home as we visited the same reef at Menjangan Island December 2015. This video posted by Coral Reef Ecology and SCUBA Diving, chronicles changes witnessed in one year on the coral

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Radion G4 Pro LED is Finally Here!

The Radion G4 LED is being announced today in three variants, the Radion XR30w, the XR30w Pro, and the single-cluster XR15w Pro. Having taken more than two years to come out with a successor to their flagship light, Ecotech Marine has had a lot of time to execute the best LED light that they’ve ever

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