CustomCradle Nano & XL probe holders review

The CustomCradle is a very interesting new magnetic probe holder from Innovative Marine. The new probe holder is being offered in two sizes, a CustomCradle Nano with room for three probes and two dosing lines, and the CustomCradle XL with space to hold four probes, four dosing lines, and a half inch hose for water top

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Job: Aquarist at Disney Parks in Epcot

Do you want to work for the big mouse? You could if you meet the basic qualifications. Disney is looking for an aquarist to work in their Epcot theme park with the attractions: Living Seas, the Land Aquacell, Typhoon Lagoon’s Shark Reef and off site areas under the direction of Senior Aquarists and Animal Care

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Australophyllia is the new home of ‘Symphyllia’ wilsoni

Australophyllia wilsoni is the new name for what we currently call Symphyllia wilsoni. We’ve always known that there was something special about Australophyllia wilsoni, from it smorphology, polyp appearance on from where in the world it comes from. Compared to other Symphyllia, the coral formerly known as ‘Symphyllia wilsoni’ is much brighter, more colorful and

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Shark Whisperer removes hook from wild shark by hand!

Sharks are some of the most dangerous animals in the ocean but sometimes they need our help too. Since sharks pose a danger to humans in the water, they have been demonized and treated with the utmost disrespect. Because of this disdain, people have hunted sharks with abandon, but this onslaught has left many sharks maimed and permanently scarred, often

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SpeedStir magnetic stirrer because mixing by hand is for suckers

The SpeedStir is a very interesting miniature magnetic stirrer for better and easier testing of water quality. However this novel contraption comes to us not from the aquarium hobby, but from the pool water testing division of Taylor Technologies. Home water testing of aquarium water is the backbone of what allows us to manage water quality

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Wisdom from a 15 year old “extremely large” aquarium

For most of us, upgrading and having a larger aquarium than the one we currently have is never far from our minds. We constantly dream about what corals and fish we would keep in it. What kind of lighting and filtration equipment we dream of having. How much flow is enough for our new dream

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Where are thou, Thrive Aquatics and your Waterlab?

This is the story of the rise and fall of Thrive Aquatics, and their missteps with the Thrive Water Lab which led to empty promises to retail stores across the United States and abroad. It was a cold morning when Jeff logged onto this site to check the daily news of the aquatics industry. The day

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Chimera Heliofungia, a fusion of two long tentacle plate corals

It’s quite rare that we see a long tentacle plate coral which is noteworthy enough to turn heads, but we have a special treat for you today. This incredible Heliofungia actiniformis comes to us from Bali Aquarium who spotted this specimen exhibiting a nearly perfect split coloration; grey brown on one side, neon green on the

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Aberrant ‘Superfemale’ Bellus angelfish

Genicanthus bellus is one of the prettiest species of swallowtail angelfish, and their small adult size also makes them the most suited to aquarium life. Like all Genicanthus, G. bellus has very strong sexual color differences and some would argue that the female bellus angelfish is even prettier than the male. Of all the angelfish groups and

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Pacific Sun LED make a return to North American distribution

Pacific Sun LED has been has been making interesting LED lights in Poland for several years now, and they’ve once again secured a distribution deal in North America. Deepwater Aquatics which has racked up a few exclusives including their BLDC pump and Aquaforest products has now become the exclusive distributor for Pacific Sun LED lights

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