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Reef-A-Palooza New York is happening this weekend

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For reefkeepers within striking distance of the Big Apple looking for something to do this weekend, Reef-A-Palooza NY welcomes you. Get reef geek on with over 150 exhibitors, multiple educational speakers, and thousands of your fellow hobbyist

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Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

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There are situations where slim LED strips are more suitable than the larger and boxier LED form factors that dominate the market. Orphek's new Slim Line LED fixtures provide some of the highest "full spectrum" light output in a slender light strip design.

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With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

By Cell Press on Jun 21, 2017 at 09:00 AM

More than 6,000 fish species that live on coral reefs, but only 128 are known to feed on corals. Now, researchers have discovered how at least one species of coral-feeding fish does it. They 'kiss' the flesh and mucus off the coral skeleton using protective, self-lubricating lips.

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A 240 gallon planted discus aquarium

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There is really no replacement for displacement. Follow the tear-down, rebuild, and maintenance of a massive discus planted aquascape.

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Lower pH found to slow bacterial coral disease

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Researchers were shocked when they not only discovered that warmer temperatures did not speed up the the progression of black band disease but also that lower pH actually slowed the spread of the disease by 25%!

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Old school cool

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This beautiful reef aquarium is stocked and styled like you might have seen in the early 1980s. The rimless tank and technology has certainly changed, but overall, the tank exudes "classic" reefkeeping.

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The pharaoh cuttlefish is a master of mimicry

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Sea-life enthusiasts know that cuttlefish are masters of camouflage. But Sepia pharaoni can do more than just change colors. They can mimic hermit crabs! And can you think of a better animal to mimic? Hermit crabs both deters predators as well as lull prey into a false sense of safety.

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A dazzling new Indo-Pacific squat lobster

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Meet Fennerogalathea chani, a new species of squat lobster from Papua New Guinea. With its red, white, and blue pigmentation, it is one of the most dazzling crustaceans we have seen.

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IM's NUVO Concept Abyss Drop-Off Aquarium goes glass

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Innovative Marine's Concept Abyss Panorama Drop Off Aquarium is now manufactured in glass instead of acrylic (the acrylic models are now discontinued). It now also features IM's unique anodized aluminum APS Stands.

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Must-see coral video (trust us)

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Daniel Stoupin and his team at Bioquest Studios shares with Advanced Aquarist their next coral time-lapse masterpiece. The video's artistry and techniques are truly awe-inspiring with an important message for all to see.

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A treasure chest aquarium!

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For sale on eBay is this gorgeous custom-made treasure chest aquarium. The seller provides little detail about its construction or who the artist is, but one thing is certain: the craftsmanship and aesthetics are impeccable.

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They grow up so fast! African cichlids from eggs to babies

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To chronicle the development of fish embryo to adulthood, Adam shot daily video of the eggs of his Lake Malawi African cichlids (Mylochromis spilostichus). The combined video is the trifecta of cute, fascinating, and educational.

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Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

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Killifish can be some of the most vibrant tropical freshwater fish in the world. A new killifish discovered in South America packs a whole lot of color into its tiny one-inch frame.

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Scientists connect brains of two nudibranchs species

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This study doesn't have any practical value to aquarists, but it's like next-level (real-life) science fiction that is too cool not to report. Neuroscientists rewired the brains of two different sea slug species to control one another. They found that even animals with the same neurons and behaviors are wired very differently.

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Stony corals secrete acid-rich proteins to produce skeleton

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Multiple studies are showing that corals are more resilient to acidification than we once feared. A new study "very precisely shows that corals will secrete proteins, and the proteins are what really forms the mineral and the proteins are very acidic, which will surprise a lot of people."

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