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Year: 2016

Study Confirms what Aquarists Already Knew

Archer Fish
Betta and Puffers are especially adept at this from my own experience but I've had many other fish recognize me. This is a behavior fishkeepers have understood for years but it's nice to have science quantify it for us I suppose. My puffer easily recognizes my face, comes to the glass, and also treats me differently. For example, if I put my finger on the glass, he looks at it, follows it, but...
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Have you seen this amphipod in your refugium?

Picture of large clawed amphipod
The below article from Advanced Aquarist mentions that these are not common amphipods. I know I've never seen one in my tank. If I had I would have been quite amazed. Now that I've seen this article I at least know they are out there. If you happen to see one of these running around your sump (I spend time starting at my sump by the way) take a macro shot or video and let me know. I'd be very inte...
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Is Your Apex Controller Now Obsolete? Neptune Systems Answers

The New Apex Controller
The announcement of a new Apex and the retiring (sort of) of the old system was big news in the hobby but caused some confusion for current Apex owners worried their controllers were now obsolete and unsupported. Neptune Systems, the maker of Apex, to their credit, picked up on the chatter in the hobby and created a FAQ page to clear up some of the misconceptions they created with their announceme...
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Nine new goby species

I'm a big fan of goby so a discovery like this excites me enough to share it with you all. The interesting thing is, I may never see these in the hobby, or I may already have seen them. Sometimes unidentified species get caught and sold. Since some of these look very much like known species it's possible we've seen them before. Thanks to advances in submersible technology, recent exploration of m...
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Bulk Reef Supply Announces Free Shipping!

Now here's some great news! BRS (Bulk Reef Supply) is one of (for me THE) best online retailers out there. I've ordered a number of dry good items from them and always been satisfied. From skimmers to rock, GFO to carbon, I've ordered it. But shipping was always an issue. It was free after a certain dollar amount was reached in your order so I would wait until I need a bunch of things to buy from ...
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