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Cold Water Reefs are a Thing

How Cold Can a Reef Tank Go?
Scientific explorers have just discovered a new cold water reef of the coast of South Carolina. It's 85 miles long and about 2500 feet below the surface. Cold water reefs aren't something most hobbyists think about and perhaps some weren't even aware of their existence. We focus on tropical reefs in the hobby for good reason. I've only known one hobbyist to attempt a real cold water tank. T...
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Biotope Aquariums: Nature Under Glass

Visit http://biotope-aquarium.info/info/what-is-a-biotope-aquarium/ to learn more about this image and biotopes.
First a disclaimer: I'm not recommending you do or don't help fund this. I am just talking about the type of tank, and the idea. The type of tank is a biotope. That is most certainly my favorite kind of tank. What is it? The idea is simple. I like to describe it this way: if you could take a chunk out of a river or lake or stream or even a forest and capture everything in that chuck just as it ...
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AquaMaxx introduces 19 aquariums

AquaMaxx low-iron rimless aquarium
I found the below article on Advanced Aquarist this morning and felt it was worth sharing. Rimless aquariums are very attractive and allow hobbyists to fit them in a wide variety of homes, offices, and apartments with any decor. But they are expensive, especially when you throw in the low iron glass (this is very clear glass without the green tint often seen in standard aquariums). The smallest...
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How to choose good live rock

A vermitid snail has hitchhiked on this liverock.
The first thing we should understand is that live rock is not actually alive, it is rock, sometimes coral skeletons or fossils of such, but it is not actually alive. This title refers to the bacteria, and other life that dwells on and within the rock. The positive affect of these on your tank is what you're looking to accomplish. Not all live rock is created equal though, and an aquarist should kn...
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