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2014-09-26 23:02:58

Exhibit Features One-of-a-kind Sculptures Made by Local Artist Daniel Miner Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Marine animals come to life through recycled metal, tools and old engine parts in the South Carolina Aquarium’s newest art installation, Salvage for our Seas. The exhibition, on display through January 15, 2015, features sculptures by Charleston artist Daniel Miner representing the Lowcountry’s diverse animals and landscapes. Each piece is an original interpretation by...

2014-09-18 04:20:26

Retail electricity provider donates Renewable Energy Certificates, matching 100 percent of Aquarium's estimated annual energy consumption HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources announced today that it will give Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for the sixth consecutive year to the New England Aquarium. RECs allow electricity consumers to purchase their energy from a renewable source such as wind, solar, or biomass. The contribution matches 100 percent...

2014-09-17 23:02:32

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Performs at the South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Join the South Carolina Aquarium and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for Saltwater Sounds, a special oceanic voyage combining beautiful sights and sounds especially for children. Beginning Saturday, September 20 at 9:30 a.m., children will be allowed to get hands-on in a special Instrument Petting Zoo where they can see, hear, and touch instruments with the help of...

2014-09-16 08:24:24

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University recently turned to aquarium innovator and leader SeaQuatic Aquariums when they needed a durable hydrodynamic tank for research testing. SeaQuatic Aquariums delivered this impressive and durable custom aquarium tank to Embry Riddle in 4 different sections and assembled it onsite. SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaQuatic Aquariums has built a tremendous reputation for its ability to create and install custom aquariums of a range of...

2014-09-06 23:02:12

One of the nation’s leading online retailers of discount aquarium supplies is approaching 1,000 SKU’s added to its catalog this year. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 There’s an old adage that says, “If you build it they will come” and thanks to Salty Supply’s addition of nearly 1,000 products or SKU’s to its catalog this year, having the ability to find the perfect aquarium supplies is now easier than ever before for customers. “We’re very excited about...

2014-08-26 00:21:20

SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarama is the leading biennial international ornamental fish, aquatic plants, invertebrates and accessories trade exhibition in the world (www.aquarama.com.sg). Throughout its history stretching back to 1989, it has attracted exhibitors, trade and public visitors from all corners of the globe. The 14th edition -- scheduled to run from 28-31 May 2015 in its traditional home of Singapore, will be no different -- with one important exception....

2014-08-18 23:02:11

SPHERE Corporation’s “The Capsule” pioneers electronic lifestyle decoration through fusing electronics, technology and art. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 SPHERE Corporation, a lifestyle design team, is currently in the investment phase for its newest design, “The Capsule." This designer aquarium display has already been awarded a Guinness World Record for “The World’s First Wireless Induction Powered Aquatic Toy." The aquarium is maintenance-free, lifestyle...

2014-08-04 23:09:08

EcoTech Marine Launches Its First Freshwater LED Light Fixture Allentown, PA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 EcoTech Marine is proud to announce its newest member of the Radion LED lighting line, the Radion XR15 FW. Available soon at your local fish store or favorite online retailer, EcoTech’s newest LED light is designed to meet the needs of the Freshwater tropical fish and planted aquarium hobbyist. The EcoTech Freshwater light will be sold under the EcoTech Freshwater brand name. Priced at...

2014-07-24 23:00:44

The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) is pleased to announce its nomination for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America. The Texas State Aquarium is one of 20 contenders vying for the top 10 spots, and is the only nominee from Texas. Corpus Christi, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) is pleased to announce its nomination for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America. The Texas State Aquarium is...

aquarium tropical fish trade
2014-07-21 04:23:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While watching brightly-colored fish flit about in an aquarium tends to be a calm and relaxing experience, monitoring exactly where those aquatic creatures came from and what methods were used to capture them is an entirely different story. According to Jane J. Lee of National Geographic, the aquarium fish trade “is a global industry with no centralized database to track what gets bought and sold, and with no central governing...


Latest Aquarium Reference Libraries

Chinese Fire Belly Newt, Cynops orientalis
2013-10-07 13:41:26

The Chinese Fire Belly Newt (Cynops orientalis) is a small black newt measuring about 2.2 to 4 inches. It has bright orange aposematic coloration on the ventral sides. C. orientalis is commonly seen in pet stores where it is frequently confused with the Japanese Fire Belly Newt (C. pyrrhogaster) because of similarities in size and in coloration. It typically exhibits smoother skin and a rounder tail than the C. pyrrhogaster, and has less obvious parotoid glands. They are mildly poisonous...

Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

Queen Triggerfish, Balistes vetula
2009-07-04 15:54:13

The Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula) is a reef dwelling fish that which resides in the Atlantic Ocean. This fish is sometimes kept in marine aquariums or caught as a gamefish. This fish is rather large and may grow to be about 24 inches. It is usually brown with blue lines on its head and fins. Due to its size and aggressive nature, the Queen Triggerfish is not the best choice for a marine aquarium. However, if provided its proper environment this fish may be an exuberant fish. Five...

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2007-04-13 19:44:35

The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a schooling community fish of family Cyprinidae and the sole member of the genus Balantiocheilos. This species is not a true shark, but is commonly called a "shark" because of its torpedo-shaped body and large fins. Native Habitat The Bala shark's native habitats include streams and rivers in Southeast Asia (Sumatra, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, etc.) Aquarium Care...

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2007-04-13 19:36:10

The Harlequin Rasbora is a small fish belonging to the Family Cyprinidae, subfamily Rasborinae, which was originally given the scientific name of Rasbora heteromorpha. The specific name heteromorpha, translating from the Greek as "differently shaped", alludes to the fact that the body shape of this species differs from that of other members of the genus Rasbora. As a consequence of this and assorted other factors (including the difference in breeding technique), the fish was assigned to a...

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