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2013-07-31 23:18:43

A collaboration between experts in there fields have released an Aquatic LED light with custom spectral blend. Oakville, Ontario (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 LEDCanada.com, in collaboration with the aquarium experts at Oakville Reef Gallery, announces the launch of its GrowthStar™ AqauMax Aquarium Light. The culmination of years of research, AquaMax represents a new performance standard in aquarium lighting. Aquamax utilizes 12000K white, 430nm blue, 460nm blue, 405nm UV and 760nm Red LEDs....

2013-07-18 23:25:27

A Florida-based company has added a new light to their portfolio that provides uniform light and color blend. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 There’s an old adage that says what’s done in the dark will come to light, and thanks to a new Aqua illumination Hydra LED light sold by Salty Supply, those who use it will see maximum performance. “Combining the control of the AI Vega and unmatched power of the AI Sol, the AI Hydra brings a new level of performance,” said...

Oceans Of The Past Give Clues To The Future
2013-06-15 05:39:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The oceans of the past were quite different than the ones we see today. Ocean temperatures are increasing due to global warming, and these increases are harming marine food webs. Coastal dead zones are also being created by the run-off from fertilizers. An international team of researchers, led by McGill University, has completed the first global study of changes that occurred during the nitrogen cycle at the end of the last ice age....

2013-06-04 23:28:04

The co-owners of Portland Aquarium recently announced that all foster children would be allowed into the aquarium at no cost. Shortly after the announcement, the aquarium´s phones were flooded with calls requesting that the military be included in honor of this year´s Memorial Day holiday and the co-owners simply said“¦ “Yes.” Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 It was a regular week at Portland Aquarium when the co-owners made an announcement. They...

2013-06-02 23:16:41

Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. has expanded its sales and distribution in Nigeria and appointed new distributor for Nigeria and neighboring regions. (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 In Nigeria, the demand for automatic iron filtration systems is expanding along with the large number of wells being drilled. Iron in well water is a common occurrence in Nigeria. As the Nigerian economy expands and more wells are being drilled, the demand for advanced iron filtration systems continues to grow....

2013-04-12 16:01:57

Large helpers (nannies) in a cichlid fish allow the dominant male and female to reduce their personal contribution to their offspring and territory, according to new research published today in Functional Ecology. By removing the large helper for 30 days — which corresponds to one breeding cycle in this species — a team from the University of Bristol and the University of Bern (Switzerland) studied the investment strategies of the dominant pair and the survival of their brood,...


Latest Fishkeeping Reference Libraries

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...

800px-Capnella_sp
2012-04-03 17:35:45

Nephtheidae is a family of soft corals known as carnation corals, tree corals or colt soft corals. These corals are very striking and show a wide range of rich colors including red, pink, yellow and purple. These corals are mainly tree-like in that they branch out and have little knobs on the end of their rubbery branches. Another name given these animals are broccoli corals, due to the fact that their polyps retract in the daytime, giving them the resemblance of the vegetable. The polyps...

800px-Discosoma
2012-04-03 15:24:52

Discosoma (or Actinodiscus) is a genus of soft mushroom coral native to the Indian Ocean. This genus is sometimes incorrectly referred to as mushroom anemone or disc anemone. This coral is commonly collected and used worldwide in marine aquariums, where it is known to grow easily. There are 5 known species of mushroom coral: Actinodiscus dawydoffi, Actinodiscus fungiformis, Discosoma nummiforme, Actinodiscus rubraoris, and Actinodiscus unguja.

Zebra Plecostomus, Hypancistrus zebra
2009-07-04 16:10:42

The Zebra Plecostomus (Hypancistrus zebra) is a species of catfish that is frequently found in the Xingu River, which is a tributary of the Amazon River. The Zebra Plecostomus received its name because of its black and white stripes. In the early 1990s this fish was first identified. Brazil exported this fish in large numbers, regardless of this, the Zebra Plecostomus is not found on the IUCN red list. The Brazilian government did put a band on the exportation of this fish. Because of the...

Zebra Oto, Otocinclus cocama
2009-07-04 16:02:41

The Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama) is a fish from Peru. This fish is from the genus Otocinclus and is a family member of Loricariidae. In 2004, a tributary of the Rio Ucayali in Peru described the Zebra Oto. Relatives close to the Zebra Oto are O. mariae, O. huaorani, O. bororo, O. mura as well as the O. batmani. This fish is found in the Ucayali River in Peru and likely in the Maranon River. This fish is also found in clear water and mid-sized creeks. The Zebra Oto associate with...

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