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    Monthly Archives for October 2008

    It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

    Bittersweet Video | Genicanthus personatus caught on film

    Here’s a bittersweet video. I stongly disagree with their skewed message, however, as fellow aquarist and friend Mike C. pointed out to us, at ~ 3:45 there is a brief glimpse of a female Genicanthus personatus in the wild! I am sure the makers of this video did not imagine that saltwater aquarists would be […]

    Rare Fish | Tinkeri Hybrids – Chaetodon tinkeri, flavocoronatus, and burgessi

    The Roaops subgenus is a favorite of mine. These deepwater butterflies adapt well to captive conditions and generally eat immediately after being place in the aquarium. On top of that they are stunning fish with great personalities. For most aquarists, the unknown species of the subgenus is Chaetodon flavocoronatus. This beautiful fish has markings like C. […]

    Martin Lakin’s Stunning Reef Aquarium & Unique Aberrant Tang

    Martin Lackin’s reef was recently picked as UltimateReef’s Tank of the Month (TOTM) and rightfully so. It’s a beautiful mature aquarium filled with large corals and some unique fish. His most unusual specimen is what looks to be an aberrant Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas) or even a Scopas x Yellow hybrid. Since owning this fish Martin […]

    Rare Fish | True Chaetodontoplus personifer Hits Japan

    I know, I’ve been on a bit of a rare fish kick lately… but some exciting and rare fish have been popping up all over the map. Just recently a true Chaetodontoplus personifer made it’s way to BBOX Aquarium in Japan. BBOX is a highly respected fish store throughout Asia and gets in some amazing […]

    Reef Geek | New Dimmable T5 Retro Prototype

    At last weekend’s Reef-A-Palooza, Reef Geek (RG) displayed their own prototype T5 retrofit with dimming abilities. Word is there will be two options: a true retrofit or a premade readyfit “fixture”. It will be actively cooled and 100% dimmable! Expect the Retrofit to be available in January or February with the Readyfit coming shortly thereafter.  […]

    EcoTech Marine | Vortech MP40w

    The Vortech MP40w is EcoTech’s most powerful and advanced product to date. Using magnetic coupling clamps the motor is able to transmit motion through the glass of your aquarium. This means no drilling, no wires in the tank, and no heat added directly to the water via the motor.  Unlike the MP20, the MP40w has a […]