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    Monthly Archives for March 2011

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

    Reef News: Radioactive Seawater in Japan, ORA Yellowlines, Aquarium Specialty Facelift, Bucket O’ Queens

    Water samples taken near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have exhibited radioactive caesium levels 24.8 times the established limit (established by Japanese authorities)while Iodine-131 has been measured 126.7 times greater said limit. What does this mean for Japan’s reefs and ocean life? [via ZeroHedge and WSJ.] ORA yellowline gobies are now available. Not a new release, […]

    JNS Puts A New Spin On BioPellet Reactors with Alpha Line

    JNS Alpha 2 BioPellet Reactor in action JNS has literally put a new spin on the BioPellet reactor. As every manufacturer does their best to standout from the crowd, JNS has opted to swirl water in a circular motion within the reactor to create a vortex like flow pattern. The result is a tornado of […]

    Chaetodon paucifasciatus, The Red Sea Endemic Reappears

    Chaetodon paucifasciatus is an exciting butterflyfish from the Red Sea that rarely makes it into the aquarium trade. C. paucifasciatus is a member of the “Xanthurus” complex, commonly known as the Pearlscale Butterflyfish complex, all of which are silver with chevron markings and a yellow to orange colored back. The Red Sea species however, differs […]

    New Tunze 6095 Coming Soon

    The Tunze 6095 Nanostream shares many stats [including dimensions] with the 6055, but has received a 4,500 l/h bump in performance. The 6095 Nanostream is capable of moving 10,000 l/h (2,640 gph) at just 20w of electrical consumption. The new design, coupled with last year’s improved vibration / noise dampening C-clamps, will surely be a popular item… just expect some wait time. Recent talks puts the 6095 on a fall release and a sub $300 price tag.

    Eric Yao’s HK Reef Gets TOTM Honors

    This month’s TOTM by ReefCentral has deservingly been awarded to Eric Yao’s vivid SPS reef. This Hong Kong based aquarium is the result of careful animal selection and a well balanced coralscape. Eric’s 175g reef utilizes powerful skimming via a Bubble King 250 Internal and enhanced nutrient export via ZeoVit. Specifically, Eric doses ZeoStart, ZeoBac, […]