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New Fish, Blue legs, Peppermint Shrimp...

We  have some really nice new fish including; Flame Angel (Fiji), Lyretail Male Anthias, Tank Raised Blue Hippo Tangs (SML), Royal Gramma, Blue Eyed Cardinals, Tank Raised True Perculas, Arc Eye hawkfish, Yellow Eye Kole Tang,  Red Sea Purple Tang, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Lubbocks Black Bar Fairy Wrasse, Red Fin Fairy Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse. Channel Brain, Two Beautiful Acros, Bonsai and Purple with Blue tip,  Orange Torch Coral.

We also have coming in Thursday, Skunk Cleaners, Coral Banded Shrimp, Fromia Starfish, Sand Sifting Starfish, Peppermint Shrimp and Blue Leg Hermits.  As always we are having a SALE on the Blue Legs.   50 blue leg hermits $30.00 while supplies last.

Algae Gen Phycopure , Tisbee Pods and Coral Smoothy are all coming in Thursday as well.

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We have some really nice new corals in including; Lrg Ultra Red Wellso, Toxic Hammer, Ultra Carpet Lobo, Aussi Ultra Gold Torch, Ultra Scolly, Ultra Red Wellso, Ultra Gold Hammer, Orange Linkia, Discosoma Mushrooms Blue, Wellso Green, Aussi Lord Acan, Red And Green mini maxi's, Gold Branching Hammers, Palm Trees, Colored Zoas, Yuma Recordia, LT Anemones, Feather Dusters, Pearl Bubbles, Colt Corals, Lobo Brains, Red Discosoma, Silk Coral, Cultured Torch Corals, Favia Brains, Alveopora, Duncans,Florida plume, Green Chromis, Diamond Goby, Yellow Flanked Wrasse, Whip Fin Fairy Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Bicolor Blenny, Mandrins.. Spotted and Psychedelic, Black Ocellaris, Carmel Clowns, Algae Blenny, Sailfin Tangs, Cardinals, Pipefish, Copperband Butterfly, Bluesided Fairy Wraase, Cleaner Shrimp, Fire Shrimp, Sandsifting Starfish, Tiger Nassarius Snails.

Come Check them all out,

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We have some really nice fish in including, Bi-Color Angel, Orange Anthias, Royal Gramma, Flame Tail Blenny, Green Chromis, Firefish goby, XL Mandrin, Green Mandrin, Citron Goby, Clown Goby, Green Clown Goby, Yellow Watchman Gobies, Yellow Dottyback, Adult Orange Shoulder Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Sailfin Tang, Yellow Hawaiian  Tang, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Dot-Dash Flasher Wrasses, Sixline Wrasse,  Neon Candy Cane, Orange Hammer, Yellow Polyps,  Benjamin Zoos.

Come in and Check them all out,   James Coral Connection Sarasota

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New Crazy Show Corals and New Fish...

Insane Metallic Red and Metallic Yellow Wellso Brain, Metallic Toxic Yellow Wellso Brain, Gold Aussi Branching Hammers, Yellow Green Fuzy Lobo, Metallic Green Cloves, Colored Zoas, Bright Metallic Orange Frogspawn, Green Candy Canes Colony LRG, LRG Blue Berry Seafan, LRG Metallic Green Duncan Colonies, Blue Mushrooms,  Fox Coral, Orange Silk Coral, Red and White Carnation, Alveopora, Green and White Cat Eye Bubble Coral, Pearl Bubble Coral, Quadricolor  Bubbletips, Heteractis Crispa Flat Anemone, Red Fromia Marble Star, Feather Dusters, Trochus Snails, Coral Beauty, Cardinal PJS, Yellow Flanked Fairy Wrasse, Diamond Goby, Randalli Female Anthias, Alleni Neon Damsels, Yellow Hawaiian Tang, TR Ocellaris Clowns, Black Ocellaris Clowns, Pacific Sailfin Tang XL, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse. XLG Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Fire Shrimp.

Come In and Check Them all out,  James Coral Connection Sarasota

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New Corals and Fish 3-11-15...

We have some really nice choice corals in from Seadwelling along with fish and a Hippo Clam.  Corals include; Aussi Strawberry Shortcake (Mike N.) , Ultra Aussi Hillae, Cultured Gold Eye Chalice, Huge purple Blasto, Wild Aussi Lobo, and unusual Cultured Acro, (Almost looks gold/orange).  Clam is a Hippo Clam, Fish include; Waitei Anthias, Yellow Watchman, Blue Hippo Tangs, Sixline Wrasses, Yellow Eye Haw. Tang.  Lrg Cleaner Shrimp, Lrg Orange Sponge.

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Lots of New Arrivals this Week 2-26-2015...

We have a lot of New Corals, Fish, AlgaGen Pods, Phycopure, Korallen-zucht products.    New Corals include Torch Corals ( Green, Gold and Yellow Green), Gold Branching Hammer, Blue Aussi Monti Cap, Ultra Grade Aussi Rainbow Acan, A grade Aussi Acan, Maricultured Platygyra Maze Brains, Aussi Ultra Chalice's, purple Green and Orange Meat Coral, Orange Cynarina, Red Wellso Brain, Blue Mushrooms, Florida Ricordea, Rainbow Yumas, Special Rhodactis Mushrooms.

New Fish include; Peppermint Shrimp, Emerald Crabs, Orange Anthias, Bi-Color Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Ocellaris Clowns, Black and White Clowns, Picasso Clowns, Green Chromis, Firefish Gobys, Green Mandrin Goby, Yellow Watchman, Dragon pipefish, Blue Hippo Tang, Yellow Hawaiian TAngs, Sailfin Tang, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Christmas Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse, McCosker Flasher Wrasse, elanarus Wrasse, Orange Back Fairy Wrasse (Male), Tri-Color Wrasse, Tri-Color Bubbletip Anemones, Ultra Mini Max Anemone, Coral Banded Shrimp, Fire Shrimp, Orange Linkia Starfish.

We also have Korallen-zucht in stock including, Nano Power Set, Cyano Clean, Amino Acid Concentrate, Amino Acid LPS, Coral Vitalizer, Coral Booster, Sponge Power, Pohl Xtra.

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We have some Great new fish in stock as well as choice new frags and Ultra pieces.  Fish include Orange Anthias, Ruby Red Dragonette, Copperband Butterfly, Davinci Snowfake Clowns, Firefish gobys, Purple Firefish, Golden Head Goby, Yasa Hashe Goby, Yellow Watchman Goby, Blonde Naso Tang, Blue Hippo Tang, Powder Blue Surgeon Tang, Red Sea Purple TAng, Sixline Wrasse, TriColor Wrasse.   Large Piece Corals; Red Purple Blue Lord Acan, Orange, Purple, Blue and Green Ultra Hillae, Green and Yellow Blasto, Purple and Metallic Orange Aussi Ultra Lobo, Blue Purple Orange Green Strange Scolly, Scarface Zoas,Radio Active Man Chalice, Ultra Acan Frag, Ultra Favia Frag, Tangerine Cyphastrrea Frag, Purple People Eater Cyph Frag, Ultra Chalice, Ultra Mushroom, Ultra Palys, Ultra Mycedium and Ultra Acro Frags.  Med-Lrg Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Limited Supply of blue leg hermits.

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New Show Pieces from Sea Dwelling Plum Crazy Cynarina ( Purple and Pink with a Metallic Green Mouth), Ultra Red Lord Acan, Rainbow Wellso Brain, Forest Green Tubastrea.  Sea Dwelling Frags;  Rainbow Echinata, Pink Porites, Red Velvet Lepto, Ultra Orange Chalice, Bleeding Heart Favia, Grinch Porites, Blood Red Chalice, Ultra Echinata, Red Chalice, Ultra Acro Frags, Ultra Teal Favia.   Show Size Acropora Fiji,  Pink Table, Pink purple and Green Table, Rainbow Staghorns, Green Yellow And Blue tip Table, Metallic Green Duncans, Birdnest, Acan Frags, Favia Frags, Bowerbanki Frags, Blasto Frags, Blue Mushrooms, Lobo Brains. Fish Include; Spliendid Dottyback, niger Trigger, Yellow mimic Tang, Coral Beauty,  Firefish goby,  Hawaiian Tang, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Neon Alleni Damsels, Blueside Fairy Wrasse, Banggi Cardinals, Ocellaris Clowns, Lyre Tail Anthia, male Lyre tail Anthias, Blue tail, Blue and Yellow Tail damsels, Royal Damsel.

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We have some nice stuff in including Rainbow Fire Urchins, Feather dusters, Dendronephthya, Silk Corals, Yellow Polyps, Ball Goniopora, Red minor Flower pot corals, Pagoda Stone cups, Rhodi Discoma Mushrooms, Colored Zoas, Acan Frags, Fiji Wild Acropora, Rainbow Staghorn Acros Aussi, Red and Purple Aussi Plate, Metallic Green and Pink Aussi Table Acropora, Cocoworms, Golden Maricultured Sponge, Male Anthias, Female Anthias, PJ cardinals, Chromis, BiColor angel, Diamond Goby, Red margin Wrasse, Gold Flank fairy Wrasse, Black Ocellaris, Copperband Butterfly, Coral Beauty, Stripe Squarelfish, Poma Angel.

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We have some really nice frags in from Seadweling Creatures as well as our fish, Including African Orange Anthias, Black and White Clowns, Dragon Pipefish (Nelson), Blue Hippo Tangs, Scopas Tang, Yellow Tangs, Christmas Wrasse, African Clown Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse, Bubbletip Anemones, Aussi Green Center Lobo, Purple polyp Yellow monti, Rainbow Chalice, Candy Apple Porites, Red Chalice, Golden Eye Lepto, Witches Brew Chalice, Ultra Rhodactis, Golden Eye lepto, Ultra Ric, Rainbow War Coral, Ultra Red Chalice, Radioactive Man Chalice, Devils Candy Favia, pink Chalice, Ultra Chalice, Rainbow Echinata, War Coral, Pink Eye Favia.

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New Fish and Coral in Stock 1-22-2015...

We have some Nice New Fish in and some hand selected Corals from Sea Dwelling Creatures as well Ray is up hand picking Corals as I write this blog so we will be fully stocked by the end of today (Thursday).  Fish include Orange Anthias, Midas Blennies, Ruby Red Dragonette, Copperband Butterfly, Green Chromis, Green Warpaint goby, Strawberry Pseudochromis, Blue Hippo Tangs, Clown Tang, Yellow Tangs, Christmas Wrasse, Tri-Color Fairy Wrasse, Bubbletip Anemone (Super Green M-L), Purple Eye Red Aussi Goni, Aussi Ultra Blasto, Super Yumas, Rainbow Wellsi Brain, Purple Acro, Cleaner Shrimp.

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We have some new fish and corals in today for the New Year.  Orange Anthias, Flame Tail Blenny, Ruby Red Dragonette, Tribal Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Citron Goby, Firefish goby, Yellow Watchman, Dragon Pipefish, Blue Hippo Tangs, Chevron Tang, Yellow Tang, Christmas Wrasse, Velvet Nudibranches, Gold Coral Banded Shrimp, Peppermint Shrimp, White sand Starfish, Aussi Mycedium Coral, Acan Maxima, Aussi Green Hammer, Cryto Green Candy canes, Jason Fox pink Booby Chalice, Mixed coral frags including several Jason Fox frags.

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New Fish and Corals from Sea Dwelling 12-30-14

We have some really nice new coral and fish in stock.   Scooter Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Ocellaris Clowns, Blk and White Clowns, Green Chromis, Firefish Goby, Yellow Watchman, Marine Beta, Strawberry Pseudochromis, Blue Hippo Tangs, Chevron Tang, Desjardini Sailfin TAng,Powder Blue Tang, Mystery Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse, Melanarus Wrasse, Tri -Color Wrasse, Pectina, Pink Goniopora Aussi, Aussi Elegance, Fungia Aussi, Toxic Aussi Mushroom, Aussi Honeycomb brain.

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Huge New Shipment in Stock Dec 19, 2014...

We have over 80 new corals in stock as well as new fish, including 7 Wellso Brains, 2 Cyphastrea (1 Rainbow), Goniopora, 9 Orange and Yellow Fat Head Dendros, 4 different Favias, 10 Mixed Aussi Acan Frags, 6 new Zoas, 3 Pearl Bubbles, Symphyllia Closed Brain, 8 Scolymia Aussi Brains, 10 Aussi Lobo brains, 11 Acropora Aussi, 1 Asteropora, 1 Monti Sp Aussi, 5 Pagoda Cups, @ Scroll Corasl Yellow, 3 Lobata Flower Pots, 2 Caulastrea Sp Trumpets, 5 Carnation Corals, 15  Different Mushroom Rocks, 3 Cabbage Corals, 4 Devil's Hand Leathers, 2 Sarcophyton Toadstool Leathers, Yellow Tangs, Sailfin tangs, Baggai Cardinals, P.J. Cardinals, Whipfin Fairy Wrasse, 1/2 Black Tang, Chocolate Tang, Emperor Angel, Algae Blenny, Spotted Hawkfish, Fiji Puffer, Triangulatas Trigger, Orange Shooulder Tang, Blue Spot Watchman.

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New fish in stock from SDC...

We have some really nice new fish in today including; Copperband Butterfly, lots of Ocellaris Clowns, Percula Clowns, Blk and White Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Blue Hippo Tang, Naso Tang, Chevron Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Red Sea Purple Tang, Yellow Tang, Bubbletip Anemones.

We also got a limited supply of the Neo-Therm heaters in stock one 25 watt, one 50 watt and one 100 watt.

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We have lots of new corals in stock including; Pagoda Cups, Yellow Hammer, Blue Green Sympodium, LT anemone, Orange Tube anemones, Cleaner Shrimp, Fat Head Dendros, FrogspawnFrags, Duncans, Blue Favia with Red/Pink Eyes, Red Goniopora, Ricordea Yuma,  Scolymia Brains Aussi, Hairy Mushroom Rock, Carnation Corals, Sarcophyton leather, Discus Mushrooms, Colt Coral, Giant Cup mushroom, Wellso Brains, Zoas, Emerald Crabs.

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Female Orange Anthias, Blk and White T.R. Ocellaris Clowns, Green Chromis, Yellow Watchman, Blue Hippo Tang, Chevron Tang, Desjardinii Sailfin Tang, Purple Red Sea Tang. Lineaatus Fairy Wrasse Australian, Sixline Wrasse, Tri-Color Fairy Erasse, Australian Balano Coral, Orange Yuma, Cultured Gorgonian, White Pom Pom Xenia, Aussi Lobo, Aussi Rainbow Prism Brain, Purple Blue Rhodi Mushrooms, Aussi Lobo Brain, Aussi Ultra Gold Torch, Nassarius Sand Snails, Spider Sponge Aussi, White Sand Sifting Starfish.

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Researchers will use a zebrafish model to search for new therapeutics that could block drug-seeking behavior.

Tropical fish can get hooked on opioids, too

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Zebrafish who were exposed to hydrocodone developed fiendish drug-seeking behavior as well as withdrawal when the drug was discontinued.

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What is the purpose of the bright red spots if not to serve as a display of toxicity?

How do reef fish recognize toxic prey?

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This gaudily colored nudibranch is toxic, and triggerfishes know it. But what markings on this nudibranch signal to fishes it is toxic? It's not what you may think. Here's a hint: Consistency matters.

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Scientists in the UK have observed a fascinating new fact about sex changing fish.

A better understanding of sex-changing fish

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Sequential hermaphroditism is a fairly rare thing ... unless you're a reef fish. From clownfish and damselfish to angelfish and wrasses, a new study explores the dynamics and implications of fish that can change sexes.

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This encouraging trend may be the result of education about proper stocking levels.

Fishkeeping trends mixed

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Polls tracking pet ownership show that the number of fishkeepers (particularly marine fishkeepers) have increased in the USA over the past five years. However, over the same time period, UK fishkeepers have declined substantially. How is the fishkeeping scene where you live?

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New Splatter Hammer is trying to compete with the Lava Lamp Discosomas for the spotlight. 
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Brittle stars are covered with thousands of light sensors

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Have you ever wondered how brittle stars hide from light without eyes? Scientists have now discovered the mechanism for their eyeless "vision": The skin on the arms and bodies of brittle stars are covered with thousands of photoreceptors.

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Contact #CoralConnectionSarasota to order smart aquarium devices.

New Doser Maxi Announced By GHL News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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The Doser 2.1 Maxi is an exciting new addition to GHL's growing list of smart aquarium devices. Like their other products that don't force you to buy into

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This is one of the few studies to explore how pollution from human activity impacts schooling behavior in fish.

Noise makes it hard for fish to school

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Marine aquarists have all experienced it: Reef fishes that naturally school simply refuse to in captivity? Common theories are that the lack of predators or the relatively small size of aquariums discourage schooling. A new study finds that noise plays a big role. Noisy water = less cohesive schooli...

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Epic #Reef Tank

Gravity-defying suspended reef aquarium!

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George Farmer filmed one of the most amazing reef setup we've ever laid eyes on. This massive reef tank was too heavy for the floors to support, so Ralph had them cantilevered from the ceiling joists!

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Intensely colored strain of Acropora florida

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In the world of aquarium stony corals, the 'Bali Green Slimer' has been the king of green SPS for more than twenty years, since the mid nineties. This part

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Let's Go To Vegas!

MACNA 2018 Will Be In Las Vegas For It's 30th Year News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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MACNA, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, will be in Las Vegas Nevada, September 7th to the 9th. If our math serves us correctly this will be

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There are now three more species added to the official record.

Three new crayfish species found in the Bluegrass State

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Three new big, beautiful crayfish species are described from neighboring streams found in the Kentucky Appalachians. Anyone up for an Appalachian crayfish biotope aquarium?

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New hermit crab uses live coral as its home

Just a hermit crab taking his coral for a walk

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Heteropsammia sp., otherwise known as "walking corals," can scoot around on the substrate thanks to spaghetti worms that live inside the coral's base. Now a new species of hermit crab has been also found to share this special relationship.

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#Seahorses

Seahorses Can Get Domesticated Too News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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Clownfish and some dottybacks may get the most attention in discussions of captive bred marine fish, and especially domesticated of aquarium species. But s

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#Coral #Micromussa

These Awesome 'Micromussa' Are Not Like The Others News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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For several years we've enjoyed a really cool coral that comes mostly from Western Australia which is both beautiful and intriguing. While these do look di

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Navigobius kaguya

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Navigobius has been one of our favorite groups of dartfish since the genus was erected in 2009. So it is with great pleasure that today we get to add anoth

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A new tetra with color-coded sexing

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Many tetras are difficult to sex. Often, differentiation comes down to fin lengths, subtle color deviations, or sometimes just the "fullness" of their bellies. But with Hyphessobrycon myrmex, the color between the sexes is unmistakable, and that's a good thing because this species is tiny.

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This study suggests that wild corals can continue to grow as summer temperature rise.

Study In Bermuda Found That Warmer Summer Water Can Speed Up Coral Growth News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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Bermuda A two-year study of coral growth rates in Bermuda, has shown a positive correlation between coral calcification rates and warmer summer ocean tempe

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One of the allures of reef tanks is to replicate a harmonious captive ecosystem in our homes.

Reefspy's charming 180 gallon mixed reef

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There hasn't been a whole lot of aquarium-relevant scientific papers published this month (or this year for that matter). Fortunately there are still a lot of really wonderful aquariums. This is Reefspy's 180g mixed reef. "True" mixed reef tanks are a rare breed these days, so we love it when we see...

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