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    by Published on 04-01-2016 01:09 AM
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    It's so simple, one has to wonder why no-one had thought of this before. Rod's Food is known for a variety of flavors, offering nutrition for tiny mouths all the way up to predator-size fish. Speaking to him recently, I found out that he's got a new blend coming out and this one will make every reefkeeper happy. What he's done is collected up all the known reef pests, carefully determined ideal ratios and created a new line that will help eliminate them once and for all. Here are some of the known ingredients:

    Red Planaria, Montipora-eating ...
    by Published on 08-25-2015 12:52 PM
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    MACNA is heading west for the first time in a very long time. I believe the last time it was in California, it was MACNA VIII. 18 or 19 years later, the San Diego Marine Aquarium Society secured the bid for 2016's Marine Aquarium Conference of North America. The link to the new website is: http://macnaconference.org/2016/

    by Published on 06-02-2014 02:50 PM
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    From the comfort of my living room in Fort Worth, Texas, it's not often that a story moves me personally to want to do more for our oceans than this one, featuring the efforts of Colin Foord. This three-page article is worthy of your time. At the time of this writing, he's working fervently to collect as many corals as he can off the coast of Miami before dredging commences. The clock is ticking. If I was based there, I'd grab my SCUBA gear and lend a hand myself if permitted.

    It's amazing that more people aren't intimately familiar with ...
    by Published on 05-25-2014 07:00 PM
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    Every year, MASNA (the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America) takes applications for budding marine biologists. If this is your desired field of expertise, MASNA may select you to be one of two recipients for a $4000 Student Scholarship. For 2014, one will be awarded to a college undergraduate student, the other to a college graduate student. Three well-respected companies are generously sponsoring the program. ...
    by Published on 03-11-2014 11:30 PM
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    When conference season rolls around, distributors release new products. For most hobbyists, we watch for such revelations at MACNA each fall, but tomorrow Global Pet Expo in Florida will be bustling with activity as the pet industry converges for three days for the 2014-2015 to showcase their wares. Check out this floor map - that looks insane! Those are all booths, including sponsors, international vendors, and of course the Everything Aquatic section.

    Cobalt Aquatics is rolling out their new expanded food line to include frozen cubes. For us Reef keepers, that includes foods targeting corals and also Non-Photo Synthetic systems. The tiny rotifers and zooplankton will reach those ...
    by Published on 02-24-2014 02:17 PM
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    The news that AI and Ecotech Marine merged on a development level spread quickly today. An email arrived at 10:15 a.m. and social media shared it swiftly into the reefing community.

    The official announcement:

    After reading the above, I reached out to Ecotech to get a little more information because it just didn't seem to mean anything to me if both parties continue to do business as before. Then what's the point of the merger?

    By combining the two separate Research & Development departments, costs can be lowered and create ...
    by Published on 01-13-2014 11:39 PM
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    This was originally posted on DFWMAS.org, and I found it to be very interesting and look forward to visiting in person one day. I hope you do as well:

    We are excited to be celebrating our 14th year in business! We feel that we are a unique company and contributor to the marine aquarium hobby! I thought I would share some information on our business with everyone. I am sure a lot of you are familiar with us as an online vendor but maybe you are not as familiar with everything we do as a company. For those of you that are not familiar with us we would like to get your attention!

    Our Aquaculture Facility/ Coral Farm

    We are located on the on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where we operate the nation's largest indoor coral farm and reef livestock retail and wholesale outlet. Our facility is the first and only inspected, licensed, and certified coral aquaculture facility in the state of Maryland. We have set up coral farms in the Solomon Islands and clam farms in French Polynesia. Dr. Mac, the owner of Pacific East Aquaculture is a Board-Certified veterinarian and has been a marine aquarium hobbyist since the 1960's. We have four full-time Biologist on staff and a group of 16 college interns who assist us on various research projects.

    Our retail outlet is a reef keeper's paradise! We house thousands of corals on a regular basis and are open for retail business 11-5 Eastern Monday-Saturday. ...

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