Archive for December, 2009
We just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Be safe, drive carefully, and don’t blow any fingers off while playing with fireworks.
Be careful with magnetic algae scrapers, especially on acrylic aquariums. If any sand grains or foreign debris gets trapped on the pads, the tank will scratch.
Japanese researchers have created a see-through goldfish. The fish isn’t completely clear, but the fish’s heart can be seen through the translucent tissue. What purpose do they serve? In Japan, the dissection of animals has become controversial. So to get around this, the researchers have gone way outside the box to bring us transparent animals. [...]
Voting for the January Tank of the Month contest ends tomorrow night at midnight! Be sure to vote on the AquaNerd forums and HERE on the blog. The winner will be announced January 1st and the writeup will soon follow. The winner of this month’s contest will receive a full line of aquavitro products from [...]
Here is some eye candy for all of you reef junkies. It’s the 800-gallon reef tank at Vivid Aquariums in California. The tank is full of a variety of reef fish and corals, including some glowing green Acropora corals. If you pay attention, you can even see the Royal Sea Apple…which isn’t a cheap invert.
When buying live rock from a fellow hobbyist, make sure to ask if the rock was ever in an aquarium treated with copper. The copper cannot be simply washed off. It stays in the rock and will slowly leach back into your aquarium, most likely killing crustaceans and corals.
As the year comes to a close, I would like to briefly review all of the exciting events that occurred. For starters, the AquaNerd community was established. Just 8 months ago, we started the AquaNerd Blog, which quickly grew and was revamped to include a better looking website and its very own forum. We had [...]
This week’s Picture of the Week is of a gorgeous gold tipped purple tube worm.
Gorgeous “Convict Chalice” coral from T&T Fish and Reptile I apologize for this being a week late. The week of Christmas was hectic.
Never remove glass heaters from the water while they are still plugged in. The heater will continue to heat up, and when you place it back into the water it will shatter.