Archive for February, 2010
Aqueon, the parent company of Oceanic, All Glass Aquarium, and even Coralife, has released a brand new line of powerheads called the Aqueon Circulation Pumps. This new lineup has a whopping seven models, ranging in flow rates from 250 gph to 2500 gph. One model carries the Oceanic name and is apparently designed specifically for [...]
Jellyfish do not make good aquarium pets. They require a unique aquarium that prevents them from running into the glass and most do not live long in captivity. Some, like the upside-down jellyfish, require intense lighting as they rely on photosynthesis for nutrition.
Fresh on the heals of the Tahiti earthquake, Chile has been rocked by a magnitude 8.8 earthquake. On the surface, you might think what this has to do with the aquarium world. But to tie it in with our hobby, the earthquake has sent a tsunami in the direction of Hawaii, California and islands in [...]
Aquarium related events can be a great place to meet the people who bring you aquarium products and livestock. Many of these events feature special speakers who will also talk to people in the audience and share valuable information regarding the hobby.
The Next Wave aquarium conference is being held today at the Addison Convention Center and hosted by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Marine Aquarium Society, or DFWMAS for short. I unfortunately cannot make the event, but we do have an AquaNerd operative at the conference rubbing elbows with some of the aquarium industry’s finest, including Jim Walters, [...]
Several months back we discussed how to keep your aquarium running through a Hurricane. But now we have to tackle a new issue that is wreaking havoc on the eastern coast of the United States…and that is blizzards. Blizzards hit the US every year. Most of the time they are somewhat short lived, but this [...]
Be weary of the various knock-off equipment sold on eBay and other similar sites. The cheaper equipment may appear to be a good deal, but in reality they can cause stray voltage in your aquarium (powerheads/pumps) and some have even been known to catch on fire (lighting equipment).
The massive 2.6 million gallon aquarium at the Dubai Mall, which features the world’s largest acrylic window, has sprung a leak. Witnesses reported that a leak developed in a glass panel and that water had begun to puddle. Security quickly evacuated the portion of the mall where the aquarium is located, yet the crack continued [...]
Blizzards and other storms can be a disaster for aquariums. Be sure to keep a generator and several heaters on hand in case the power goes out and the tank gets too cold.
Image courtesy of NOAA Today at SeaWorld in Orlando, one of the world famous Killer Whales attacked a female trainer and killed her. The whale, nicknamed “Tilly”, apparently grabbed the trainer and tossed her around for several minutes, shortly before drowning her. The whale also has a controversial past. It was involved in a prior [...]