Even Pharoah Took Swimming Lessons

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Even Pharoah Took Swimming Lessons By Julie Cremer   What do you think of when you hear the words, “Ancient Egypt?” You probably envision the massive, midday sun scorching an endless landscape of sand. The Great Pyramid rises up in the distant horizon dwarfing temples, houses and t he palace of the Pharaohs in its massive wake. Camels munch on whatever sustenance they can find while the locals cruise up and dow … [Read more...]

Coal and Fisheries Pose Grave Threat to Great Barrier Reef

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Coal and Fisheries Pose Grave Threat to Great Barrier Reef by Gabbie Baillargeon   Extending nearly 2,500 kilometers, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has always been presented as a pristine environment to blend ecotourism and wildlife freedom. People across the globe envision the Great Barrier Reef as a brilliant stretch of coral home to thousands of breathe-taking animals. Recently it has been publicized how co … [Read more...]

Aquatic Log Makes Tracking Water Parameters for your reef tank easy

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Aquatic Log Makes Tracking Water Parameters for your reef tank easy Full Review coming soon...   Here is a snap shot of our last 6 months of water parameters and a link to our tank on Aquatic Log.com … [Read more...]

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium celebrates the naming of Rescued Sea Otter Pup

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Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium celebrates the naming of Rescued Sea Otter Pup By: Ashley Gustafson The Shedd Aquarium of Chicago, IL, or more commonly referred to as “the Shedd” by its beloved members, staff, and Chicago family, is no stranger to animal rescue, adoption, and rehabilitation. Their latest addition is an orphaned, southern sea otter pup from Coastways Beach between San Mateo and Santa Cruz, California. This bab … [Read more...]

Why is the Melanurus Wrasse one of our favorite reef tank fish?

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Why is the Melanurus Wrasse one of our favorite reef tank fish? by Justin Hester When it comes to reef aquaria, there are hundreds if not thousands of fish to choose from. Most either fall into the category of "looking cool" or "doing something beneficial" in your reef aquarium. The melanurus wrasse in my opinion is one of the best in both categories. It can be one of your best friends as far as actively seeking out … [Read more...]

ReefNation in the Florida Keys 2014 Day 1

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ReefNation in the Florida Keys 2014 Day 1 Needing a break from chilly Chicago, we came down to Marathon in the Florida Keys a bit before the holidays.  Marathon is located halfway down the 120 miles chain of islands, called keys, on the southern part of Florida.  These Keys form the northern  sections of the Meso American Reef, which is the second largest in the world.  The keys stretch from Panama up through Central Amer … [Read more...]

Featured Product of the Month: Praziquantel Coral and Fish Dip

Aquarium Praziquantel Treatment - Fresh & Saltwater 8.45oz / 250ml

Featured Product of the Month:  Praziquantel Coral and Fish Dip Walk into your local fish store and ask for something to use as a coral dip and more than likely Praziquantel (Prazi for short), wont be the first thing that is recommended to you.  Products like Coral Rx, etc etc  have garnered much of the coral dipping buzz in recent years and non aquarium products like Bayer complete are widely used as well.  Prazi has b … [Read more...]

Petco to aquire Dr’s Foster and Smith ( including Live Aquaria)

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Petco to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith ( including Live Aquaria) Shortly after the workday on Wednesday ended, the news broke that Petco, one of the nations leading pet retailers had bought the Rhinelander based Drs. Foster and Smith.  As is standard procedure, both Petco and DFS announced that the move would be "business as usual"  with both companies looking to grow their operations, but just what the future plans will … [Read more...]

New Coral Frags Available 11-21-2014

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New Coral Frags Available 11-21-2014 Here are some shots of a few new corals we are growing here at ReefNation.  Look for them later this week in our Store.  We have a handful of each ready to go so please email us at sales@reefnation.com  or PM us on Facebook asap to reserve your frags. … [Read more...]

Bristle Worms: Friend of Foe?

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Bristle Worms:  Friend of Foe? by Justin Hester The bristle worms that many of us see in our reef tanks can get right up there with spiders in terms of their fear factor, but like most other "scary"  creatures in nature, once you learn about their biology, their outward appearance usually makes more sense. To this day, I still crack up when I see people's first encounter with bristle worms documented on a post or a F … [Read more...]