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  1. How To Rid Your Tank of Aiptasia

    by , 16-02-2012 at 21:42 (Coralswap's Official Blog)
    How to rid your tank of aiptasia

    Aiptasia anemones or commonly know as glass anemones are a common pest in saltwater and marine aquariums. They are usually introduced into people’s tanks as hitchhikers from new livestock, in particular new corals and live rock. The problem with aiptasia is that they can multiply extremely quickly and can be very difficult to get rid of once they have begun to take over your tank.

    They have a tendency to move themselves around to find ...
  2. Can sunscreen damage coral reefs?

    by , 15-01-2012 at 21:37 (Coralswap's Official Blog)
    "But spare a thought for the coral reefs. In the bad old days before I wisened up, I always slapped on plenty of sunscreen to sit out on the deck during surface intervals on a dive boat or to go for a snorkel. Like so many people, I assumed that because the ocean is so big, a few drops of sunscreen on my skin would have absolutely no effect on the reefs.

    I was WRONG. It is estimated that 5,000 tons of sunscreen are washed off from people and into the oceans each year. Common Chemicals ...
  3. A Corals Anatomy

    by , 08-01-2012 at 23:44 (Coralswap's Official Blog)
    You mаy hаve encountered thе term cnidarians oncе іn biology pеrhаps but yоu forgot thе meaning оf thе word. Let mе refresh yоur mind а bit wіth thе meaning оf thіs term. Cnidarians arе smаll grоup оf animals fоund іn thе sea аnd thе mоst common exаmplе оf thіѕ family-corals. Yes, thе uniquely-shaped ...
  4. Rare Seahorse Found In The River Thames, London

    by , 08-01-2012 at 23:42 (Coralswap's Official Blog)
    A rare seahorse has been found in the River Thames deep into London for the first time - suggesting a colony may be present.

    The short-snouted seahorse - which can grow up to 6in (15cm) long - was discovered in the river at Greenwich.

    Although they are found on the south coast this is the furthest upriver the species has been discovered.

    The fact this seahorse was a juvenile, just 5cm long, suggests a breeding colony may be in the river.

    Emma Barton, ...
  5. Inside A Coral Lab

    by , 08-01-2012 at 23:30 (Coralswap's Official Blog)

    Corals keep mystifying and challenging us, whether we are aquarists, divers or scientists. Our understanding of corals and their symbiotic organisms has been a long road, and knowledge of their biology is ever increasing. Even today, marine biologists are working hard to unravel the complex physiology of these amazing animals. The question however is: how do they do that?

    Download and print the pdf for more reading comfort.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Updated 08-01-2012 at 23:38 by Matt

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