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Issue #665 August 2011

Feature Articles

Three select articles will be offered in their entirety each month, available to all visitors.

TAVA T 0811 A Cichlid from Arusha National Park, Tanzania
Author: Iggy Tavares, PhD
WING T 0811 A Guide to Repotting Pond Plants
Author: Kenneth Wingerter
ZUPO T 0811 Aquarium Science: An Empirical Approach to Marine Aquarium Filtration
Author: Valerio Zupo, PhD
WITT T 0811 Breeding Bundoon Blennies
Author: Matthew Wittenrich, PhD
FENN T 0811 Leopards for the Reef (Full Article)
The common name “leopard wrasses” ...
Author: Bob Fenner
ROSS T 0811 Make Your Reef Sunny
Author: Bill Rosser
DELK T 0811 Raising Synodontis Cats (Full Article)
Many people are familiar with the fish of the ...
Author: Michael Delk
Varying Characteristics of Layout Materials in the Nature Aquarium, Part 2: Driftwood
Author: Takashi Amano


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AIA T 0811 A 45-Gallon Paludarium for Freshwater Crabs, Part 4
Author: William Brissette
TR T 0811 A Look at the Cleaner Shrimps
Author: James Fatherree, MsC
AJ T 0811 Ask Jack
Author: Jack Wattley
CICH T 0811 Cichlid Survival
Author: Eric Hanneman, PhD
IR T 0811 Import Report
Author: Mark Denaro
GN T 0811 Karen Kees' Delightful Kitchen Nano
Author: Bob Fenner
PT T 0811 Unusual and Beautiful Water Nymphs
Author: Rhonda Wilson

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COVER T 0811

About the Cover

Looking for a little change of pace in your reef tank? The magnificent specimen on our cover is a sun coral Tubastraea sp., photographed in the wild. As nonphotosynthetic cnidarians, sun corals require careful feeding but can thrive under just about any lighting, from dim to reef-bright. With the proper care they can make a striking display, as Bill Rosser explains in this month's issue (p. 80).

photograph by Keoki Stender

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Species Profiles

FOM T 0811 Apteronotus albifrons
Describer: Linnaeus 1766

Tip of the Month:

Unless you have very soft water, you will eventually have to deal with "lime" buildup. When water evaporates, dissolved minerals are left behind as a white film or crust. A razor blade can remove much of the deposit, but this will scratch plastic badly. An easier and dust-free method for glass, plastic, or any other surface is to use a scrubbing pad dampened with household vinegar. The dilute acid quickly dissolves the minerals, and a thorough rinse removes any remaining vinegar.

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