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Issue #684 March 2013

Feature Articles

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

PURS T 0313 Adding Color to the Freshwater Aquarium: Over the Rainbow
Author: Philip Purser
PISO T 0313 Collecting with Creek Connection, Part 1: Learning About Local Waterways
Author: Zachary Piso
ASPI T 0313 Creating Your Own Live Rock (Full Article)
Live rock is readily available in stores and ...
Author: Richard Aspinall
HUNT T 0313 On the Money: Keeping Cowries in the Reef Aquarium
Author: Philip Hunt
WIEG T 0313 Plants That Bite Back: Keeping Carnivorous Plants (Full Article)
In 1875, Charles Darwin published an ...
Author: Joshua Wiegert
ROBE T 0313 Snorkeling in the Maldives (Full Article)
To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, my ...
Author: John Robertson
TAVA T 0313 The Cichlids of India
Author: Iggy Tavares
AMANO T 0313 Using Layout Materials to Simplify the Maintenance of the Nature Aquarium
Author: Takashi Amano


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AIA T 0313 An Elegant 5.5-Gallon Nano: Part 3, Using the Wabi-Sabi Technique
Author: Frank Wazeter
AJ T 0313 Ask Jack
Author: Jack Wattley
PT T 0313 Back to the Basics (with Some New Flavor): Vallisneria
Author: Amanda Wenger
CICH T 0313 Cichlid Gender Bender
Author: Ted Judy
GN T 0313 Putting Together Livestock Assortments for Small Systems
Author: Bob Fenner
ITL T 0313 The Brunei Beauty, Part 1: Background and Basic Care
Author: Mark Denaro
TSM T 0313 Triggerfishes in a Reef Aquarium?
Author: James Fatherree

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COVER T 0313

About the Cover

One of the greatest challenges in reefkeeping is knowing which fish and invertebrates can live together in harmony, and this challenge is only amplified in a nano setting. The 10-gallon nano reef on this month’s cover features a range of large-polyp stony corals, soft corals, and gorgonians. For more on this tank visit the TFH Extras blog at, and to learn more about how to set up a perfect coral garden of your own, check out “Going Nano” from one of our expert reefkeepers, Bob Fenner (p. 50). Photograph by Sabine Penisson

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Species Profiles

FOM T 0112 Black molly
Describer: N/A

Tip of the Month:

That some fish, like snakeheads of the genus Channa, can drown? Some species are so dependent on breathing air to supplement their gill respiration that if they are prevented from reaching the surface of the water, they will die from lack of oxygen.

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