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Bettas in the Far North

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Pacific Coast Chillers

Pacific Coast chillers offer a great price, power and quality track record. These units are made with titanium heat exchangers. Digitally controlled for precise measurements of temperature. PC-CL-85 CL-85 Electronic PC-CL-280 Pacific dpist CL-280 1 10 HP PC-CL-300 Pacific Coast CL-3000 1 10 HP Chiller (dual temp) 399.95 PC-CL-450 Pacific Coast 1 6 HP PC-CL-650 Pacific Coast CL-650 1 4 HP Chiller (dual temp) 499.95 PC-C-050 Pacific Coast 1 2 HP Inline

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Ferent disciplines, including coral reef research, invertebrate zoology, educational research, aquaculture, formal and informal education and, of course, marine aquarium hobbyists. Why Breed Invertebrates Where's Nemo Some of you might be wondering, why breed invertebrates Why leave out fish What about poor little Nemo While Project DIBS members are certainly free to post any information about fish they breed, Project DIBS is not working to centralize information on fish breeding. There are...

Rescue

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Do we really have to hate phosj so much, or is it just misunderstood Any aquarist who has made it through a majll algaB bloom has a verympeCific opinion about phosphates they are bad. This opinioAis often considered gospel in the aquarium hobby and is frequently cited in hobby literature and on various message boards. The underlying rationale behind this assertion is that algae need phosphates to grow. If there are no phosphates in the aquarium, then algae will not grow. Following this logic,...

Reactor

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Ambler Pa Aquarium Society

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Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society

(CMAS) meets on the third Saturday, Sept. thru May 1 00 at the Schaumburg library. Speakers, swap meets, fragging workshop, field trips, newsletter, discussion forum and CMAS sponsoring dealer discounts. 15 annual dues. Visit www.cmas.net for more information. CIRCLE CITY AQUARIUM CLUB Monthly meetings with speakers, door prizes, auction and bowl shows. Fancy Fins is the bi-monthly publication. Inquiries, please write to 4816 E. 64th Indianapolis, IN 446205-0165. CircleCityaqclub yahoo.com...

Digital

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New Jersey

ALLQUATICS 4,000 sq. ft. of fresh- and saltwater fish, corals, african cichlids, discus, koi, plants, aquarium and pond supplies. Custom setups, installation and maintenance of aquariums and ponds. 3048 S. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ (Mercer Co) just outside of Trenton (609) 8883311 www.allquatics.com THE FISH TANK Aquatic superstore 14,000 gallons freshwater and saltwater fish. Large selection of coral, live rock, cichlids and koi. Offering installation maintenance. Open seven days. 249 Route 46...

Opportunities

The aquarium maintenance industry is booming Now's your opportunity to cash in and make a lot of money from a hobby you already enjoy. By installing and maintaining aquariums, I deposited 288,000 in 2001. My complete business plan and video package will guide you from start-up to success. Includes advertising materials, financial data, maintenance and rental contracts and much, much more. To be successful, you must be first, best and different - with Aquatech you can be all three. Visa MC Amex....

Illinois

AQUATICA (708) 633-REEF (7333). 16649 Oak Park Ave. (Unit D), Tinley Park, IL 60477. We carry a full selection of inverts, corals, live rock & supplies. Specializing in show size marine fish & sharks (bonnets, etc.) for the large aquarium enthusiast. Experienced staff on hand to answer all your questions. BEYOND THE REEF (847) 885-REEF (7333). 205 Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60195. Your marine aquarium specialists. Over 4,000 gallons of fish, inverts, corals & live rock from around the...

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Live Rock

All live rock that we sell goes straight from our airport to our large live rock pools. At this time we have 3 - 600 gallon pools with a 150 gallon common sump. We have 400watt I halide lighting over each pool. We have a calcium reactor and a huge, I mean huge MTC 3000 HSA skimmer to keep ammonia and nitrates down during curing. Then each pool has amp hnlnimum of 5000 gph of water flow circulating, plus our main 5000gph return pump to make all 3 pools share the common water so we can transfer...

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Red Sea Berlin Protein Skimmer

The worlds largest supplier of Protein Fractionators to the Commercial and Public Aquarium Industries Professional Aquatic Life Support Systems Available from distributors and fine retailers 1910 Pike Road Long mont, CO 80501 303-772-9969 100's of Public Aquariums Universities Research Institutions or Retail Stores Professional Aquatic Life Support Systems for your personal Marine Di ilay Accurate Level control with easily Guplicatable settings. Purrn and Filter operate in or out of reservoir...

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Problems With Coral Kingman Reef

Many hobbyists are first introduced to aquarium plants when purchasing packs of easy-to-grow plant bulbs that are available in some department stores. Hobbyists also discover what a rhizome is when they attach aquatic ferns and Anubias plants to wood by wrapping thread around that thick, horizontal, rootlike base that the leaves and roots grow from. These are important parts of the plant structure that are critical for storing nutrients and asexual reproduction. With a greater understanding of...

Caribsea

Hybrid Cichlids

Containing not only Calcium amp Carbonate, but essential trace elements as well. We are a full-line distributor of all CaribSea products including substrates and additives. For more information contact Reef Fanatic. The flowerhorn cichlid, a well-known hybrid cichlid, is ubiquitous in pet shops and fish stores around the country. These fecund fish pose a potential threat to both wild and captive natural cichlid species. construct any number of patterns, J luding not...

Food

DRY FOOD AND FROZEN FOOD Marc Weiss products, select fish videos and more. We have Mike Reed's Miracle Food and no BS fry food. For informations ordering, send SASE to Dept. FD, M. REED ENTERPRISES, P. Box 1930, Sutter Creil, CA 95685 mreed mreed.com www.mreed.com LIVE FOOD STARTER CULTURES Different species, fast service. Information, send SASE L.F.S. CULTURES, P.O. Box 607, University, MS 38677 662 236-4687 www.LFScultures.com KOI FEEDS Floating and sinking pellets, large krill,...

Freshwater And Marine Aquarium

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Cfl 14000k Light Spectrum

There are many 10000K and 20000K bulbs on the market. They are bulbs of lesser quality. When you want the best quality, ask for Hamilton's products. Full spectrum Metal Halide light most closely imitates natural sunlight. Best light for corals, enemones, invertebrates and plants. A must for acropora, stony corals, etc. Proper UV output promoting coral growth and vitamin production in fish. Very high color rendering index. HAMILTON 5000 5500K and 6500K - First generation aquarium Metal Halide...

Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society

meets last Friday of month at Phipps Garden RgSp Fifth an Bhady Ave. at 7 30 p.m. akers, auctions, raffles and more. Special ents. Call Mike Solito 412 571-2418 www. gpasi.org INTERNATIONAL BETTA CONGRESS Bimonthly publication annual convention access, to new and rare species show circuit technical assistance buy swap show-quality or breeding stock. For information, write IBC MEMBERSHIP, 923 Wadsworth St., Syracuse, NY 13208-2419 www.ibcbettas.org INTERNATIONAL FANCY GUPPY ASSOCIATION IFGA...

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Tetras Can Help Cycle Your Tank

These little fish are able to withstand different water types. I'm a fairly new aquarist, and I'm having a problem with one of my freshwater tanks. It is a 20-gallon setup filtered by a Penguin 170 filter with a biowheel. The tank contains no live plants. The problem is that the tank has not cycled after six weeks. I'm certain I caused the problem by putting too great a bioload on the system too soon. Within a week of setting up the tank, I added three platys, six neon tetras, one tri-color...

Tropical Fish Society Of Rhode Island

Meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 30 p.m. at the Letter Carrier Plaza. 174 Mayfield Ave. Cranston, RI www.petsforum. com tfsri THE ANGELFISH SOCIETY TAS A collection of angelfish enthusiasts who are interested in the advancement of our hobby through developing standards of excellence. Membership is 5 annually, which includes the quarterly FinTAStic newsletter. http theangelfishsociety.org AFISH CONVENTION November 9-11, 2007. Best Western Hotel, 1830 Route 25, Riverhead, NY....

Asociacion De Acuaristas De Aguadilla

Is an educational organization related to the aquarium hobby in Puerto Rico. Meetings are held the second Sunday of every month at Centro Comunal in Bo. Playuelas, Aguadilla. For information, contact Kenneth Orth at kenorth2003 yahoo.com BOSTON REEFERS SOCIETY Join the largest marine and reef keeping club in U.S. Regular monthly meetings, national speakers, trading of coral and livestock, tank tours, group discounts, raffles, annual auctions, educational workshops and local store discounts....

South Jersey Tropical Fish Association

meets the third Tuesday at 7 30 p.m. Guest speakers, raffles and auctions. 609 801-0393 njcichlidnut aol.com SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Established 1986. Dedicated to the advancement of the marine aquarium hobby. Field trips, guest speakers, raffles. Meets 3rd Friday every month 7 00, IHOP Restaurant, 1001 17th St, Santa Ana, California. Information at scmas.org or contact Marc Trimble mrctrimble yahoo.com TAMPA BAY REEF CLUB Meets 2 p.m., second Saturday of the month at a...

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In action and appearance these seem to be the most intelligent of the small Bermuda fish. This is perhaps unfairly enhanced by the hand and foot-like use of the pelvic fins, and the conspicuous, intelligent-looking eyes. Both in the tidepools and two to three fathoms down, which are their natural haunts, and in aquariums, they are quick, keen and fearless. They pay little attention to the approaching diver or to anyone watching close to the glass of the aquarium. I can personally vouch for this...

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Diseases Neon Blue Goby Fish

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Euac50

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