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Reaching Out - Kudos to WAMAS Members

Posted by Chad , in Editorial 03 April 2011 · 0 views
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http://i172.photobuc...110319-1657.jpg WAMAS members after working hard to provide a local high school Oceanography class with a reef Recently, WAMAS member Dave Sun was asked to help save Joanna Kulczak's tanks, an avid aquarist who recently passed away. Arrangements were made for one of the tanks to be donated to a loc...


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Reef Photography (part 1)

Posted by Jon Lazar , in Photography 03 April 2011 · 0 views

http://inlinethumb14...S425x425Q85.jpg "Sorry for the bad pics-my fish wouldn't stand still for me.""These pics don't do my tank justice.""Corals look much better in person."How many times have we read posts like this while viewing a fellow reefer's attempts to faithfully capture a vi...


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Saltwater Fish Keeping Was an Adventure - Paul Baldassano

Posted by Chad , in General 03 April 2011 · 0 views

Saltwater fish keeping in the seventies and eighties was an adventure. It all started in 1971 when Peter Wilkens published his book in Germany titled "Saltwater Aquarium for Tropical Marine Invertebrates" (unfortunately it was not translated to English until the mid 80s). Very few stores sold saltwater fish and if they did, it was just Blue Devils...


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Adam's Algae 1: Overview

Posted by WaterDog , in Algae 03 April 2011 · 0 views

Algae Overview and Classification The term "algae" seems like a relatively scientific name for a group of organisms.  However, nothing could be further from the truth.  Algae are not plants at all.  Most species of algae used to be part of kingdom Protista, which has since been broken up into separate kingdom.  The word "algae" refers to a...


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A Closer Look: Amphipods

Posted by davelin315 , in Micro life 03 April 2011 · 0 views

http://i3.photobucke...1/Gammarus1.jpg Probably the most common and most visible microfauna of the reef aquarium are the amphipods of the Gammarus  genus.  There are over 200 different types of Gammarus  amphipods and, although I have never looked into which species are the most prevalent in our aquariums, I...


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Pistol Shrimp Behavior

Posted by Hilary , in Behavior 03 April 2011 · 0 views

http://i327.photobuc...rimpandGoby.jpg Crack!It is pretty easy to determine if your pistol shrimp is alive and well, even if you never see it.  Do you occasionally hear that pistol crack, and think that something important in your tank just broke?  Does your sand bed keep shifting around the bottom of your tank?  If so, your...


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The "Who's Who of WAMAS"

Posted by treesprite , in Social 03 April 2011 · 0 views

Welcome to the "Who's Who of WAMAS"! The purpose of this column is to promote the social aspect of WAMAS. We asked members to answer 5 questions, to provide us with information they felt would help other members get to know them better (some people answered more than 5 of them, but we had to set a limit). We present you below with a few of...


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Mixed Reef: Tips and Tricks of Soldering

Posted by Chad , in DIY 03 April 2011 · 0 views

Unless you have been living in your own cryptic refugium, it is unlikely that you have missed the impact that LEDs and other electronic DIY projects have made upon the hobby.  Perhaps you have considered trying one of these projects, but are a little intimidated by soldering?  Well, I am here to say that soldering is easily accomplished by a few simple te...





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