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Fall Edition 2011

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Reef Photography - Part 3

Leafy dragon seahorse from the Florida Aquarium, Tampa.So now you've finished snapping pics of all your favorite corals and fish, and you're ready to begin posting them to WAMAS. You've read through Part 1 on taking focused pictures, and Part 2 on composing an attractive photo, and you're ready to start uploading. Not so fast! If cameras worked as well as the human eye, your pictures would appear true to life in color, brightness, composition, and focus, and you'd have a bunch of wonderful me

Jon Lazar

Jon Lazar

 

Homemade Fish Food - Scott711

I have done a lot of reading on what food/ingredients are beneficial for both fish and coral. After gathering all of the information about quantity and quality of foods I came up with the following list of ingredients for my food:shrimpclamsscallopsoysterssquidmusselsmackerelaloe Verabloodwormsbrine shrimpbaby brinerotifers frozen/freeze driedPE mysis shrimpmysisprawn Roecyclopeezeoyster eggsspectrum small pelletsdecapsulated brine shrimpfreeze dried copepodsGolden Pearls 5-800 microns 6 differe

Chad

Chad

 

Marine Aquarium Disasters and How to Prevent Them (Part 2) - Scott L. Moore

THE ARTICLE: Major Pest InfestationsAsterina Starfish, Aiptasia, and FlatwormsMarine pests are numerous and some can cause a tank disaster. Coral eating nudibranches can wipe out corals very quickly.Mantis shrimp may eat small fish. Live rock often contains many interesting and beneficial hitchhikers but it can also import dangerous pests into a tank. The Asterina species with a bluish spot in the center will eat coralline algae. Acropora Red Bugs will kill expensive acropora corals. Flatworms a

Chad

Chad

 

Mixed Reef - Expanding Your DIY Horizons

A picture of an Arduino (mega 2560) card. Reefers seem to be almost any age, come from diverse backgrounds, and you might find one in any given professional field. One thing that we all seem to have in common is occasionally finding ourselves in a position where the ideal solution we are looking for cannot be found on store shelves. Of course, there also seems to be a desire to "just tinker with it" that we also seem to share.About six months ago I was researching do-it-yourself LED options to s

Chad

Chad

 

The "Who's Who" of WAMAS

Welcome to the "Who's Who of WAMAS"! The purpose of this column is to promote the social aspect of WAMAS. In this issue we have the pleasure of highlighting the personal sides of two of our fantastic sponsors!

treesprite

treesprite

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