Following up recent teaser posts on Facebook page, TMC have just released the above video which finally reveals their mystery fish as….. a stunning juvenile Clarion Angel! If that’s not enough, this fish is also both captive-bred and displays an interesting pattern. No details on pricing are available at the moment but this fish is likley to command a four figure sum, and take note that it will ultimately require a very large aquarium.
It’s great to see this species being bred in captivity rather than plundered from the wild, and let’s hope that plenty more specimens become available.
Researching the amazing semi-conducting properties of the mineral molybdenite (MoS2) since 2011, a team led by Andras Kis of the EPFL Electrical Engineering Institute, Switzerland, has developed a prototype of an image sensor that incorporates the material and has the potential to improve sensor sensitivity by a factor of five. The development is reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Continue reading →
Following on from this post on reefbuilders back in April this year, we were interested to see some of these stunning dragonets made available to UK reefkeepers by one of our sponsors Ocean Corals recently.
Although debate continues as to the exact species, one can’t deny these are truly stunning fish and at £140 for the pair, the price isn’t outrageous either.
In case you were wondering why we’ve been a little quieter than usual over the last couple of weeks, we can now reveal that we’ve been working on a special project for our friends at Oasis Aquarium.
Voted the UKs ‘Marine Retailer of the Year’ by PFK magazine readers, we believe Oasis will be rolling out a new webiste in the very near future, and we’ve put together lots of images for the site, plus this short promotional video. Whether or not you’ve been to Oasis, take a moment to view the video and see just why this store is rated so highly!
With aquariums typically replacing 10 percent of their water volume per week to maintain proper water chemistry, this clearly wasn’t feasible for Georgia.
Eric Hall, the facility’s director of life-support systems explained ”Lots of our filtration processes are designed to mimic naturally occurring processes that take care of pollution. We mimic waves crashing on a beach with a protein skimmer to generate that familiar foam of dissolved organic carbon or waste”. The aquarium also sterilizes water with UV light, and disinfects by injecting it with ozone gas.
The comprehensive array of water-saving technologies has earned the aquarium numerous awards, and more importantly, reduced its potential water discharge from 1 million gallons a week to 25,000 gallons.