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Hawaiian university scale up tank bred yellow tang programme Feb 11, 2021 11:54:06 am by ajm83
Some good news for the sustainability of our hobby

And a vid of the babies  8D
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Amwell aquatics Oct 24, 2019 1:01:59 am by Animal
Just thought I'd let you know that amwell aquatics which is based at thornwood Essex will be closing down for good .they are moving all their stock to their other shop in Cambridge
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Guppys oh my god. Oct 17, 2019 9:14:31 am by Animal
AS you all know I do love a challenge,I've got a friend in the USA that has set up a small test tank and has successfully acclimatised guppys to marine .
Why I don't know lol
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Another Palytoxin victim Aug 7, 2019 4:59:04 pm by ajm83
The adults, first hit by the toxins, spent one week in hospital. Katie's three girls, who were asleep, were discharged the day after.

Katie added: "We had gone on
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World Reef Day June 1st Jun 2, 2019 10:29:02 am by Gav
A little late , but thought I'd bring attention to this either way
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Calcium and Mag testing May 16, 2019 7:02:28 pm by geordie
Saw this write up and thought i would share,a bit of a way to go but sounds promising. Made in the USA you can google images and further write ups.

We didn't want to ann
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A.M Aquatics closed down Apr 19, 2019 2:35:30 pm by geordie
Hi a shame to see the above lfs has decided to call it a day,been shut a few weeks now. Always enjoyed a visit Ash and Alan always helpful, will be a miss.
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New : Redsea reefled Apr 4, 2019 2:42:42 pm by Gav
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