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Live Reef Cam at the Tennessee Aquarium

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

The Tennessee Aquarium has just made a live Reef Cam available online. With the support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, anyone can now follow the Secret Reef exhibit. The Secret Reef attempts to replicate the natural environment thousands of colorful reef fish, sharks, green sea turtles and more. Feel free to follow along, as you get a SCUBA diver’s view of the exhibit.

Note: it seems that at this time, you must use Internet Explorer or Firefox (which may require you to install a Windows Media Player plugin) in order to view the live cam.

Daily Deals and Discounts April 18, 2011

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Premium Aquatics: Danner Pro HY-Drive 6000 GPH Water Pump – Was: $299.89; Now only: $239.99
Salty Critter: Octopus Extreme 250 Skimmer, 2 Free ATB Large Pinwheels included!! Reg 479.00 Sale 374.99
Marine Depot: Save 31% on a Titanium Ground Probe, now only $11.99
That Pet Place: Save 88% on Angel Diet – Marine Angel – 16 oz. – Cubes – Frozen – Was: $11.99; Now only: $1.50
Bulk Reef Supply: 10% off Lignite Carbon

Octopus Exhibit Opening at SeaLife Aquarium is Postponed

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Remember us writing about SeaLife Aquarium using Ecoxotic LED Canons? Well, the Legoland next big move, is to open an Octopus Exhibit. But according to, the display, which was scheduled to be opened on on Friday, April 15th, has been postponed for a few days. The exhibit was named Octopus Garden, after the Beatles song, will be an interactive display featuring cephalopods, cuttlefish and nautilus. The delay is due to the octopi not liking their new home. Aquarium officials said that the various species are extremely sensitive to water and temperature changes and conditions, and park workers will be making adjustments in an attempt to achieve the right environment.

Apolemichthys arcuatus Video from Blue Harbor

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 10:11 am

The Black Banded Angelfish Apolemichthys arcuatus, also known as the Black Bandit Angelfish has a black line extending horizontally from over the eye to the end of the dorsal fin. The Black Banded Angelfish is hermaphroditic, meaning it has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female, and is pretty much impossible to to differentiate between male and female by coloration.

This particular one is available at Blue Harbor, is absolutely beautiful, and has been feeding on brine shrimp.

Don’t miss the NCPARS spring 2011 frag swap at the beautiful Williamsport, PA High School with awesome raffle items from, Jason Fox, MEI Crystal Sea salt, Aquatic Life, Premium Aquatics, Seachem, Avast Marine, DT’s phytoplankton, Hagen, Alga Gen, That Pet Place, Rod’s Food, Frag Farmer, Brightwell, Boston Aquafarms, Hamilton Lighting,, United Pet Group, Reed Mariculture, Marco Rocks, and many more.

Come to the swap to see the shining star of NCPAR’s School Tanks Program in the Williamsport High School. Through this program, NCPARS members help setup and maintain reef aquaria in their local schools. In some cases schools have provided generous financial support for aquarium setup. In others the tanks have been setup through individual donations. In Williamsport, the main tanks include a 300 gallon Marineland Deep Dimension reef and a 125 gallon reef. Two 65 reefs have specialty habitats for venomous fish and angels. Theyalso have two 90 gallon frag tanks and two 15 gallon acclimation tanks.

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