Reef Threads Hiatus


Life, travel, and scheduling have ganged up on us. As a result, we’re going to take a brief hiatus from our weekly shows. We’ll return in June. Thanks to all who listen regularly and we apologize that you won’t have your weekly dose of Reef Threads for a few weeks.
Gary and Christine

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No podcast this week


Schedule conflicts prevented us from recording a show this week. We’ll be back next week.

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Reef Threads Podcast #315


Robert LaFlure’s towel.

This week’s topics are Robert LaFlure’s new towel and algae. Robert’s towel is an entertaining story and Christine cooks up an idea that can help spread the word about our hobby.
Algae is a problem for everyone at one time or another. In response to a listener request, we address algae growth in our aquariums and what to do to keep it in check.

Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Reef Threads Podcast #314


Craig Bingman talks about alkalinity, Ca, and Mg in this week’s podcast.

Craig Bingman returns to us this week for an extensive look at calcium, alkalinity, magnesium, and how they work together to make coral skeleton. If you want a better understanding of the chemistry that’s happening in your reef aquarium, this is the show for you.

Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Reef Threads Podcast #313


Paradise Aquatics, Kansas City, MO

We return this week to chat with chat with Evie Lyn Ebling who, with her husband, owns Paradise Aquatics in Kansas City, MO. Join us to hear about their store and how they handle livestock, maintenance experiences, and trends Evie is seeing in the hobby. It’s a great look behind the scenes of a LFS.

Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

A view of Paradise Aquatics.

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Paradise Aquatics
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Paradise Aquatics on Facebook
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Video tour of Paradise Aquatics

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Reef Threads Podcast #312


Captive-bred Coral Beauty from Biota, available from LiveAquaria, Diver’s Den. Photo courtesy Diver’s Den

This week is a short follow-up discussion about marine fish breeding. We talk more about Todd, Kathy Leahy’s work and her Reefs Magazine article, and look at all of the captive-bred/raised fish that are now commercially available from Diver’s Den and several wholesale sources. We encourage everyone to buy captive-raised marine fish whenever possible. You’ll save money. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Reef Threads Podcast #311


Gramma dejongi, captive bred and raised by Todd Gardner.

Todd Gardner, MASNA Aquarist of the Year and one of the hobby’s leading marine fish breeders joins us to announce that he is the first person to import, raise, and successfully breed Gramma dejongi. Hear how Todd acquired six of these beautiful fish and his efforts to breed and get larvae to settle. He also talks about his teaching efforts, a generous donation from the Washington Area Marine Aquarium Society, and his success in breeding and raising to market size Rainfordia opercularis, the flathead perch. Don’t miss this exciting show in which Todd shares how he, once again, has made marine fish breeding history. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Reef Threads Podcast #310


MACNA 2017, August 25 to 27, New Orleans

It’s time for another discussion about the reef-aquarium world. This week’s subjects include MACNA 2017, introducing new fish, and quarantining. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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MACNA 2017
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Introducing new fish
Life After Purchase: A Guide to Introducing New Fish to Your Aquarium’s Social Dynamics, Paul Poeschl, Saltwater Smarts

Sterilizing quarantine tanks
How to sterilize a quarantine tank, Melypr, Reef2Reef

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Reef Threads Podcast #309


Dana Riddle can help you grow corals quicker.

We’re back, because that’s what we do. This week’s topics include more about Chris Maupin’s research, Dana Riddle’s research, and jet-lagged corals. We hope you enjoy the show. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Grow corals quickly
How to Grow Corals Quicker, Part II, Combined effects of velocity and alkalinity, Dana Riddle, Advanced Aquarist

Jet-lagged corals
Stony Corals suffer jet lag, too, Leonard Ho, Advanced Aquarist

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Reef Threads Podcast #308


Chris Maupin talks about studying the coral skeletons of large-mass corals such as these.

It’s time for another podcast. This week Chris Maupin, PhD, returns to talk about his work as a stable-isotope geochemist, oceanographer, and paleoclimatologist. Our discussion focuses on how climate scientists measure CO2 levels using coral skeletons and the work they do to help us understand climate change and global warming. It’s a wide-ranging discussion that will give you a new perspective on the importance of corals and the impact of greenhouse gases on the ocean and our global environment. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Chris Maupin’s website
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