Reef Threads Podcast #181


A little full-tank-shot eye candy.

A little full-tank-shot eye candy.

We’re back once again. This week we talk about reef chemistry, sand-sifting animals, restoring a neglected tank, and external stressors. We hope you enjoy the show and will share it with others. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

Stressing from the outside


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #180


When the chemistry is right, corals show off all of their color and texture.

When the chemistry is right, corals show off all of their color and texture.

It’s Reef Chemistry Week at Reef Threads and, to lead the discussion, we have with us one of the leading experts in reef-aquarium chemistry. Craig Bingman joins us to talk about the various aspects of saltwater chemistry, what happens to that chemistry in an aquarium, how to maintain proper chemical balance, and what techniques work best for different aquarium sizes. We hope you enjoy the discussion and are more than confident you’ll learn something, regardless of your experience level. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

The Collected Work of Craig Bingman


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #179


Jawfish are a great addition to a reef tank, but put a lit on it.

Jawfish are a great addition to a reef tank, but put a lid on it.

It’s time for our weekly gabfest about the reef-aquarium hobby. Subjects this week include the Boston Reef Society, kalkwasser, making tank choices, water-change equipment, and minimalist tanks. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

Minimal equipment

Aqueon Water Changer


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #178


The Dragonface pipe fish that lived to 6.5 weeks. More to come from Kathy with this species.

The Dragonface pipe fish that lived to 6.5 weeks. More to come from Kathy with this species.

Renowned fish breeder Kathy Leahy joins us this week to talk about her long and successful history in the hobby. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

Kathy’s Clowns

MBI Workshop


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #177


Some Turbinaria polyps.

Some Turbinaria polyps.

The Evangelist drags her flunky along for yet another podcast about the reef-aquarium hobby. We spread the word this week about the Marine Breeders Institute workshop, phosphate removal with lanthanum chloride, Kathy’s Clowns and pipefish breeding, kalkwasser, dismantling and rebuilding a reef aquarium, and maintaining and designing plumbing. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

MBI Workshop

Kathy’s Clowns

Jose Dieck’s Reef Calculator

20,000-gal. private reef

Central Florida Aquarium Society


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #176


A multi-colored trach.

A multi-colored trach from a LFS.

We return from the big Jubilee podcast to talk about the reef-aquarium hobby once again. This week’s subjects include the Marine Breeders Institute workshop, ich and aiptasia, euthanizing and disposing of fish, light-dark cycles, and stupid mistakes. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

MBI Workshop

Light-dark animal cycles

Stupid stuff we do


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #175


Colored sticks up close.

Colored sticks up close.

It’s our 175th podcast, also known as the Queen’s Plasma Centennial Jubilee podcast. This week we bring you a small bucketload of semi-interesting to absolutely fascinating discussion items about the reef-aquarium hobby, including NERAC events, Long Island Aquarium, collecting shore shrimp, Todd Gardner, Richard Ross and designer/feeder clownfish, instant-cycle goop from the Tanked people, and bottled bacteria. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

Long Island Aquarium

Feeding designer clownfish

Kathy’s Clowns

Instant Tanked solutions


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #174


Trach swirls and twirls

Trach swirls and twirls

We return once again, this time to discuss captive-bred-fish economics, the role of limited-edition corals in the hobby’s future, can you ever be completely happy with your tank, and whether hobbyists focus too much on equipment. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

Captive-bred fish economics

LE corals ruining hobby?

Grumpy Scott Fellman


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #173


The Aurelia jellyfish aquarium, developed by Reef Eden International.

The Aurelia jellyfish aquarium, developed by Reef Eden International.

It’s guest week once again! This week we welcome Simon Garratt, originator of the Coral Reef Aquarist website and owner of Reef Eden International. In our discussion with Simon we talk about experimental tanks, the Coral Reef Aquarist website, sharing information in the hobby, Reef Eden International, keeping jellyfish, and hobby trends in Europe. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

Coral Reef Aquarist website

Reef Eden International


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #172


A Prisma Canvas creation.

A Prisma Canvas creation.

It’s guest week! For this podcast, we welcome Christine’s dad, Phil Williams, to talk about building tank stands. We also talk about Christine’s new fish, CFAS’s Immersed Aquaculture Art Gallery Exhibit, Prisma Canvas, and Karen Talbot. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

ORA website

CFLAS aquaculture exhibit

Aquatic artists


 

Photos of Christine’s stand.

The finished stand.

The finished stand.

"Carcass" with top and floor.

“Carcass” with top and floor.

End view of carcass, showing back panel.

End view of carcass, showing back panel.

Completed stand with exterior panels in place.

Completed stand with exterior panels in place.

End/back-side view of completed stand.

End/back-side view of completed stand.

Interior detail.

Interior detail.

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