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  1. 2 points
    You know it! That being said this is still a catastrophe for our industry. Hawaii has been and continues to be a model fishery for sustainability. All of the data produced by peer review has shown Hawaii to be one of the best fisheries in the world. Closing down collection there is not only not warranted by the data, it is also a HUGE step in the wrong direction for promotion of sustainable net caught fishes. With this fishery gone, other Indo Pacific fisheries now have no financial motivation to clean up their act, as they now will have a monopoly on pacific fishes. Moreover, removing industry staples such as the yellow tang will merely increase pressure on other species that can fill a similar role in aquaria. It was far better to have access to a verified sustainable fishery. While aquaculture of yellow tangs is beginning to take place, it is nowhere near sufficient to compensate. I myself am working with several endemic Hawaiian species, such as Potters Angels and Bandit Angels, however I will never be able to supply the market demand. This was a short sighted decision, based upon a lack of scientific literacy and emotion. Outfits such as Snorkel Bob have done a terrific job of spreading misinformation for years and it looks as if they may have just won. Don't underestimate the negative impact this will have on our hobby.
  2. 2 points
    Thank God for the advances in captive breeding.
  3. 1 point
    you have to ask yourself... how long could i pay someone to come to my house and clean my tank for 1k? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. 1 point
    I remember seeing this some time back actually, and it appears it still hasn't found its way to the market. While extremely innovative it would only work on 1 side, and the sacrifice would be having to have it in view at all times. I'm also wondering just how well that thing could scrape coraline off the glass, then again I guess if it's making a pass daily it would probably keep it from growing out. Just found the kickstarter here it appears to be going for $199.00 pre-sale, not bad for what Apex would charge you for the module and device
  5. 1 point
    http://www.moaidevices.com Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point
    any place is better than in your powerheads Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. 1 point
    i know allot of you folks don't want to hear it, but there are some very ugly sides to the industry. If you think everyone in the trade has the health of the fish in the forefront of your mind then you are sadly mistaken. I do not know what is going on in Hawaii but I do know that courts don't shut down an entire industry without some evidence to support it. If it puts pressure on people to decrease mortality I am all for it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. 1 point
    Great news ATA and Gill&Fin, I love it when a stores shipments just come in. It makes it for some fascinating livestock that have yet to be cherry picked through, and everyone knows a well stocked salt water reef store is reason enough to come out. Add in a BBQ, speaker, raffle, and your favorite PNWMAS reefer crew and it becomes something you don't want to miss. And In addition to the VorTech, I have been informed we will also be having raffle drawings for several mini coral frag packs including... A trio of some fine looking acroporas. And something for the Zoa lovers out there. AND, to go with the current Photo Of The Month scheme, we have a Big ol Softy shroom here up for grabs as well. It has some "Bounce" to it thats for sure..Me Likey very much
  9. 1 point
    But you don't have a tank to put it over so ........................... Were you tanning under it
  10. 1 point
    The key is sustainable for some reason the aquarium hobby gets attacked yet we take a tiny amount of fish compare to commercial fishing for food. there is no doubt there can be a profitable and sustainable industry here that is good for everyone involved
  11. 1 point
    Looking decent today, 2 more sides to go!!
  12. 1 point
    Jorge has officially lost his mind! Crazy deal.