Coral rising, a talk with the Whale and Tank Size Selection Pt.2. Jeremy added two new rock stars to his systems, a Swallowtail Angelfish and a Blonde Naso Tang. Peter got in some new amazing coral and has started dealing with some pests. All this and more on episode 131 of The Reef News Network! Listener Coupon Codes: Marine Depot 10% off your order REEFNEWS Reef Kinetics – $50 off ReefBot RKLOVES Show Watch 2020 Show Watch 2020 Greater Niagara – Canceled MACNA Phoenix Canceled RAP California Canceled RAP Orlando – Canceled AquaShella Dallas – Canceled Aquashella Chicago – Canceled RAP New York – Dec 12/13 Powered By: Fritz Aquatics: www.fritzaquatics.com ReefBreeders: www.reefbreeders.com Sicce: www.sicce.com/en/ Media Partners: Reefs.com: https://reefs.com/ Bahama Llama Coral: https://www.youtube.com/c/BahamaLlamaCoral Reef2Reef: www.reef2reef.com News: Jeremy- Corals Rising: Project Phoenix May Reveal Countless New Species. The traditional classification of corals is dead, says Prof Andrew Baird, from James Cook University, who led a recent scientific journey along the Great Barrier Reef, uncovering treasure troves of new, unidentified coral species. New molecular tools allow us to reinvent a new classification system on the ashes of the old. Hence, the name we have given to the research: Project Phoenix, he said. These are exciting times to be a coral taxonomist. What this means, essentially, is that new methods of DNA testing can target regions of the coral genome that are relevant to the specific research interests, allowing scientists to zero in on novel variants and better differentiate species. Many current coral species are predicted to turn into multiple true species, linked by their actual DNA profiles rather than physical appearance. Aquarists, divers, marine biologists: Be ready to have all your existing reference works on stony coral genera and species become obsolete. Dr. Andrea Quattrini, curator of corals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, developed the new genetic tool. She says it provides a way forward with plans to secure the future of coral reefs. http://bit.ly/newsJeremy131 Peter- Talks with Sicce Tip of the Week: If you are going into or already using one of the systems we talk about this week, take a look at a really clever tool we noticed over on Melev’s Reef. He is offering an acrylic heater hanging bracket. Clever design that can really help optimize some space in your sump. http://bit.ly/131JeremyTOW Main Topic: Tank Size Selection: Upgrade or add to the collection Pt. 2 Last week we talked Pico and Nano systems, this week we jump into standard, large and xl tanks. We will go over some of our favorite sizes and equipment for each size. Outro: Please like our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as subscribe to the Podcast Reef News Network: www.reefnewsnetwork.com Reef News Road Trip: https://bit.ly/2LZfoKd . Instagram: ReefNewsNetwork Hashtags to follow #ReefNewsNetwork , # , #nation Listener Calls: Go to: www.reefnewsnetwork.com click the tab on the right side of the page to leave us a voicemail. Reviews/Ratings: Reviews and Ratings help us reach new heights and continue to produce quality content, let us know how we are doing.