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March 2006

   

Update Highlights

Articles

A New Section named Aquarium Conservation Programme is created following an open invitation by Anton Lamboj

When the going gets tough... is a new article on medication by George J. Reclos and Marina Parha

A long way to go was added by Marina Parha

Mendel's Laws in our Tanks was added by George J. Reclos and Marina Parha

Reverse Osmosis – What it Is and How it Works was added by Ioannis Stellas

Setting up a 500 L discus tank was added by Babis Tsokas

A report on the Catfish Study Group (UK) Convention, 2006 was submitted by Marina Parha

A new chapter was added in the Dave's adventures  column by Dave Laubach

Presentation of CretAquarium (Thalassocosmos) - Public Aquarium by Thanassis Balaskas

More photos from Thalassocosmos were sent to us by Babis Tsokas

A new petshop ( Water Inn ) opens its gates in Athens by George J. Reclos

Update on my fishroom by George Reclos

Update on my 825 L office tank by George Reclos

Update on our Nikon gear by George Reclos

The "pH simplified" article has also been updated by George Reclos

Update The general information section as well as the African Cichlid information section have been edited and links to relevant articles were added.

Angeliki Soromani, supported by has started the translation of in German. You can click on the new icon in the navigation bar to see the shape of new things to come.

A collaboration between and has been established. The first articles and profiles are online this month.

Links to two worthy aquarium forums have been added in our links section (for Greek visitors only).

. We recently increased our storage space on our server to 2 GB and our bandwidth to 30 GB / month. Now we are able to include some video clips in . The sign means there is a video clip for you.

Some of the pictures shown in MCH have a much higher resolution than the 550 - 600 pixels (width) used up to now. Any time you see the  icon next to a picture there is a high resolution photo waiting for you (usually 1200 - 2000 pixels wide). Just click on the image to see it. We hope that this will add to your pleasure. 

New freshwater species

Pseudacanthicus sp. L025 - Scarlet pleco was added by George J. Reclos & Marina Parha

L200 profile was added by Marina Parha

Ancistrinae sp. L128 profile was added by Marina Parha

Acanthicus adonis profile was added by Marina Parha

Scobiancistrus aureatus profile was added by Marina Parha

Brachyplatystoma tigrinum was added by Antonis Roussos and Francesco Zezza

Dimidiochromis kiwinge was added by Fabio Callegari

Lethrinops oculatus was added by Fabio Callegari

Mylochromis labidodon was added by Fabio Callegari

Mylochromis mola was added by Fabio Callegari

Protomelas virgatus was added by Fabio Callegari

Protomelas heterodon was added by Fabio Callegari

Protomelas marginatus was added by Fabio Callegari

Taeniolethrinops preorbitalis was added by Fabio Callegari

New marine species

Acanthurus gahhm was added by George J. Reclos

Acanthurus olivaceus was added by George J. Reclos

Acanthurus sohal was added by George J. Reclos

Arusetta asfur was added by George J. Reclos

Cephalopholis miniata was added by George J. Reclos

Chaetodontoplus duboulayi was added by George J. Reclos

Cheilinus fasciatus was added by George J. Reclos

Nautilus pompilius was added by George J. Reclos

Pomacanthus annularis was added by George J. Reclos

Pomacanthus paru was added by George J. Reclos

Pomacanthus semicircularis was added by George J. Reclos

Pseudobalistes fuscus was added by George J. Reclos

Pygoplites diacanthus was added by George J. Reclos

Siganus magnifica was added by George J. Reclos

Cheilinus lunulatus was added by George J. Reclos

Choerodon anchorago was added by George J. Reclos

Melichthys indicus was added by George J. Reclos

Balistoides conspicillum was added by George J. Reclos

Amphiprion sebae  was added by George J. Reclos

Abalistes stellatus  was added by George J. Reclos

Bodianus pulchellus was added by George J. Reclos

Chaetodermis pencilligera was added by George J. Reclos

Parupeneus cyclostomus was added by George J. Reclos

Echeneis naucrates was added by George J. Reclos

Chaetodon semilarvatus was added by George J. Reclos

Acanthurus mata was added by George J. Reclos

Photo of the Month

Photos of the dominant Paretroplus menarambo male without a flash by George J. Reclos

Tank photos 

An update on the 360 L  Paratilapia sp. Andapa species tank.

Tank news 

George will start his final tank (around 700 liters) to be added to his collection - watch this section for regular updates on the progress.

Fish photos

New photos of Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus (L114), Synodontis flavitaeniatus, Scobiancistrus aureatus (by Marina Parha), photos of various discus, some photos of wild caught discus, a photo of Coius undecimradiatus photos of a male and female Ptychochromis sp. mangarahara, photos of Paretroplus nourissati, photos of Paretroplus maculatus, Paretroplus damii, new photos of my Cichlasoma festae, photo of Acanthurus leucosternon, Naso lituratus, Pomacanthus imperator, a photo of two Amphiprion percula, a photo of Altolamprologous calvus "White Chaitika" juveniles, were added by George J. Reclos. Some photos of  Lichnochromis acuticeps were also added by Fabio Callegari.

 Hobbyist Gallery 

"Hobbyist Gallery" is a section in which we will try to show photos and information from selected tanks all over the world. You can read more about it here and then take some photos and send them to us .

 Side Effects 

"Side Effects". Being a cichlid addict is more serious than you think. You love animals and plants and this - sometimes - doesn't end with fish keeping. What some of us keep apart from fish ? You can regularly visit this section to find more or perhaps send some good quality photo of your pets. Not fish - related (apart from the fact that all owners also own at least one tank !!).

 Macro & Nature photography 

This is a new section in which we will post photos of nature taken at normal or high magnification (close ups). You can read more about this section here. Please note that many  new photos were added this month - we have been really productive lately.

Books/ CDs / Videotapes

Some new books about cichlids are reviewed here.

New books of general interest are added here.

A number of new books on marine fishkeeping are reviewed here.

Books on other animals are reviewed here.

Field Guides for the Identification of Insects, Spiders and Plants are reviewed here.

Books about Photography are reviewed here.

New Awards

MCH has got a new award.

Links Section

A new section, entitled "links to acommodation places" was created for those wishing to visit some of the biotopes and fish collecting points. Please let us know if you find a broken link in this section.

Special Thanks 

Special thanks to all of you who have helped become a better place in the web. You can see the list of contributors all over the world here

 MCH in other languages

We are very proud to announce that is now officially available in Dutch (translated by Frank), Polish (translated by Marzenna Kielan) and Greek (translated by Andreas Iliopoulos).  Angeliki Soromani, with the support of  has started the German version of . You can get to those new  sites by clicking on the navigation bar at left.

The “Making our own Aquarium PU background" article has been translated in Hungarian by Paller Endre. You can find it here.

The All About Aquarium Lighting article was published in the Indian magazine "The Luminaires", Vol 3(2): 29-38, 2004

The "Which Tank Size will Fit my Fish ?" article was translated in Hebrew and can be found here : http://www.israquarium.co.il/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52

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