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    Teaching Grouper to Eat Lionfish

    180g reef, schuran calcium reactor, SWC extreme 250 skimmer, 5 x 250w metal halide

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    Great find !
    i'm sooo glad a fish has found a taste for these lionfish, they were becoming a real threat in the atlantic.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    It's nice to see the lions on the receiving end for a change!
    180g reef, schuran calcium reactor, SWC extreme 250 skimmer, 5 x 250w metal halide

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    ya... only a few fish should be at the top of the food chain, the lion's shouldn't be one of them :b2:

    the funny thing is lionfish usually dont run away from a confrontation..ahahah which will make easy meals for groupers.

    we might end up with obese groupers LOL

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Another grouper with a mouthful of lionfish

    http://www.floridasportsman.com/casts/10051/
    180g reef, schuran calcium reactor, SWC extreme 250 skimmer, 5 x 250w metal halide

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo View Post
    Interesting video.
    If you look at the left side of this site it shows and article that really upset me. "Mr. Gorbey... Tear down your tank!" in which aquarists are blamed for the destruction of all reefs. Not the first time I have read this inflamed styled story. Essentially the captain of the "SEA SHEPARD" (GREENPEACE) aka snorkel bob, blames the destruction of the reefs and habitats on anyone that has a fish tank. I support GREENPEACE and their efforts, but after reading his article, it has left a bad feeling. Here he is riding around in the EXON VALDEZ (Big DIEsel engine whaler) pointing the finger at us... I think most of us are buying cultered/frags anyways not wild stock.

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    yup.. sheer ignorance on his part.. with more and more fish entering wide breeding programs, and coral fraging and exchanging like never before. I think its the opposite, we stand a chance to capture a dying ecosystem and temporarily storing it all in our tanks and learning about these creatures along the way. also supporting MAC programs etc and other certified breeders and proper catching without cyanide.

    I think one of the worst things i saw again recently are those sharks killed only for their fins. Or that Japan gives out hundreds/thousands of hunting permits per year to "study" whales... what a joke !

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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