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Hi, this is Anne Thynne. Not the famous marine biologist but I love the fact that we both share a common interest. I have been keeping fish in aquarium since my childhood. Back in 2007, I was introduced with the amazing world of aquascaping and reef keeping. Since then I studied a lot (still doing so) to learn the complex ecosystem inside an aquarium. But resources are very limited and most of the time it is not even the correct one. Hands on experience and discussing with fellow aquarists made me learn one or two things which I would like to share in this site.

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