Announces Best of 2012 Award Winners

Seachem was presented with the award for Best Supplements at the Reef-A-Palooza aquarium show October 21 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA., the world’s largest aquarium supply store, announced the winners of their second annual Best of Awards which honor the top brands and products in the aquarium industry.

Twelve winners were presented with beveled teardrop-shaped awards during the world’s largest aquarium show, Reef-A-Palooza, October 20-21 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA.

“We are witnessing a renaissance in aquarium product innovation,” said Ben Ros, Director of Operations for “The Best of Awards are a way we can help hobbyists distinguish which brands go above and beyond the norm to create exceptional products and back them with quality customer support.”

More than 180 brands from across the globe were considered for the Best of Awards, which recognize aquarium supply manufacturers and products that have demonstrated outstanding performance throughout a one-year period.

Innovative Marine was presented with awards for Best Nano Aquarium and Best Tank Gadget.

Newcomer Innovative Marine, founded in 2011 by industry stalwart Steve Yim, earned Best Nano Aquarium and Best Tank Gadget honors.

“It is an honor to be named among the aquatic industry’s elite not once, but twice,” said Yim. “It feels great to be recognized for building quality equipment and putting the customer first.”

Product winners were selected based upon key performance metrics including sales volume, internet searches, website searches, customer rankings and call center data.

Neptune Systems, creators of the Apex aquarium controller line, took home the Reef-A-Palooza Best in Show award for the second consecutive year.

READ  Reefer Deluxe 525 XL Tank Build #4: GHL ProfiLux 4 Setup and Mounting

“Since 1995, Neptune Systems has put everything we have into being the leading innovator in aquarium control and monitoring technology. 2013 and beyond will be no different,” said said Terence Fugazzi, Neptune Systems Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “However, in addition to pushing forward technology innovation, we are now upping our game in our marketing efforts as well as all things related to user experience. We appreciate the recognition has given us two years in a row for our efforts.”

Below is the complete list of Best of 2012 award winners:

“The Best of Awards are largely determined by the aquarium keepers that use and love these products,” revealed Ros. “We merely compiled the data points to shed light on which items customers can expect to get the greatest value and performance from.”

For more information about the Best of 2012 Awards winners, please click here.