Scapers get your IAPLC entries in before May 31

It’s just days now until the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest 2020 closes for entries.  The IAPLC is the original aquascaping contest and was conceived by the late great Takashi Amano of Aqua Design Amano fame, the godfather of modern aquascaping. The largest aquascaping contest in the world, in its 20th year it now receives […]

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Sodwana seahorse is the first pygmy to be found off South Africa

A new species of pygmy seahorse has been described from South Africa.  Named Hippocampus nalu, its adult size is less than an inch long and its the first of its kind to be found outside Asia, with its closest known relatives living 5000 miles away. The name “nalu” is a fitting one as its the […]

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TMC Reef Pump Connect is a Bluetooth controlled return pump

Tropical Marine Centre have expanded the Reef Pump range with the release of Reef Pump Connect. Five models make up the range, turning over between 2500 and 10000lph or 660-2642gph, making the range suitable for a wide selection of aquarium sizes and applications.  Like many DC pumps, these feature variable speed control with 20 settings, […]

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MACNA 2020 this August is cancelled due to Covid-19

The Marine Conference of North America has been cancelled. The longest-running marine aquarium conference in the world was meant to be held from August 28-30 in Phoenix AZ this year, but due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, it’s been called off by its organisers.   The MASNA board of directors released the following statement this week: […]

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Aquaforest launch new PVC sump range

Polish specialist marine company Aquaforest has released a new range of sumps for marine aquariums. Available in 5 sizes, the sumps range from 20 to 36” in length and are aimed at aquariums from 195-595 litres or 51 to 157 gallons in volume, with a 735, 194 gallon model to come. Every sump consists of […]

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Maxspect launch MJ-GF Series Gyre Flow Pumps

European fans of gyre flow wave pumps will welcome the latest release from the Maxspect stable, the Maxspect Jump Gyre Flow pumps. Superficially similar to the well-known Gyres, the Jump uses the same form factor, crossflow and Sine Wave technologies to produce masses of flow and water movement, only in a stripped-back, one-pump-one-controller package. Control […]

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Watching fish reduces blood pressure study finds

Reductions in blood pressure and heart rate have been identified among people who watched the fish at an aquarium, according to a report in inews.co.uk. There was also a correlation between the number of fish viewed and the level of improvement.   The study was carried out by experts from the Ocean Conservation Trust, Plymouth University […]

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