Sicce XStream SDC wave pump – reviewed

The wave pump market is a funny one. Everyone wants the newest, the most powerful and the most radical-looking wave pump they can get. And if I were to ask an on-trend reefer to name their top three wave-making pumps I bet the XStream SDC by Sicce wouldn’t be mentioned. But I’ve been running one […]

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AP9X has every good Kessil feature all rolled into one

The Kessil AP9X is a 185 watt Wi-Fi controllable LED light fixture suitable for SPS tanks up to 3×2’. That in itself doesn’t make it too different from any other high-end reef led light on the market, but its the combination of other features that will delight Kessil fans and also maybe convert potential buyers […]

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Whale sharks have armor on their eyes

A research article in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that Whale sharks have jagged, teeth-like scales on their eyes for extra protection when cruising through the oceans. Known as dermal denticles, Sharks have them all over their bodies to reduce drag (instead of normal fish scales,) but this was the first time that an […]

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Waterbox launch Peninsula Mini aquariums

Prolific aquarium company Waterbox has added another model to their extensive range. Named the Peninsula Mini, it comes in 15 and 25-gallon sizes, and with or without an AI Prime lighting package. If it’s a popular size or style of marine aquarium, you can bet Waterbox will either have it or will launch it in […]

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Aquarium fish breeding worth $41.3 million

The University of Florida has revealed the annual value of tropical fish aquaculture in the US was over $40 million in 2018.  They are well placed for the study as Florida is both the biggest fish breeder and the biggest seller of ornamental fish in America, with sales of those farmed fish generating $28.7 million […]

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AF Bio Sand is a totally different take on Live Sand

Live sands have been available for a long time, and share similar formats, packaging, and benefits. Clear bags contain bacteria covered aragonite sand and saltwater, and the sand/water/bacteria mix is simply poured into a new marine aquarium to help start the cycling process. Individual bags differ from being slightly damp to containing actual water, but […]

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Kamoer X1 PRO is their smallest WiFi dosing pump to date

As the name suggests the Kamoer X1 PRO WiFi dosing pump is an app-controlled single doser capable of administering your choice of liquid to your reef tank on demand. Its small size and small price point mean that you can now buy into auto dosing at an entry-level price but then daisy chain up to […]

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Freshwater Fish Conservation Program Manager wanted for wildlife charity

Global Wildlife Conservation is recruiting for someone to develop, manage and lead SHOAL in the US, and work to help prevent freshwater fish extinctions. “We are very excited to share a new opportunity, the partnership announced on its website. “Based in the US, Global Wildlife Conservation is hiring a new Freshwater Fish Program Manager in […]

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Nano-Tech Bio Plug is filter and frag plug in one

The award-winning manufacturer Maxspect continues on its path of uniqueness with the launch of the Nano-Tech Bio Plug. Made from the same porous material as Maxspect’s popular Bio-Blocks and Bio-Spheres, the new Nano-Tech frag plugs are quite different to standard ceramic plugs both in material and what they claim to do.  The porosity of the […]

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Smooth Handfish goes extinct

A species of handfish called Sympterichthys unipennis has been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The species was described after a single specimen was collected on an expedition to Australia in 1802. No other specimens have been seen or collected since that date so the IUCN have recently declared the species […]

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