IceCap Pod Habitat is a tiny box of potential

When you first look at the IceCap Pod Habitat you can’t help thinking its something that’s just been made for the sake of it. Copepods don’t naturally live in neat little tower blocks, and surely there’s something natural or already existing in your aquarium system which will do the same job? But the more you […]

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Lose the sinking feeling with Tunze Care Booster Algae Magnet Cleaner Floats

The most notable advance in algae magnets must surely be the invention of the floating magnet. Before that, if the two magnets came apart the wet side would plummet to the bottom of the tank, meaning a wet arm to retrieve it. Mag-Float changed all that and we’ve all had drier arms ever since.  So […]

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AquaMaxx roller filter is made to measure for Red Sea Reefer 170

The roller filter revolution continues as the first rollers produced to fit straight into popular aquarium lines start to appear. The AquaMaxx AF-RS170 roller is designed to fit and replace the filter sock on the Red Sea Reefer 170 aquarium, allowing owners to permanently remove the stock filter sock and obligatory hand-cleaning with it, in […]

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Eheim go wireless with the professionel 5e

Aquarium filter pioneers Eheim have upgraded their flagship models with the introduction of Wi-fi control. The professionel 5e external filter range follows on from the top-end 4e with a DC pump and speed/flow functions including constant flow, bio mode, pulse mode and manual mode. But this time you can control it on your smartphone and […]

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Hanna announce long-awaited Low Range Marine Nitrate tester

At last, the one we’ve all been waiting for, the Marine Nitrate Low Range Handheld Colorimeter from Hanna Instruments is finally here. One of the last pieces in the Hanna Marine Line puzzle, this quick and easy to use test offers reliable nitrate readings. Now we’ll be able to accurately monitor nitrate levels at home […]

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Maxspect Jump range expands with new MJ-L165 LED light

New products just keep on coming from the Maxspect stable, this time with the launch of the Maxspect Jump MJ-L165 LED lighting system. Like with their pumps and skimmers, Maxspect continue to take their own unique design direction and we’re liking the styling and features, yet lower price points, of the Jump range so far. […]

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Focustronic shows off Filtertronic roller filter concept

Focustronic, the makers of Alkatronic, Dosetronic and Mastertronic have today showed off a new roller filter concept on Facebook. Named the Filtertronic, the fleece filter is showed off on a Red Sea Reefer 250 sump illustration, replacing the supplied filter socks and their housing.  “We do things a little differently at Focustronic. We tell the […]

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Spread awareness on World Oceans Day, 8 June

Today is world oceans day, a day of raising awareness of the oceans, their importance to the planet and the massive threat they face from human activity. Don’t worry, reefers, it’s not you, the issues are much bigger than that like rising sea temperatures, pollution from single-use plastic, and overfishing for food. So 193 UN […]

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Reef A Palooza California 2020 postponed until next year

Sadly, but unsurprisingly, Reef A Palooza California has been cancelled in August this year. It will now be held next August 21 and 22, in 2021.  “We are all disappointed to inform you all that Reef A Palooza California 2020 is being postponed to August 21 & 22, 2021 due to the global uncertainties caused […]

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Larval Sunfish are some of the cutest things in the ocean

Sunfish are the largest bony fish in the world, reaching lengths of ten feet and weighing 5500lbs! But not much is known about the larval stages and trying to identify the five species that visit Australian waters has been difficult until now.  “Super-excitingly we have just genetically identified the first ever larva of the ‘giant […]

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