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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 […]

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 […]

New Dates Announced for the AGA 2020 International Aquascaping Contest

The AGA Aquatic Gardeners Association International Aquascaping Contest is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in August.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maxspect Jump skimmer is an Aeraqua Duo for half the price

The protein skimmer market is a saturated one and its hard to make a splash these days in a sea of brightly colored cone-shaped skimmers which work very well but are all pretty similar. Maxspect’s Aeraqua Duo did make a splash however, by redesigning the skimmer from the ground up and combining looks and great […]