Category Archives: World News

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.


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 […]


Giant isopod poops for the first time in two years

Staff at the Toba Aquarium, Japan, have found faecal matter in their giant isopod tank. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it weren’t for the fact that they haven’t seen a trace of poop in over two years, and these giant deepwater Pillbugs can go without food for six! Toba has been taking care […]


The Unforgettable Bob Fenner – One of the Founding Fathers of the Hobby

There is no denying Bob Fenner’s brilliance and genius. We in the marine aquarium hobby are lucky he chose our field to focus on and that he graciously shared his knowledge with us.


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 […]


PSA: Chloroquine Phosphate used in aquariums is not safe for human use

A recent press conference about FDA trials being done on a number of antimalarial therapies as a possible treatment for Covid-19 has caused a frenzy to buy these drugs.


Public Comment Invited by Aquaculture Science Planning Task Force In Support of Marine Fish Aquaculture

Share your ideas with The Subcommittee on Aquaculture to help them assess national needs for aquaculture research and assistance, coordinate aquaculture programs of Federal agencies, advance aquaculture R&D and technology transfer.


Control Pumps From All Your Favorite Brands With a Single Controller—See The Game-Changing CoralVue Hydros Wave Engine At Reef-A-Palooza Orlando This Weekend

The Hydros Wave Engine allows pumps from different brands to work together to provide an integrated flow management system. You can use a VorTech at one end of your tank and a Maxspect Gyre at the other—and have them work together!


DC Runner G2 Pumps Are a Hit With Hobbyists—We Talk With Aqua Medic’s Chad Wohlers About The Improvements They Made This Go-Round

Aqua Medic moved all the computer components from the pump into the controller itself. There have also been improvements made to the impeller and body designs that have resulted in near silent operation. Plus 0-10v connectivity!


Support Walt Smith’s Efforts to Save Our Oceans with Bula Buddies

Around the world, our oceans and seas are facing severe problems that we’ve never seen before. Our Coral Reefs are not only a source of inspiration but are also a highly valuable and delicate ecosystem.