International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2020 results announced

The Oscars of the Aquascaping world happened yesterday, albeit digitally because the Nature Aquarium Party that should have been was canceled due to Covid-19.

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How to Lower pH in the Aquarium

Is the pH in your reef aquarium too high? Don’t panic or reach for a pH adjuster just yet. Before doing anything it’s important to understand the fundamentals of pH and the factors that affect it in your tank. Relax! This isn’t going to be a chemistry lesson and there’s no math involved. Here’s what […]

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Register now for MACNA 2020 Online! Aug 28-30

Sign up now for MACNA 2020 online, with free events including Women in Reefing Happy Hour and Celebrity Reef Battle

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3D printed products are the future of reefkeeping

When it comes to reefkeeping, technology is a wonderful thing. It helps us power and control our tanks, helps us communicate and learn, and even notifies us if there’s a problem.

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Blog: Why are all new marine tanks the same?

Shop for a new off-the-shelf reef tank these days and I wager it will have the following features: Rimless open top, low iron glass, and minimalist cabinet. It may be long, shallow, cube, peninsula, or even a drop-off, but its fundamental design will be the same. Consumers and manufacturers have both come to this happy […]

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Reviewed: Sicce Syncra SDC multifunction pump

Syncra SDC is Italian pump manufacturer Sicce’s flagship return pump model. The company is known for very reliable AC pumps and is the go-to OEM pump for many aquarium and equipment manufacturers but as the name suggests, this one is DC.  There are three models in the range, 6.0, 7.0, and 9.0, delivering adjustable flow […]

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K+ bio-media matures faster due to the unique manufacturing process

Fans of moving bed aquarium filters will be pleased to hear that their favourite K1 bioreactor media is now available with a larger surface area and matures more quickly too. Named K+, the new biological media is superficially similar to K1, being designed to self-clean when tumbled as well as harbouring those all-important quiet zones […]

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New species of stingray described from the tropical South-Western Atlantic

We asked ichthyologist Flavia F Petean Ph.D. about Hypanus berthalutzae, and the women’s rights campaigner it’s named after. Was the species previously known or mistaken as something else (another already described species,) before you described it? It used to be the widely distributed species Hypanus americanus, which was thought to occur from New Jersey (USA) […]

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Components Pro from Aquaforest is twice the strength of Component 1+2+3+

Component 1+ 2+ 3+ is fast becoming a dosing staple with reefers around the world because of its ease of use and reliability. A ready-mixed Balling Light solution, you simply set up auto dosing based on your KH consumption and then dose equal amounts from all three 5 litre/1.32 gallon drums. The only criticism from […]

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The Dr. Seuss is one seriously cool soapfish

Another Dr. Seuss has been spotted on the Facebook page of Filipino marine exporter RVS Fishworld Inc. One of the rarest and most sought after marine imports in the world this alluring deepwater species is known for its odd looks, Dr. Seuss moniker, and $6000 price tag. Full-grown at just 6.2cm/2 ½” that’s $1000 per […]

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