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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Are you Salty or Fresh? Pick a side: Meet Freshwater Hobbyists Ed, Willy and Scott

Meet some freshwater hobbyists from all over that are as passionate about the hobby as any aquarists you have ever met. Some of them have kept reef tanks and find interesting differences between the salty side and staying fresh.

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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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Cleanup Crew Allstars Part 1: Invertebrates

An aquarium is a closed system. As you feed your fish, waste builds up. Filtration and water changes help, but one of the best things you can do for a saltwater aquarium is hire a clean up crew (CUC for short).

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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 […]

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