Free fish guard with every Nero pump from now on

As from today, all Nero pumps will be manufactured and shipped complete with the new fish guard. 

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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 […]

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The G5 Radion diffuser is here!

The most radically different Radion light ever just further enhanced its appeal with the launch of the G5 diffuser. Available for all G5 XR15 and XR30 models, the new diffuser enables further flexibility in modifying light output by diffusing colour mixing and further balancing intensity with only a small reduction in PAR. Magnet mounting, EcoTech’s […]

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So, you think you can take pictures. Can you take SMOKing reef pictures?

Get a yellow filter, that will improve your reef aquarium photography instantly. If you can’t, see if your camera has a custom white balance setting and set it to the highest Kelvin number possible (usually 10K).

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Vectra and Vortech firmware change to Mobius on June 1st

The news we’ve all been waiting for from EcoTech Marine is here. From June 1st all Vortech and Vectra pumps will be manufactured with Mobius firmware installed. That means that the latest pumps will be controllable via the Mobius app alongside recent generation Radion LED lights, and the all-conquering Versa dosing pump. So no more […]

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Scapers get your IAPLC entries in before May 31

It’s just days now until the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest 2020 closes for entries.  The IAPLC is the original aquascaping contest and was conceived by the late great Takashi Amano of Aqua Design Amano fame, the godfather of modern aquascaping. The largest aquascaping contest in the world, in its 20th year it now receives […]

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Sodwana seahorse is the first pygmy to be found off South Africa

A new species of pygmy seahorse has been described from South Africa.  Named Hippocampus nalu, its adult size is less than an inch long and its the first of its kind to be found outside Asia, with its closest known relatives living 5000 miles away. The name “nalu” is a fitting one as its the […]

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TMC Reef Pump Connect is a Bluetooth controlled return pump

Tropical Marine Centre have expanded the Reef Pump range with the release of Reef Pump Connect. Five models make up the range, turning over between 2500 and 10000lph or 660-2642gph, making the range suitable for a wide selection of aquarium sizes and applications.  Like many DC pumps, these feature variable speed control with 20 settings, […]

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MACNA 2020 this August is cancelled due to Covid-19

The Marine Conference of North America has been cancelled. The longest-running marine aquarium conference in the world was meant to be held from August 28-30 in Phoenix AZ this year, but due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, it’s been called off by its organisers.   The MASNA board of directors released the following statement this week: […]

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Aquaforest launch new PVC sump range

Polish specialist marine company Aquaforest has released a new range of sumps for marine aquariums. Available in 5 sizes, the sumps range from 20 to 36” in length and are aimed at aquariums from 195-595 litres or 51 to 157 gallons in volume, with a 735, 194 gallon model to come. Every sump consists of […]

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