New ‘zero bead’ seams look even better than ADA seams

News | 10th March 2014 | 1 comments

There is not much information available right now, but these images showing off the ‘zero bead’ seams on this nano aquarium made from 100% low iron glass (optiwhite) is just stunning. Has the infamous ADA aquariums been regulated to the top of a lesser league? (Photos from ACS).

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The great USA aquarium company merger

News | 10th March 2014 | 1 comments

A few weeks back, EcoTechMarine announced their merger with AquaIllumination (AI) (read the official release here from EcoTechMarine and here from AI). I got to thinking what this merger means for us, the end consumers and what the merger will mean for the reefkeeping/aquarium industry. By removing the competitive element between these two companies and allowing […]

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EU wants to ban the import of fish & coral

News | 7th March 2014 | 1 comments

A special #handsoffmyhobby campaign has been launched to get passionate marine and tropical aquarists to shout about what they love about keeping fish. The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) is warning that popular tropical marine and freshwater fish, corals and invertebrates could be under threat if a European lobbying group for animals is successful in […]

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Giesemann introduces Sunshift, pre-configured profiles & a support forum

News | 5th February 2014 | 1 comments

Long considered the must have lighting unit to hang over your glass box of reef fish and corals, Giesemann kind of faded into the background when the LED revolution smothered our hobby. In hindsight, the German based aquarium lighting company simply retreated into R&D mode to fine tune and refine their offerings, and on debut […]

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Fistafiltrations ‘Nano Drop’ reef tank makes an appearance

News | 3rd February 2014 | 2 comments

An image of the new ‘Nano drop’ acrylic tank has been doing the rounds. An interesting concept and while this has worked for some hobbyists such as Philippe Grosjean and his 175g (660litre) drop off reef and this new acrylic nano creation from will surely give us all new aquascaping ideas and challenges. “2ft long, 18″ […]

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News | 2nd February 2014 | 3 comments

This weekend saw the launch of, a new online reef community, headed up by renowned UK coral reef aquarist, Simon Garratt. You might know Simon’s experimental intertidal reef-flat biotope system he ran along with numerous articles you’ve seen penned by him or his great talks he gives on the subject of coral reefs. The key message […]

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