Hydor are a company who’s products we’ve used before and we have to say, we really like their approach. They are certainly always looking to bring new products to the aquarium market and strive to make reef-keeping easy. In terms of their flow pump range, although already offering some of the most compact and efficient models available, they continue to make their products smaller, reduce electricity consumption and increase water flow output.
Just announced, their new Koralia Nano 2200 achieves all this and is the smallest flow pump in the market to boot. This pump really is something special at just 6cm length while pumping up to 2200lph and consuming just 4 watts!
Widely regarded as market leaders in LED lighting technology for reef aquaria, EcoTech’s products are some of the most advanced and desirable available to today’s hobbyist. With a line-up that is constantly evolving to incorporate the very latest technology, we use this review to take a preliminary look at their latest and most compact LED light to date – the Radion XR15w Pro. Continue reading →
Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University, Australia, have discovered that sediment concentrations at levels found in plumes from dredging or floods can cause a significant delay in the development of clownfish larvae. As part of the study, researchers took five-day-old clownfish larvae and raised them under four different sediment levels. They observed that Continue reading →
As an update to the feature on our test tank in issue 43 of UltraMarine magazine way back in December 2013, we thought it was high time we put together another of our ‘black tank updates’ as the system has also recently passed the minor milestone of 18 months old. Plenty has happened since we wrote that update for UltraMarine, let alone over the last 12 months since our last update on here, so let’s dive right in before anything else happens! Continue reading →
A team that surveyed 16 oil or gas platforms and seven rocky reefs each year for 5 to 15 years, from 1995 to 2011, have concluded that fish are 27 times more productive under rigs than on reefs off the coast of California. And even when the Californian rigs are compared with natural marine habitats all around the world, they still boast about 10 times more fish. Continue reading →