Produced by NDR Media GmbH for German TV from 02/17/2013 this video gives us an interesting and worrying look at the practice of Dynamite fishing.
Founded over 20 years ago, Red Sea has evolved into a respected, global operation today which boasts a particularly strong research and development capability. As evidenced by their product line, this expertise allows them to meet their vision and provide ‘complete reef solutions’ that make reefkeeping both easier and far more enjoyable than ever. For example, in keeping with the company’s objective to empower hobbyists and to make successful reef-keeping accessible to a wider audience, they developed the highly regarded, ground-breaking range of MAX aquarium systems which are fully-equipped to support even the most delicate corals.
The work of Red Sea’s dedicated team of biologists, chemists and engineers, also brings great benefits to hobbyists worldwide. Their unique research into the biochemistry of corals, and their relationship with the surrounding seawater for example, resulted in the development of the Reef and Marine Care Programs (which we’ve personally used and reviewed on this site), and of course the new formulas of Red Sea and Coral Pro salts. Furthermore, Red Sea offers a range of other products including T5 light tubes & ozonisers/redox controllers, all of which bring their own revolutionary features combined with high performance and great value.
So, we are more than pleased that Red Sea have come on-board as our latest sponsor and we look forward to getting our hands on some of their very latest products for review purposes in the very near future. If, like us, you want more time to actually enjoy your reef, achieve long-term success and witness stunning results, have a look at their website by clicking the banner below!
We find the arrival of summer is always a great trigger for renewed enthusiasm and this year has proved to be no different. However, even taking advantage of the increasing daylight to get all those pesky jobs done in the house and garden, we still find there often aren’t enough hours in the day, and sometimes, despite our best intentions, our reefs have to take a back seat. Continue reading
Organisers of the relatively new aquatics exhibition ‘Aquatics Live’ have recently announced that the show, held at London’s Olympia since 2011, has been cancelled for this year due to lack of support.
Tom Spencer of On Show Productions told Practical Fishkeeping: “We have some very interesting new exhibitors such as Brightwell from the US and Dennerle, and many of our regular supporters have given us verbal commitments, but sadly not enough companies have signed up in advance to generate an adequate cash flow.”
On the brighter side the UKs most established and largest specialist aquatics exhibition Aqua 2013 still looks set to be a great event in October this year, and you can be sure that we’ll be there once more, bringing you the very latest news and reviews.
In case you didn’t notice, being May 4th yesterday, it was officially ‘Star Wars’ day. Given that, the Force certainly seemed to be with The Aquarium at Cockfields Farm as they showcased a stunning shipment of over 100 ‘out of this world’ maricultured SPS colonies from UK coral farm ReefWorks. Including some of the nicest plating montipora we’ve seen for a long time, this shipment looks set to raise the bar even higher at this store which is already one of the top outlets in the UK.
Even if you don’t have an aquarium, chances are at some time of the year you’ll experience the effects of condensation. In a house without adequate ventilation, cooking, drying clothes and even breathing all contributes to stagnant air, laden with moisture. Add to that an aquarium, particularly a reef system that may be open-topped and rely on evaporative cooling to maintain a stable temperature, and you could soon find you’ve got a serious mould problem. Continue reading