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The days of having to choose between either unrealistic bone white dry rock, dirty dead reef rock or potentially pest-laden oceanic live rock are well and truly over with a number of manufacturers now offering realistic artificial reef rock. In this review, we take a look at the latest product in Caribsea’s already tried and tested life rock range… life rock ‘shapes’.
Somatic Aquaristik offers complete solutions for systems smaller than 400 litres.
The brand focuses on size specific solutions that solve common challenges of keeping smaller reef aquariums. Somatic products have numerical designations reflecting their optimal system rating in US-gallons. Our goal is to remove the mystery and complexities of the hobby allowing both entry level and advanced hobbyist enjoy successful reef keeping.
We also realise not every aquarist has the same goals and aspiration, for that reason we design our modular products. Somatic products are geared towards achieving the hobbyist goals by endless customisation possibilities. We utilise practical production methods, components and material to ensure our products do not become the cost prohibitive factor for masses to enjoy this amazing hobby.
With all that in mind Somatic Aquaristik employs; “Aquatic Peace of Mind” as its motto.
The first Somatic System released; “System 60” focuses on systems ranging from 180 to 300 liters in size with the optimal rating of 200 Liters Heavy Bio load systems. System 60 can be purchased as a complete solution or selected components for maximum customisations.
Red Sea recently announced the upcoming Spring launch of their new Peninsula and XXL models, meeting the needs of advanced hobbyists seeking larger, more sophisticated reef systems. Click below to read the full release!
If you noticed our teaser pic on Facebook you’ll be aware that we recently acquired one of the new Max Nano systems from Red Sea. In this unboxing review we’ll give you our initial thoughts on the overall package before we begin the set-up process. Continue reading Unboxed: Red Sea Max Nano→
Evolution Aqua, the multi award-winning British manufacturer, has secured exclusive UK distribution of Reef Life Support Systems (RLSS) and Waveline aquatic products.
Itself a multi-award-winning company, Canadian based H2O Systems Inc, owner of the Waveline and RLSS brands, is well known around the world as one of the pioneers of developing DC pumps for aquariums and for their ground breaking, revolutionary protein skimmer designs.
“Waveline is a great fit for us,” said Jeremy Gay, Business Development manager at EA. “Like us they have their own, privately owned and operated factory and do all their own research and development in house. This has already led to many leading DC pump and DC skimmer product releases, and Waveline RLSS lead in the marine equipment market, where others follow.”
Waveline and RLSS join the ever growing Evolution Aqua aquarium product portfolio which includes Kessil, eaReef, eaReefPro, PURE Reef Balance, The Aquascaper and PURE Aquarium brands. Many more product releases are promised for late 2016 / early 2017 including the Kessil A80 LED light, PURE Aquarium Bomb, the evoUV Aquarium Steriliser and the much anticipated Waveline Wavepuck reef flow pump.
When the original gyre hit the market back in late 2014 we were among the first to review one running in a ‘real world’ reef setting. Now, nearly 2 years down the line, we are happy to report that we’ve kept our unit as a permanent fixture and to be fair it hasn’t missed a beat (even with perhaps less than ideal cleaning frequency on our part). We were pretty excited therefore when we learned that an updated controller was due to be launched, and duly registered our enthusiasm to test out a prototype unit. This controller is also capable of running two gyre units, something previously only attainable with a programmed third party device.
The all new MAX® NANO features the very latest in reef-keeping technology including AI’s Prime HD LED lighting with integrated Wi-Fi control, REEF-SPEC® filtration and circulation systems, an Automatic Top-Off unit and an easy access power center. NANO in name only, this 45cm/20” rimless, ultra-clear glass cube has all of the advanced REEF-SPEC® features that are the hallmark of the MAX® range of complete reef systems. Continue reading Red Sea launches the MAX® NANO→
Red Sea is delighted to offer a new 22kg refill bag for its popular 22kg/660 litre bucket of Coral Pro Salt, providing you with a significant saving while also continuing our efforts to reduce packaging waste.
Coral Pro Salt is widely recognised as the optimal salt for SPS and LPS coral growth. This is due to both its natural properties, which provide “the living reef in every harvested grain” and to the unique formulation which is based upon years of scientific research into the requirements of corals in aquaria.
Red Sea’s research clearly shows that the formulation of Coral Pro Salt, with its elevated yet balanced levels of the foundation elements (Calcium, Carbonates and Magnesium), enables corals to maximise their growth of strong, aragonite skeletons in an energy-efficient manner and with a reduced requirement for initial supplementation of the foundation elements. This provides a cost-saving for hobbyists while delivering great results.
The new 22kg Coral Pro bag is available from all good Red Sea dealers, with a Mrp of £53.99.
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