Review: NYOS® Organic Fish Food

Whether or not your fish are common or rare, affordable or expensive, we are sure you’ll agree that they all deserve the best care to ensure their health, growth and longevity in captivity, and a key ingredient in providing for this is of course, effective nutrition. Beyond filling your fishes bellies, the kind of food you choose can also have important ramifications on the wider health of your reef system. We were therefore interested to try samples of Nyos‘ organic soft ‘superfoods‘ which, beyond the intriguing main ingredient selection, seem to be really interesting products. So let’s take a closer look. Continue reading Review: NYOS® Organic Fish Food

Red Seadragon Is Spectacular New Species

A paper in the Royal Society Open Science has announced the discovery of a new species of seadragon. The Ruby Seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea) is named for its incredible bright-red coloring and was first noticed after a male was caught during a biodiversity trawling survey  in 2007. At first, scientists thought it was a weedy seadragon, but DNA analysis revealed it to be a completely new species. Continue reading Red Seadragon Is Spectacular New Species

New Sponsor: Elos

It gives us great pleasure to welcome a new sponsor to the site! With an uncompromising, quality-oriented approach, ELOS is a leading global manufacturer in the aquarium sector whose products offer unsurpassed quality, reliability and lasting value. Established for over 15 years, the company’s innovative solutions set the standard across a broad range of products including fish foods, water analysis, LED lighting, aquarium systems, protein skimmers, aquarium control systems and additives. With their products widely available, and on show in their AquaStudio at Charterhouse Aquatics in London, we’ll be getting involved and reviewing some of their offerings in the coming weeks.

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EcoTech VorTech ‘QuietDrive’ Pumps Announced

Rumour and speculation have been rife over the last couple of weeks but now the embargo has finally been  lifted, we can stop ‘keeping it quiet’ as it were, and bring you official details on the latest product development from our sponsor Ecotech Marine! We’ve studied the offical 16 page release at length so here are the key points. Continue reading EcoTech VorTech ‘QuietDrive’ Pumps Announced

Video: A Leisurely Look At One Of Our Fave Fishes

We’ve been pretty busy recently with a whole stack of product reviews but it was nice to grab a few minutes to process some of the HFR footage we’ve managed to capture in the odd spare minute. Filmed at 50fps, this particular clip is slowed down to 25fps and can be viewed at 1080p also. Resting in its favourite perch in a colony of Blue Montipora, our resident Flame Hawkfish is the perfect model for this kind of footage!

Review: Nyos Quantum 220 Skimmer

If you caught our recent unboxing review you’ll know that we installed this interesting skimmer on the test tank back in Autumn 2014. This is certainly a great looking skimmer and now that it’s been running for a good while we are in a position to give you more detail on how it stacks-up operationally (for technical details on the design of the skimmer, please read the unboxing review). Continue reading Review: Nyos Quantum 220 Skimmer

*EXCLUSIVE* Unboxed: Red Sea REEFER™ 170 Aquarium System

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Breaking the news of their launch back in November 2014 we’ve been eagerly anticipating the commercial release of Red Sea’s new REEFER line of rimless braceless aquaria, as we suspect have many of you! In advance of the imminent arrival of the first run we’ve managed to get our hands on the very first unit and in this unboxing review (of sorts) we’ll be taking a preliminary look at the key aspects of the set-up both aesthetic and functional. Whether or not you’ve placed an order already, are considering doing so, or are just plain interested in such a system for the future, we hope this review will prove useful and entertaining! Continue reading *EXCLUSIVE* Unboxed: Red Sea REEFER™ 170 Aquarium System