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Interview with Waveline Part 1: the early days of their DC pumps

I recently attended the China International Pet Show, CIPS, in Guangzhou China. Guangzhou is the home of many aquarium manufacturers, including Waveline, maker of the first widely used DC water pumps. Eddie and Daniel greeted me with open arms and instantly made me feel welcomed in a place far from home. The first full hour … Read More

Take our Black Friday shopping survey!

Black Friday is right around the corner! Not only is this a great time to get a new toaster or TV, it is a great time to grab some deals around the aquarium. We wanted to see how you, the hobbyist, is planning when it comes to this shopping period. If you have a minute … Read More

An insight into documentary film making with Richard Fitzpatrick

The best things in life often come unscripted and unplanned, brought upon by sweet serendipitous moments that take you by surprise. While visiting Cairns Marine earlier this month, we were treated to an enchanting encounter with one of documentary filmmaking’s biggest names. Case in point, our rendezvous with Richard Fitzpatrick in Australia. … Read More

Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine transitioning to bimonthly format

Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine is shifting from a monthly publication to a bimonthly format beginning with the upcoming September issue, now becoming the September/October 2015 issue. One good bit of news however, is if you sign up by today (July 31), you can get 12 print issues (two years worth) and the digital format for … Read More

Take our latest survey: The rise of the “connected” aquarium

With the growth of the connected home, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the “connected” aquarium with our latest survey. Click here or on the image below to answer a few questions about how internet-enabled aquarium devices are becoming the norm. Whether its via WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet or cellular connectivity, … Read More

Q&A with Victor and Lou of World Wide Corals

World Wide Corals has long been one of our favorite livestock providers and whenever we get the opportunity to visit the store in Florida, we make sure to take advantage of it. We were able to sit down with WWC chief operating officer Lou Shiavo and co-founder Victor Fornari to learn a bit more about them … Read More

Texas State Aquarium suffers massive die-off after treatment for parasites

The Texas State Aquarium is suffering considerable losses in some displays after an attempt to treat parasites lead to a massive die-off Tuesday night. The aquarium in Corpus Cristi, had used a method they first used on a smaller display with no adverse effects, however once administered to the larger systems they discovered it was … Read More

Consumers still protesting Petco / Drs. Foster Smith deal

Now that it’s been several months of Petco’s acquisition of Drs. Foster & Smith and their famous Live Aquaria division the Internet has  and is still crying out in protest of the deal. Every major social network has been slammed with negative responses to the news including news outlets that are outside of the industry. … Read More

Bulk Reef Supply suffers cyber attack, customer data stolen

Bulk Reef Supply, a popular provider of aquarium equipment and supplies announced yesterday they have been hacked. Those customers who were affected by the breach will receive written notice from the company along with free instructions to receive credit monitoring services. The investigation is ongoing to the incident but the company has confirmed some customer … Read More

Hawaii removes ban on aquarium collection in proposed bill

Hawaii has been at the center of legislation that would ban aquarium collection. Last week, the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs approved a revised House Bill 873 which initially called for a ban on the industry that officials have said does around $2 million a year in business. The decision came … Read More