For all you safety minded Europeans out there, Arcadia has just made your day by releasing a plug in circuit breaker designed for aquarium use. The Arcadia breaker which is marketed under the Classica umbrella is rated for up to 3kw, it doubles up as an aquarium timer and the kit features test, reset and diagnostic buttons and indicators. Unlike standard circuit breakers which trip when the power is disconnected, the Classica breaker does not trip when power is removed so there is no need to reset it once power is reapplied. We’d love to see this important safety accessory made available for use with North American electrical systems but in the meantime the Arcadia Classica circuit breaker is available to Old World aquarists for just Â£16.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.