Jeremy Gay
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Jeremy Gay is an author, editor, and lifelong fishkeeper, with over twenty years in the marine aquatic sector. His experience includes retail, wholesale, publishing, distribution, marketing, manufacturing, and livestock import. He loves the biology of marine ecosystems as well as marine equipment and tech.

AQUA show 2021 product round up

The UK’s biggest aquatic-only trade show went ahead last week, despite some major marine players being conspicuously absent. Previous exhibitors including Tunze, Red Sea, Tropical Marine Centre and the EcoTech and Triton distributors were all missing this year, resulting in…

Reef Factory increase power, color, and control with Reef Flare Pro

The company that brought you KH Keeper has today teased its latest addition to the Reef Flare lighting range, Reef Flare Pro. Like the existing Reef Flare model, the new Pro is a fan-cooled, Wi-Fi controlled fixture available in three…

OATA Fishing for Facts report is packed full of positive marine trade stats

All reefkeepers have a wobble now and again and wonder about the impact their hobby has on the environment. But the UK’s Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has painstakingly assembled fact-based data that’s going to make everyone selling fish and keeping…

Nyos refine their Opus 300 aquarium with G2 modifications

Nyos has released information on their latest generation aquarium model – the Opus G2 300. Like its predecessor the Opus 300, The new Opus G2 300 will come in just one 35.4” x 21.7” x 20.9” (90x55x53cm,) model size, only…

Global container crisis causes price increases and out of stocks

The rising cost and scarcity of shipping containers are having a knock-on effect on the aquatic trade.

D-D’s ClariSea Gen 3 roller filter offers faster and easier set up than before

An upgraded version of a popular automatic fleece filter has been spotted on sale in the UK. Like the Gen 2 before it, the new ClariSea Gen 3 looks to come in two sizes, capable of handling flow rates of up to 3000 and 5000lph.

AquaEl Opti Set aquarium can house up to nine LED light strips

The marine conversion market is considerable and few freshwater aquarium sets scream out for some saltwater fun like this one from Polish manufacturer AquaEl.

Next Gen Lani LED resurfaces with an Unrealistic Price Tag

The Lani LED panel light is back for the third time since 2012, this time with more diodes and with Wi-Fi functionality. But is it enough to compete in the 2020s? And at what cost to the consumer?

How to Cycle a Reef Aquarium Right Away – With Corals First

Forever and a day we have been schooled in how to set up and cycle an aquarium. Set it up, wet it, add bacteria, test, add fish, test again, and then eventually add corals. But here at Reef Builders we can’t help but think there’s another way to fast reef tank cycling, and that actually, people have been doing it wrong all along…

AQUA 2021 trade show will go ahead this October

Europe’s largest aquatic-only trade event will go ahead as planned on October 13 and 14 this year. The show organizers have told Reef Builders that the biennial event held in Telford, UK will now happen due to government lockdown restrictions…