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.

Smart Tests link to Reef Factory’s Smart Reef App

European equipment brand Reef Factory has released a liquid test kit range called Smart Test. The range consists of five individual test kits for KH, Calcium, Magnesium, Nitrate, and Phosphate, the main difference between these and other liquid tests is…

Celebrating the reef-related art of Lazycoffeedesign

Reefkeeping is one of the most visual hobbies you can have, and our eyes were just wowed when we first saw these fluorescent paintings, pillows, and stickers by Lazycoffeedesign. Born out of Covid lockdown and spending time looking into her…

10 items that make reefkeeping easier

We wouldn’t run a reef tank without these! RO Unit Filling up and maturing your tank with tap water is fine, but for topping up you need a pure source of water that will replace evaporation without making any levels…

Colonial tunicates are cool but should be avoided

While scanning the Acro tank in our LFS we noticed this overgrowing the base of a colony. It’s an ascidian, a colonial tunicate, possibly Botrylloides leachii, which has spread over this Indonesian maricultured Acropora in a matter of just weeks.…

Tuna use sharks as scratching posts

If you’re a pelagic fish swimming the open oceans your options are limited when it comes to something to rub up against. Offshore fish suffer parasite infestations just like any other fish, only for reef-associated fish, they have various surfaces…

Reef AccuStir is a new app-controlled stirrer from TMC

The Reef AccuStir is a new app-controlled magnetic stirrer that the company teased at the Vivarium show at the start of October. TMC did already have a magnetic stirrer called the Easi-Stir, sized to fit under their dosing containers and…

Deltec Black Edition maintains core protein skimmer principles

Deltec, the inventors of the needle wheel protein skimmer, has added three Black Edition protein skimmer models to their top-of-the-range premium line. Suitable for reef aquariums from 1000-7000 liter volumes, the engines driving these pumps are the german made E-Flow…

Xepta Abex gets a facelift and a feature update

It’s been three and a half years since we covered Xepta’s water testing machine but the Abex is now available to complete and accompany the Xepta Autobalance. The Autobalance alone is one of the more complete KH monitors and controllers.…

Hawaii harvesting of tropical fish for aquariums approved

The saltwater aquarium industry has won a small victory in the battle to reopen Hawaiian fish exports. The Board of Land and Natural Resources – the agency that protects Hawaii’s natural resources – approved an Environmental Impact Statement on October…

WaveReef Safe-Fill can top off your Auto-Top-Off

Equipment manufacturer WaveReef has released three ATO devices all armed with a triple-level sensor. The Nato 3M and SMT-03M are both variations on a common theme, comprising a water level sensor that sits in the pump chamber of your sump,…