Syncra Advanced; Sicce made their best pumps even better

The Syncra Advanced is the next generation of centrifugal water pumps from Sicce, one of the long time leaders in water pump technology. Not to be confused with the new controllable Sicce Syncra SDC water pumps, the Syncra Advanced is quite possible one of the best AC water pumps ever made for the aquarium hobby. The new

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Tunze Smart Controller 7000 will be able to manage the entire aquarium

The Smart Controller 7000 is Tunze’s first foray into a fully fledged aquarium controller. Tunze has made many multicontrollers over the years to independently control various pumps and lights, but this is the first time the company has offered up a complete aquarium controller. The Tunze Smart Controller 7000 has sensors for temperature and pH, four

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First quick walkthrough of InterZoo 2016

We’ve made the long arduous trek from Colorado USA through northern Europe to Nuremberg for the biggest pet trade show in the world, InterZoo. We’re tired as heck and the show doesn’t officially open for another two days, but with the prospect of so many great new products hiding right behind the doors of the

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Rod’s Food now includes recipes for freshwater fish

Rod’s Food has been making fans in the saltwater aquarium industry for a while, and now is making freshwater hobbyists happy with two new types of Rod’s Food for freshwater fish. The freshwater blends include Rod’s Food Small Mouth Blend, perfect for angels and discus, and Rod’s Food Large Mouth Blend, for your hungry cichlids.

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Neptune Systems announces next generation of Apex controller

Neptune Systems has announced a new generation of Apex aquarium controller which completely overhauls the aquarium hobby’s most popular controlling system. The new Apex is different in so many incredible ways and it finally brings with it a huge new crop of improvements that will help make the Apex even easier and more capable than

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Skimz Piramid a new space-saving pyramid skimmer

Skimz has launched a new space-saving Skimz Piramid protein skimmer for people want a smaller protein skimmer without sacrificing power by slimming down the width by up to 36% over previous designs. Powering the new Skimz Piramid is the new R14 TinyAir bubble plate with a ratio of 4-to-1 of fine holes to coarse holes to increase production of fine bubbles to increase

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Aqamai, the Internet of Tanks, by Hydor

Aqamai is the name of a brand new line of aquarium products from Hydor being announced this weekend at InterZoo. Billed as the ‘Internet of Tanks’, Aqamai is not just a new product, or group of devices, but an entire way of thinking about how Hydor wants to move forward in the advanced side of

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Abyzz will be unveiling a huge propeller pump

Abyzz is certainly on a streak now, first by teasing a new huge water pump, the Abyzz A1200, and now with a sneaker photo of what appears to be one jumbo propeller pump. At first glance you might be forgiven for thinking this pump looks like a prototype of the original HydroWizard by Panta Rhei,

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Vertex Cerebra controller maybe, FINALLY, coming to market

The Vertex Cerebra aquarium controller has been the white buffalo of the reef aquarium hobby for what seems like a generation in aquarium years. We first sighted this mythical aquarium computer, based on the Android mobile operating system, six years ago at InterZoo, and now it seems like this baby is finally ready to come

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Where have the large coral colonies gone?

Recently I came across a box of slides and began looking at the shots of the many tanks I had seen over the years and several things stood out. I have been fortunate to see a lot of tanks and take photographs of them, so I have a good way to chronicle and compare how

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