Dymax IQ9 is a nano drop-off with sump and light included

The Dymax IQ9 is a new peninsula-style drop-off tank we saw being shown off at Interzoo in Germany, 2022. Holding 48 liters (12 gallons) it is being marketed as suitable for fresh and saltwater and comes with a light, pump,…

How to Restore an Old Scratched Up Aquarium [Video]

Today’s aquariums are predominantly made of glass but many larger tanks and those made in unique shapes and sizes are quite often acrylic. Here in the US we have a huge pool of old and used acrylic tanks that can…

pTank pico tanks are tiny flat-packed aquariums you build yourself

Everyone’s having a lot of fun with pico tanks at the moment and there are some surprisingly sophisticated “reef-ready,” models complete with tiny sump and LED lighting. But pTank’s Pico tank range stands out for one very special reason –…

Ahhhh-crylic!!! Royal Exclusiv style

Royal Exclusiv makes some fine products and we are always impressed when we get to see images of quality acrylicsmithing in action. These images are from the company’s production of the Bubble King DeLuxe 650 external modified protein skimmer rated…

DIY Marine Aquarium Chiller

Aquatic creatures, with the exception of mammals, are all cold-blooded animals. Some sharks and tuna slightly warm their blood through the movement of their muscles, but we don’t normally keep pelagic sharks or tuna in our tanks, so we don’t…

Atomic Reef is back at producing nuclear reef aquarium equipment

Atomic Reef the company we initially covered for their macho and nuclear neon green reactors, is back to producing their acrylic reactors, skimmers, sumps and other products. Since covering Atomic Reef back in August and with the general spread of name…

FistaFiltration making custom acrylic aquarium equipment for the UK

FistaFiltration has been making quality, custom acrylic products in the UK for the last five years and a prime example of how important it is to have creative, local small business for the overall health and resourcefulness in the hobby.…

DIY acrylic refugium “cube,” making more with less

Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects help many of us stretch our dollars in getting set up and continuing the hobby. Some people can make magic from a screwdriver, roll of duct tape and a 2×4 and others work their skills to the…

Aqua Reef Tech is a rare builder of acrylic tanks in the BeNeLux

The following is a guest contribution from Karl Vankersschaever, owner of Mare Nostrum and a passionate European reef aquarium hobbyist. Although very common in the US, you can hardly buy an acrylic tank in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg (BeNeLux).…

Fine-crafted Shoei skimmers show that small Beckett skimmers are still popular in Japan

Downdraft and Beckett skimmers are still extreme foam fractioning workhorses despite the current trends toward cone and needle wheel designs hitting the market and our reefkeeping brothers and sisters in Japan are proving these smaller, finely-crafted skimmers are alive and…