Our Biggest Aquarium Project Yet! Moving a 90 Gallon Saltwater Aquarium

Last month we started our most ambitious aquarium project to date moving a seven-year-old 90-gallon aquarium! Now over three weeks later, and with minimal losses in the process, the reef is happy and settled into its new location.  When we…

Magnum Polishing internal canister filter is powered by MaxiJets

The Magnum Polishing internal canister filter is an innovative new aquarium product from Marineland. After years of making external canister filters, the Magnum Polishing brings the benefits of crystal clear water using the tried and true MaxiJet powerhead. The Magnum…

New Magniflow canister filters by Marineland

The Magniflow canister filters are Marineland’s newest upgrade to the venerable brand of canister filters. Like the recent Eheim Professional 4 canisters, the new Magniflow canister filters don’t stray too far from the previous design, with a focus on improving…

Eheim Professional 4+ is the next generation of high end canister filters

The Eheim Professional 4+ canister filter is ‘coming soon’, bringing with it new refinements and features. Eheim’s canister filters are the most venerated around the world with their Professional series being the gold standard for the canister product category. Over the…

The Minimal Role of Mechanical Filtration in Marine Aquariums

Mechanical filtration—the physical straining out of suspended particulates from aquarium water—has something of a mixed reputation among marine aquarium hobbyists. This may seem odd to those with experience in the freshwater side of the hobby, where the use of hang-on-back…

Five new canister filters for cleaner fish tanks in 2013

2013 is shaping up to a big year for fish tank canister filters with no fewer than five new models from four different manufacturers becoming available for the first time, or for the first time in America. Some of the…

Fluval FX6 canister filter for the extremely dirty fish tanks

The Fluval FX6 is yet another new Canister Filter for fish tanks and aquariums that need some serious filtration. Building on the previous big mombasa of canisters the Fluval FX5, the sixth iteration does away with grey and orange for…

GreenReset 100 Canister filter from Sicce makes grown men look like children

The GreenReset 100 is a canister filter by Sicce which is so large, we can’t imagine it comes in one piece. Rated for filtering ponds up to 7,800 gallons in volume, the GreenReset 100 has a huge volume of filtration media which…

Hydor’s Professional External Filter is a whole new class of canisters

The Professional External Filter series from Hydor is a class of next generation canister filters. The rectangular footprint of the Professional External Filter and tight fitting baskets is a hallmark of Japanese style canister filters on which they are based.…

Cobalt EXT Canister keeps water flowing while it’s being cleaned

The Cobalt EXT Canister filter is a new media bucket with a handful of interesting, innovative designs. From the pump to the servicing, the Cobalt EXT Canister is not your granddad’s old school filter with the pump built in, needing priming and…