Hybrid Filter Sock Combines both Mesh and Felt

The new hybrid filter sock from Poseidon Flow Technologies is an interesting new concept in getting reef aquarium water as clean and clear as possible. While not displayed by themselves at MACNA 2019 last weekend, a closer look inside the…

How Much Waste Does a Filter Roll Remove?

Since the advent of automatic filter rolls, no one has been more keen on this approach to mechanical filtration making it to consumer grade than us. Since 2010 we’ve watched as automatic filter rolls have gotten smaller, cheaper, and more…

New Magic Belt Roll Filters by Aqua Beast

The Magic Belt is a new Automatic Roll Filter from Chinese company Aqua Beast. The Magic Belt Automatic Roll Filter takes a step away from the smaller and more modular roll filters that are designed to be fit into tiny…

ClariSea Gen 2 Is Aiming To Be The Breakthrough Filter Roll

The ClariSea is perhaps the first aquarium roll filter to release a second generation version for the aquarium hobby. The ClariSea Gen 2 is unique in that it is designed to have a very small footprint while not sacrificing water…

Aquarium Automation: The Theiling Rollermat and Other Web-Filtering Technologies

The problem For the longest time, I have been trying to lengthen the maintenance interval for the filter socks on my 450-gallon system, which currently clog every two days. I tried eliminating filter socks completely for a period of time,…

Don’t Neglect These 5 Critical Marine Aquarium Maintenance Tasks!

Keeping a marine aquarium healthy and thriving requires a significant level of maintenance. For the most part, we hobbyists are pretty good at tackling chores in a timely manner, but in some cases we’re a little more prone to procrastination—usually…

Marine Aquarium Terminology: “Nutrient Export” Defined

Among the myriad mysterious terms that might give neophyte marine aquarists a migraine (okay, I’ll stop with the gratuitous alliteration now) is “nutrient export.” What does this term mean? Is it just a fancy way of saying “filtration”? Well, not…

5 Common Causes of Marine Aquarium Ammonia Spikes

You come home from a long, vexing day at work only to notice that the fish in your marine aquarium are all gasping at the surface of the water or cowering in a corner of the tank and behaving lethargically.…

Elasmobranch Enthusiasts (Part 3): Modern Husbandry – Filtration

From the ferocious great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to the graceful white-spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), Elasmobranchii are a diverse group of boneless fishes that are circumglobal, inhabiting a diverse array of habitats, temperature ranges, salinity, and niches in the…

C.A.S.T. from Coral-Shop is an innovative take on mechanical prefilters for reef aquariums

C.A.S.T. is a new and truly innovative way to filter out fine particulate matter from your reef aquarium with something other than a filter sock. The Coral-Shop C.A.S.T. is an add-on box that can be daisy chained, added onto existing…