Journey to the Microcosmos will have you hooked on all things tiny

Journey to the Microcosmos is a YouTube channel we were recommended and after watching a few videos, we are so glad it exists. Its video microscopy but with high production values, easy to understand information, and features the kind of…

Hex Deluxe Controller Board looks tailor-made for EcoTech products

A new controller board has been released by the UK’s EcoTech distributor Xodis. Although widely available in America, controller boards are non-existent in the UK or prohibitively expensive as imports, so the guys at Xodis designed one, bought a machine,…

10 new soft corals described from New Zealand

Ten new species of soft coral have been discovered in New Zealand by a marine biologist. The new species were found by Gustav Kessel among tens of thousands of preserved specimens housed at the NIWA Invertebrate Collection in Wellington, the…

Dalua tease Great White Wavemaker flow pump

Australian equipment brand Dalua has released packaging pictures of a new DC flow pump called the Great White Wavemaker. Launching at Reefstock Australia this August, information on the new wavemaker is scant, but based on pictures of the box alone,…

3D bioprinted coral skeletons can house symbiotic algae

A team of international scientists has produced the first 3D printed synthetic coral tissues that can house living symbiotic algae.  The team at the University of California built three different 3D-bioprinted corals, each mimicking either the skeleton, gut, or skin…

Flipper Platinum Scraper uses your credit card to remove algae

Algae magnet brand Flipper has invented a novel way to algae-wipe with the Platinum Scraper. Noone experiences algae like reefkeepers do and the new Platinum Scraper is very worthy of your aquarium toolkit. Most reefkeepers have a host of algae…

Tinker’s/Burgess butterflyfish hybrid is a perfect cross between the two 

A Chaetodon burgessi/tinkeri hybrid butterflyfish has been imported into the UK. It’s been ten whole years since we started to see these pop up in the trade but in that time very few if any have made it to England.…

Sicce adds voice control to all SDC pumps

Sicce has added voice control to its popular line of SDC controllable DC pumps. Xstream, Syncra and PSK users may not have noticed the “voice assistants’ option on the ContrAll app, enabling users to turn pumps on and off now…

Tropic Marin shows the fruits of their coral reproduction labor

Tropic Marin displayed the first captive-bred Acropora in Germany at Interzoo 2022. The display was small and understated but was actually the most important stand at the show in terms of helping to protect the future of both our hobby…

New Wave Concepts go Voodoo with phosphorescent acrylic aquariums

Acrylic tank manufacturers New Wave has produced a range of glowing aquariums called Voodoo. Edgelit acrylic sheets are not new, nor even glowing edge aquariums, but Voodoo is not what you think it is, as it’s actually the glue that…