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Issue 89 : Latest Issue

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 15 – It’s not a fish for the faint-hearted nor passable as completely“reef-safe”, but we still can’t help hankering after the Harlequin Tuskfish. Close Look Review – In this issue, we break with tradition to visit an exciting new reef shop in the North West UK. Mike’s Home Brew –Read More

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Issue 88

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 14 – If there were ever a fish that could make us sing the blues it would be Acanthurus leucosternon, a.k.a. the Powder Blue Tang.Close Look Reviews – Our products in the spotlight this issue are the TMC Reef Habitat 50 complete reef system, and D-D Bladerunner magnetic algae scraper.ARead More

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Issue 87

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 13 – In this issue’s instalment, get to know the stunning, but frequently finicky, Copperband Butterfly, in detail.  Close Look Review – Under the spotlight this issue we put a rather clever return pump from TMC, the REEF-Pump Connect 5000, through it’s paces. 2 Years Young – Mike Paletta relaysRead More

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Issue 86

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 12 – In this issue we’ve got a real subtle beauty as Editor John Clipperton get’s up close and personal with the iconic Randall’s Shrimp Goby. Close Look Reviews – See how we react to a hands-on install of TMC’s REEF-Filter 1000 multi purpose filter and Sicce’s XStream SDC Wi-FiRead More

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Issue 85

Includes: Reef Icons – John Clipperton profiles a fish that mixes drop-dead gorgeous looks with a sometimes tempestuous temperament. Hold on to your hats folks, it’s the Sixline wrasse. Close Look Reviews – We present an exclusive look at TMCs new Reef Pulsar LED fixture, and cap it off with some stackable dosing containers fromRead More

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Issue 84

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 10 – Whether it’s an introduction or a re-acquaintance, it’s time to spend some time getting to know the iconic Purple Tang. Close Look Reviews – We bring you the lowdown on two more hot, new reef products – the Philips CoralCare Gen2, and Reef Factory’s dosing pump range (includingRead More

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Issue 83

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 9 – John Clipperton turns the spotlight onto another iconic reef species that deserves the love… this time it’s the turn of the stunning Orchid Dottyback. Close Look Reviews – we unbox and install one of EcoTech’s new 5th generation Radion LED lights – the XR15 ‘Blue’. Next up, it’sRead More

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Issue 82

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 8 – John Clipperton highlights another iconic reef fish species that deserves a second look… the Green Chromis. Close Look Reviews – In this issue, we unbox and install both the ReefOCTO Varios return pump and an Ultra Reef Borei UKB-120 skimmer. Reflecting on the Lockdown – Mike Paletta sharesRead More

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Issue 81

Includes: Reef Icons – No. 7 – John Clipperton pays homage to another iconic reef fish species that deserves a special place in the hobby Hall of Fame. Close Look Reviews – Under the microscope this issue we have the Sicce XStream SDC propeller pump, and TMC Eco Rock. Organised Chaos – Mike Paletta givesRead More

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Issue 80

Close Look Review – It’s a product double-header this issue as first Keith Moyle installs and evaluates a ClariSea SK3000 fleece filter, and then John Clipperton follows-up with an un-box and set-up of and Aquarium Systems L’Aquarium 2.0 tank and cabinet. Fish in the Reef: Friend or Foe? – Veteran US reefer Mike Paletta drawsRead More

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Issue 79

AQUA 2019 Show Report – Mid-October saw reef trade representatives assemble in Telford, UK. As ever, we were there to sort the wheat from the chaff with our definitive 12 page special report. Feed the Reef – Mike Paletta guides us through the sometimes inexact science of providing a healthy diet for your reef residents. Mucky Secrets –Read More

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Issue 78

Close Look Product Review – The test tank is in need of a serious sprucing so what better opportunity to put D-Ds Aquascraper 4 in 1 Cleaning Kit into action! A Tank Full of Treasures – UK hobbyist Mark Hebb lifts the lid on his 425l reef system which not only looks great but alsoRead More

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Issue 77

Includes: Close Look Product Review – We take a look at a stunning new book from expert diver (and occasional UltraMarine contributor) Dr Richard Smith. Reef Icons – No.5 – John Clipperton reprises his series of intimate species portraits and pays homage to another iconic reef-keeping treasure… the Sunburst Anthias. Essentially Optional – Keith MoyleRead More

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Issue 76

Includes: Close Look: D-D H2Ocean Smart Dosing Pumps – In this issue’s Close Look review we unbox and real world test the new P4 Pro and P1 dosing pumps from D-D H2Ocean Digital -Reefer Update – No. 3 – John Clipperton delivers a third update on his Red Sea REEFER 625XXL as it approaches theRead More

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Issue 75

Includes: Close Look: Triton N-Doc ICP – we put a test to the test as Triton’s relatively new N-DOC seawater analysis service comes under the microscope. Is the devil really in the detail? Reef Icons – No.4 – John Clipperton continues his series focusing on some of the most iconic ornamental reef fish species withRead More

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UltraMarine Magazine Issue 74
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Issue 74

Includes: Close Look Review – We first noticed it way back at Interzoo… now it’s time stop the ‘torqing’ and give it a whirl in a real world reef system. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Nyos Torq reactor. Gone Without a Trace – Kenneth Wingerter grapples with the measurement and control of those enigmatic trace elementsRead More

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Issue 73

Includes: Marine Aquarium Conference of Europe – UK hobbyist Lisa Page brings us a show report from new event, MACE. Close Look Review – We sample the delights of Bavarian coral farm and online frag seller EuroCorals, and ask the question, are these corals really as stunning as they look? Reef Icons – No.2 –Read More

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Issue 72

Includes: Close Look Review – Keith Moyle presents his initial impressions of a new salt mix from Quantum. Fragging: The Cutting Edge – Keith Moyle spreads the love as he shows us how to propagate a wide variety of corals. Mike’s New Tank –  Veteran US reefer Mike Paletta starts setting-up a spanking new system.  Why Bite the HandRead More

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Issue 71

Includes: Close Look Review – The futuristic Maxspect Turbine Duo is the subject of our product focus this issue. Enter the Coral Cave – John Clipperton quizzes Blue Planet Aquarium Curator Dave Wolfenden about the attraction’s large fish-only Coral Cave exhibit. Close-up on Corals: Trumpets – Those good old corals of the Caulastrea genus getRead More

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UltraMarine Magazine Issue 70
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Issue 70

Includes: Close Look – Product Review – Neptune Systems COR-20 Interzoo 2018 Show Report – Read our special 12 page report for a preview of the hottest new marine products heading your way in the coming months. Mike’s Guide to Fragging –  Mike Paletta charts the evolution of coral fragmentation as a method for stocking a new reefRead More

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UltraMarine Magazine Issue 69
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Issue 69

Includes: Close Look – Product Reviews – In this issue, the Tunze DOC 9430 DC skimmer is under the spotlight. An Arabian Adventure – Ex-Editor Richard Aspinall is off on another expedition (the lucky man!). This time it’s to the alluring Hallaniyat Islands, Oman. What will he find lurking in the depths? Fishes in Focus –  JohnRead More

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Issue 68

In this issue of UltraMarine magazine: Close Look – Product Reviews – In this issue we get hands-on with a bespoke tank cover from ReefTops and the Milwaukee MA887 Digital Seawater Refractometer.  Green Seas and Blue Carbon – Richard Aspinall dons wetsuit and once again slips seal-like into the watery realm; this time he’s on aRead More

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Issue 67

In this issue of UltraMarine magazine: Close Look – Product Reviews – In this issue we take a look at a new aquarium controller from Tunze; the Smartcontroller 7000, and a sump filtration system to top all others, from Vertex Aquaristik. Product News Special: Aqua Telford 2017 – Show Report – After attending this major UK aquaticsRead More

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Issue 66

Inside this issue of UltraMarine Magazine: Close Look – Product Reviews In our product reviews this issue, Keith Moyle gets his hands on the new ATK module from Neptune while John Clipperton installs some Philips Coralcare LED fixtures and gets a first look Sicce’s new SDC return pump. An Ounce of Prevention US reefing veteran MikeRead More

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Issue 65

Inside this issue of UltraMarine Magazine: Close Look – A pumped RO/DI unit from Vyair and Prodibio’s new Pure Ocean Expert Reef Salt come under scrutiny. Old Tank Syndrome – Keith Moyle investigates a perhaps poorly understood phenomenon that may afflict ageing reefs and asks, have you got OTS? What’s the Hype… about Hyposalinity? – Kirsty Youngs takesRead More

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Issue 64

Inside this issue of UltraMarine Magazine: Close Look: Vertex Aquaristik Omega 200i Protein Skimmer Reflections (Part 2): Keith Moyle reverses out of memory lane and on the way points out the key developments that have affected the hobby from the 90s to the present day. Definitive Guide to: Ozone and UV: Dave Wolfenden turns his attention to theseRead More

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Issue 63

Inside this issue of UltraMarine Magazine: Close Look: EcoTech Radion XR30w G4 Pro Close Look: Revisit – John Clipperton follows up his 2016 review with a look at how his Red Sea Max Nano is coming along. Reflections (Part 1) – Seasoned UK hobbyist Keith Moyle proffers some pertinent perspective by taking us way backRead More

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Issue 62

Inside this issue of UltraMarine Magazine: Quick Look: TMC REEF-Cam – Keith Moyle checks out TMC’s latest offering which allows you to monitor your tank with a literal fish-eye view of your aquarium livestock. What’s in a Name? An Introduction to Binominal Nomenclature – Binomi-what? Richard Aspinall explains what those funny scientific names actually meanRead More

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Issue 61

Inside this issue of UltraMarine Magazine: Quick Look: Red Sea MAX Nano – John Clipperton assesses this latest offering in Red Sea’s range. So, do good things always come in small packages? Sponges – Kenneth Wingerter presents part two of his in-depth look at these often overlooked, yet critically important reef organisms. No, SpongeBob isRead More

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Issue 60

Inside this issue of UltraMarine Magazine: Quick Look: Neptune Apex – Seasoned UK hobbyist, Keith Moyle, casts his critical eye over Neptune’s latest option for reef automation. Fishes in Focus – John Clipperton presents part one of his introduction to the iconic Centropyge genus of dwarf angelfishes, with a look at the more ‘popular’ speciesRead More

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