Interzoo 2018: Majestic Tank by DeJong MarineLife, Pictures and a 4K Video

by | Jul 26, 2018 | Events | 0 comments

DeJong MarineLife reef tank

When we talk about  DeJong MarineLife’s booth at Interzoo, words end quickly and leave room for pictures and video.

The booth was, as always, the best at Interzoo 2018, thanks to their stratospheric tank. No offense to our freshwater friends, for them there will always be the beautiful AquaFlora tanks, but the size, the majesty, and the quality of the wildlife inside were second to none.

DeJong MarineLife is above all a fish and coral wholesaler, one of the best in Europe, located in the Netherlands, and they never miss a chance to remind us of that. This year they shared the booth with AquaFlora, a Dutch company specialized in freshwater and aquascaping. In addition there were Philips, from the Netherlands too, that provided the lights for the tank, Vertex, and Apex, distributed in Europe by De Jong. We will talk about those last two in the next few days, since we have some interesting news.

The fish

From  Gramma dejongi to Zebrasoma gemmatum, and from Labridae to anthias, the tank seemed to contain everything. The display was very different than previous years, as there were not small tanks apart with special fish, and it was stunning.

DeJong MarineLife reef tank

Extremely natural scenes inhabited and enhanced by fish that looked completely comfortable.

The most fascinating thing was not just the beautiful fish themselves, but the perfect harmony between them and the underwater landscape.

DeJong MarineLife reef tank

Above we can appreciate the 12 Philips CoralCare ceiling lights, wihch replaced the 16 Lani ceiling lights of prevoious years.

DeJong MarineLife reef tank

Needless to say that people were always surrounding the fish tank.

DeJong MarineLife reef tank

The tank was visible from three sides, and the marine landscape with the Acroporas on the top was really spectacular. You can see it even better in the pictures and the video below.

DeJong MarineLife reef tank

The corals

It was difficult to choose the prettiest or the most colorful.


Maybe this  Scolymia?


Or the shades of this Lobophyllia? Of course the colors are not so bright… but what a coloring!!!


Do you prefer this Trachyphyllia?


Lovers of this red Acanthastrea?


Do you prefer it green?

It’s difficult to choose… but you can see all of them in our slideshow.


We take a quick break from the main tank to show you the tridacnas that were displayed in a second tank nearby.


Here too… which one to choose?

Video of the marine aquarium by DeJong MarineLife

Finally, here it is our great video, completely in 4K. I think that watching it is worth a thousand words. Of course the color matching is not the same as the pictures, where we had a bigger sensor, and could adjust them one by one. Nevertheless we are proud of the result, and if you can watch it in 4K, we guarantee that your jaw will drop. We look forward to reading the comments of anyone who has the luck to try it!



For further information about Philips CoralCare ceiling lights we give you their official website. For information about fishes, corals and so on we give you De Jong MarineLife’s website. We invite you to read our Editorial about the expo to learn about our point of view on this 36th edition of Interzoo 2018:

[translated by Federico Lavezzi]

  • danireef

    Danilo Ronchi, aka DaniReef lives in Italy where he is hydraulic engineer, but starting from his love for reef aquarium and photography, he began to write about marine aquariums from 2006 and now he's published his first book "Marine Aquarium". From 2007 Danilo writes on his blog where publishes articles, pictures, product reviews, aquariums coverage, reportage and history of his tank. Now he's happy to be part of


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