Reef-A-Palooza 2020 New York Canceled

This year has pretty much been a bust for aquarium trade shows around the US and today’s announcement pretty much sums it up. Lets hope 2021 will be the return to some assemblance of normalcy. Please keep reading to see the official announcement from the crew at Reef-A-Palooza. New York Show Canceled Due to the continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, and our concern for the health and safety for our exhibitors, attendees, and staff, our team at Reef-A-Palooza has made the difficult decision to cancel the New York 2020 show.  The show will now take place June 26-27, 2021 at the Meadowlands Convention Center. All current booth reservations, sponsorships, and payments will be moved to the 2021 show (refunds will not be issued). You will

Fritz Aquatics Acquires MaxOut Aquatics, a Startup Company

Fritz Aquatics just announced the accusation of MaxOut Aquatics that we were not familiar with.  Along with the acquisition Fritz Aquatics has added a new team member Scott Crowe who a lot of people know. Scott is the founder Ocean State Aquatics (OSA) that developed the MaxOut brand. Now for the product information… MaxOut offers 5 products in their lineup. Here is a look at all five products and how they can be used in the aquarium. MAXOUT & MaxOut Pro   MAXOUT & MaxPro offers a freshwater and saltwater blend and both products claim to be the ultimate all-in-one filtration media available on the market. It is a unique blend can be used in both fresh and saltwater aquariums of all sizes. MAXOUT is a complete

ALERT: Legislation Targeting the Aquarium Trade in Honolulu City and County

The aquarium trade is under attack again in Hawaii and our industry needs your help. Keep reading below and help the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and your beloved hobby. PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS IMMEDIATELY! The Honolulu City Council plans to once again debate and vote on a bill that directly targets the aquarium trade. Animal rights activists have targeted the marine aquarium trade in Hawaii and have found a champion in the Honolulu City Council.  The core of Bill 66 (2020) remains the same as the one attempted in on Hawaii County in 2015, with substantial and onerous reporting requirements added for good measure.  Since the animal rights community has a long history of never letting facts or reason get in the way of an emotional

Happy 30th Anniversary to IceCap – 20% Off

The IceCap brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month and participating authorized dealers are promoting the anniversary with a 20% off sale during the month of August. About IceCap IceCap is a brand synonymous with marine aquariums. Old school reefers like me remember the company’s pedigree with it popular 430 and 660 electronic ballasts which are still available and able to power up to 4 x 60″ T5 bulbs along with its HID electronic metal halide ballasts. Since the early days, IceCap has expanded its product catalog to cover nearly every major category in the reef aquarium hobby. A few of the many IceCap products… IceCap is now best known for its popular and budget-friendly Gyre flow pump. They also build a full range of protein skimmers

Ozotech & Others in the Pet Industry Classified Essential Businesses

Last week California issued a Shelter in place order for the State. This resulted in thousands of California businesses closing their physical locations to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Friday, Ozotech discovered that the company falls under the category of an essential business and plans to remain open for production. Ozotech’s announcement: “It is our top priority being the security, safety & health of our staff, their families and our community. Therefore, our team decided to temporarily close Ozotech’s production facility for the week of March 23rd – March 27th for detailed, deep cleaning and reorganization of our production facility and schedule to insure “Social Distancing” during the normal workday. We will restart production on Monday March 30th”. Telephone and email contact with Customer
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