Welcome to one of the world's leading marine specialist magazines. UltraMarine caters for all aspects of the marine fish hobby, from absolute beginner to the most advanced aquarist.
UltraMarine's outstanding images and inspirational content will leave you full of ideas for your own aquarium, and will be an essential tool in guiding you through new set-ups, maintenance, stocking and equipment choices, and tank health.
Our own inspiration stems from a wide appreciation beyond the borders of our marine tanks, often tackling issues surrounding oceanography so that we can better understand our captive environments.
Our contributors boast a level of knowledge and experience second to none in the world, offering the reader new perspectives and insights into the hobby.
This magazine gives you 84 PAGES of high quality articles and photography, from top quality contributors.
Two great tanks this issue: David Saxby’s and Tim Hunt’s. Which is the best?
Is it possible to even ask this question, can the two be compared? For me, they can, they both demonstrate a huge amount of commitment and both represent the dedication of their keepers. Yes, David’s system dwarfs Tim’s, that’s clear, but lets not forget: Tim’s system has been stable and thriving month after month, and that is a real success, its been providing home grown frags for fellow aquarists for years and one assumes, making Tim very happy. David’s remarkable reef has been inspiring aquarists for years as well, maybe making us envious on occasion, but always reminding us of what might be.
I’d also like to heap praise on the work of SECORE and i hope you enjoy the article on page 67. Restoring and protecting reefs and using the knowledge gained by researchers and amateurs alike is just one of the ways our hobby can put something back into the habitats that it relies upon.
So there we go, two great captive reefs and one wild one, well on the road to recovery. Happy issue 39!
- London's Finest - David Saxby's 12,500 Litre Reef: Richard Aspinall is overwhelmed when he meets one of the world's best captive reefs
- Tim's Coral Cube: Tim shows us just how good a well balance, established system can be, with a return to a tank we first saw in 2008
- Mushroom Corals of the Family Fungiidae: Alf J Nilsen concentrates on the 56 or so species of mushroom corals that belong to the Fungiidae family
- The Fluval Sea Range: Richard gets to grips with Hagen's latest brand ...
- ... and reviews the new UCO-180 mid-range skimmer from UFO
- When Less is More: My Minimal Upgrade - John Clipperton tells us how he convinced his 'other half' that his reef system was due an upgrade
- The SECORE Foundation - Mark Schick tells us about the work of SECORE in developing best practices for coral reef propagation and restoration
- Fishes in Focus: John Clipperton gives us an overview of the largest surgeonfish genus
And much, much more!
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I like the way the mag is put together. Stunning photography, easy to read, interesting articles that inform and educate, whilst not taking itself too seriously. A must-read magazine for aquarists of all abilities.
Director Ecoreef UK
Ultramarine Magazine is a great way to find out what is happening in the marine aquarium hobby; for background reference as well as keen travelogues to places we hobbyists would like to visit. Ultramarine provides a forum for all the UK; with listings of specialty shops and stockists, as well as current product reviews of saltwater gear. Am very happy to be associated with the fine folks contributing content and rendering it to their readership.
Bob Fenner, USA
Aquarist and Author
Aquarium keeping is a fantastic hobby! It brings you closer to nature and helps you learn a lot about the many interactions that go on in aquatic habitats, whether it is on the coral reefs, in the Amazon River or in the Great Lakes of Africa. But as you spend a lot of money on equipment, fish, plants and invertebrates, you should spend some time reading and making yourself a theoretical platform on which you can run your tanks and maintain your livestock. UltraMarine is from my point of view the best aquarium-orientated magazine in UK today. It has a broad spectrum of articles, an excellent and modern layout, and lets you know what other aquarium enthusiasts are doing.
Alf J. Nilsen, Norway
Author of Reef Secrets