Brand Overview

Following is a brief overview of the brands we represent. Further information about the manufacturers and products can be found through our Supplier Links page.

Aqua Medic Anlagenbau GmbH started over 25 years ago on an old farm in Lower Saxony, Germany. In 1995 it took over the company ab Aqualine and the two companies merged in 2000 to form ab Aqua Medic GmbH.
Today Aqua Medic has daughter companies in the USA, Poland, Italy and the UK, has agents in 59 countries and holds more than 20 patents.
Aqua Medic has a great reputation for innovative and reasonably priced products which offer an excellent solution for a successful aquarium experience at the hobby level and also for commercial applications such as public aquariums and research facilities. The product range includes water pumps, lighting, protein skimmers and controllers to name a few.

Hikari (manufactured in Japan by Kyorin Co Ltd) is by far the most popular aquatic food brand in Japan, a nation known for its fine ornamental fish. Today throughout the world, hobbyists with the health of their pet being their first priority, feed Hikari. As an indication of the quality of Hikari food, Hikari has won the All Japan Koi Show Grand Champion award in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Koi show was not held in 2004. There are over 100 years of fish keeping and fish breeding experience in Hikari brand foods. The extensive Hikari fish food range is made for cold water, tropical and marine as well as specialty foods for shrimps, crabs and turtles.

Hikari Bio-Pure foods are produced by Kyorin Group (China) Ltd using their exclusive 3 Step sterilization process before being snap frozen at -40 Celsius in the Hikari Mega Power freezer. This snap freezing process maintains the natural colour, shape and nutrition of the ingredients. Many varieties are Bio-Encapsulated with multi vitamins for enhanced nourishment. Food varieties include, Blood Worms, Brine Shrimp, Spirulina Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp, Krill, Rotifers, Daphnia and various other specially formulated foods. Hikari Bio-Pure foods have become Australia's favourite frozen fish food diet due to the unmatched cleanliness and quality.

Schego air pumps, (manufactured by Schemel & Goetz GmbH & Co KG), may only be a small German brand but it is BIG on quality and reliability. Schego air pumps continue to be manufactured in Germany for over 50 years. They are renowned for high outputs, low maintenance and low noise levels. These pumps are the obvious choice for aquarists who want solid performance with minimal maintenance. Besides aquarium use, Schego pumps are even more popular for industrial applications including water purification equipment and also laboratory use, which demand very reliable products.

Mag-Float, manufactured by Bakker Magnetics (a world leader in magnet technology) in The Netherlands, are the "Original Floating Magnet Cleaners" for glass and acrylic aquariums. Sizes are available to suit material thicknesses from 4mm up to 30mm. Mag-Float Scrape is the newest addition to the magnet cleaner range and contains a cleaning pad and also a replaceable stainless steel algae scraper. All Mag-Float cleaners utilize powerful rare earth Neodymium magnets which offer a vastly superior (5 to 7 times) magnetic attraction than ferrite magnets.

DeBary Aqua UV sterilizers are produced by DeBary Aquaristik in Deizisau, Germany. The classic design has remained mostly unchanged from the original and has proven to be very reliable, durable and effective. The T8/T5 UV tubes offer high outputs with greater effectiveness than other lamp types. The large diameter reaction chamber gives an exposure time of around 2 seconds, which greatly increases the efficiency to destroy algae and pathogens. Sizes range from 15watt up to 55watt and all sterilizers are equipped with efficient electronic ballasts. Aqua UV sterilizers are not only used in the aquarium hobby, but also in commercial areas such as shop holding tanks and displays and purification of shellfish etc.

Aquaroche ceramic rocks and sculptured decorations are produced in France from special clays. These decorations are an excellent alternative to live rock and can therefore reduce the impact on the natural marine environment. Suitable for both Marine and Freshwater applications, Aquaroche ceramic rocks create a beautiful aquatic landscape with the additional benefit of an increased biological surface area for filtration bacteria. The "Live Rock" function of Aquaroche ceramic rocks is far superior to natural live rock and therefore offers greater denitrification abilities.

Nootie brand dog shampoo and spritz are developed by Nootie LLC and manufactured in the USA. The Nootie brand is our first non-aquarium related full product range. Nootie Shampoo and Nootie Spritz were developed to offer a long lasting, delicious scent as well as other benefits for your dog's skin and coat. The use of natural ingredients such as Aloe, Oatmeal, Essential Fatty Acids, Rosemary and Jojoba leave your pet with a soft shiny coat and help alleviate a multitude of skin problems. Shampoo variety benefit types are: Soothing, Moisturizing, Exhilarating, Refreshing, Hypo-Allergenic & Germ Fighting, Whitening & Brightening.

Earth Rated are manufacturers of dog waste (Poop) bags of various types and sizes. The bags are available for use in the Earth Rated green dispenser or fit into most other standard dispenser brands. You can purchase Earth Rated poop bags either lavender scented or unscented. The Earth Rated philosophy is to offer a quality product, with modern design at affordable prices and with top-notch service. The Earth Rated team's energy and enthusiasm for their products, their customers and pets sets them apart in a competitive industry. They are environmentally aware and their product cores and packaging are made of recycled materials. Excess production material is recycled or re-used for future production.

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