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Reef Perfect

Reef Perfect is the UK’s leading supplier of aquarium cooling and control products for private and commercial customers alike.

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Fistafiltration specialise in acrylic aquarium manufacture, and filtration such as sumps and reactors. FistaFiltration has been supplying acrylic tanks and products for over 20 years.

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MailOrderCorals are one of the leading suppliers of Marine Corals and Inverts in the UK. With over 4,000 Corals & Inverts ready for delivery direct to your door with our live arrival guarantee.

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RO World

A UK supplier of high quality aquarium RO units. With a vast range of reverse osmosis accessories at unbeatable prices with quick delivery.

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Fishmansfrags has been a market leader of UK mail order marine corals, frags and livestock since 2005 and is possibly the most popular and best priced retailer of marine corals and critters online today!

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We specialise in UPVC aquarium plumbing and fittings. All of our aquarium plumbing is fish and invert safe and can be used in fresh or salt water systems. We supply imperial and metric systems which are compatible with Deltec, Aqua Medic and any other European equipment.

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AbyssWare offer different options of fully customisable light systems and platforms in order to meet customer's detailed requirements, optimal lighting, excellent design and maximum reliability. Off-the-shelf lighting systems, custom spectrum and power, custom look and design features of lights, all features and components used are highest quality, efficiency and reliability.

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Hidden Gem Aquatics

Our specialty is in the propagation of live coral for saltwater aquarium enthusiasts. A reef aquarium allows us to view, in our own homes, a multitude of beautiful life forms, providing a window to an underwater world we may not otherwise see. Our Beautiful Marine Corals will help any enthusiast create the most stunning underwater worlds at affordable prices.

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Coral Cultivations

Coral Cultivations is a new frag farm based in Hull, East Yorkshire. We specialise in soft coral frags - including many zoo species including some rare ones, plus various soft corals, Xenias and star polyps. We specialise in offering high quality, affordable zoo and soft coral packs ideal for beginners to the hobby, as well as offering a selection of high end zoo species.

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Interesting to see we’re the majority of are supply of stock comes from.

Unfortunately it’s not in English but there are subtitles

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If you need support for ecotech this is the new distributor.

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