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AQUA 2015 New Product Awards revealed
The winners of the AQUA 2015 New Product Awards were chosen by a panel of highly respected aquatic retail judges, who arrived at the show before 9am on Wednesday, October 14, in order to make their choices from a record number of more than 100 new products entered.

Their decisions took into account a number of guideline criteria such as product innovation, design, quality, packaging and value for money.

The judges agreed that the New Product Showcase had produced a high calibre of entries with a tremendous amount of innovation. They were pleased to see such a wide range of products, and felt the majority of items on display showed some great innovation.

Here is a full list of the winners together with the judges’ comments:


Winner: Seaming Courses

Entered by: Gordon Low Products

Judges said:  This product is innovative, relevant, and educational for the trade.


Pond Construction/Decoration

Winner: FTS Tivoli 100 Musical Fountain

Entered by: FTS Aquatics

Judges said: It stands out from the crowd, has excellent workmanship and is very well priced for its quality.


Pond Pumps

Winner: AquaMax Eco Titanium

Entered by: OASE

Judges said: This product has full control and flexibility on the performance ratio, and the power consumption was impressive. All this sets it apart from its competitors.


Pond Filters

Winner: ProfiClear Premium Compact

Entered by: OASE

Judges said: Quality workmanship and innovative design make this a stand-out product.


Pond Food, Care & Accessories

Winner: Floating Fish Dome

Entered by: Velda BV

Judges said: A good and unique product that creates extra interest to pond keepers.


Aquaria & Furniture

Winner: MiniReef 90

Entered by: Aqua One

Judges said: Stylish, sensibly priced and a good piece of kit that would fit in most people’s homes.

Highly Commended: biOrb HALO 15 MCR, entered by Reef One Ltd.


Aquarium Equipment

Winner: ASAP Filters

Entered by: Aquael

Judges said: It is very easy to maintain and has a price point that’s accessible to a wide market.

Highly Commended: Aqua One J-Bar 80 LED, entered by Aqua One.


Aquarium Food Care & Accessories

Winner: Pro-f

Entered by: NT Labs

Judges said: This is a good range with an innovative pour or shake feature, innovative packaging, has colourful packaging and a great price point.

Highly Commended: SHRIMPLAB, entered by Sharnbrook Shrimp.



Winner: ProRep Species Specific Life Series Substrates

Entered by: Peregrine Livefoods

Judges said: Very well package with a wide species-specific range and is very well priced.


Highly Commended: Zoo Med Cavern Kit with Excavator Clay Burrowing Substrate, entered by Peregrine Livefoods.
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