Voting opens for Practical Fishkeeping Readers' Poll 2010


Vote for your favourite aquatic shops, products and manufacturer and you could win some great prizes from Tetra, Hagen and Tropical Marine Centre.

Once again, we’ve teamed up with the biggest names in the UK aquatic industry, to provide some great prizes for what has become the biggest poll in fishkeeping.

Every year thousands of Practical Fishkeeping readers cast their vote to let us know who should win in a range of categories covering every aspect of fishkeeping.

If you’ve been shocked by the results in previous years, and think your local store or your favourite product deserves its moment of glory, cast your vote using and you could help it get the recognition it deserves.

You’ll also be in with a chance of winning some fantastic products from some of the leading names in the aquarium industry.

The prize fund
We’ve got an amazing line-up of prizes up from Readers’ Poll sponsors Rolf C Hagen, Tetra and Tropical Marine Centre.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning some is to cast your vote. There are three prizes up for grabs from each sponsor, plus loads of runner-up prizes.

Hagen prize


If you’ve always fancied one of Rolf C Hagen's immensely desirable Fluval G external filters, but found them a little outside your price range, here is your chance to win one. Hagen is offering the winner the choice of either its new Fluval G6 or G3 external filter, which is worth a massive £357.60 or £306.51, depending on which you choose.

Two second prize winners will each receive a Fluval U3 internal power filter, while 20 runners-up will each get a 38g pot of Nutrafin Max Tropical Flake Food.  



Tetra’s winner will get a massive selection of gear, foods and additives to help them get their tank looking even better. The items will include a TetraTec EX1200 external filter, a TetraTec APS300 air pump, a 95g pot of Tetra Pro Colour, a packet of Tetra Natura Bloodworm Mix, a 300g pot of Tetra Prima, an 85g packet of Tetra PlecoWafers, a 500ml bottle of Tetra AquaSafe and a 250ml bottle of Tetra SafeStart. The prize value is worth up to £288.85.

Tetra is also offering 25 runner-up prizes of a 95g pot of Tetra Pro Colour, 300g pot of Tetra Prima and packet of Tetra Nature Bloodwood Mix, worth together £43.28.

TMC prize

Tropical Marine Centre

TMC is offering one lucky reader the chance to win the new AquaBeam 1500 XG Ultima solid-state lighting tile worth £250. This provides up to 52% more light than the AquaBeam 1000 and uses the latest Cree XP-G PowerLEDs.

There's also a new V2PowerBox 400 external filter up for grabs worth £120. This filter has just launched and is designed for both marine and freshwater use and is suitable for aquariums of up to 400 litres. 

Another winner will get TMC's V2ecton 400 UV steriliser, which is worth £85. This is designed to be used in conjunction with an external filter, such as the V2PowerBox, and features a 15W UV bulb which kills pathogens in the water. 

Two runners-up will each receive an AquaGro CO2 Expert Set in glass. Each kit includes a 95g disposable CO2 canister and stand, a high pressure nano regulator, an AquaGro CO2 diffuser, bubble counter, non-return valve, dosing pipette and some flexible tubing. Each set is worth £65.

Voting has now closed.