The best concept from experience

We, from Fauna Marin, have been dealing with keeping and propagating of sensitive tropical fish and corals for decades. By producing suitable aquarium technology and highly effective care products, we create ideal conditions for the sustainable care of the animals in the aquarium.

Fauna Marin not only develops systems for the successful care of corals and other marine animals, we also operate one of the largest breeding and keeping facilities for corals in Europe. Our vegetative reproduction of highly sensitive and exceptionally beautiful SPS corals has made us famous worldwide.

With the help of this long-standing experience – and last, but not least, inspired by the perfection and aesthetics of marine nature – we design excellent products for aquaculture and marine aquaristics and continue to improve it.

Our products are aimed at dedicated aquarists and professional companies with equally high demand for best quality and high efficiency.

Every day we use our own products and take advantage of the high performance of our laboratory equipment to care for tens of thousands of corals and prepare them perfect for your aquarium. We do this so well that we were winning  a  “State Prize for the best companies ” in 2014.

Just stop by and take a look at our corals, because they do more advertising for us than we do for them!

The Fauna Marin ICP laboratory

The in-house water analysis laboratory of Fauna Marin GmbH is equipped with the most modern devices for water analysis. Our test equipment is designed to meet the special requirements of the analysis of highly complex and chemically complicated seawater.

An team of experienced chemists, biologists and coral farmers with a doctorate degree in chemistry operates a variety of different analytical instruments and examines the water samples you send in every day.

Our company’s own EDP system has direct access to all analytical processes. The results of all samples are managed in a database. As our customer, you always have access to your individual data via a password-protected access and can extend your account with new sampling points as you wish.

In order to be able to evaluate your measurement data in a qualified manner, we developed an interpretation procedure adapted to aquaristics. This enables us to offer you not only laboratory data but also warning and limit values and to compare water values. Based on our interpretation procedure we also obtain knowledge about trend developments and give you individual tips and advice on aquarium care or problem solving suggestions. All test results, diagrams and recommendations for action from our water analysis laboratory are presented to you in a compact and clear form.

The connected database considers all values in all their complexity, compares them and shows you the best way to a perfect coral reef aquarium. It has never been so easy!

The results can be read out for Balling-Light-Systems as well as for single dosing systems and the appropriate measures can be displayed in a system specific manner. You have foreign laboratory analyses? Or your own measurements? No problem, you can enter external data in our software and use them accordingly.

Register today to benefit from the knowledge of our experts – for your successful reef aquarium.

Simple, practical and well thought out

With our inexpensive analysis sets for seawater, your samples can be taken and returned cleanly, quick and easy.

After taking the sample, you can simply drop your aquarium water sample in the mailbox or hand it in directly at the post office.




The Fauna Marin Reef ICP Test gives a quick accurate and easy overview of 37 water values in reef-aquariums.

From macroelements to trace elements and pollutants, you get a complete overview with corresponding dosage and action recommendations.

The Fauna Marin Reef ICP Test is a pure ICP-OES test:

  • Pure ICP Test
  • Fast, inexpensive and highly accurate
  • Easy sampling and shipping
  • Extremely fast laboratory analysis with real high performance emission     spectrometers (ICP-OES)
  • Individual dosage and action recommendations
  • for all those who need a quick overview of their water values
  • ICP test for 37 parameters in seawater
Detected elements:

Sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron, iodine, sulphur, phosphate, phosphorus, silicon, manganese, lithium, molybdenum, iron, bromine, chromium, cobalt, beryllium, vanadium, zinc, antimony, copper, barium, selenium, cadmium, tin, aluminium, titanium, nickel, scandium, zirconium, silver, tungsten, lanthanum, arsenic, mercury and more

After placing an order, you will receive your analysis kit for the water samples.

Register your Reef ICP Test in our Laboratory Software and

send it back to your local Fauna Marin Partner or direct to Fauna Marin Germany.

After arrival in our lab we test your water within 24-48 hours and you can get your results and many more informations about the elements and the recommendations for your aquarium on our knowledgecenter.

The analysis package price includes the costs for the complete water analysis and its diagnosis by an aquarium analysis specialist in Germany as well as the sample set. Access to our laboratory software, the analysis data and the constantly growing knowledge database is free of charge!

Register here today! Your advantages:

  • Quality analysis especially for seawater and marine aquaculture
  • elaboration by experienced aquarists and scientists
  • Quality control via in-house coral propagation and interlaboratory tests with institutions and large aquariums
  • new LIMS software with unique knowledge database
  • detailed individual recommendations for action based on real seawater aquaristic experience
  • system-based dosage and action recommendations, own and third-party laboratory measured values are taken into account
  • ICP-LABOR-APP for easy dosing of the required elements
  • Extremely fast analysis due to large machinery and state-of-the-art analysis methods
  • Support from aquarium specialists with decades of experience
  • cheap and fast

Quality Analysis

Our internal quality management is unique in seawater analysis and monitors all steps from preparation and analysis to validation and proper disposal of your sample.

Working according to the strict rules of laboratory quality management “GLP” is as natural for us as participating in interlaboratory tests with recognised institutes and large aquariums. The daily check of the water values of our coral propagation facility and the validation of the measured values at our facilities and corals as well as by means of original Atlantic sea water ensures our unique analysis quality.

We do not use standard procedures for our analyses, which are common in drinking water laboratories. Seawater is highly complex and places the highest demands on modern analysis technology and methodology.

Fauna Marin has developed special dosing systems and calibration methods for this purpose, in order to be able to carry out seawater samples with an unprecedented reproducibility and speed. Of course, all sample-relevant characteristics are taken into account and implemented in the methodology.

In most cases the processing of your analysis takes only 1–2 days.

Besides adapted ICP-OES atomic emission spectrometers we use ion chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, titration and other professional laboratory equipment for your analyses.

You get all this for an extraordinarily low price. Our low price has no influence on the quality of your analyses. It is due to the very high sample quantities, favourable purchase prices for laboratory sets and process gas. We do not need external experts or expensive consultants, but pass these cost advantages on to you in full. Our experts work every day in our company, have everything under control and are also involved in the daily work on our corals.

Analysis software

As a modern seawater laboratory we use a “LIMS” software developed by us. LIMS stands for Laboratory Information and Management System.

We have developed it especially for saltwater aquariums. With the help of the stored databases and the AI software, the system compares your analyses with thousands of reference data and thus ensures an extraordinary analysis quality. Our system analysis also considers the possibility of disturbance measurements and puts these into perspective with regard to the pollutant elements. This way you can always see whether displayed values are relevant for your aquarium at all.

All laboratory data are processed in the system, the necessary steps are recorded according to your measured value, the relation values are calculated and weighted, then the data are processed in a comprehensible way and provided with detailed recommendations for action. Our laboratory software does not simply use the resulting data here, as these are also weighted and interpreted according to analysis quality.

In addition to your data, you will receive complex progression analyses, direct graphical tables for relational observation and comparative analyses between the important elements and your previous analyses. You can choose between a simple or a complex representation. Of course you can also share all analyses.

Knowledge base

Modern aquaristics with its analytical methods considers many elements and relational data. Which values mean what? What is behind them? What functions do relations and individual elements have? How can these be recognised from the animals? What relevance do deviating values have? All this information is available to you in our new laboratory software, continuously supplemented and expanded.


Even the most detailed software cannot answer all questions. We operate a special forum for you to directly consult the analyses.


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