Show organiser Gordon Thomas said: "This has been the biggest new product showcase ever and it is fantastic to see more than 100 products entered."
OASE picked up two new product awards for its new display stand. Managing Director Chris Wright said: "We’re delighted to be recognised for winning the awards for the best pond dump and the best filter. The exposure has certainly helped to create lots of interest on our stand.
"AQUA is always a pleasure to exhibit at and a great chance to catch up with our valued customers. Already the show is proving to be a great success in more ways than one."
The opening day of AQUA 2015 has seen the new product awards presented at Telford International Centre.
Winner: Seaming Courses
Entered by: Gordon Low Products
Judges said: This product is innovative, relevant, and educational for the trade.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: Cleverly packaged 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.