Q: So, how rare are they?
A: Despite their name, rare earth elements (with the exception of the radioactive promethium) are relatively plentiful in the Earth’s crust, with cerium being the 25th most abundant element at 68 parts per million (similar to copper). However, because of their geochemical properties, rare...Read More »
Nestled in the picturesque hills of the Upper Bavarian town of Penzburg, the Tunze factory continues to design and produce the best aquarium products available anywhere. Watch this video for a brief behind-the-scenes look at what goes on inside the Tunze headquarters.
The newest members of the DOC family happily skimming away at Interzoo 2012....Read More »
Aquarists within the United States may not have heard of Interzoo, but most in Europe and elsewhere have. They’ve heard of it for good reason. Interzoo is the world’s largest trade fair for pet products and supplies. It takes place once every two years in May, in the German city...Read More »
You’re probably already familiar with the Tunze name. Our quality and design are top-of-the-line and our world-class customer service is widely known. But what’s less widely known is that we offer more and more products with the same attention to detail but now with entry-level, beginner-friendly prices. We’ve decided to...Read More »
Roughly thirty years ago Norbert Tunze showed up at Interzoo, the world’s largest pet industry trade show, with a revolutionary new product. This product was one of the Tunze founder’s many inventions; it was also the first product of its kind in the industry. Though he was quite...Read More »
The following is an excerpt from a now out-of-print book published in 1998 titled Aquarium Ecology. The book covers a very wide range of topics. Its value today is derived, at least in part, from its many technical explanations. These explanations often expose some of the research that was behind...Read More »
Here on the Tunze USA blog we want to introduce you to more than our product line. We want also to introduce you to some of the stories behind our products. This will often include some more general topics from aquarium history, as our history and the history of...Read More »
Norbert Tunze first began designing aquarium products in 1959 and incorporated the company in 1960 on the outskirts of Munich. By the late 1960s the company’s consistent growth prompted Norbert to purchase a former flax yarn factory in the small Bavarian town of Penzberg, Germany. This factory is pictured...Read More »