After Kraken a veritable deluge of marine fishkeeping companies, importers and publications flooded into the market. The proverbial stable doors had been opened. Some of these were major players in the pet products market who now saw a new opening, (such as Aquarian, pioneered by Dr. David Ford**.)
A few of these were direct descendants of Kraken itself. They are listed here for posterity.
Hilary Guneratne's Fonthill Aquaria took over the marketing of Kraken's most popular products ***and was also involved in the Hillness Research Foundation -based in London and Malta as was Gerald Jennings who became Hillness's Research Director .
Further Hillness Documentation
The British Marine Aquarists Association and its monthly journal, Marinews continued after the closure of the IMSS
Practical Fishkeeping magazine - the descendant of PetFish monthly
****Perhaps the last vestige of the Kraken range. A product pack of Marina No.5 , an antifungal remedy based on a variant of Parachlorophenoxyethanol.
Kraken synthetic and artificial seawater formulae and seawaters
The formulae for Marina synthetic seawaters have now been published and can be viewed at http://www.seawaters.org
Further reading and later developments :