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3.4 Fairy Wrasses: The filamentosus group

The filamentosus group presents the reader with a collection of familiar, aquarium-friendly species, many of which are exuberantly colored and morphologically quirky. Despite some superficial differences in colors and fin shapes, the overall morphology strongly implies that this is the Pacific counterpart to the Indian Ocean rubriventralis group. Given the highly diverse and endemic nature … Read More

Tunze LED Review: the perfect aquarium utility light

When we first learned that Tunze was building an LED light of their own, we were really curious about what kind of light they would make. When the Tunze LED striplight was finally unveiled at InterZoo, the resulting lighting device that we saw was somewhat puzzling to reef keepers. Rather than make a conventional LED … Read More

Hands on with the Fluval Prism Color Max Accent LED

The Fluval Prism Color Max Accent LED is one of 8 new LED lights launched by Fluval earlier this summer.  The array of Fluval LEDs represent the upgraded next generation of full spectrum lights in the existing Fresh & Plant and Marine & Reef flagship models. The Fluval Prism Accent LED is a fully submersible remote-controlled, high-output … Read More

Euroquatics Angel 1 and Angel 1 Pro LED review

The Angel 1 LED and Angel Pro LED are the first aquarium lights from the nascent Euroquatics aquarium lighting brand. Being backed by Gavita, a large horticulture company based out of Holland, certainly helped Euroquatics leapfrog the entry-level competition to offer a truly compelling LED reef light. When the Angel 1 and 1 Pro LEDs … Read More

Neptune WaV pump, hands on and first impressions

The WaV pump was first announced by Neptune Systems just over a year ago. After a lengthy period of development incubation, Neptune has finally started to ship this interesting new pump. Despite the wait, the WaV has some fairly exciting and promising features to help it stand out in a crowded market of propeller pumps for … Read More

Hands on with the Cubic Orbit 20 Jellyfish tank

Ever since I heard about the Cubic Orbit 20 Jellyfish tank, all I could think about was jellyfish, jellyfish, jellyfish. We first came across the Cubic Orbit 20 Jellyfish tank last year at InterZoo and couldn’t be more excited to set it up when it it was received last week. We love the simple, yet sophisticated design which incorporates all … Read More

Top 5 new aquarium products of MACNA 2015

Every year and every reef show and conference we go to, people always come up to us, either at our booth or while walking about, whether there or we have seen any new and revolutionary new products lately. Most of the time we can see and catch a glimpse of several new products that have … Read More

Nyos Calcium, Magnesium and Carbonate Hardness test kit review

In addition to the easy-to-use Nitrate and Phosphate test kits, the NYOS Reefer line also includes some very well thought out tests for the mineral components of seawater, including Calcium, Magnesium and Alkalinity. With Ecotech Marine now distributing NYOS products in the U.S., American reefers are much more likely to see the NYOS tests on store … Read More

Nyos Phosphate & Nitrate test kit review

NYOS is a progressive brand of marine aquarium products which has recently teamed up with Ecotech Marine to make inroads in the American side of the marine aquarium hobby. The Reefer line of marine aquarium test kits are some of NYOS’s signature aquarium products, and we recently got our hands on the full line to “test … Read More

Sicce XStream-E review, an efficient and silent water mover

Sicce isn’t new to the aquarium pump game by any means and they’re constantly churning out new products. So anytime we can get out hands on their newest offerings we’ve obviously got to give them a whirl. The XStream-E propeller pump is at top of Sicce’s new lineup offerings with uncompromising flow rate and ludicrously low power … Read More