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Tunze Care Magnet Review: Tunze’s novel design hits all the high marks

When it comes to reimagining the trusty magnetic algae scraper, it takes a certain kind of curiosity, and creativity, to take a step back and ask yourself how the device could be improved. We all want an algae scraper with a good scraping edge, one with a low profile to get between rock and the Read More

Flipper Nano algae scraper magnet review

The Flipper Nano algae scraping magnet is one of the best new-yet-familiar products announced at MACNA 2013, which became available for prime time at MACNA 2014. We picked up a sample of the new Flipper Nano and all we have to say is “where has this algae magnet been all our lives?” What made the Read More

Using the unique Barrel Tender ATO device from Avast Marine

The Barrel Tender from Avast marine is such a unique product, it’s hard to compare it to anything else that is available in the aquarium market. Simply put the Barrel Tender is a high precision “float switch” that includes a high and low water level sensor, and a heavy duty solenoid to open and close Read More

Hydra 26 review and comparison with Vega LED

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed using the AI Vega on our 29 gallon coral aquarium for over a year but with the release of the Hydra 26, it was time to try something new. Having our AI Vega in white be replaced with a nearly identical, white fixture which is smaller but equally bright is quite a Read More

Vertex V6 pump review – silence and efficiency, at a price

The Vertex V6 pump is the first water mover from Vertex Aquaristik made in-house with the same custom volute as employed in the popular Omega 150 protein skimmer. Whereas the Omega 150 uses a Sicce pump with a custom volute, the Vertex V6 uses a Laguna style motor block with a custom volute to create Read More

Sicce Voyager Nano pushes water quietly and discretely

Sicce is no newcomer when it comes to making fine water pumps for our aquariums and we expected nothing less of their Sicce Voyager Nano. We first spotted the Voyager Nano in Sicce’s Aquarama booth in Singapore about a year ago and our enthusiasm for this tiny little water mover was well deserved and worth Read More

Seaside Aquatics variable speed dosing pump

The Seaside Aquatics dosing pump is a durable single-channel peristaltic pump with no controller, but a single control knob. If you want to dose a two or three part solution to keep up your reef aquarium’s mineral balance, then a more programmable and multichannel dosing pump is likely what you’ll want to aim for. However, Read More

Taking the Rossmont Mover pump for a spin

The Rossmont Mover is very interesting  propeller water pump from the new Italian aquarium product company, Rossmont. Built from a tried and true two-bladed propeller design, the Rossmont Mover was built from the ground up with no legacy influences, and a focus on performance, silence, efficiency, and a real eye for style. The rising popularity Read More

This Reef Kid knows way more about alkalinity than you do

So you think you know sumthin’ sumthin’ about alkalinity? Meet George. George can school you on alkalinity in about 20 seconds flat. Even if this reef kid did just look a bunch of this stuff up on Wikipedia, George does a pretty good job of boiling down the more important aspects of alk. This succinct review Read More

Mame Nano Overflow review

This is a guest contribution from Briana Brasch, owner/operator of Applied Reefing in Denver Colorado.  I have always been a fan of rimless aquariums for my nano reef systems but such tanks present a bit of a challenge: how do I include effective filtration while maintaining the clean look of the display? Bulky hang-on-back filters Read More

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