giant-staghorn-corals-jake-1 Giant staghorn corals so big they make you feel small There are staghorn acros and then there are STAGHORN corals! It is astounding to see the massive size that some species can reach in their preferred habitat amnd stumble upon the kinds of gargantuan ship-grounding sizes the colonies and their branches can reach. We know how fast “aquarium” staghorns can grow and while it is
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Vertex Aquaristik announces pricing and release date for two models of the Libra doser

The Vertex Libra doser has been teased for over a year, first shown off at MACNA last fall and now Vertex is ready to anoint their fancy doser with a release date and pricing. Vertex Aquaristik will begin shipping the Libra in July with two different models in tow. As we were initially informed, the Libra Read More

Cleaner-Mag Simplex & Duplex stacked against several other nano algae magnets

The Vertex Cleaner-Mag Simplex and Duplex were first spotted at MACNA in Des Moines where we got a good look at them, on the shelf. Now that the production Cleaner-Mag Simplex and Duplex have been released and priced at $9.99 and $14.99 respectively, we’ve had a chance to unbox them from their pretty wrappers and Read More

Vertex Aquaristik is working on some swanky probe holders and nano magnet scrapers

Vertex Aquaristik is working on some new aquarium accessories to help you scrub smaller tanks and to keep probes in place. Since vertex already uses its fair share of titanium in various products, it makes sense that they would use the same titanium screws in a forthcoming magnetic probe holder. Along the same lines Vertex Read More

Vertex Aquaristik soon releasing affordable add-on skimmer neck cleaner

Not content to let Avast Marine’s Swabbie have all the skimmate cleaning fun, Vertex Aquaristik will soon be releasing a protein skimmer neck cleaner of their own called the Vectra. The Vertex Vectra skimmer neck cleaner is powered by a durable brushless AC motor which can stand up to the stop and start and torque required Read More

Libra dosing pump from Vertex Aquaristik is versatile and touchscreen controlled

The Libra dosing pump from Vertex Aquaristik is a very capable and versatile peristaltic dosing device. Within about a month, Vertex will release the Libra with the built-in touch sensitive controller and three dosing pumps which will come with either a very accurate stepping motor or a DC motor. The Llibra’s controller features some fancy Read More

Vertex Cerebra and Libra touchscreen have been retooled to be completely flush-mounted

Vertex Aquaristik hasn’t even set up their booth but that hasn’t stopped us from laying eyes on the gorgeous new touchscreen for the Cerebra aquarium controller and forthcoming Libra dosing pump. It’s been a while since we’ve heard much about the Android-based vertex Cerebra controller but come this time tomorrow, we should be seeing both Read More

Vertex Illumilux LED gets unboxed

  The Vertex Illumilux LED lightstrip we first spied at InterZoo is in our hand and we couldn’t help but pop it out of the box and take a closer look at the light to see how it has progressed since we first saw it. This light is going to go to a lucky reefer as Read More

Winners of the Vertex ME video contest announced, congrats to Williamsport Area High School

Vertex Aquaristik recently announced the winners of their Vertex ME contest and we have to say that based on merit alone, we were pretty sure that Williamsport Area High School was going to win. With over 2000 gallons of running saltwater and a thriving coral propagation program, Williamsport Area makes a prime example of using Read More

Illumina LED gets Cree XP-G option in the new 260 modules

If you’ve been on the fence about getting a top of the line Vertex Illumina LED light because of the yesterday’s-news Luxeon Rebel LEDs, the new Illumina 260 modules might push you over the edge. Vertex is sticking to it’s guns regarding the use of the Phillips Luxeon Rebels in the stock Illumina SR 200 Read More

Vertex Aquaristik Libra Dosing Pump system coming in November

Vertex Aquaristik is scheduled to release the Vertex Libra Dosing Pump system come this November. The Libra Dosers will be available in three models “Libra”, Libra Classic, and Libra Pro. The models start out like any old dosing pump called the Libra, however the Libra Pro is where it really pops with a 3.3″ Touch Read More