X-aqua X-Inout device instantly struck us as one of the most innovative and potentially very popular marine aquarium products of InterZoo 2010. The X-inout looks inocuous enough but something about the fluid dynamics of the return part of the device causes the pressurized return to pulse without the use of any moving parts or a diaphragm. We’ve looked all inside of this thing with small mirrors and LED flashlights but we can’t see any mechanism or construction to suggest how the X-inout works. Nevertheless, the X-inout works and it works well producing a pulsing of the return line which can produce attractive large ripples when driven at certain flow speeds. The X-inout has already been adopted by an American distributor and we hope that these will become available for a reasonable price stateside within 30-60 days.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.