The Portal aquarium magnifying glass is amazing. How amazing you ask? Do yourself a favor and click on the image above to see the full size image of this ingenious, affordable accessory in action. For up to 18 inches though your tank’s glass, the Portal is both a toy and a tool. The Portal Toy lets you view all kinds of neat stuff on your corals, on your rocks and anything else that isn’t moving. The Portal as a tool lets you inspect corals for parasites, it gives a much better look at the structure of soft and stony corals aiding in identification and you can also park the Portal at the site of unexplained coral recession. Since the Portal works best from a distance you won’t even have to cram your face to the glass to see if a coral is receding from an infection, warfare by a neighbor or from fish nipping. IVS gave us a review unit of a prototype Portal which we’ll continue to experiment in film and video, but for now we just had to share this snapshot of what the Portal is going to do to the reefing hobby. Hyperbole? We think not, just wait til you see one for yourself.
The Portal by IVS (Innovative Viewing Systems) sold out from the overwhelming demand. However you can check our their website for more information.