DC powered and nano aquarium gear is really taking off in the aquarium world right now and the move wasn’t lost on Ukrainian company Aqualighter. With a suite of nano accessories including the aFan, Pico LED and the completely different DC-powered aPump, Aqualighter is ready to accessories, power and light the smallest of the small tanks.
We first got a taste for Aqualighter’s unique build aesthetic with their acrylic-encased Aqualighter LED light which works very well to keep and grow corals in a nano reef, but the Pico LED is incredulously small. The whole Aqualighter Pico LED light is not much more than a couple pieces of bent acrylic with some LEDs sandwiched in the end. It’s not likely to last crazy-long with the complete lack of heatsinking but for the price and for the size, the Pico LED from Aqualighter might be the smallest aquarium light we’ve yet seen that uses relatively high powered LEDs.
The two more differentiated products in the AquaLighter lineup are the DC powered aFan and aPump. Both of these devices create air flow but while the aFan blows a high volume at low pressure to keep the tank nice and cool, the aPump is low volume but high pressure for aeration purposes and driving simple sponge and air powered aquarium filters.
Not only is the aPump DC-powered, it’s ridiculously small! We don’t know how this diminutive little pump was able to keep up with an AC powered air pump more than twice its size, but Aqualighter’s got something interesting going on under the aPump’s tiny little frame. Did we mention the aPump is probably the tiniest air pump we’ve ever seen? It’s so small it can stick onto the aquarium glass with a basic suction cup.
At the moment it’s impossible to nail down any kind of street pricing since what we saw was at the distributor level. But hey, if you’re a distributor and you think you can sling loads of these and other Aqualighter gear, check em out. [AquaLighter]