The DeepSee is a new magnified viewing lens from Flipper, the company that brought us innovative double-sided flipping magnets. As you might expect the DeepSee uses a magnet to hold onto the aquarium glass but it’s quite smaller than what we’ve seen in the past.
The DeepSee is one of the largest new aquarium magnifying glasses developed for the reef aquarium world with a four inch diameter nearly identical to the Portal Viewer. But unlike the Portal, the single magnet of the DeepSee allows for a much less obstructed view, and it’s much easier to move around the aquarium – in fact the magnet is small but strong allowing users to easily move it around corners too.
But enough about how it mounts, how does the DeepSee look on an aquarium? We’re happy to report that the optical glass used in the DeepSee is very high quality with an ideal magnification that gives you a closeup look at corals that are far away from the front glass.
Definitely the best part of how the DeepSee works is that it’s large enough to be ‘bifocal’ meaning you can use both of your eyes to view corals with this lens – unlike smaller devices which require you to get real close and use just one eye. This means that the DeepSee can be enjoyed both when you’re close to the aquarium, and from a reasonable distance from your tank it will magnify the view even more!
What really makes the DeepSee a truly enjoying aquarium accessory is that it takes no skill or instructions to use – just place it on the glass, and start peeping your corals from a much closer and more intimate perspective. Furthermore, the DeepSee is priced so cheap at only $31.99 that you can easily afford to get more than one to keep on various aquariums. For a hobby that usually is very expensive it’s a breath of fresh air to come across an accessory like the Flipper DeepSee which adds a lot of enjoyment to aquairum viewing without breaking the bank. [Flipper]