Reef aquariums are notorious for being known as one of the most expensive hobbies today, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. There’s a lot of ways to save money without cutting corners, and one great way to do this is to consider entry level reef aquarium gear in Maxspect’s new Jump line of aquarium products.
Maxspect is one of the most respected brands of reef aquarium equipment from Asia with hyper innovative products like the ground breaking Gyre pumps and the dual intake Aeraqua Duo protein skimmer. In a rare move for the aquarium hobby Maxspect has developed a whole new brand called ‘Jump’ which includes pared down versions of their popular products, distilling each one to the core features and functions.
Maxspect kicked off their Jump brand with a line of basic centrifugal return pumps that we first got our hands on right around a year ago – these include four reasonably priced models ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 liters per hour. Earlier this year we learned of several more products coming to the Jump catalog which unsurprisingly include two sizes of gyre pumps, one LED light, and the curveball is the all new Jump protein skimmer.
As we mentioned in the video, the landscape of reef aquarium gear includes lots of companies competing for the premium end of the market, and many cheap products of questionable value at the bottom end. However there’s not nearly enough competition for affordable, mid-tier aquarium gear that provide a great balance of value and performance, without breaking the bank.
We think Maxspect is really off to a great start with their first four product categories – a return pump, flow pump, nano light and protein skimmer. We estimate that one of each of these would be ideal for a 24 square aquarium and would set most reefers back only $1000 or less for the whole set depending on where you live and your local market. We can all agree that there’s definitely room for reef tanks to cost less and the Maxspect Jump line is an affordable way to get some exciting reef aquarium equipment while saving money to spend on the corals and fish. [Maxspect]