Gear

AquaEl Opti Set aquarium can house up to nine LED light strips

The marine conversion market is considerable and few freshwater aquarium sets scream out for some saltwater fun like this one from Polish manufacturer AquaEl.

Next Gen Lani LED resurfaces with an Unrealistic Price Tag

The Lani LED panel light is back for the third time since 2012, this time with more diodes and with Wi-Fi functionality. But is it enough to compete in the 2020s? And at what cost to the consumer?

Nothing Rivals the Tunze Wavebox For Real Oscillating Wave Action

We’ve been testing quite a few wave making machines in the last few months since we are now producing a large amount of corals inland, especially Torches, Branching Hammers and Frogspawn. We were looking for a correct way to balance…

The Best Water Testing Kits For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Water testing kits are the foundation of a healthy marine aquarium after all you can’t just look at the water and know what’s going on. Maintaining stable water parameters is the key for fish and corals to thrive, and the…

The Best Sumps For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

A sump is the life support system of a healthy saltwater aquarium. Some hobbyists may start off with a canister filter and hang on the back equipment, but modern saltwater aquarists choose to use a sump for many beneficial reasons.…

The Best Macroalgae Reactors – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Macroalgae reactors are built with the sole purpose of growing chaetomorpha algae. While it’s possible to grow small amounts of chaetomorpha in a refugium, a dedicated macroalgae reactor goes beyond the humble refugium to create a supercharged macroalgae growing machine.…

The Best Lids for Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Aquarium lids are one of the most important and overlooked aquarium accessories. A snug-fitting lid will keep your fish in the tank where they belong and cut down on saltwater splashing from your tank. But not all lids are created…

Scientists In Australia Have Discover A Towering Detached Reef

Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute team have made a new discovery, a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef–the first to be discovered in over 120 years. The towering reef measures more than 500m high–taller than the…

First Impressions: CoralVue Hydros

Innovation is key for any industry to survive. As a product developer in the real world I can truly appreciate what it takes to bring a product to market. But as a 23 year hobbyist I have probably seen and…

The Best Salt For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builder Gear Guide

Are you guilty of just using whatever salt you can find, or have you ever really given much thought to the salt you are using and why? Salt formulas DO MATTER, and using the wrong salt could be doing more…