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?

Seadreams Teases The Maldive Project A Custome All In One Aquarium

Last week we showed you the Seadreams biological filter reactor, and alongside aquarium equipment, this artisanal Spanish manufacturer also creates complete reef systems. If you’re looking for a unique customizable aquarium, Seadreams might just well be the setup for you.…

Reef Tank Technology Eco Systems are heating up

As technology has advanced in the past ten years with our reef tanks – so have the options available to reef aquarists and the corresponding supporting technology ecosystems. These new reef tank ecosystems give advantages and disadvantages to saltwater aquarists…

Building my Last Reef Tank

As the year winds down we tend to look back on our failures and successes and the major events of the year, as well as ahead to the things that we want to accomplish and what we are looking forward…

Visiting the Piacenza Pet Festival in Italy

Like food, soccer and politics, Italians take their aquariums and actually all of their pets seriously. While we think it’s pretty good that we have several thousand people attend many of our events, that pales in comparison to the Piacenza Pet…

How to keep the aquarium hobby fresh and exciting

From time to time one of my friends will comment about how they find it amazing that I still seem to have the same level of excitement about my tanks and the hobby as I did when they first met…

My new reef tank after three months

As we have all heard time and time again patience is a virtue, and in this hobby it is pretty much mandatory for long-term success. Truth be told, it is not really one of the virtues I am known for.…

The business of the Ecotech Marine and Aqua Illumination Merger

I’ve been following the business side of things here in the aquatics business for some time. Just last week we had the biggest news in the history of the hobby. Two major competitors were joining forces: Ecotech Marine and Aqua…

Why would Ecotech Marine and AquaIllumination join forces?

The news that Ecotech Marine and AquaIllumination had completed a formal merger came as quite a shock to the marine aquarium world. The reasons for AI and EM joining forces might come across as a monopolistic move to the shortsighted,…