Hydor Wavemaker 2 hits the Global Pet Expo

[Image Credit: 3reef] Hydor is rapidly increasing its product line with the expansion of its very own calcium reactors, protein skimmers and very own prop powered pump. Adding to the hydor  line is their wavemaker 2, which is due out…

Euro Reef’s New rotors “Whisper”

Euro Reef has been playing around with among other things new rotors. Apparently trying to get the rotors to become silent among other things (no kidding?). “We have been working on a new rotor assembly design that can be used…

ReefKeeper Elite to cost only $490

Digital Aquatics released pricing today, and the reefkeeper elite has been priced at only $490.99. This along with a complete list of features was released today. Official release to follow after the jump.

Current USA’s disaster: Fission Nano Skimmer

Current is known for making good products. With smash hits like the Nova Extreme, satellite lighting, and soon to be Solana aquarium, we are used to getting quality products from this beast. However, what needs to be yanked off the…

Hydor releases “Marine Performer” Protein Skimmer

Hot of the heals of the Hydor Nano release, Hydor has released the Marine Performer protein skimmer for marine aquariums. The performer series features a quick disconnect “O” ring and a riser tube, features that are found on Euro Reef,…

Drs. Foster and Smith getting serious, Marine Depot eating market share?

It seems that Drs. Foster and Smith is getting deeper into the deep side of keeping saltwater reefs. They just launched Euro Reef protein skimmers. This is a huge step in offering a quality, medium cost protein skimmer for the…

Can oil prices put a damper on the saltwater reef aquarium industry?

Soon oil will probably break $100/barrel, the economy seems to be slowing. Is the reef industry in peril because of this? After all it is a hobby right? One of the first things to go after eating out is hobbies…

Reef Builders Guide: How to setup a Reef Tank

    The best words I have to describe a coral reef is a “lush wasteland.” By this I mean many extremely different types of life inhabit a coral reef, yet it is incredibly nutrient poor. Reefs rely on powerful…

An Abridged How-to on Algae Control in your saltwater aquarium

  Algae— these simple, unicellular or colonial, photosynthetic eukaryotic plant cells, are remarkable. From planktonic blooms to giant kelp beds to algal films micrometers thin, algae of all types form the base of a global ecosystem, cycling carbon, oxygen and…

Diagram of a modern protein skimmer with a needlewheel pump

Another diagram of a needle wheel impeller pump with a modern protein skimmer. This should clear up a lot of confusion with protein skimmers. Read