Editor’s Choice: Top 10 New Products of 2019

 The reef and saltwater aquarium hobby has reached such a state of maturity and sophistication that every year we are bestowed with a dizzying number of new and exciting products. There is an increasing number of new releases from the…

Hydra 64 Hands-On: Top 10 Changes to AI’s Most Powerful LED Light

It’s no exaggeration to say that the new line of LED lights from AquaIllumination including the Hydra 64HD, Hydra 32HD and multitude of Prime 16HD variants are the company’s most powerful and feature rich to date. Aside from the completely…

AI Prime 16HD Will Come in Four Versions: Reef, Sol, Fuge & Freshwater

The AI Prime 16HD is the new and improved version of AquaIllumination’s wildly popular LED spotlight fro small spaces and nano reef aquarium applications. Not only is the AI Prime 16HD getting a major refresh, but it is almost developing…

The Versatility of 3D Reefing’s Diffusers fro AI Prime and Hydra Lights

In recent years not only have our aquarium LED lights become more than bright enough for the needs of reef animals, but we’ve had to get creative with techniques to distribute and blend that light. NanoBox Reef was one of…

AI Prime Fuge Review: An LED Light With Uncompromising PAR Power

The AI Prime Fuge LED light is an unrelenting PAR monster designed to grow macroalgae and if we’re being honest, it’s really only intended to grow the Brillo-pad algae Chaetomorpha. This is the first time in the history of the aquarium…

AI Prime HD with HyperDrive gives people the power back

The Prime HD is a new LED light from Aqua Illumination which is the latest to get the HyperDrive treatment. Just under two year ago, Aqua Illumination introduced the HyperDrive power distribution system with the Hydra 26 and Hydra 52 and…

AI Prime Flex Arm for mounting the Prime LED

The Prime Flex Arm is a just-announced new method for simply and safely securing your AI Prime LED over your aquarium. The Prime Flex Arm is a high quality gooseneck mount which gives the Prime an incredible degree of freedom…

Tell us your favorite Reef Builders story to win an AI Prime LED

 The AI Prime LED is just a little bigger than the size of a hockey puck and produces incredible power for the size. Measuring at 4.88” (12.4cm) x 4.88” (12.4cm) and only 1.34” (34cm) high the prime unit will give…

Aqua Illumination’s 10-Prime LED array for their own show tank

Last week we visited Aqua Illumination LED light manufacturing plant in Ames Iowa where we got to spend a lot of time getting to know and understand the groundbreaking new Hydra 26 & Hydra 52 “HyperDrive” LEDs. In addition to…

The AI Prime makes one awesome accent LED light

When most people see a teeny tiny LED light, their first thought is probably of nano reef aquarium applications. Naturally, a physically small light is ideally suited for smaller tanks, but we also see diminutive LED light engines like the…