Platinum Blue DC Pump Review – A New Generation of Workhorse Water Return

The Platinum Blue DC Pump is one of the best new controllable centrifugal water movers to hit the aquarium hobby in a long time, and apparently many companies around the world think so too. We’ve been using this pump under…

How to use DC Controllable Pumps in a Reef Tank [Video]

For decades all of our fresh and saltwater aquarium worked just fine with dumb, one speed AC water pumps so we still remember setting up our first ever controllable DC pump. We didn’t really understand what we would achieve with…

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…

Platinum Blue DC Pumps now Available from Seven Ports

The Platinum Blue DC Pump is a brand new line of water movers from Seven Ports that is about to shake up the landscape of controllable water pumps. What makes these pumps really compelling is that they come in a…

10 Upgrades to Dalua’s DC Great White Protein Skimmer

The Great White from Dalua Australia is one of the best value protein skimmers in the reef aquarium hobby and now Dalua is doing the same for controllable DC skimmers. The new Great White DC skimmer is much more than…

Deltec E-Flow Review

The Deltec E-Flow is one of the more surprising sleeper pumps to come out of Germany in the last several years. Nothing about the Deltec’s large, powerful water movers conveys just how much water they move, or how efficiently they…

Accela Pro Wireless Smart Return Pump from JBJ

The Accela Pro is a new smart return or centrifugal pump from JBJ which has the potential to be one of their most advanced products to date. The Accela Pro is part of JBJ’s new Reef Connect line of wireless,…

Hydor Seltz D Pump Review: the Best Value in Controllable Flow

The Seltz D line of controllable AC pumps are Hydor’s latest new product category for use on a wide range of fresh and saltwater aquarium applications. It’s only the second company to develop and release a controllable return pump that…

Hands On with the New Maxspect Jump DC10K Pump

The Maxspect Jump DC10K is a very unusual pump from the company that’s brought us products that were always designed far outside the glass box. The Maxspect Razor is mostly passively cooled, the Recurve has ‘wings’ that are like built-in…

Ripple Flow Pump has a Beefed up Controller

The Ripple FLOW is an interesting pump developed out of Australia which caught our attention for a number of reasons. While the pump body and volute is highly reminiscent of the AquaMedic EcoRunner pumps, the controller has some very useful…