TMC’s V2 iLumenAir gets a light and mounting upgrade

Tropical Marine Centre has launched an upgraded version of the iLumenAir aquarium light. Named the iLumenAir+, the new model is available in three sizes and boasts new rear mounting brackets, and a new LED configuration.

Apogee Releases Calculator for Underwater PAR Measurement

A couple weeks ago we reported that Apogee had released a roughly estimated correction factor for measuring light underwater. Due to the the interaction of water and light and the immersion effect of the opaque sensor cover, it turns out…

Underwater PAR Measurement is Strongly Impacted by ‘Immersion Effect’

Apogee released their newest PAR light meter, the MQ-500 earlier this year with a brand new and improved light sensor. The improvements to the sensor of the Apogee MQ-500 increased the accuracy of this PAR meter across across the visible wavelengths…

A Proven Method for Treating Bacterial Infection in Anemones

Recently I had an urge to get back into keeping anemones and planned on setting up an anemone-specific aquarium with the 90-gallon tank I resealed. I knew I wanted to start looking at what has been out in the market…

MaxSpect Ethereal LED PAR values

MaxSpect sure does like to take its sweet time bringing their new products to market. The company has been showing off their Ethereal LED for going on two years, and since 2014 we’ve gotten increasingly better looks of it at…

Apogee MQ-500 PAR Meter hands-on and first impressions

The Apogee MQ-500 is the first new PAR Meter to be offered at the consumer level in quite some time. The new and improved MQ-500 from Apogee improves on the venerable MQ-200 meter which is pretty much the defacto PAR…

Exclusive: Aqua Illumination is using freaking robots to measure light

If you’ve got a modern controllable LED reef aquarium light on the market, you can’t market it to savvy reefers without at least divulging some of the specific levels of light intensity. As well-informed reefers, we want to know the…

New Apogee MQ-500 with improved PAR readings for LED light

The Apogee MQ-500 quantum meter is a new and improved light measuring device which gives more accurate readings under all light types. For many years the Apogee MQ-200 with its long waterproof sensor has been the gold standard in measuring…

The top 5 reasons to use an Apex Systems PMK Par Monitoring Kit

The PAR Monitoring Kit recently announced by Neptune Systems is a very intriguing new accessory that could unlock the door to learning oh so much about our aquariums. We were very thrilled to see the release of the BioTek Marine…

BioTek Marine USB PAR sensor appears for pre-order on Aquairum Specialty’s website

Less than a week after discovering that Apogee is working on a USB PAR sensor we’ve spotted this very device under the BioTek Marine brand over on Aquarium Specialty’s website. As we suspected the USB PAR sensor will retail for…