VolxJapan Vesta Wave DC wavemakers

The VolxJapan Vesta Wave wavemaker is a DC-powered and controllable pump from the Japanese company that brought us the Grassy LeDio LED spotlights. Available in three sizes, the Vesta Wave comes programmed with four waveform patterns to reproduce the swells…

Salty Q&A: Can Powerheads Be Concealed in Rockwork?

Question I have a new 60-gallon reef tank, and I’m using two powerheads to provide water circulation. One is mounted in the upper right-hand corner of the tank near the back and the other is in the lower left-hand corner…

Signs that Allelopathy Might Be Agitating Your Inverts

Since corals and other sessile invertebrates are more or less stuck in place and can’t chase away competitors or run from predators, many of them—particularly among the soft corals—have evolved the tactic of exuding toxins into the water to prevent…

Protect Your Marine Livestock from the Perils of Powerheads

We marine aquarium hobbyists generally strive to create aquatic environments that are as naturalistic as possible for the animals in our care. We use high-quality salt mixes to replicate natural sea water (assuming we don’t collect salt water directly from…

The Ebb and Flow of Marine Aquarium Water Movement

Water on the coral reefs is ever on the move. Constantly shifting currents, changing tides, and rolling or crashing waves make for quite a dynamic environment that saltwater aquarium hobbyists must attempt to recreate in their systems for the health…

Cobalt Aquatics brings back the original Italian-made MaxiJet

In addition to its line of fish food Cobalt Aquatics is releasing a line of ‘new’ water pumps which are essentially the return of the original Italian-made MaxiJet ™. Whereas Marineland’s Maxijet Pro is the essence of the Maxijet pump…

Maxi Jet Pro powerhead gets compared to a Maxi Jet Classic

The Maxijet Pro is Marineland’s much overdue refinement of the Maxijet water pump not just as a powerhead, but as a platform of water movement. We first reported on the Maxijet Pro from some boxes that UPG was showing off…

Aqua Stream from Aquatic Nature is a new top loading powerhead, how quaint

The Aqua Stream Pump from Aquatic Nature is a new high-performance top loading powerhead for flowing up your reef tank late-nineties style. We could go on about it’s high quality parts, 2500 and 3500 liter per hour flow rate but…

EcoTech Marine launches video contest, giving away one MP10!

EcoTech Marine wants to see your VorTech pump in action and is giving you the chance to win an MP10 in their new video contest. Seems simple enough – shoot a short video (under three minutes) of your VorTech in…

Sure Grip Magnetic Holder missing out on Tunze Stream 2

That new Tunze Turbelle Stream 2 pump that has been released features a nifty magnet that comes with it. Tunze finally fixed one of the biggest complaints coming from the reef community, the attachement option. By offering the magnet system…