Deltec goes green with the AR 2000 Algae Reactor

Deltec has launched a new algae reactor called the AR 2000. Designed to cultivate Chaetomorpha macroalgae the unit utilizes a conventional 6” diameter by 21.5” cylindrical reactor body with a vertically mounted dimmable LED light strip. A reflective film on…

Our New 40 Breeder Sump Setup is Affordable & Awesome [Video]

We love fancy sumps as much as the next reefer, especially ones which are well engineered to really improve the filtration performance and the user experience of powering a reef tank. Unfortunately most designer sumps usually incorporate a ton of…

Reef tank maintenance tips – helping you succeed with Acropora

We’ve been having fun this week visiting troubled reef tanks and troubled reefers and trying to help them with their ongoing problems. Talking to people online, by phone, or even face to face in your LFS is one thing, but…

Dymax IQ9 is a nano drop-off with sump and light included

The Dymax IQ9 is a new peninsula-style drop-off tank we saw being shown off at Interzoo in Germany, 2022. Holding 48 liters (12 gallons) it is being marketed as suitable for fresh and saltwater and comes with a light, pump,…

The Best Sumps For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

A sump is the life support system of a healthy saltwater aquarium. Some hobbyists may start off with a canister filter and hang on the back equipment, but modern saltwater aquarists choose to use a sump for many beneficial reasons.…

MRC Cylinder Sump is Packed With All-Inclusive Filtration

This all inclusive sump built into a metal framed circular base was custom built by My Reef Creation and is one of the most impressive pieces of commercial filtration we’ve seen lately, and an exciting work of art for an…

Reef Octopus 36″ Sump Swap on the Saltwater Fish Tank

Sumps are the cornerstone of saltwater and reef aquarium filtration and the hobby has enjoyed many new designs and improvements in recent years. The Reef Octopus Sump is a new line of ‘filter boxes’ with a suite of features and…

Plan for an Accessible Saltwater Aquarium

There’s a lot to consider when planning a new saltwater aquarium system—where to site the tank in your home, what sort of livestock you’d like to keep, what equipment will serve your needs best, how to gaslight your significant other…

RK2 Systems Teases New Smart Sump Design

The RK2 Smart Sump is a new line of aquarium filtration vessels from the company that is best known for making large, commercial grade protein skimmers. These heavy duty protein skimmers are most often spotted at public aquariums and aquaculture…

Cove EasyBox Sump Debuting at CIPS next Week

The Cove EasyBox Sump is a new centralized filtration product from the company that makes the tanky I-250 protein skimmer and calcium reactor. Cove plans to release their EasyBox sump in three sizes, and EasyBox 50, EasyBox 80 and the…