Spice Up Your Spectrum with the Gavita Pro UV LED Rail

The Gavita Pro UV LED Rail is an interesting strip light that was not designed for reef aquarium use, instead it was intended as a UV booster for indoor and hydroponic culture of cannabis plants. You  might be surprised to…

Turbocharge your BLUE Stony Corals with 370nm UV Spotlights

The vast majority of reefers reading this definitely don’t need a specialized spotlight for exotic ultraviolet spectrum – but since when is the reefing hobby one of necessity? However if you’re interested in getting the sickest blue coloration from SPS…

ZooMed Powersun H.I.D. Metal Halide UVB Lamp and Pendant

The ZooMed Powersun H.I.D. Metal Halide UVB Lamp is a new high intensity discharge lighting system that was originally designed for reptiles and terrariums. This full spectrum metal halide system consists of a pendant with a built-in 70 watt metal halide…

Damselfish can recognize UV markings of a face

Several years ago it was revealed that damselfish could see specially colored markings on the faces of other fish that only show up under ultraviolet light. Now a new study has demonstrated that the fish can not only see these…

Note to self: Don’t stare into a UV lamp

Although it can seem pretty innocuous, your UV sterilizer can potential be harmful and care should be taken to protect yourself whenever you are working around a UV bulb. Chalk this up as a lesson learned the hard way for…

Eheim reeflexUV sterilizers making European debut

The Eheim reeflexUV UV sterilizers we spotted at InterZoo is making its European debut. Coming in three sizes — the Eheim reeflexUV 350, 500 and 800 — are rated to cover aquariums from 80 to 800 liters and as we…

Eheim UV Sterilizer uses power compact reflector to focus on germicidal efficiency

The new Eheim UV Sterilizer is the third aquarium germicidal lamp from Eheim which features an efficient flow-through design ideal for piggybacking the water supply from canister filters. The third generation Eheim UV Sterilizer comes in 7, 9 and 11 watts,…

Dual chip indigo LED soon to have its 410 and 420 nm rays tested over corals

Pictured above is a prototype dual chip indigo colored LED with not one but two light emitting diodes under the same primary optic. It’s pretty hot right? It’s really nice having at least one light in the reef aquarium LED…

LEDs used to combat bacteria, possible future for aquariums

Scientists in the UK have developed a method to battle superbugs and bacteria using LED lighting that could help change the way we battle parasites and bacteria in our aquariums. Developed for use in hospitals and laboratories, the technology uses…

Grassy Glow 25,000 K metal halide bulb from Volx Japan hits the mark for blue light addicts

  The Grassy Glow Super Blue 25,000 K metal halide bulb from Volx Japan with the potential to take blue reef lighting up to eleven. Although we consider ourselves evangelists of LED reef aquarium lighting, we promise we haven’t given…