The Rise and Fall of Vertex Aquaristik

There was a time in the early 2010s when Vertex Aquaristik had an outsize influence on the reef aquarium hobby – their skimmers, reactors and a growing catalog of other reef aquarium goods were the brand to have. Fast forward to…

New Vertex Website is a Dream for Gear Heads

The new website for Vertex Aquaristik has us excited not because it’s really flashy and animated, but for all the technical specifications that it dives deep into for all of their products. Their skimmers and reverse osmosis water purifiers are…

Cerebra 2: Vertex Takes Another Crack At The Ultimate Aquarium Controller

Although the Cerebra came out just about a year ago, Vertex has switched gears in a pretty substantial way. First of all, ditch any notions about the Cerebra 2 that it’s simply a revamped, refreshed or otherwise updated version of…

Somatic developing a hang-on back protein skimmer

We got a look at a hang-on back protein skimmer Somatic is developing and looks promising, especially considering there hasn’t been a lot of activity in this part of market. Following the direction of other Somatic products, with the Somatic…

Vertex Cerebra 2 Will Be Unveiled At Reefapalooza This Weekend

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news regarding their Cerebra controller and now we know why; this weekend at Reefapalooza in California Vertex will be announcing the new version of their aquarium controller, the Cerebra 2.  Whereas the…

New Somatic 90 & 120 Sumps From Vertex at Reefapalooza New York

The Somatic Sump & Protein Skimmer 60 combo from Vertex Aquaristik is one of the best value in the reef aquarium hobby, and they’re introducing two new larger sizes. At Reefapalooza New York Vertex showed off the new Somatic 90…

Somatic Sump & Protein Skimmer from the Makers of Vertex

Somatic is a new line of aquarium products that launched at MACNA 2016 in San Diego. What’s cool about the new Somatic line is that it is made by Vertex Aquaristic, and therefore inherits many of the build quality and…

Vertex Open Letter to manufacturers and the Cerebra Development Contest

With the launch of the Cerebra controller right around the corner, Vertex is keen to make the new machine as appealing and useful as possible. Since the Cerebra is based on the Android operating system, and many manufacturers of controllable…

Vertex Cerebra will launch next week at nearly 50% off

The Vertex Cerebra has the dubious distinction of being one of the aquarium products with longest ever development period. We first sighted the new Cerebra aquarium controller from Vertex at InterZoo 2010, and it has come through a┬álot of revisions…

Vertex Cerebra controller maybe, FINALLY, coming to market

The Vertex Cerebra aquarium controller has been the white buffalo of the reef aquarium hobby for what seems like a generation in aquarium years. We first sighted this mythical aquarium computer, based on the Android mobile operating system, six years…