How to Hide Your Water Flow Pumps

Aquarium flow pumps have come a long way in recent years and we love seeing them during unboxings and generally appreciating them as self confessed reef gear junkies. However once they go into use on our tanks, we definitely don’t want to…

A Nice Long Reefing Discussion With Brazil’s Super Reef

Super Reef is a Portuguese language reef aquarium channel on YouTube with Edo Viega. Over the last few months this Brazilian reefing content creator has been amassing interviews with saltwater fish and coral gurus from all over the world, with…

The Quest for Ludicrous Aquarium Water Flow

My path in the larger reef aquarium world began with college studies of the interaction between light and water flow, culminating in a water movement pattern that I introduced as ‘Gyre Flow’. Back then It sounded silly describing aquarium flow…

Building a Massive Closed Loop for the 400 Gallon Hardline Reef

There once was a time that every serious large reef tank was on track to become outfitted with a closed loop for providing water flow throughout the aquarium. Right before any kind of propeller pump became not only an option but…

MackFlow1 Dual Output Pump with Built-in Flow Alternator

The MackFlow1 is unlike any single pump we’ve seen before, but its features do remind us of several different products. Developed in Australia and debuted at Reefapalooza Orlando last weekend, the MackFlow1 is the first product from Mack Aquarium Solutions. …

The CoralVue Hydros, a ‘WaveEngine’ for Busy Reef Tanks

The CoralVue Hydros is an interesting new device that the company is calling a ‘Wave Engine’. With so many of our aquarium pumps using DC motors and being controllable, we have a cornucopia of controllers, cables, wires and power bricks…

Gyre XF330 Review – Turbine Pumps Reach Their Full Potential

The Gyre XF330 is the smaller of two new second generation water movers from Maxspect, a company which was once only know for LED aquarium lighting. It’s hard to imagine it’s been only four years since the novel Gyre pump was…

New Larger RiserRX Controllable AC Pumps from Rossmont

The Rossmont RiserRX is a new class of controllable AC pumps from the ambitious Italian pump maker. Just over a year since we learned of the original Riser controllable return pump Rossmont is set to reveal the new RiserRX pumps…

The All New Nero 5 Pump from Aqua Illumination

The Nero 5 is an all new water pump from Aqua Illumination, the company best known as one of the pioneers of aquarium LED lights such as the AI Sol, AI Prime and Hydra. The Nero 5 is Aqua Illumination’s…

Red Sea ReefWave Pump Brings Innovation to Gyre Flow

The Red Sea ReefWave is a classic example of this company taking something that aquarists already love, and making it even better. They did it for all in one tanks with the Red Sea Max series, they did it for…